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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?


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But,,, But,,, I have Good Sam, they'll fix it,,,,, right?
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C.B. wrote:

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

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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.”

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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.





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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.


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I drive through Neenah frequently and that town is pretty flat, no tracks to high center on. Look at the photo, there is almost no rise to get over the tracks.

My father was a truck driver and taught me to drive. He pounded a couple of important items into my thick skull, the most important one was that when you drive over a railroad track, you enter the track and drive all the way across without shifting. I still do it even with my vehicles today. There is much less chance of a vehicle stalling out it it is running mid-range rpm's and not shifting.

I have seen cars and trucks hit by trains. The train does always win.


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

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

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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.

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