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Post  ZED on Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:07 am

Ferretboy221 wrote:Not a lot in cumbria really ....very fun with bf goodrich mud terrains on though!!!! v grippy but you can persuade them to drift when you want them too.

They're the tyres that my hubby (Regsmonster) has got on his Defender, he's enjoying them as well:
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Elaine. Very Happy




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Post  ZED on Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:15 am

SUMB wrote:The accumulative depth of snow in our back garden is about a foot. Just spent 2 hours tonight shovelling snow off the drive. I've got about a quarter of it done affraid

I need to get one of those plastic snow shovels. The bloody stuff keeps sticking to my concrete mixing shovel Mad

That's not too bad compared to Fenella's http://www.fenellasgarden.co.uk/
When Phil delivered her milk order on Tuesday, it was 2ft deep along her driveway (that's where he said he was glad he took the HCPU rather than the van).... and they've had more since! Laughing Cool

Elaine&Reg. Very Happy
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Post  ZED on Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:18 am

wezgit daan saaf wrote:Had a day at home today,the snow was that bad even the main routes in and out of the town were impassable,except if you had a 4x4,so I went out and bought a Discovery TDi for £400.00,a bit of a wreck but it certainly gets me about. It's a 3 door that's had the rear interior ripped out,the wings cut about and massive chunky tyres on it, you almost need a ladder to get in!! So I have now joined the Chelsea taxi brigade!!

Excellent, Mr W. Very Happy


Any excuse to buy another car....
Elaine&Reg Wink
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Post  ZED on Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:37 am

Just had a look, minus 10 here again!


So glad it's my day off,
Elaine. Very Happy
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:44 pm

Only -9 this morning In Runcorn, going to set off early tommorow to get my place in the Jacuzzi - Merry Christmas Tiny Tim santa
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Post  minislapper on Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:14 pm

Martin & Nettie wrote:......going to set off early tommorow to get my place in the Jacuzzi - Merry Christmas Tiny Tim santa

Save us a space in the jacuzzi! Very Happy

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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:48 pm

Snow all gone,should be back next week..............great,I can play in the monster Discovery!!
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Post  minislapper on Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:06 am

We've still got some left, especially where it's been piled up. Roads are mostly clear.

Forecast keeps changing for us. If we do get more, I'm glad I'm picking up my new 4x4 today! Very Happy

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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:09 pm

Just seen the forcast for the coming week,thick snow for most of the uk by the end of the week.Yahoo!! Let me loose in the Discovery!!
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:24 pm

wezgit daan saaf wrote:Just seen the forcast for the coming week,thick snow for most of the uk by the end of the week.Yahoo!! Let me loose in the Discovery!!

Party on dude! drive1
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Post  Mk3rob on Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:16 pm

Looks like i'll have to fit my Marks and Sparks Twisted Evil tyres onto the Scamp.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:27 pm

Umm, if the weather is going to take a turn for the worse I'll get my site visits done early this week then. Very Happy
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Post  Mk3rob on Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:53 pm


Well now i know what all you East Mids have been on about Very Happy

The met man said we would catch the light stuff over night, left over from Wales

Why am i looking at 3" (well i am a man and no not a fisherman) of snow on top of my car and its still coming down lightly. Rolling Eyes

The forecast is for it to continue all afternoon into early evening.

Going to work at 6.30am should prove interesting...............I know Elaine, "Thats late"
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Post  lin and tony on Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:56 pm

Well,- just south of Rob near Kidderminster, it's been snowing all day. Now got about 6inches - and this is Lin, not Tony, measuring! (Gents, I know what your idea of 6" is - and most of the time it is not 6"!!!!)

