Common Sense

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Lunar
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Common Sense

Post by Lunar » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:55 pm

"Ahh, but I've got a 4x4"

Unfortunately there's no substitute for it...

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Re: Common Sense

Post by scm » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:17 pm

"Common sense" is a misnomer - it's not at all common. ;)
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Re: Common Sense

Post by Lunar » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:09 pm

I think some people miss the thought that all the seals that keep the water out of the cabin also turn the vehicle into a potential boat, sitting on 4 small contact points that can easily be turned into non-contact points by moving water hitting the slab-sided beast. It only needs the first wheel to be dislodged and you're waving bye bye.

Good luck with the conversation with the insurance company on that one...
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Re: Common Sense

Post by simpleR » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:37 pm

Digressing slightly from the OP topic, there was some shocking driving on the roads today. I have some dashcam footage of truly biblical rain and two lorries in full slipstream mode a metre apart at 56mph. And another lorry driver swerving around for miles and when I come past in traffic, yes he is typing on his phone and appeared to be operating the steering wheel with his knees. Just two examples (not picking in lorries at all).

Back on track now, either it's a lack of common sense, Darwin's rule trying to apply or the feeling of invincibility when in a vehicle.
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Re: Common Sense

Post by steviegtr » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:16 pm

It'll be on Copart for sale soon. Slight water damage. Easy repair.
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Re: Common Sense

Post by cj10jeeper » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:40 pm

For something similar my Jeep has sink / basin drains in the floor wells. Water comes in rapidly and drains out equally fast.
I’d rather be on the bottom of a lake or river and getting drive and risk wet than losing traction.
I can ford 1.5m deep water and if I keep going no water comes in (bow wave and some other tech stuff). 2m is snorkel and various axles and box breathers at a max, but it can get wet...
My daughter co-pilot screams tell me how deep the water is..


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