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snow drives:-)

Post by Marvelwear » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:01 pm

well I never wanted to take our bus out in the snow. It was superb, handled like a dream, every one was being dug out, Snow was at about 1foot and drifting.not us with super skinny crossplies! The wedding party were made up, and I was so proud of our old bus :-)straight to a jetwash underside and then dried off.Propex heaters are superb as well.Image
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Re: snow drives:-)

Post by Marvelwear » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:20 pm

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Re: snow drives:-)

Post by monkey knuts » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:28 pm

Nice - what make are your crossplys?
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Post by Marvelwear » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:35 pm

Og vw camacs from portugal, got a set of 5 with pimples on , they are superb for this weather.grip where the modern tyres were spinning up. Apart from very slight road noise increase these are super.Image :-)
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Post by monkey knuts » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:44 pm

Interesting - I'd always assumed a standard road x-ply would be appaling in snow. Good news and nice to see some being used out there. :cheers:
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Post by Marvelwear » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:48 pm

Id would never believe how well these worked! I only do 40 thou a year and these surprised me for low speed traction, winter trail jobbies.
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Post by grant » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:13 am

Where was the wedding mate. Heswall was the worst hit on the Wirral. You are a brave man taking him out!!!
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Post by kevsplitty » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:14 am

Went out in the single cab yesterday to pick up a table & 6 chairs,drives great in the snow :D
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Post by LODGE » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:13 pm

Looks cool excuse the pun 8)
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Post by thesickness » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:35 pm

Here's the bus looking a little sorry for itself after we abandoned journey to Volksworld Show:

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as you might have seen on another thread, we wimped out and returned home, reasons being the propex kept cutting out, we didn't fancy sleeping in a un-heated bus (resolved problem now, when I installed it I had the exhaust flue coming under the chassis rail and up so there was a bend for it to collect water, tipped out a pool of ice and slush 8O )also the driving conditions were horrible, no de-misting, windows were constantly steamed up, mopping them with a tea towel every few minutes, (must get some exchangers fitted) and I was conscious of ther wiper coming loose on the spindle as it has before without a wiper it would have been deadly as so much slush was getting fired at the window. Maybe next year! :D :D

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Post by Marvelwear » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:53 pm

grant wrote:Where was the wedding mate. Heswall was the worst hit on the Wirral. You are a brave man taking him out!!!
Yep it was fun, 2 feet in places,two pick ups, one in in pensby and other in lower heswall! Both to inglewood manor. It was an experience indeed, but how good are these buses in the snow! Washed off this morning and propex gas ran out! New bottle this week. Respect to people who went to Volksworld, must have been a trip to remember:-)
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Post by cloudinspector » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:12 pm

brave man indeed.
some numpty slammed into the back of our T5 yesterday, driving too fast and too close in dreadful conditions. Don't want to even think about what if i had been in the 56
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Post by grant » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:34 pm

cloudinspector wrote:brave man indeed.
some numpty slammed into the back of our T5 yesterday, driving too fast and too close in dreadful conditions. Don't want to even think about what if i had been in the 56


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Post by cloudinspector » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:42 pm

grant wrote:
cloudinspector wrote:brave man indeed.
some numpty slammed into the back of our T5 yesterday, driving too fast and too close in dreadful conditions. Don't want to even think about what if i had been in the 56


T5?????
You two have changed!!! :wink:
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