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Posted: 10/15/20 07:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The wind is a powerful thing. 1500, 2500, 3500 probably would not have made any difference. The major forces would have been exerted against the trailer which would have acted as leverage against the tow vehicle


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The reason we don't travel when it's windy.

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joshuajim wrote:

Bar pit, Bar ditches are a shortened phrase for barrow. When older highways were built they “barrowed” soil from the side of the road to elevate the roadway and provide a place for rain water to collect.


Ohhhhhh. Hum. Around here we just call them ditches. The center one is called the medium (I'm not sure why) .

And we borrow stuff to take from one place to another not barrow.

Thanks for letting me know.

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mowermech wrote:

joshuajim wrote:

Bar pit, Bar ditches are a shortened phrase for barrow. When older highways were built they “barrowed” soil from the side of the road to elevate the roadway and provide a place for rain water to collect.


I guess it depends on the source. I was always told it was a "borrow" pit because of the dirt "borrowed" from there to make the road bed.
If it is a "barrow" pit, it is because of the dirt that was hauled from there in wheelbarrows to build the road bed.
Whatever...
As for the OP, near Livingston, MT on I-90 the winds can be so strong that the freeway is closed to "high-profile" vehicles. Semis and RV trailers often get blown over along that stretch of highway. If an 80,000 pound truck/trailer rig must stop, your RV behind a pickup doesn't have a chance. I don't care if your truck is a half ton gasser, a 3/4 ton diesel, or a one ton diesel dually, you better get off the road!


Well, here is another explanation and I am only up to page 2. I guess it is one of those things we will never know for certain.

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Grit dog wrote:

CavemanCharlie wrote:

What's a bar pit ????


Old Railroad slang for borrow pit....or median I spose if the median was a borrow pit for the road grade.


Thank you as well.

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CavemanCharlie wrote:

The center one is called the medium (I'm not sure why).


The word is actually "median", which also means middle.

My wife is in landscape construction and she has built thousands of miles of medians.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/median%20strip


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