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(KCBY Coos Bay)   Man who drives 530-foot truck wonders how he got stuck in a snow storm   (kcby.com) divider line
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5576 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Dec 2022 at 6:52 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-04 1:09:53 PM  
And that's not even starting on the turning radius....


//those poor, poor stoplights.
 
2022-12-04 1:12:04 PM  
That's an ad.
 
2022-12-04 2:28:37 PM  
I don't believe a 530 foot truck is a legal or real thing.
 
2022-12-04 2:40:17 PM  
"Paul Baker lives in Boise, Idaho"

oh dear this is not going to turn out well, is it
 
2022-12-04 2:41:49 PM  
Tribute to the Mammoth Car Pt 1
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2022-12-04 2:43:08 PM  
I'd like to see 530' truck versus 11' 8" bridge.  Get that thing really jammed in there and fark up traffic for weeks.
 
2022-12-04 3:47:48 PM  
I really hate it when I get stuck in the right lane behind a 90-wheeler coming out of a weigh station.
 
2022-12-04 4:40:02 PM  
Free zeros, getcher free zeros right here!
 
2022-12-04 5:06:44 PM  
Limousine CHALLENGE | Top Gear - Part 1
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2022-12-04 5:26:58 PM  
How many rubber duck could that fit?
 
2022-12-04 5:42:26 PM  

neapoi: I don't believe a 530 foot truck is a legal or real thing.


I just googled and it's more like 70 feet. Even with 2 trailers it would be less than 140 feet. Sounds like the semi driver didn't have chains, otherwise, how the heck is a regular pickup going to pull a semi with a trailer up a hill?
And if the semi has no chains, how the heck do they get down the hill safely. Aliens, it was aliens.
 
2022-12-04 5:57:00 PM  

neapoi: I don't believe a 530 foot truck is a legal or real thing.


In seriousness, it depends on how you quantify being a single vehicle. The Antartic snow cruiser "trains" could potentially fit - and they snake so they don't face the limitations of a single vehicle re: turning.

Of course, in this case, it's just a typo.
 
2022-12-04 6:29:15 PM  

zedster: How many rubber duck could that fit?

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2022-12-04 6:59:35 PM  
I grew up in Western New York, a wee bit South of Buffalo, so when I learned to drive dealing with snow and blizzards was a natural part of driving. In the winter of 1992-93 I worked at a ski resort about 30 miles away. Driving home one night, during some heavy snow, I saw an SUV had slid off the road, so I pulled over and offered the driver a lift to the nearest gas station. He was very grateful, but also more than a bit surprised. Why was he surprised? Because I was driving a Dodge Omni. Maybe it was just me, but I found that the Omni handled extremely well in winter.
 
2022-12-04 7:00:39 PM  
That's metric - They obviously meant 530 meters.
 
2022-12-04 7:02:07 PM  
"...he was hauling two snowmobiles he had just come from snowmobiling in the boonies by himself,"

If you're going snowmobiling by yourself, why take two?
 
2022-12-04 7:02:07 PM  
That's a tenth of a mile. Impressive.

/ more impressed by a lack of copy editors in so many publications - national news often has glaring issues on the front page.
 
2022-12-04 7:03:12 PM  
And when I drive it I like to go, "Chugga, chugga, chugga, chugga... chugga, chugga, chugga, chugga... CHOO CHOO!!!"
 
2022-12-04 7:05:47 PM  
FYI, it's a 53-foot trailer, which is pretty standard in the US.
 
2022-12-04 7:07:03 PM  

DRTFA: "...he was hauling two snowmobiles he had just come from snowmobiling in the boonies by himself,"

If you're going snowmobiling by yourself, why take two?


Because they were already loaded up?
 
2022-12-04 7:07:25 PM  
53' is a common trailer length, so the "530" is probably a typo for 53.

Also "duly" is a typo for dually, which is a pickup with an extra pair of wheels on its rear axle for heavy-duty towing and hauling.

Two tractor trailer drivers got helped up to the crest of a snowy hill by a guy in a heavy duty pickup. How they managed when they got to the next hill, I don't know.
 
2022-12-04 7:07:40 PM  
This an ad for a truck?
 
2022-12-04 7:07:52 PM  

wxboy: FYI, it's a 53-foot trailer, which is pretty standard in the US.


Are you SURE he wasn't pulling 10 of them?"
 
2022-12-04 7:10:31 PM  
So 2/3 of a Titanic. Gotcha.

Proofreading is for Boomers.
 
2022-12-04 7:13:41 PM  
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2022-12-04 7:13:47 PM  

coffeetime: wxboy: FYI, it's a 53-foot trailer, which is pretty standard in the US.

Are you SURE he wasn't pulling 10 of them?"


I suppose anything's possible.

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2022-12-04 7:15:53 PM  

wxboy: coffeetime: wxboy: FYI, it's a 53-foot trailer, which is pretty standard in the US.

Are you SURE he wasn't pulling 10 of them?"

I suppose anything's possible.

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Aussie uranium mine?
 
2022-12-04 7:19:55 PM  

robodog: wxboy: coffeetime: wxboy: FYI, it's a 53-foot trailer, which is pretty standard in the US.

Are you SURE he wasn't pulling 10 of them?"

I suppose anything's possible.

[Fark user image image 749x374]

Aussie uranium mine?


Human corpses when the Aussies waged war on the emus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_war

*note the end of the article*
A movie retelling of the events, written by John Cleese, Monty Franklin, and Rob Schneider, is slated for release in 2022.[27]

Yep, John Cleese is now working w/ Rob Schneider. If we want to debate whether John Cleese is still funny or not...
 
2022-12-04 7:23:00 PM  
On highway 23?

