Dragging the caravan off a snowy site in France !

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Dragging the caravan off a snowy site in France !

Postby Simon » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:16 pm

The Wanderer at work :

Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the Winter Snow ..... By http://www.wanderen.com
Dragging the 2000kg Caravan out of the campsite with a fully loaded Defender at Longny-au-Perche : the Incline does not look too bad in the video, but - trust me It was steeper than it looked. 25 minutes of struggle- Just to get out of the campsite. But like an idiot I forgot to lock the diff. The start of a 230 mile journey in (perhaps) some of the worst weather in Europe in recent times and we had to move on. The first 20km on small snowed up country roads, proceeding at a crawl in Lo-Ratio ; Climbing Hills in an almost constant four wheel spin to cut through the snow to gain grip, preparing for each decent by dropping back to walking pace and Never... Never touching the brakes.
The down hill sections where taken at a slow walking pace in 2nd or 3rd gear of Lo-Ratio, (first gear's engine braking was fierce enough to make the wheels lose traction) with no gear changes and definitely no brakes. I don't think there was much chance of a jackknife because there was so little sideways traction on the Landy to drag it round, rather , we would have been on a beautiful if stately course straight down into the valley a scary day :- TheWanderen
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Tags : Land Rover Defender, France, Longny-au-Perche ,Snow, 2000kg Caravan, Trailer, 200tdi
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