Quinta Majay, easy on... difficult off...

Discussion in 'Rally Planning Discussion and Chat' started by JJ, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. JJ

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    I was gloating a little early yesterday when Doug and Sandra drove their Swift through the trees and onto the land that I call Quinta Majay.

    This morning they couldn't drive off!

    The slightess slope combined with a slightly slippy ground and the front wheel drive coach built couldn't cope! A drive wheel spun.

    I had always heard there were sometimes problems losing grip with front wheel drive motorhomes but only now do I realise how quick they are to do so!

    Fortunately the trusty Hymer was there so, going up the slope through the trees backwards, I towed them up the entance track and they were free!

    This is obviously a problem which I will have to solve unless visitors are restricted to those with sensible drive trains.... engine - gearbox - prop shaft - rear diff axle - sorted.
     
  2. 6pm Cowboy

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    Clever ploy JJ.

    One night stay sir ? Nah, it will take you two days to get out.

    Looks really nice there, best of luck with it.
     
  3. DESCO

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    Sounds like you need a goodly layer of aggregate on the drive, would suggest 2 to 3 inches at least should solve the problem.



    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hotel California???????:ROFLMAO:
     
  5. olley

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    Block pave it. ::bigsmile:

    Olley
     
  6. highwayman

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    Drive-in....reverse-out :thumb:
    There you-go problem solved, the invoice for the consultation's in the post :ROFLMAO:
     
  7. pappajohn

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    Aggregate...... Nah !!!

    2" to dust hardcore......6" to 8" deep.:thumb: (you have 3.5t to 4t going over it)

    chuck it down and forget it.....no maintainance needed apart from a bit more as needed for the soft/sunken bits.
     
  8. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    or

    do a proper tar mac job .. invite some Itinerants for a holiday :thumb: :roflmto:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    what....road scrapings with a bit of pitch to bind it.

    it'll melt in the portugese sun. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  10. JJ

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    Highwayman wins today's prize for best solution to exit policy but thanks to all the wise and witty Funsters for their valuable advice :)

    I don't own the track and it goes through a beautiful, natural pine forest and normally driven vehicles are in and out with no difficulty.

    Just another sign telling me to get a tractor!!!

    JJ
     

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