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twelve
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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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Soft powdery fluffy stuff........as fast as you can as it gets you further through it

Wet soggy stuff ......a bit slower and you will eventually create an impenetrable wall in front .

Neither recommended with a plastic bumper :lol:

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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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