Recreating Monty Python's Buying a Bed / Mattress Sketch on our wedding day!
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2022-12-04 7:25:39 PM  

DRTFA: "...he was hauling two snowmobiles he had just come from snowmobiling in the boonies by himself,"

If you're going snowmobiling by yourself, why take two?


In case one breaks down.
 
2022-12-04 7:27:50 PM  

DRTFA: "...he was hauling two snowmobiles he had just come from snowmobiling in the boonies by himself,"

If you're going snowmobiling by yourself, why take two?


Snowmobiling is one of those activities out in the middle of nowhere best not pursued alone. You're one broken leg away from a long, miserable attempt at crawling back to the truck.
 
2022-12-04 7:29:22 PM  

neapoi: I don't believe a 530 foot truck is a legal or real thing.


That's over a farking TENTH OF A MILE LONG!
 
2022-12-04 7:31:56 PM  
Forget the typo, explain how being stuck in the snow for THREE hours is somehow life threatening?  Been stuck fot 8 hours on an interstate, and the cars near me were stuck for 18  (I  took a calculated risk and drove up an on ramp) and nobody died
 
2022-12-04 7:32:12 PM  
Original headline: Dually pickup used in daily office commute, occasional gasoline powered weekend warrior environmental destruction, used to recover semi-truck that didn't have snow chains, more at 11
 
2022-12-04 7:33:28 PM  

Mock26: I grew up in Western New York, a wee bit South of Buffalo, so when I learned to drive dealing with snow and blizzards was a natural part of driving. In the winter of 1992-93 I worked at a ski resort about 30 miles away. Driving home one night, during some heavy snow, I saw an SUV had slid off the road, so I pulled over and offered the driver a lift to the nearest gas station. He was very grateful, but also more than a bit surprised. Why was he surprised? Because I was driving a Dodge Omni. Maybe it was just me, but I found that the Omni handled extremely well in winter.


I had a rear wheel drive Nissan 200SX that was fantastic in snow.  Never could figure out how or why but that sucker could go uphill in a blizzard like a champ.
 
2022-12-04 7:34:29 PM  
He's a traveling chiropodist.
 
2022-12-04 7:35:10 PM  
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2022-12-04 7:36:40 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: neapoi: I don't believe a 530 foot truck is a legal or real thing.

That's over a farking TENTH OF A MILE LONG!


he tells that to his wife. he confuses her with the metric system.  That way he can tell her his wang is 12".
 
zez
2022-12-04 7:37:19 PM  
Was this it?

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2022-12-04 7:40:58 PM  

zez: Was this it?

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How did you find a pic that didn't have "Your mom's dildo is on its way!" written over it?
 
2022-12-04 7:44:29 PM  

felching pen: DRTFA: "...he was hauling two snowmobiles he had just come from snowmobiling in the boonies by himself,"

If you're going snowmobiling by yourself, why take two?

Snowmobiling is one of those activities out in the middle of nowhere best not pursued alone. You're one broken leg away from a long, miserable attempt at crawling back to the truck.


Snowmobile almost falls off cliff AMAZING SAVE (MUST WATCH).
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2022-12-04 7:55:43 PM  

DRTFA: "...he was hauling two snowmobiles he had just come from snowmobiling in the boonies by himself,"

If you're going snowmobiling by yourself, why take two?


Well he's already angelic, maybe he's so awesome he rides one on each foot.

Like, the Chuck Norris of snowmobiling.
 
2022-12-04 7:56:22 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: neapoi: I don't believe a 530 foot truck is a legal or real thing.

That's over a farking TENTH OF A MILE LONG!


no arithmetic ITT please
 
zez
2022-12-04 8:02:27 PM  

DRTFA: "...he was hauling two snowmobiles he had just come from snowmobiling in the boonies by himself,"

If you're going snowmobiling by yourself, why take two?


He said he was coming back from snowmobiling by himself, not that he left to go snowmobiling by himself.
 
2022-12-04 8:03:44 PM  
Road Train(wiki)
Aussie term, but there are differing lengths in various countries.
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2022-12-04 8:05:47 PM  

Magorn: Forget the typo, explain how being stuck in the snow for THREE hours is somehow life threatening?  Been stuck fot 8 hours on an interstate, and the cars near me were stuck for 18  (I  took a calculated risk and drove up an on ramp) and nobody died


The game was on!
 
2022-12-04 8:21:06 PM  
Found a video of some good samaritans helping a long truck make it through mountainous terrain:

Gas Tanker ATTACK! | Opening Scene | Fast & Furious 4 (2009) | Screen Bites
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2022-12-04 8:35:46 PM  

Trocadero: robodog: wxboy: coffeetime: wxboy: FYI, it's a 53-foot trailer, which is pretty standard in the US.

Are you SURE he wasn't pulling 10 of them?"

I suppose anything's possible.

[Fark user image image 749x374]

Aussie uranium mine?

Human corpses when the Aussies waged war on the emus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_war

*note the end of the article*
A movie retelling of the events, written by John Cleese, Monty Franklin, and Rob Schneider, is slated for release in 2022.[27]

Yep, John Cleese is now working w/ Rob Schneider. If we want to debate whether John Cleese is still funny or not...


You can do it!
 
2022-12-04 8:37:11 PM  

felching pen: DRTFA: "...he was hauling two snowmobiles he had just come from snowmobiling in the boonies by himself,"

If you're going snowmobiling by yourself, why take two?

Snowmobiling is one of those activities out in the middle of nowhere best not pursued alone. You're one broken leg away from a long, miserable attempt at crawling back to the truck.


Then there's this. It happens more often than you might think especially if you live in a snow-challenged locale:

Snowmobiler hits cow near Castalia

Probably a good idea to have help available after something like that.
 
2022-12-04 8:39:48 PM  
Feet. Inches. It's so hard to remember which is which..
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