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Old 02-03-2008, 12:12 AM
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Under water driving

Giday all,

Just been having a discussion today on a aussie 4wd forum, this blokes in a landcruiser crossing a river with his son, 99% of us reckon he's mad, they were calling him all sorts... wanker, tosser, idiot, mental retard, and so on, i didn't insult him, i just told him i wouldn't cross that in my effie which is twice the weight and height of his landcruiser.

Can you blokes check out this power point and give me youré thoughts on wether you would do the same thing?

http://p38arover.com/misc_files/lcwatercrossing.pdf

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Not in my truck that's for sure! And definately not with a young child! Very irresponsible if you ask me.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:31 AM
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I would have to say the guy is a total idiot for that move with his kid in the car.

on a related topic even with a snorkel to keep the engine from suckig in water how do you keep all of your electronics/alternator etc functioning while their submerged in water? and how long do they last after a swim like that?
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I would have to say the guy is a total idiot for that move with his kid in the car.

on a related topic even with a snorkel to keep the engine from suckig in water how do you keep all of your electronics/alternator etc functioning while their submerged in water? and how long do they last after a swim like that?
Usually, the charging/ignition system is sealed.
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Wow what a tard!! Why take chances with your life even if you know your vehicle is water worthy? BTW awesome pics!! It looks beautiful there!!
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I have crossed rivers in my jeep that where just as bad. But never with a child in the car! Thats just plain #*#*#*##***... Nice pics by the way and ya it does look pretty over there.
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:23 AM
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Awesome Pics but a stupid move on the guys part especially w/ the kid
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I would say, yeah he's probably done it before, but with the kid...I don't think that was the smartest thing.

Great pics though, that is a beautiful country you have there!
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:42 AM
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Can we say dumbass!!!! I can't believe anyone would endanger the life of a child by doing that. I hope all Aussies don't act that way. It looks like you live in beautiful country down there.
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Towing a boat, no less... darned dangerous, especially with a light little vehicle like that. If there was a strong current under the surface, that could go really bad. If it stalls out, how's he going to get his child out of there? What if something had been washed into the road and he got stuck on that? The flood could increase in intensity while he's sitting there.

I've watched the creek behind my house flash flood into a raging torrent. It wasn't one giant wave, it was a series of little waves that never died down, one after another, a few minutes apart. In half an hour it went from a trickle to four feet of very fast moving water. And this all happened after the rain had let up. Flash floods are dangerous and unpredictable. You have to respect what nature can do when it gets ticked off.

Also very hard on the vehicle - water can get into the diffs, transmission, wiring... and the trouble doesn't show up until three months later.

BTW - very nice photography. Someone has a sharp ultra wide angle lens.
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