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Post #71 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, December 6, 2018

 

Days away from home - 98          

Miles drove since leaving home - 32,626

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Why Bridges Freeze Before Roads Do

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, November 29, 2018

We should pay special attention to bridges and overpasses when driving in temperatures around the freezing point. Over the years we have heard that bridges may be icy while the road is not. We have also seen signs posted before bridges and overpasses which state this for safety reasons. This condition however is an important one that should be given some consideration. So how could the bridge be icy when the road is not? Here’s why.

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Post #70 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, November 28, 2018

 

Days away from home - 77          

Miles drove since leaving home - 22,299

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How do I prepare for winter driving?

Written by Lucas Gulino, November 22, 2018

Not so long ago, we saw on the roads these trucks that kept the landscapes and green spaces alive. These vehicles equipped with several equipment and accessories that cut the trees or maintained the road, change now from another equipment’s. The snow plows take place to clear away these new roads, which will become snow-covered and ice-free.

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Road salt – why chemical de-icing?

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, November 15, 2018

When winter strikes, the conscious driver prepares for increasing traction in case of icy and slippery roads. Some bring a sandbag and a shovel while others gear up with a set of snow chains. Still, others have automatic tire chains mounted on their vehicle, so there is no need at all for special preparation. All these drivers rely on mechanical principles for increasing traction. But, are there no other options? Let’s dive into the world of chemical de-icing of roads.

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Post #69 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, November 13, 2018

 

Days away from home - 70           


Miles drove since leaving home – 24,185

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Solutions for other slippery conditions

Written by Ulrik Andersson, November 1, 2018

The automatic snow chains are genius when you encounter adverse road conditions in the colder seasons. With just a flip of a switch you have instant traction added so that you can get up in speed or if you need to stop, you get improved breaking power.

 

But what about the rest of the year, when you are not in the winter season? In the middle of the summer or in the autumn?

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Post #67 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, October 16, 2018

 

Days away from home - 18             

Miles drove since leaving home – 10,926

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4x4 vs. Onspot

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, October 12, 2018

There are times while working the booth at a trade show that people will tell me they are considering the Onspot automatic tire chain system, but are also considering 4X4 as well. When purchasing a new vehicle, 4x4 is a common option to consider. No wonder, since it’s a familiar and well-tried solution with good features for safer driving, but it is also easy to ignore its weaknesses and believe that there is no better alternative.

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Rescue Driving: The Keys to Reduced Response Time

Written by Eric Jones, October 6, 2018

In rescue operations, the time required to arrive on site from the moment of the first call is a critical measure of effectiveness. First responders work tirelessly to reduce response time which means more lives are saved and injuries can be treated before they become life threatening.

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