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Posted: 06/07/21 04:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/train-collides-with-camper-van-in-fox-crossing-tracks-at-american-drive-closed/

Some more pics. Not a Class B.

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Posted: 06/07/21 05:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BobsYourUncle wrote:

noteven wrote:

Any experienced forum member can tell it was the salesman's fault.

Yup, I can hear it now!
"This baby can outrun, outpace, and dodge any train"


"Dodge" any train... I see what you did there...[emoticon]

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Yard sale at the RR crossing.


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mdcamping wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

DrewE wrote:

QCMan wrote:

Why is it that so many vehicles run fine until they get on tracks then decide to stall? Are the aliens playing games with us?


Depending on the railroad crossing, it may be that it got high-pointed on the tracks, rather than having the engine stall. That's one possible explanation.

There is one RR crossing where I grew up that I would never try to cross with a MH because of the very real possibility it could high point. Sharp rise to the tracks, on both sides.


We have one of those near where we live, I go very very slowly over it, been good on not hearing anything dragging. Just today I saw a MH & toad pulled over after going over... I think he had bottomed out.


Mike



Many years ago before DH flipped the axle on the TT every time we would go into Geneva, Ohio he would go really slow and try to find the best spot to go over RR tracks, cross them, stop and I would jump out. He would pull into the Winery that is right near the tracks, I would run out and get the cover for the thing that holds the dump hoses and put it back on. Then we would decide if we would go into the winery or not.

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Many years ago before DH flipped the axle on the TT every time we would go into Geneva, Ohio he would go really slow and try to find the best spot to go over RR tracks, cross them, stop and I would jump out. He would pull into the Winery that is right near the tracks, I would run out and get the cover for the thing that holds the dump hoses and put it back on. Then we would decide if we would go into the winery or not.

Simple equation for that:
Stop, examine TT for damage.
If no damage, continue trip.
If damage, visit winery!
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Seems like a few rolls of Eternabond would fix it up like new.


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JaxDad wrote:

C.B. wrote:

Neenah, WI. Motorhome stalled on train tracks.
Owner got out.

C.B.


Up here they call that “insurance renovations” ………

“No, really, it just stalled, right there on the tracks! I barely got out in time!!”

“Well sir, the police say you were parked nearby for nearly an hour. Why?”

“The train was running late.”


I believe that this will take the blue ribbon once all comments are in.


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