GM Truck Club Forum banner

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Moderator
Joined
·
6,019 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Well guys, I think that it is finally here. Last week it was in the 50's and now highs of 30's. Today they said with the wind chill it was 8 degrees. I hope everyone has their winter prep done. I guess modding season is officially over.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
215 Posts
As ready as I can be. Had a high temp yesterday of 20 degrees. Wood stove is going,lawn furniture is picked up. Modding is over unless you have a heated garage or live in a warmer area.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
6,019 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
And let Ski season begin!!!!
lol, Last year my sons's school did a thing with pine knob where you got a membership for $80, then each week you could get an all day lift ticket on mondays for $20. I am glad that I did not do it. There was hardly any snow there all year. I live a few miles from pine knob and the hill was mostly green all last winter. I am glad I did not spring for one of their unlimited passes. I think they are around $500. those people got screwed last year.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,447 Posts
Well guys, I think that it is finally here. Last week it was in the 50's and now highs of 30's. Today they said with the wind chill it was 8 degrees. I hope everyone has their winter prep done. I guess modding season is officially over.
:grrrrrr:Dont even get me started!!! Winter SUCKS!!!!:grrrrrr:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
239 Posts
I'm ready for some snow. Not cold weather though. Just had to work outside in 28 degree weather all day.


Then comes the dang salt they throw on the roads that makes a huge mess. I can't stand it.

I wish they used sand, much more better.

Do plows throw down salt or sand where you guys live?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
215 Posts
I'm ready for some snow. Not cold weather though. Just had to work outside in 28 degree weather all day.


Then comes the dang salt they throw on the roads that makes a huge mess. I can't stand it.

I wish they used sand, much more better.

Do plows throw down salt or sand where you guys live?
Pure salt here. And some type of liquid they spray on the salt at the spreader which makes it work at a lower temp. I guess they can't use the liquid when temps are above 25. On the interstate roads up in Vermont, they have 18 wheel tankers that spray it right before it starts snowing. Keeps the snow from sticking and packing on the road. We just had some squalls over the weekend and now all the roads are white with salt residue.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
239 Posts
Pure salt here. And some type of liquid they spray on the salt at the spreader which makes it work at a lower temp. I guess they can't use the liquid when temps are above 25. On the interstate roads up in Vermont, they have 18 wheel tankers that spray it right before it starts snowing. Keeps the snow from sticking and packing on the road. We just had some squalls over the weekend and now all the roads are white with salt residue.
I hate it. Makes me cringe when i see it all over my truck. I try and give the frame a hose off every time it snows and i drive it.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
6,019 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Pure salt here. And some type of liquid they spray on the salt at the spreader which makes it work at a lower temp. I guess they can't use the liquid when temps are above 25. On the interstate roads up in Vermont, they have 18 wheel tankers that spray it right before it starts snowing. Keeps the snow from sticking and packing on the road. We just had some squalls over the weekend and now all the roads are white with salt residue.
yea, pure salt in Michigan also. It stinks. I drive over in Ontario often, only being 45 minutes from the Canadian border. They use sand over there. First, the traction created by it is great. Second, your truck looks awesome after driving thru it and parking it at a hotel over night. I came out and it looked like I just waxed it.


I hate it. Makes me cringe when i see it all over my truck. I try and give the frame a hose off every time it snows and i drive it.
I wash my truck every time I drive it in the snow. "We will take your van" is something I utter very often in winter.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
475 Posts
yea, pure salt in Michigan also. It stinks. I drive over in Ontario often, only being 45 minutes from the Canadian border. They use sand over there. First, the traction created by it is great. Second, your truck looks awesome after driving thru it and parking it at a hotel over night. I came out and it looked like I just waxed it.




I wash my truck every time I drive it in the snow. "We will take your van" is something I utter very often in winter.
That sand is mixed with salt...plus we use that brine liquid crap too....not many rust free vehicles up here.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
6,019 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
That sand is mixed with salt...plus we use that brine liquid crap too....not many rust free vehicles up here.
It has been some time since I have been over to Windsor. No one was using brine last time I was there.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
6,019 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Just no! I hate the cold.
The way I see it is if I am going to be freezing my butt off in 15 degree weather (without wind chill) Then there should be snow on the ground! Cold with no snow = sucks, cold with snow= :great:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
239 Posts
I've always thought that. No sense in cold weather if it isn't gonna snow.

We're actually having some flurries right now but not sticking!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,865 Posts
First freezing rain of the season this morning. Woke to a dusting of snow, by 8:am, everything was covered in ice. Warmed by noon and things melted, calling for rain and 13 deg c (55 deg f) tomorrow.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,447 Posts
Just spent an extra 45 minutes added to my 2 hour drive home from work because people decide to do half the speed limit with a dusting on the road.:grrrrrr:. This is just another reason why I hate winter... And its only just begun.:no:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
415 Posts
[MENTION=51590]Pikey[/MENTION] smart thinking. I used to get the club deal too back when i wasas in high school. Not anymore, I got sick of skiing the same hill all the time. Now if I do, I head north to the bigger hills to the point where I dont get bored. However, new to this area so ive got a few different hills to choose from.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
6,019 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
@Pikey smart thinking. I used to get the club deal too back when i wasas in high school. Not anymore, I got sick of skiing the same hill all the time. Now if I do, I head north to the bigger hills to the point where I dont get bored. However, new to this area so ive got a few different hills to choose from.
To find any "decent" skiing in Michigan you have to drive at least 5 hours north. I would rather just drive to NY. IT takes 5 hours and you can ski Mt. Holiday. The first time I skied was in Vermont. It was a great place to learn to ski. It took me about 2.5 hours for my first run. But, by the time I got to the bottom I knew what I was doing. Here in Michigan people think that they are skiing when they go strait down a garbage hill without falling. In Vermont if you went straight down a hill, you were dead! I hate skiing here. It is really boring. I usually get kicked out because I get bored and ski out of bounds because that is they only thing challenging that is here. I would love to ski Colorado.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
415 Posts
Very true. Thats the case at bittersweet by Kalamazoo. You get bored so fast you start to break the rules and get booted by ski patrol. My cousin and I are trying to plan a trip east, just trying to figure the best days. I would love to go to Colorado but that will just have to wait a few years
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top