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Don't Mess with those Truckies...

Post by Rockhopper on Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:59 pm

I used to drive a 16 wheeler, 46T all up. Peeps in cars would assume that I could stop in a few metres.



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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:17 pm

Nice PIT manoeuvres at 3:15 and 10 mins in!
I've thought for a while now that driving tests should be made more difficult, because too many idiots are passing them and making it onto the roads. Videos like this illustrate it nicely!

That's pretty cool that you used to drive a truck. I've always been a big fan of them(One of my favourite movies is Convoy) and thought it must be fun to drive one. Even if the other traffic can be a pain!
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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:40 am

One of the simple pleasures of driving a big rig was the pair of Mairach Air Horns mounted behind the grill. 380 Db of eardrum splitting roar!

Get a smartarse car driver pulling in front and slowing down just to annoy the rig driver especially at the bottom of a hill. A quick blast of the Mairachs and it would almost blow the cars windows out.  Wink

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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:37 pm

380 dB!! OMG! That must be load enough to burst eardrums!
LOL... The mental picture you've painted there is awesome! Very Happy
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Post by Rockhopper on Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:03 am

My bad, it's 180Db not 380! Made a boo-boo there!

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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:37 pm

I actually checked myself after I posted above, as I seemed to remember all the numbers being lower than 380 - but yeah, that’s still insanely loud!

I think truck air-horns have character in their own right. (Continental truck horns that is... The ones on UK trucks aren’t nearly as impressive IMO!)
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