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Old 01-23-2016, 09:08 PM   #11
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Today was a filled with getting thing stuck and then unstuck only to get them stuck again. Friend who came over to help get my truck out bounced off a tree when he left going up my drive. My tractor I was using to clear the drive slipped off the gravel and is now about 25 feet down a hill. No way to pull it out with all the snow and ice. My 2500HD got pulled out and away from the tree it has slid into and is now stuck again in the middle of my front parking area. Dish go iced over and is still out so no tv yesterday or tonight. Cleared several trees yesterday and an equal # down today from the weight of the snow and ice. That mess will wait until Spring but as of tonight all the trees are cleared from the drive.

Warmer weather predicted early next week so maybe this will melt by next weekend. No way to pull the TT from out back when you can't even move a 4x4 in a flat parking lot. Good news is we're retired and we have no schedule and no reservations. We'll get somewhere when we get there eventually.
I am so glad everyone on the forum convinced me to wait to pick up my TT from Middlebury, IN. Your story just reinforces their advice.

I still have ants in my pants!!!
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:16 PM   #12
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Hope everything works out for you.That is one reason why we live in Az
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:31 PM   #13
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Cleared over a foot of snow off the slides but still an inch of ice to melt. Sunny today and 35 so stuff is starting to melt. Tractor is stuck so can't clear the rest of the drive including the uphill part. Did get the Dish tv back on line this am with the help of mr Sun. Getting ready to watch the Broncos. Nothing else to do until this %(*^( stuff melts.
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:49 PM   #14
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We got 3 feet of snow... everything is buried. Camper isn't though, thank goodness for the carport we had installed this summer!!!

The in-laws live 5 minutes away and leave in 6 days for Florida. We are trailing behind them, we leave in 17 days to meet them down there. Hoping it will be melted enough for them to get out, it better be melted in 17 days!!!

2 years ago we had another snowy winter. We left for Florida on a Friday morning, it snowed almost a foot Thursday night. First 50 miles of the trip were in 4wd. Hoping its not a repeat this year! The stock tires on my Ram stink in comparison to the great tires my Tundra had...
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:18 PM   #15
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Main road finally saw a plow today so will be ok as soon as I can make it up my drive. Need a clear firm gravel drive before I make an attempt pulling 7000 lbs of TT up that hill. Tractor getting priority tomorrow then clearing the drive so the sun can do its magic. Hoping to hit the road by Thur.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:30 AM   #16
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Main road finally saw a plow today so will be ok as soon as I can make it up my drive. Need a clear firm gravel drive before I make an attempt pulling 7000 lbs of TT up that hill. Tractor getting priority tomorrow then clearing the drive so the sun can do its magic. Hoping to hit the road by Thur.
We had record snow last year. Last February my sailboat was so socked in by snow that we needed to use a Come-Along to slowly bring the boat out. I used the truck sideways as a dead man with the winch connected to the trailer ball. Took some time and effort, but it worked. Once out a friend let us leave the boat overnight in his business parking lot until we left for the regatta.

Unfortunately it sounds like you have too long a driveway to even consider that. Patience pays. It will melt.

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Winter travel accidents

Proof that traveling in snow and ice is not for weiners.

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Proof that traveling in snow and ice is not for weiners.

I saw this thing around the Seattle area sometime last fall....

Note to self: don't be a weiner.....
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Tractor out and driveway cleared. Now just need the slush to melt and for things to dry up. Plan now is to hit the road on Thur. 60's here by the weekend. Hope to be long gone by then. Hope the folks on the east coast are getting back on there feet too.
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I'm ready for some warmer weather and it's not that cold here.
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