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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 08:37 PM
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1. 4 states in one! I saw a car pull out in front of a truck like yours the other day.
Edited on Sat May-14-11 08:40 PM by KittyWampus
Truck slammed on the brakes and I just about had a heart attack watching.

My Grandpa had the job of scheduling those types of car deliveries for Chevy a long, long time ago. It was during the Depression. The drivers wanted Grandpa to make extra deliveries so there'd be more work but he was a manager and didn't feel it was right. He got out of the job cause of the stress- but that's another story.
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  -A Car Haulers tale. A photo essay of my trip from Tempe, AZ to Denver, CO (VERY pic heavy) A HERETIC I AM  May-14-11 08:35 PM   #0 
  - 4 states in one! I saw a car pull out in front of a truck like yours the other day.  KittyWampus   May-14-11 08:37 PM   #1 
  - That's a beautiful drive.  aikoaiko   May-14-11 08:43 PM   #2 
  - enjoyed this! - thanks---- n/t  la la   May-14-11 08:44 PM   #3 
  - Very cool! I know that stretch of road in pic #8 VERY well; I know just the spot.  blondeatlast   May-14-11 08:46 PM   #4 
  - Your rig in all the pics remind me of that garden gnome series of travel photos.  snagglepuss   May-14-11 08:48 PM   #5 
  - I always wanted to swipe a lawn burro pulling a wagon and take it all over....  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 09:24 PM   #18 
  - What a splendid photo essay! Thank you for posting!  sharesunited   May-14-11 08:50 PM   #6 
  - Great post! Would love to see more of these!  FLAprogressive   May-14-11 08:51 PM   #7 
  - I enjoyed it. This is a keeper. It sort  asjr   May-14-11 08:53 PM   #8 
  - Great.....  physioex   May-14-11 08:54 PM   #9 
  - Dropped em off in Aurora, Monday, eh?  hlthe2b   May-14-11 08:55 PM   #10 
  - LOL,..no...they went to the auction, so they were or are to be sold off, not rented again.  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 08:58 PM   #11 
     - A group of comedians were having an hour long chat on HBO  truedelphi   May-15-11 12:53 PM   #74 
  - Many familiar places...  laylah   May-14-11 09:07 PM   #12 
  - Nice photos, nice rig!  AzNick   May-14-11 09:11 PM   #13 
  - So you were driving a huge-ass truck down a 6% grade, and you let go of the wheel to  petronius   May-14-11 09:15 PM   #14 
  - Knees.  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 09:18 PM   #15 
     - The Wolf Creek Pass song (C W McCall) is much better than the Friday thing!  petronius   May-14-11 09:28 PM   #22 
        - I think I hate you.  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 09:32 PM   #24 
        - So you listened to it, did you? Just think: one of these days you'll be heading  petronius   May-14-11 09:45 PM   #36 
           - "You wanna screw that thing back on there, Earl?"  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 11:02 PM   #50 
        - Must've heard that damned song a hundred times  Codeine   May-14-11 09:40 PM   #34 
  - Really good & interesting post...  SidDithers   May-14-11 09:19 PM   #16 
  - You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it. n/t  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 09:25 PM   #19 
  - What a fantastic post.  flvegan   May-14-11 09:22 PM   #17 
  - Aww...thanks, man. I appreciate it. n/t  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 09:25 PM   #20 
  - Have any of the cars ever fallen off? I was told by a man who  Gin   May-14-11 09:33 PM   #26 
     - They do fall off, yes. But I've never lost one ( I swear!)  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 09:59 PM   #40 
        - thanks for the info............ and an interesting post!  Gin   May-15-11 10:54 AM   #62 
  - My favorite uncle was an OTR for Safeway back in the day when they were Union  blondeatlast   May-14-11 09:40 PM   #32 
  - K/R for your nipple butt cheek geography lesson! So, which part of you was actually...  NYC_SKP   May-14-11 09:27 PM   #21 
  - Ummm...well...the centerline would have been running up past my.....  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 09:30 PM   #23 
  - How do you drive something like that?  W_HAMILTON   May-14-11 09:32 PM   #25 
