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Thread: Attention!! Please use caution when driving vehicles home from auction!

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    Hey Guy's/Gal's I am a new member here and LEARNING FROM YOU AND YOUR ACTIONS!

    I am sure that many others are too. I am in the process of begining to bid on GL, and have the usual questions on recovery and use the search button to see how it is "REALLY" done.

    I think it is very important that we do not screw up and set bad examples. At the same time I have gained valuable information from members sharing their close calls and lessons learned while reading old posts.

    From reading recent posts, I was begining to think it was a free for all when snatching equipment and brining it home. As long as you had a flip top box of Marlboros you were good to go. LOL..

    As a mechanic myself, my first truck is on its way via flatbed semi truck from Oklahoma supposed to be a fully restored bobbed duce. I want time to learn the systems and operate the equipment while in "good" shape. I paid a pretty price, but should have a very sound vehicle. This is my starting point. I plan on buying some pot luck vehicles from GL soon, but my best asset is that I can recognize WHAT I DO NOT KNOW, and I know that right now I do not know squat about these trucks and am not about to cross country a demilled surplus vehicle until I know what the heck I'm doing.

    Even then I would prefere a tow bar at minumum and at best a large flatbed trailer with a winch.

    See I already need a 5 ton tractor and trailer. God help me!!

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    I can't stress this enough. There is no substitute for seat time in a deuce. I'm not alone in saying that I can sit in the truck blindfolded and grab every control in the truck and manipulate it. The last thing you need to be doing is looking for the kill cable in a crisis and grab the throttle cable in haste because you were not infinitely aware of the operations of said truck. The manuals will greatly prepare you for the impending seat time but operating the truck to the store, to the laundry or whatever is paramount to learning every control or function on your first drive.
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    I am so glad Chris posted this. I have thought it but I didn't feel it was my place to bring it up. I agree 100%. Some of the guys on here take way too many chances. If you don't think so, call the state troopers and get them to smoke over what ever your moving and see what they think about it. Have your wallet handy.

    The thing that buggs me the most is someone buying a truck at auction then posting a "please help me I'm broke and have no way to pick up my truck that I don't know how to drive but I'm going to throw a new battery in it and hit the key" post.

    If you don't know, find out. If you shouldn't do, don't. People say if you don't feel right saying something around your mom, you should say it. Well if you don't feel comfortable pulling into a weigh station with your rig, maybe you should not be on the road.

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    I agree with what Chris said in his post, there is no excuse for purposeful negligence!!! Driving without insurance is the dumbest thing any of us can do. If you were in an accident you could ruin some family's life forever, and without insurance, most likely you own family!!!!!

    But on the same token I agree with some of the other members, and that a little discretion needs to be used before a post is edited or pulled all together. Some unsafe acts are not intentional, merely an item overlooked. Even if it is a rather large item, I have done it myself many times over my career. You get your mind racing about doing something the right way, and next thing you know you went over an entire truck, and did a pre-flight inspection on a vehicle that is missing the engine. You didn't mean to overlook it, but it does happen. Members need to be told about such things so they can make a conscious effort to not allow it to happen to themselves.
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    I don't think posts that reflect unsafe actions should be deleted. They should be discussed and responsible members should be able to comment.
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    Talking to my ins. agent told me I was covered on my trip home. No tags but covered. Folks could ask their agents. This may differ from company to company.

    Thanks Chris
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    Time of day and weather should be considered when driving a vintage MV .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cranetruck
    I don't think posts that reflect unsafe actions should be deleted. They should be discussed and responsible members should be able to comment
    That's kind of exactly what I was trying to get at...unless someone is openly bragging about doing something stupid, the other responsible members should have the chance to comment on what needed to be done to do it safely.
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    MEP-002a & MEP-003a Spin-on oil filter kits are still 4 sale in the classified section

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    I was unlucky enough to have my brakes fail on me while i was moving my duece. I knew better than try to move it, but deceided to risk it due to time constraints. Brakes failed and I hit my ford ranger (it was towing). I was lucky enough that it was only the tailgate that suffered and my dad was alright. After paying a tow truck big $$$ to move it from the right of way and the help of fellow SS members to get it to my parents house. Here's a the link to my adventure: http://www.steelsoldiers.com/deuce/1...maybe-not.html

    it's always better to plan for the worse then have the worse happen from cutting corners

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    When i drove my truck home I had ins and tags.If you cant do it right don't do it.and yes I have over 300k miles of seat time in mvs.
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