R.I.P--SHOOTINIRON--James Ruman

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91W350

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Every 6x6 rolling down the Interstate reminds me of him. I try to stay clear of the Interstate since we lost him and encourage others to find alternate routes as well. Be safe my friends!
 

3dAngus

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Well said my friend. When I first heard of his accident, just days after the occurance, I have been very concerned about these old slow machines rolling down the interstate.

I cannot tell you how saddened I have been to hear of his demise, and we have never met.
The one thing I can say he did for us all, is raise the awareness of safety issues with these old and slow machines.
Please be careful out there, check your lights, and light those old machines up as best you can in the darkness.
 

FMJ

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Does anyone know how his family is doing?

I'm glad some measure of justice was meted out.

Really miss him. . . .
 
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Z71

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As sad as this accident is, it is easy to understand how this happened. Many large semi drivers speed constantly on interstate highways and get very impatient and angry when they have to follow someone going much slower than they are and they cannot pass the vehicle. How many times I have been tailgated in my car by a large semi, knowing well that if I had to brake hard, I would get rear ended immediately, with very bad consequences for me. Here in Florida truckers often stay in the passing lane for miles as if it was a truck lane, and they routinely do 80 MPH all the time. And the highway patrol does nothing to correct the situation. They are too busy pulling over passenger cars and ticketing drivers. I very seldom see a semi pulled over .
 

mtnman

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Does anyone know how his family is doing?

I'm glad some measure of justice was meted out.

Really miss him. . . .
I haven't heard much in a LONG time, last I saw his wife was the day we drove his trucks to the house from storage a few days after the memorial service. I still think about Jamie all the time......
 

saddamsnightmare

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December 25th, 2015,

God rest the gentleman above and my He take care of the man's family. BUT this is another chance to consider adding yellow, black and red reflective "Convoy Ahead" signs to your tailgates when travelling on the interstates or other high speed roadways, and my deuce had its convoy lights reactivated, and at night I did use them set high enough to clear the cargo cover. Generally I have found most drivers will get very, very cautions when they see two rotating yellow flashers on a vehicle, any vehicle, at night. Yellow "Convoy Follows" signs on the front truck is always good too as they make you much more visible day or night.:shock:

Safety First! and Merry Christmas 2015.
 

mtnman

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December 25th, 2015,

God rest the gentleman above and my He take care of the man's family. BUT this is another chance to consider adding yellow, black and red reflective "Convoy Ahead" signs to your tailgates when travelling on the interstates or other high speed roadways, and my deuce had its convoy lights reactivated, and at night I did use them set high enough to clear the cargo cover. Generally I have found most drivers will get very, very cautions when they see two rotating yellow flashers on a vehicle, any vehicle, at night. Yellow "Convoy Follows" signs on the front truck is always good too as they make you much more visible day or night.:shock:

Safety First! and Merry Christmas 2015.
Agreed, please do this! I still think of James often. Miss ya man!
 

steelandcanvas

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Every 6x6 rolling down the Interstate reminds me of him. I try to stay clear of the Interstate since we lost him and encourage others to find alternate routes as well. Be safe my friends!
This past Summer the Club was invited to an airshow in Pueblo. I looked for a route that would keep me off the interstate (I-25) from my place (I-70 in Eastern Colorado) all the way down to Pueblo, about 135 miles. It took a little planning, but the effort was well worth the beautiful drive I enjoyed. Farmland, pastures and small towns greeted me along the way, something I would not have seen on the wicked busy I-25. Take the time and find a safer, more interesting route.
 

gunboy1656

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Sad part is I was reminded of this yesterday coming home from a parade, on a highway climbing a long hill. Doing 40 in a 60 mph zone. Had my flashers on and a chase car behind me for added visibility.

Can't believe this happened 5 years ago.

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M35A2-AZ

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I always think of him when I go across the bridge on I10 here in Tonopah that he worked on. That is how I meet him, we talked about MV trucks. RIP
 

USAFSS-ColdWarrior

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A somber reminder. Thank you for bumping this for those too new to the SS to remember.

I pray his passing was not in vain, but a stark reminder that this hobby is actually serious, yes, life & death stuff.

Be safe out there.

Vaya con Dios !

(Go with God!)
 
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I mostly avoid highways I drive it as fast as it will go by still find myself getting blown off the road.- Cold warrior I love to read your prayers btw! Keep it up brother!!
 

Another Ahab

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Ive been a member here a while I have not seen how to subscribe to something. If you could show me how that would be appreciated thanks!!
Here's how you:

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