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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by twelve » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:00 pm

ccomley wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:13 am
Everyone was driving around the drift so it was a single passable lane.
Is there a maximum wading depth for drifted snow?
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by The Highlander » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:21 pm

Water is easy to give a maximum wading depth.

Snow on the other hand is a totally different matter with too many variables.


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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by Barnsh » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:24 pm

twelve wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:00 pm
ccomley wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:13 am
Everyone was driving around the drift so it was a single passable lane.
Is there a maximum wading depth for drifted snow?
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by simon » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:31 pm

Snows a hard bitch when pushed !

Here’s my daughter some years ago ‘helping out’ after I beached the D3. We were ramming our way through the snow and had to stop regularly for a winch back before going for it again. Great fun.

D3 sufferered no damage. Not sure my D5 would be so hardy TBH.

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And yes. Eventually we made it through. Stopped and cooked up bacon sarnies on the portable gas BBQ.
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by Barnsh » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:06 am

Nice picture Simon !

And yes keep going at it if you have the tight car 👍👏
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by Chippy » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:42 am

Nice countryside Simon. I presume the “event” took place in your area.
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by simon » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:08 am

Not far away Chippy. Just into Wales.
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by PedroT » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:47 am

Nice one Simon, looks like it might have been easier going in one of the fields to the side of the road!
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by simon » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:17 am

PedroT wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:47 am
Nice one Simon, looks like it might have been easier going in one of the fields to the side of the road!
Where's the fun in that? :lol:

Its a green lane (BOAT) so a big no no to going off the track. We always stick to the rules unlike some knuckle draggers who drive green lanes and give us all a bad name by ripping up the country side!

Actually that section of the track is a gully so impossible to exit it unless you reverse. We drove it a few weeks before it snowed and enjoyed some magnificent views.
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Re: Snow and your DS

Post by Barnsh » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:55 am

simon wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:17 am
PedroT wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:47 am
Nice one Simon, looks like it might have been easier going in one of the fields to the side of the road!
Where's the fun in that? :lol:

Its a green lane (BOAT) so a big no no to going off the track. We always stick to the rules unlike some knuckle draggers who drive green lanes and give us all a bad name by ripping up the country side!

Actually that section of the track is a gully so impossible to exit it unless you reverse. We drove it a few weeks before it snowed and enjoyed some magnificent views.
I’m guessing now she’s older she sits in the cozy car and lets you do all the shoving ?
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