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Posted: 04/07/22 07:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hope we can hear the story from Beverly Barker soon.

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Posted: 04/07/22 09:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Tvov wrote:

My first thought reading about this was that they were blindly following a GPS / /cell phone / Waze maps something or other.

I would like to know what the sequence of events were.

My thought too. We recently took a trip to Texas from Pa.On the way to one campground,the GPS wanted to take us dows dirt roads,twice. I said no. We stayed on the road we were on and the campground was on that road!I always look at maps before we travel any section of our trip.The only time I really use the GPS is when traveling around large cities.

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Sad to hear.....RIP


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Posted: 04/17/22 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

YouTuber HeavyDSparks and volunteers got together and recovered the RV and car. Video shows the road they were on, how bad they were stuck and getting the vehicles recovered.

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Here in NV lots of dirt roads have designations as highways or County road. Some of these roads are passable in passenger cars, most are rough in a 4X4. Unfortunately the GPS / "maps" people are not aware of this, so they treat them are passable roads. Several years ago an elderly couple traveling from Idaho during the winter followed their GPS, got stuck with the same results as this unfortunate couple.
In short, if you haven't traveled much out West, please do not venture off a paved road based on your GPS or other "map" program. Chances are whoever created the route has never been out here and is unaware of the dangers.





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mobeewan wrote:

YouTuber HeavyDSparks and volunteers got together and recovered the RV and car. Video shows the road they were on, how bad they were stuck and getting the vehicles recovered.


I love how HeavyD has made helping people into a good living that employs a lot of good people and helps a lot of people without charging them. Seems like the kind of guy I'd love to sit down and have a beer with =)


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Tvov wrote:

My first thought reading about this was that they were blindly following a GPS / /cell phone / Waze maps something or other.

I would like to know what the sequence of events were.


MapQuest printed directions. Poor souls, I had MapQuest try to send me on a harebrained route once in the early 2000's (23 miles on a state route with literally about 100 stoplights instead of taking the parallel interstate), swore off using them then and there.

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