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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes I do realise its a fire engine, and also realise that a 13 Ton truck with tyres groaning is a dam sight more dangerous than a caravan........


I think i would prefer to compete with the 13 ton fire engine with a trained driver than the driver of a vehicle swinging a caravan behind, with little or no experience hoping for a lucky break.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes I do realise its a fire engine, and also realise that a 13 Ton truck with tyres groaning is a dam sight more dangerous than a caravan


Sure it is, but when was the last time you saw a caravan on his way to an emergency call which involves an imminent threat to lives and/or property. Confused

Or would you prefer that fire engines pootled along at caravan speeds?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was never my intention to misalign the fire service in general which do a marvellous job, my original comment was aimed at the specific posting, and i also accept that there is failings in both caravanners and other drivers, unfortunately this subject I feel has perhaps got a liitle bit out of hand so I will withdraw from the subject. and apoligise for any ill feeling caused.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a similar note, I've recently seen trucks displaying stickers saying "Restricted to 40mph on single carriageway"

...how does a truck know whether it's travelling on single carriageway, dual carriageway or motorway Question
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On a similar note, I've recently seen trucks displaying stickers saying "Restricted to 40mph on single carriageway"

...how does a truck know whether it's travelling on single carriageway, dual carriageway or motorway Question


The same way a thermos flask keeps hot things hot and cold things cold....it must be really clever !! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I walked straight into that one didn't I?! Laughing

...but it's not as though there are markings in the road to tell a truck when you pass from single to dual carriageway...

...so I guess the sticker in question actually means "restricted to 40mph on single carriageway if the driver flicks the switch" Laughing

In my experience though, if there's a line of traffic travelling along the road with what looks like a truck at the front of the queue, there's usually a car in front of the truck slowing everybody down Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it is not, usually, a caravan !
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the subject of caravans, a caravan dealer in Northern Ireland has an amusing name:

Bann Caravans

http://www.banncaravans.com


I'm sure a lot of people are thinking "I couldn't have put it better myself" Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

999tommo wrote:
The same way a thermos flask keeps hot things hot and cold things cold....it must be really clever !! Laughing


BTW, a Thermos flask works with a vacuum giving insulation to the contents of the flask and preventing cold liquids heating up or hot liquids cooling down. It therefore doesn't matter whether you add hot or cold liquids to a Thermos flask.

...but to a truck, a single carriageway, dual carriageway or motorway must all look the same Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BTW, a Thermos flask works with a vacuum giving insulation to the contents of the flask and preventing cold liquids heating up or hot liquids cooling down.

Don't be so naiive. It is, quite simply, good old fashioned magic. Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with DennisN. This scientific mumbo-jumbo from GPS_fan is typical of theorists trying to make money out of a natural phenomenon. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does naiive mean? My mummy says I'm sweet and innocent...my wife says I'm a smartarse Wink

I wonder if the Magic Circle knows how it works

Well, whatever it is I've found that genuine Thermos flasks do it better than other makes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could be right there. Originals are usually better. Like Heinz Tomato Sauce and Baked Beans....mmmmmmm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speed limits to baked beans, i wonder what a shrink would make of that!!! Shocked Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gardenshed wrote:
speed limits to baked beans, i wonder what a shrink would make of that!!! Shocked Laughing Laughing


Wind makes you go faster! Laughing
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