Trainer Refuses To Put Chains On Is Saying We Are Gonna Wait A Week For Snowstorm To Pass

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Hudsonhawk's Comment
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I'm not really sure this sounds like a good idea. I don't have food or toilet paper or anything. Dude kept refusing to go to a walmart to get prepared. Now I'm stuck in vail chains required, snowstorm coming for next six days and dude says he doesn't put chains on the truck. So what, we just park for a few days without food or facilities? That doesn't make any sense.....

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Ok so I'm ok, cops came said we had to put chains on or park somewhere else.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Ok so I'm ok, cops came said we had to put chains on or park somewhere else.

I like to imagine it was illegal to PARK without chains! rofl-3.gif

James R.'s Comment
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Mark it up to part of the dues you have to deal with in training or call safety. My trainer was similarly an idiot. In the exact same scenario he refused to prepare properly, wanted to sit on the side of 90 during last years week long buffalo snow in, and the only reason we ended up moving to a truck stop is because the police made us turn around and leave before it got really bad. I've mentioned here several times that upon reaching the truck stop he refused to go in for the whole week and would **** right on the ground underneath the trailer with paper towels. Not all trainers should be trainers, it's something you can either just deal with or call safety/training about. It's actually quite funny that someone who refuses to put on chains, which is normally something done out of personal safety limitations, didn't prepare to sit. If he's going to sit for a week he should do it at a store/truck stop. That being said in hindsight, it worked out for me, but i should have called safety. Had we stayed where we were which was on 90 directly in the worst path south east of erie the snow would have been above the truck windows by the end of the day.

James R.'s Comment
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Looks like the cops saved you too. Can i ask where you're stuck? I think i'll make it a point to tell them about our two stories when i get the chance to.

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Some emergency truck parking on copper mountain before vale pass. I imagine it's gonna fill up quick. Gas station down the road bout to go buy smokes before the 5 day storm hits.

Phil C.'s Comment
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People who live in the mountains know how to prepare for a storm. Some city folk not so much. I personally always carry my own emergency winter kit in my truck and in my car, hand warmers, water, food in bar form, something sweet, salty and some electrolytes, a way to start a fire, paper towels, and even a pack of cards or a good book. If you have a few basic items in your kit and a decent sleeping bag you can easily ride out a major storm event.

Phil

Phox's Comment
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This is a really good reason why I am wanting to wait until end of March to start trucking... Winter sucks and I don't feel like having to deal with that with very little driving experience.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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He didn't want to put on chains because these chains absolutely destroy the super single tires. He would rather let it clear than reduce the life of his $5,000 tides.

I don't blame him.

Infidel's Comment
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"Not all trainers should be trainers," A -freakin- men!

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