Snow and your DS

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PedroT
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by PedroT » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:21 am

Everyone needs to be able to have a little fun in their DS, otherwise there is no point!!
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The Highlander
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by The Highlander » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:52 am

There’s plenty of fun ways to use the car that won’t potentially kill you or your passengers, off road for instance, but severe weather has the potential to, particularly if you ignore Police and Met warnings to keep indoors.

If you saw someone go out in a small boat in a gale, you’d be unsympathetic at best if something happened. A car is no different.


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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by DS SteveB » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:50 am

I have had over 50 years driving experience; 10 years military including training with '45' Commando, 20 years 'Safari' 4WD experience in Africa, South America & the Caribbean & as a Police Driver; I know my capabilities & wanted to explore those of my vehicle in a rural route unused by other vehicles. There may not be snow here for many years but now I know what the car can & can't do & when I have to go out in poor conditions I can make an informed decision. :D
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by philn » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:03 am

DS SteveB wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:50 am
I have had over 50 years driving experience; 10 years military including training with '45' Commando, 20 years 'Safari' 4WD experience in Africa, South America & the Caribbean & as a Police Driver; I know my capabilities & wanted to explore those of my vehicle in a rural route unused by other vehicles. There may not be snow here for many years but now I know what the car can & can't do & when I have to go out in poor conditions I can make an informed decision. :D
Well said Steve, I thought the idea of buying a land rover was that you could use it when other cars can't be used, my Merc will be staying put at the moment as we have an inch of snow - more due later. I may have to take it out later if my wife doesn't want to drive her mini countryman home from work, will be interested to see how it performs in the snow.
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by Bomber209 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:09 am

Hi, with DTC selected, any spinning wheel will be braked to assist stability during driving. In snow mode etc, selecting DTC off will allow that wheel to spin, but at least (hopefully) one wheel should have traction and keep you moving until grip is re-established.
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The Highlander
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by The Highlander » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:58 pm

Thought you’d mentioned in another post, you’d worked for over 30 years in the insurance industry.

Anyway, I think we are going to have to differ on this one. :D It’s quite simple, in this weather if your advised not to travel on public roads unless it’s an emergency, don’t. If you want to play, find a field.


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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by Chippy » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:29 pm

As far as I’m concerned it’s quite simple. Everyone can do what they think fit provided they don’t put others at risk and that they are prepared to accept the consequences if things go wrong.
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by DS SteveB » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:42 pm

Highlander, after the military, Insurance was the day job but Company car needed to be 4WD for all these places & most week ends were on Safari; been chased by Elephants & Rhinos. Great fun, especially if someone else is picking up the tab for punctures, broken rims & shocks! & yes there is snow on the Equator! :D
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PaulCP
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by PaulCP » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:43 pm

Of course, 4x4's are not infallible as the lady driving this one found out yesterday
Skidded, clipped a low wall then flipped over.

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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by Dashnine » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:32 pm

PaulCP wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:43 pm
Of course, 4x4's are not infallible as the lady driving this one found out yesterday
Skidded, clipped a low wall then flipped over.

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Shame we couldn't check out the SCRF from the other angle.... :lol:
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