  - Actually, a "Stinger Steer" car hauler is very prone to getting stuck if you aren't careful  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 09:41 PM   #35 
  - In Portland ...  Trajan   May-14-11 09:33 PM   #27 
  - I really enjoyed the trip. Thank you for sharing.  Libby2   May-14-11 09:35 PM   #28 
  - quite a b-day present to yourself, and hope you enjoyed it. thank you for the pics.  niyad   May-14-11 09:37 PM   #29 
  - N. Ariz  beck47   May-14-11 09:38 PM   #30 
  - thanks for the photos  Ruricolous1   May-14-11 09:40 PM   #31 
  - I can't speak to the comparison of driving a tanker.....  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 01:04 PM   #77 
  - I lived in and around Vail for about 10 years, those pics made me homesick  Motown_Johnny   May-14-11 09:40 PM   #33 
  - Cool trip.  geckosfeet   May-14-11 09:46 PM   #37 
  - I made that trip many times in life  JonLP24   May-14-11 09:46 PM   #38 
  - I had considered running up that way, and I've been that way before...  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 01:43 PM   #80 
  - k/r  Dawson Leery   May-14-11 09:48 PM   #39 
  - Cool thread! I enjoyed the trip.  Hassin Bin Sober   May-14-11 10:00 PM   #41 
  - best post of the day!  madrchsod   May-14-11 10:10 PM   #42 
  - Heh I've often fantasized about being a truck driver.  Initech   May-14-11 10:16 PM   #43 
  - Well, it isn't all that romantic! But it does have its moments.  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 10:58 PM   #49 
  - When you're on the road, how do you take the pictures?  sakabatou   May-14-11 10:25 PM   #44 
  - I've got an LG camera phone with touch screen.  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 10:37 PM   #46 
     - Ah.  sakabatou   May-15-11 12:37 PM   #71 
  - You should have called, I would have put you up  intheflow   May-14-11 10:31 PM   #45 
  - That's very kind of you!  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 10:43 PM   #47 
     - I'm very serious.  intheflow   May-14-11 11:23 PM   #54 
        - Awww.....  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 11:29 PM   #55 
  - K&R for an excellent and informative post!  bullwinkle428   May-14-11 10:52 PM   #48 
  - If you really want to see the country, you need to ride high in a cab.  eppur_se_muova   May-14-11 11:13 PM   #51 
  - LOL...yup.  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 11:21 PM   #52 
  - nice scenery, but driving that rig loaded with cars would be one of the few things that would scare  Hannah Bell   May-14-11 11:22 PM   #53 
  - Great story and photos!  DemoTex   May-14-11 11:30 PM   #56 
  - Yes it is indeed.  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 11:41 PM   #58 
  - you're too cute  CatWoman   May-14-11 11:32 PM   #57 
  - Awww....  A HERETIC I AM   May-14-11 11:43 PM   #59 
  - this photo thread skeered me  NJCher   May-15-11 02:07 AM   #60 
  - Hey - nice thread!! nt  nc4bo   May-15-11 05:49 AM   #61 
  - There are going to be some good photos on DU this summer between you  JanMichael   May-15-11 10:58 AM   #63 
  - HEY!!! I rode that downhill going towards Palos Verde - I-17, I think...  cliffordu   May-15-11 11:28 AM   #64 
  - Great photos and story, thanks for doing this!  Robb   May-15-11 11:35 AM   #65 
  - Very interesting. Thank you!  proud2BlibKansan   May-15-11 11:46 AM   #66 
  - wow, you get to drive a portable parking lot AND see the country  WolverineDG   May-15-11 11:46 AM   #67 
  - Wonderful. Great story.  immoderate   May-15-11 12:05 PM   #68 
  - I was facing west.  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 12:39 PM   #72 
     - Oops my bad.  immoderate   May-15-11 02:20 PM   #87 
  - Very cool pics.  polly7   May-15-11 12:12 PM   #69 
  - Not claustrophobic, but if nothing else, it cuts down on the view!  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 12:45 PM   #73 
     - It sounds pretty scary to me  polly7   May-15-11 03:13 PM   #94 
  - Nice, nice, nice.  Morning Dew   May-15-11 12:13 PM   #70 
  - nice! thanks for sharing. I feel like I've been on the trip with you.  Liberal_in_LA   May-15-11 12:56 PM   #75 
  - This is a great essay.  HughBeaumont   May-15-11 01:01 PM   #76 
  - Pic #25... Eating ice cream and taking cell phone pics at the same time... You Super Trucker You...  cherokeeprogressive   May-15-11 01:31 PM   #78 
