River crossing..

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River crossing..

Post by NOSJunkie » Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:42 am

How bad is the river crossing?? I'll be in a 34'MH w/24' enclosed..
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Post by NOSJunkie » Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:43 am

Nobody has crossed that river with a MH and enclosed??? Anybody????
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Post by Ross & Alice » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:29 am

NOSJunkie wrote:Nobody has crossed that river with a MH and enclosed??? Anybody????
Don't be proud and go charging through.
Check to see where the concrete is and line up and cross on it.
The creek is low, very low.

Even at it's highest is crossable by MH if you stay on the heringbone texture concrete.
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Post by foolofsand » Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:06 am

road all smoothed out at creek, rest of road big time dusty-last weekend

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Post by thor » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:10 am

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Post by Woodglue » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:49 am

:shock: Pucker factor!
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Post by crash » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:53 am

Woodglue wrote::shock: Pucker factor!
Come on Woody, on a scale of 1-10 for pucker that would rate a 1, MAYBE 2, in my book.

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Post by Woodglue » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:00 am

Yeah, after watching one or two cars go through it.. I agree. But in that first pick of Thor's, everyone's sitting back, and you pull up.... do you go or not go!? :shock:
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Post by crash » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:05 am

Maybe we need a "river crossing" on the way in to the ISDRA. Maybe half the people would look at it and say "no way, not me" and turn around and go home. :lol: :lol:

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Post by Woodglue » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:11 am

The way I travel on the 78 thru OW, there are 4 ~ 6 washes to drive thru between OW and Hwy 86. When it's raining the water gets to be about 18" ~ 24" deep and moving pretty fast! I hate running through those with the trailer. Aside from the inherant risks, running thru muddy water makes one heck of a mess.
I once heard that every 12" of water depth decreases your vehile weight by 1,0000 lbs. True? If so, my truck trailer combo looses 3,000 lbs in 18" of water. :shock:
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Post by crash » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:23 am

Woody, if that were true, ocean liners would have to be hundreds of feet into the water to support their weight!!

I don't think there is a generel rule about water depth. Too many variables. Size/shape/water displacement of vehicle, speed and type of current, "weight" of the water, etc. Just stay out of low lying areas when it's raining. ESPECIALLY IN THE DESERT.

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Post by Glamisbound » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:31 pm

The way I travel on the 78 thru OW, there are 4 ~ 6 washes to drive thru between OW and Hwy 86. When it's raining the water gets to be about 18" ~ 24" deep and moving pretty fast!
I know what you are saying Wood, they can be intimidating for sure. Much more than the crossing at Dumont or even Pismo for that matter. There are a couple knarly ones on the way to Havasu too.
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