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#4923820 - 01/21/14 09:20 AM Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area
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Anybody familiar with that stretch of road? Have a 53' tractor trailer stuck out that way. Hard for me to believe what the driver is saying.
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#4923946 - 01/21/14 10:20 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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Well it depends on what he is saying?
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#4923953 - 01/21/14 10:26 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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Please, elaborate!!!!!
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#4923959 - 01/21/14 10:30 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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New driver for me got stuck going up the hill. GPS put him on the road. Couldn't make it up the grade, couldn't back down. 06 Volvo pulling a 53' dry van with about 8000# payload so no reason in my mind he should be stuck. Have been running trucks out that way for 10 years and never heard of this place so I thought something else must be going on.

I called a local wrecker in Post. Guy on the phone told me he knew exactly where truck would be at, he had no idea why that road was even open these days, looking at $475/hr prob couple hours to get him up. I about crapped, truck wasn't off the highway just sitting in the road.

Long story short while I was calling around a guy in a dozer showed up and pulled him to the top for free. Wouldn't take any money, told my guy he's seen 100 trucks get stuck right there.

If anybody knows that dozer tell him I said thanks.
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#4924002 - 01/21/14 10:51 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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This one? It has been years, but I think t is this one.

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#4924012 - 01/21/14 10:53 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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I found a couple pics on google just like that one but nothing that looked too crazy. Did find a story about an oversized load getting stuck there and shutting it down for about a day while they got him out. Still kind of hard form me to believe.

Seems like they'd have "no truck" signs up when you turn off 84.
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#4924026 - 01/21/14 11:01 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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It has been quite a few years since we have been on that road, but coming out of Fluvanna headed north it is as flat as can be, then all at once you drop off of the Caprock. It is like two different worlds.
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#4924044 - 01/21/14 11:07 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
This one? It has been years, but I think t is this one.



Thats it! Picture does no justice though as this is before it drops off. Pretty nasty 7-8% grade i believe. If your trucker is pretty new to driving then he might not have been able to downshift gears fast enough and ended up stalling out. Once stopped I could see where he might not get it going again.
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#4924069 - 01/21/14 11:16 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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That's a very steep road. I wouldn't want to drive a truck up or down it. Lubbock wrecker has a lot of experience with hat hill. What was your driver hauling? Dog catcher that is the hill.

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#4924089 - 01/21/14 11:22 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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Hauling retail products and heading from Post down towards Big Spring. Driver has a few years experience, plus he's an owner operator. He hasn't done much out west of Ft Worth though. I didn't figure he was feeding me a line of crap as he'd be the one picking up the bill for the tow plus down time if he missed his drop and had to layover until tomorrow.

Talked to my other guys that have been out that way regularly for a while, none have ever been up or down it. Guess just one of those days....





Edited by chalet (01/21/14 11:24 AM)
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#4924112 - 01/21/14 11:29 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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If he was trying to go from Post to Big Spring I have no idea why he would choose that way to go. He could have just went South out of Post to Gail, Lamesa, and then Big Spring. Looks like he was going out of way to me. On the other route he would not have had to worry about any steep inclines.

My guess would be a navigation system?
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#4924128 - 01/21/14 11:33 AM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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Yep, following GPS directions. It amazes me how many people can't just pull out a map and get from point A to B these days.




Edited by chalet (01/21/14 11:36 AM)
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#4924211 - 01/21/14 12:09 PM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: chalet]
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There is a short cut by going that way. However, it is all fm roads until he hits 350 near Vincent and a dry lake bed to cross. Probably not saving much time going that way. It would be easier to go on to fm 1611 and cut across, in my opinion. If he gets bored waiting on a tow truck tell him to look off the side few vehicles still at the bottom.

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#4924214 - 01/21/14 12:12 PM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: Nightbird]
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Originally Posted By: Nightbird
If he was trying to go from Post to Big Spring I have no idea why he would choose that way to go. He could have just went South out of Post to Gail, Lamesa, and then Big Spring. Looks like he was going out of way to me. On the other route he would not have had to worry about any steep inclines.

My guess would be a navigation system?


Why go through lamesa? If you're in Gail just go south to big springs.

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#4924218 - 01/21/14 12:14 PM Re: Fluvanna Hill / FM 1269 Post, Tx area [Re: bo323]
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Originally Posted By: bo323
Originally Posted By: Nightbird
If he was trying to go from Post to Big Spring I have no idea why he would choose that way to go. He could have just went South out of Post to Gail, Lamesa, and then Big Spring. Looks like he was going out of way to me. On the other route he would not have had to worry about any steep inclines.

My guess would be a navigation system?


Why go through lamesa? If you're in Gail just go south to big springs.


yeah..I forgot the road does carry on South out of Gail to Big Spring..Good Catch!
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