  - BWAAAA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 01:59 PM   #82 
     - Rookie huh? I guess I asked for that one...  cherokeeprogressive   May-15-11 04:27 PM   #106 
  - Good stuff.  westerebus   May-15-11 01:31 PM   #79 
  - It was a debate, trust me!  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 02:10 PM   #84 
  - Awesome post...!!  PoiBoy   May-15-11 01:59 PM   #81 
  - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  handmade34   May-15-11 02:04 PM   #83 
  - Thanks!  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 02:11 PM   #85 
  - Welcome to portland  quakerboy   May-15-11 02:14 PM   #86 
  - You're not wrong at all.  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 02:32 PM   #88 
  - Great vista coming down the grade into the Verde, isn't it? nt  Zorra   May-15-11 02:43 PM   #89 
  - Yes, it is.  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 02:48 PM   #90 
     - I fell in love with it  Zorra   May-15-11 03:04 PM   #92 
  - I read it all. I'm on my way out there Tuesday myself, Monument  david13   May-15-11 02:52 PM   #91 
  - Oh, wow!  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 03:07 PM   #93 
     - I'm probably going to be there in the rain, too. I didn't realize it  david13   May-15-11 06:48 PM   #116 
  - really cool post - thanks for sharing ! - n/t  Locrian   May-15-11 03:30 PM   #95 
  - Glad you enjoyed it. n/t  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 03:34 PM   #96 
  - Thanks, everybody for the interest and the recs!  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 03:41 PM   #97 
  - Thank you so much for posting!  TygrBright   May-15-11 03:54 PM   #98 
  - Been down that grade too!  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 04:12 PM   #102 
     - The Jake Brake is such a cool story.  cherokeeprogressive   May-15-11 07:03 PM   #118 
  - Awesome!!!  JDPriestly   May-15-11 04:03 PM   #99 
  - Thanks! Been through Flagstaff and those areas about 21 times now - great memories  The Straight Story   May-15-11 04:06 PM   #100 
  - I'm so glad you enjoyed it! n/t  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 04:13 PM   #103 
  - Automatic Rec for first-person account with good photos!  slackmaster   May-15-11 04:08 PM   #101 
  - Great pics! It all looks so familiar...the scenery, that is.  Common Sense Party   May-15-11 04:18 PM   #104 
  - LOL......sorry, bud...but I gotta LOL....  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 04:39 PM   #108 
     - I was afraid it was all you. Criminy, that's a lot of work.  Common Sense Party   May-15-11 10:15 PM   #126 
        - Yup on the keys.  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 10:29 PM   #127 
  - Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Buns_of_Fire   May-15-11 04:20 PM   #105 
  - Thanks for the photos & story-please do it again. n/t  pitchforksandtorches   May-15-11 04:38 PM   #107 
  - Enjoyed very much. Thanks!! And a belated happy birthday.  gtar100   May-15-11 04:40 PM   #109 
  - I'm always afraid to get behind those! Happy Bday. Hope no flames over the non-union truck ;) k+1=r  Shagbark Hickory   May-15-11 04:42 PM   #110 
  - very Cool!  Texasgal   May-15-11 04:50 PM   #111 
  - Ol'Mr. BB has passed over the Rainbow Bridge by about 7 years now.  A HERETIC I AM   May-15-11 06:58 PM   #117 
     - Awwww... I am so sorry.  Texasgal   May-15-11 07:08 PM   #120 
  - wonderful shots!  Blue_Tires   May-15-11 04:51 PM   #112 
  - Excellent post...thanks for sharing.  ileus   May-15-11 04:52 PM   #113 
  - Thank you for sharing! Looks like quite the adventure.  Anakin Skywalker   May-15-11 04:59 PM   #114 
  - very interesting, thanks for taking the time to post & upload pics  tomm2thumbs   May-15-11 06:25 PM   #115 
  - Great!! Thanks!! And you coulda dropped that red Mustang...  onager   May-15-11 07:04 PM   #119 
  - That was really fun! Happy Birthday!  Left coast liberal   May-15-11 07:13 PM   #121 
  - Very cool. Thanks...nt  lutefisk   May-15-11 07:45 PM   #122 
  - Bookmarked ... Filed under: "You Learn Something New ..." Thanks!  66 dmhlt   May-15-11 08:01 PM   #123 
  - Very interesting  liberal N proud   May-15-11 08:35 PM   #124 
  - Just way cool. ..n/t  veganlush   May-15-11 09:13 PM   #125 
 

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