Nic went to work this morning - out to the donkey rescue in the middle of nowhere - no probs getting there but is now stuck trying to get home - cars stopped in front of her so can't go.
We went down into the village (In the Paj) and there was Mr Plod trying to get up the hill between us and the village. His mate was out gritting the road and scraping the snow and he backed down the hill to try again. We did our shopping in the village then started back up the hill - and he was still there (5 series BMW) so, being Mr helpful, we stopped and asked if he wanted a tow. Strangely enough, he never comented on the fact that it is illegal to tow without a solid bar (which we didn't have with us!) Tony can't stop laughing about it!!! Perhaps we won't be selling the Paj this winter!
OK, off to see if we can find anyone to pull out of the hedge! Twisted Evil

Happy Christmas one and all!!!!! santa rendeer
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Post  nhazelwood on Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:44 pm

Wohoo, finally got some snow in brum.

Cleared 6" of snow off the drive, took the door trim off the golf to put the window back in, sorted walle's brake failure out....... drive1

Took walle out for a play, (ln the lanes by mike &wendy's) 2hrs later I'm nearly frozen into a block of ice, but I've got a very big grin !!!

Nice to have all the landrovers flash their lights & wave at you as you overtake.

Just need a heater now, (3d modelled up, pending parts).

Merry christmas...

Neil

(Just need to check the weather for next Monday, may even make the turkey run)[quote]
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Post  mikescamp on Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:05 pm


Best Answer - Chosen by Asker dated 2008
It's not illegal. This is from the Police National Legal Database:

"When the vehicles are attached solely by a rope or chain, the maximum distance allowed between the vehicles is 4.5 metres.

If the distance between the two vehicles exceeds 1.5 metres then the rope or chain must be made clearly visible within a reasonable distance from either side to other road users. This is usually done by tying a coloured flapping cloth in the middle of the rope or chain.

The person in the broken down vehicle must be a qualified driver as he is actually driving the vehicle. A further point is that if it is dark then the broken down vehicle must have its lights on as it would under normal circumstances."

Note: Vehicles are only to be towed on motorways, for the minimum distance necessary, to reach a place of safety where recovery may be effected by a recovery vehicle.
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Asker's Rating: Asker's Comment: after a few people telling me it is illegal to use a tow rope i emailed the police. the response i got is "we are not aware of any change in legislation regarding using


I Keep a rope and a bar in the 407 but not heard that its illegal to tow with a rope
even the cops aren't sure !!!!!!!!!!see below
http://www.ukpoliceonline.co.uk/index.php?/topic/23287-are-tow-ropes-now-illegal/
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Post  lin and tony on Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:02 pm

mikescamp wrote:
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker dated 2008
It's not illegal. This is from the Police National Legal Database:

"When the vehicles are attached solely by a rope or chain, the maximum distance allowed between the vehicles is 4.5 metres.

I Keep a rope and a bar in the 407 but not heard that its illegal to tow with a rope
even the cops aren't sure !!!!!!!!!!see below
http://www.ukpoliceonline.co.uk/index.php?/topic/23287-are-tow-ropes-now-illegal/

Thanks for that - we also usually carry a bar - but only in the Scamp!

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Post  lin and tony on Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:46 am

Interesting debates about legalities of tow ropes. I had heard that you had to have a solid bar now, but it certainly doesn't look black and white.
Well, I hate being towed on a solid bar let alone a tow rope so I think we will stick to the bar!


And - as for the snow - first time this year we actually have any worth speaking about and I have to congratulate our local council on doing.... ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the roads.. The Pajero has certainly come into its own! Been good fun out and about. For last two days every other vehicle on the road was a 4X4 - and the shops in town have been SOOOOOOO quiet! Very Happy
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:16 pm

Ba humbug!! Snows gone!!
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Post  minislapper on Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:42 am

More snow here this morning and it's still coming down quite heavy. affraid

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Post  lin and tony on Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:48 am

And here - wonder if they'll get the gritters out now? Twisted Evil
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:21 pm

Well, so far today; Whitwick 4" of snow. Derby 2" (of that) roads clear except Office park at prior Park. Nothing much to speak of in Nottingham or Gratham and 4" just north of Stamford. The Lorries are doing a lovely job of polishing the access road to our office. Rolling Eyes

And it's Christmas and ALL the usual occational drivers (OAPs and born again Christians) are out cluttering up the roads trying to kill the rest of us!
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