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Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: AntiGov] #7512278
02/28/22 08:35 AM
02/28/22 08:35 AM
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Nebraska
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Nebraska
Originally Posted by AntiGov
Originally Posted by white dog
No salt needed.

Leave a little earlier so that you can drive slower when road conditions are bad due to winter weather. Ticket people who are driving to fast for road conditions, if you see someone in the ditch or median donít pull them out, if they have to call a tow truck theyíll learn to slow down whe the roads are slick.

Im getting to be my fatherís age. Lol



Agree

Exactly they get absolutely ridiculous with it around here.. like they are just absolutely terrified that it's going to be a tiny bit of ice on the road. ticks me off

Last edited by Poorcoon; 02/28/22 08:40 AM.

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Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7512571
02/28/22 01:00 PM
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Most Ford P.U. around here, the box and cab corners are gone in 6-7 years.


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Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7512723
02/28/22 03:21 PM
02/28/22 03:21 PM
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Greene County,Virginia
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Coonman 220 is into using fluid film on his trapping vechile. If you have questions, maybe he could share some tips.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: grumley701] #7512744
02/28/22 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by grumley701
I haven't found another state that puts salt on the roads like the state of Michigan does, you folks should get a tax credit for the damage they do to your vehicles..

road commissions salt is payed for by the state use it or lose it thats why you see it poured on if theres a flake on the road in fall Our county tried sand or a mix years ago and got sued cause the roads were not "Salted" resulting in accidents They also used to plow and sand the rural bus routes before the bus run every hill curve and kids pickup points got sanded now with unlimited snow days and cut backs at road garages A thing of the past


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Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7512936
02/28/22 06:32 PM
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Try spray fluid film in fall underside

Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7512949
02/28/22 06:45 PM
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I bought a truck from Oklahoma about 18 months ago. It is a 2011 model but had zero rust when I bought it. Itís honestly shocking that vehicles from the south donít get rusty. I decided I wanted to protect the investment and started using Fluid Film that first winter. The experiment is still young so I donít know how much it helps but itís certainly better than doing nothing.


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Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: danny clifton] #7512954
02/28/22 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
How do you put fluid film under one? I never even heard of it. Drive your vehicle over a pit? I am thinking on a lift you would not get any on the frame where the lift contacts it. Do you just use one of those sprayers with a manual pump?


I get the Fluid Film that comes in the aerosol can. Probably not as thick as the other stuff but it seems to "set up" decent. I just lay on my back and spray away. Kind of have to get up half on your knees to get up behind the wheel wells, however.

Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: Trap Setter] #7512978
02/28/22 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Trap Setter
Man you guys must not have driving jobs lol. I like how easy y'all say slow down out there or wait till the roads improve. Try being on a schedule with 8 to 12 deliveries a day 300+ miles of driving 7 days a week every available truck and driver working overtime. Of course we all slow down but if the highways weren't salted we'd be done delivering and you'd be starving by February. But yeah salt is bad let's stop using it. In the words of bugs bunny what a bunch maroons.



Tons of friends who worked out in the dakotas said they donít use much salt out there but lotsa sand. I do NOT drive for a living at all,but I think the world would adapt pretty well. Got back to how it was 20+ years agoÖ.lots of sand and some salt. None of this pretreat stuff either if itís the new culprit. (And I think the pretreated must be bad cause it seems to be worse nowadays. I like to drive fast but will slow down if I can get an extra decade out of a vehicle. Plus I donít think the excessive salt is good for the environment, much worse than extra sand in most cases I would guess. Happy trapping! ScottW

Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: Trap Setter] #7513005
02/28/22 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Trap Setter
Man you guys must not have driving jobs lol. I like how easy y'all say slow down out there or wait till the roads improve. Try being on a schedule with 8 to 12 deliveries a day 300+ miles of driving 7 days a week every available truck and driver working overtime. Of course we all slow down but if the highways weren't salted we'd be done delivering and you'd be starving by February. But yeah salt is bad let's stop using it. In the words of bugs bunny what a bunch maroons.

Agreed.

Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7513010
02/28/22 07:58 PM
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Thanks Calvin


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Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: Calvin] #7513017
02/28/22 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Originally Posted by danny clifton
How do you put fluid film under one? I never even heard of it. Drive your vehicle over a pit? I am thinking on a lift you would not get any on the frame where the lift contacts it. Do you just use one of those sprayers with a manual pump?


I get the Fluid Film that comes in the aerosol can. Probably not as thick as the other stuff but it seems to "set up" decent. I just lay on my back and spray away. Kind of have to get up half on your knees to get up behind the wheel wells, however.
$12 a small can, I spent $20 twice a year an bought gallon for $45 an half gallon left, spent half weekend with paint brush an spray, if wanna spray the gallon , a speacil sprayer it go thru but go quick an use a gallon up , lot places to hit, it stay on metal along time

Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7513778
03/01/22 02:51 PM
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Must have some weather moving In, gotta love driving on this behind the tanker

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Re: why our vehicles don't last up here [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7513874
03/01/22 04:48 PM
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I need to blast mine for about 20 minutes from this last trip it was cloudy with freezing rain about the whole way down to MO to meet my buddies for the trip. My truck looked like it was white when I got back.


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