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Submitted: Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 16:32
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You should all ways check the depth

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Reply By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 16:54

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 16:54
not even I would expect that!!!

definately a good example of the ice berg effect!!
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 17:08

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 17:08
Richard ,
Neat photo thanks .
What a neat place to put an drainage outlet pipe . Right slap bang on the track . Top marks to the engineer involved .
I would have liked to see the drivers face when he was descending .He would not have really thought it necessary to walk that one .
Willie
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 17:12

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 17:12
Oooooh Aaaaah! Guess from the diameter of the stormwater it would be correct to assume when the water does flow it flows at a great rate, thus causing a large and deep hole in ground. Not that you would probably be looking at the diameter of the stormwater drain (unless this had happened to you before).
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 18:37

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 18:37
That's something we can all keep in mind.
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 18:40

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 18:40
Ray, wouldn't you curse if you fell in the hole though!
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 18:50

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 18:50
haha for sure Ruth. I doubt if that would have caught me out though. I'm a chicken and tend to check everything larger than a bathtub. lol
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Reply By: revhead307 - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 18:51

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 18:51
ROFL

hmmm, not what you would expect....i wouldnt have even considered walking that.

Rev
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 19:43

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 19:43
Lucky he was not in a Mini
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 15:24

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 15:24
or a honda crv
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:13

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:13
I reckon he/she was trundling along, 4WD brain in neutral, thinking about much more important things to ask the forum on returning home like:

(1) Do I need new tyres, if so what make & typre do you recommend is good for me.

(2) What presure should I run them at.

(3) Do you think I need new batteries - if so what sort do I need.

(4) What about AGM'S , are they any good (can you tell me wht they are)

(5) I am confused about oils - what do I use.

(6) Do I need a UHF radio - if so which one do I buy

(7) Need advice on a thingy called a battery isolator. (what is it first and do I need it) if so which is the best one and what do I do with when I buy it.

(8) Fridge won't work - keeps telling me something is wrong with the battery or some such Chit. - What do you think is wrong with it.

(9) Now about the tread depth on my tyres . What do you think etc etc etc. and while your at it I need to know about the 'presure' think people keep talking about.

(10) Just done a trip and think I need a turbo. Who has one, whats it like, how do you think it will go on my vehicle, does it make it go faster, will I use less juice etc etc.

(11) Oooooooo! it was dark out there , couldn't see a thing, what do you experienced people use for driving lights.

(12) Where is your rig pic??????

INSTEAD of figuring it out for him/her self with a tad of self R&D and $$$$ expenditure.

Because in the long run it all comes down to you the individual in the 4WD world as whats good for someone else, is not necessarily good for you.

In other words if the coota driving the vehicle in the subject picture was 'switched on' they wouldn't find themselves in such a predicament.

Driving into water because you can is the same as driving at and over obstacles/things laying on the road because you can - sheer lunacy, as you don't know what lies within.

People who do so deserve evrything they get, and I say that with the conviction of a religious zealot. So don't try and convince me differently.

Been around too long and experienced too much of others indolent ways, especially the 'she'll be right mate' attitude , when a little time and checking reveals that no it won't.

However! its great Forum laughter Fodder.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:40

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:40
But they do have a flashing light on top LOL,,,
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 22:39

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 22:39
And a flag on a pole to indicate their position under water.

Perhaps they/he/she is an inspection engineer checking the power and effect of running water.

ROFLMAO just thinking about the conversation that emanated in the cabin on 'blowing the balast' and 'diving'.
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Reply By: SmithyWA - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 23:53

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 23:53
That is up in the Pilbara, probably the hamersy Iron railway road. There are dozens of those big drains that go under the train line. They have had some SERIOUS rain up there recently following a couple of cyclones.
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Follow Up By: Mike DiD - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 08:56

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 08:56
He's most probably driven past there dozens of times and knows exactly what the surface looks like - now it just has a BIT of water over it. :-)

Mike
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 20:03

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 20:03
Yeah- for a novelty I drove my 80 with the roofrack on through one of a set of 3 drain pipes going under the HI rail. I've never seen stormwater pipes so big! The scenery and road looks like the pilbara.
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Reply By: Rod W - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 13:05

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 13:05
Somethings not quite right... where or what has happened to the tyre tracks. There is a bit of one. But with it being wet one would expect well defined wheel tracks right up the rear wheels.
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