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Old 06-18-2004, 10:13 PM   #15
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yes craig now i remember that...

should have taken it in the grille... new radiator would have been less expensive!

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Old 06-19-2004, 01:19 PM   #16
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Venison goes will with beer. Or beer is just fine on its own.

On the serious note, My wife and talk about what we would do in any obstruction would suddenly appear in front of our "package" Fully loaded we are close to 12,000 pounds with an est length of something in the mid 30 foot length. We drive as a team, if she has to take off her seat belt we pull over. (had a friend that was ejected through the winshield while she was looking for something , she did live)
But we are both looking for any activity that would be potentialy dangerous. As a team we will drive over or through any object that is smaller than us. Our only exception is human life. We will risk our lives when a human is in something infront of us. Any thing else we will run over and sort it out later.

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Abe,

Although not as big as a deer, we were on our way home from the midwest rally and what looked like a possum, ran out into the road from the shoulder. At first it looked like a garbage bag, but going 62mph I came upon it fairly quickly.

I was sad by the results as I hit it, however, I was happy that I did not panic. I tried to get onto the shoulder, mindful of the other lane that was full and watching the construction signs on the shoulder. I did not slam on the brakes, although I did apply them. In the end, it was either us or the animal and I had to choose it. By some grace, there was no damage, but the animal was clearly dead.

It's hard not to, but you have to try not to panic. If I had not been thinking, I would have slammed on the brakes, swerved, etc which I've been told would have been deadly. I think the key is everything in moderation...steering, braking, etc. No quick sharp manuvers, even if it means a head on with a deer or other animal.
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Old 06-20-2004, 01:06 PM   #18
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Eric,
Do you think that this subjec needs its own thread. I am an Emergency Medical Teck and so many times people are killed when they swerve to miss some animal. I have seen many a car wreck that resulted in loss of human life and the animal was still killed.
From the advice I learned here I would run over any thing to avoid rolling "the package" Suburbans are tough, and I can buy more parts, but I just went out on the road with out thinking I bet I would have swerved to miss something and realize way to late that I was doomed..........
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Old 06-20-2004, 07:44 PM   #19
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It couldn't hurt.

In my case I was glad I did what I could within reason and kept a cool head. It all happens so fast, and one wrong move could start a chain reactoion. Maybe the mods could split this off?

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