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  • Rufford Ford
  • Flaperon
    Full Member

    how well protected are the batteries/circuity on those things ? What’d happen if one got submerged ?

    High voltage side is well water-proofed and will run under water indefinitely. The 12V will suffer like any other vehicle.

    There’s a video of someone driving a Tesla through six feet of water.

    jamesoz
    Full Member

    I used to live fairly near a Ford. Never killed a vehicle in it. Usually if it’s high enough to kill a car, it’s flooded along the road too. IIRC the road is shut when it’s impassable as the current will pull a car downstream.

    I did get caught out one night. I’d been on a late call out in something like February. Took a short cut through the Ford on the way home to avoid roadworks, or for the fun of it. I can’t remember.

    Following day the van wouldn’t move.

    I couldn’t work out why, being an Escort I assumed it was down to it’s awfulness. Called the AA out, apparently brakes were frozen solid.
    The AA guy mentioned the Ford, had I been through it? For some reason, possibly my boss finding out or the fear of looking stupid, I swore blind I hadn’t been through it.

    Much hammering and revving it went again.

    dudeofdoom
    Full Member

    I don’t even think it would be covered under insurance??

    My boss hydroborked his bmw and the insurance paid out, I vaguely think it was wrote off was a 3-4 years old.

    dudeofdoom
    Full Member

    Classic nimby there, annoyed that their nice place has people visiting it. Haha.

    TBH if it’s the bloke complaining about being filmed, it seems a fair enough comment.

    matt_outandabout
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    It’s amazing what people will drive into.

    One day I was driving minibus and trailer, with a colleague driving my Yaris in front of us.
    I stopped at the edge, but he just carried on into a 400m long flood on the carse of Stirling. I watched the bow wave grow, the water start lapping up the doors… I was convinced that was the end of the car – the rear wheels started floating and he determinedly kept going.

    And made it out…it took a few weeks for the carpets to dry out though. 😠

    DaveyBoyWonder
    Free Member

    Its a weird mix of the type of people who slow down to gawp at a motorway accident, blokes with tiny cocks who drive landrovers with straight through exhausts trying to impress the aforementioned people who still live with their parents and label themselves as “youtubers” and just plain stupid people who try and take normal cars through 3ft of water. I’m not surprised locals are pissed…

    monkeysfeet
    Free Member

    Funnily enough, I had a conversation with a work colleague over this event in 2015
    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/photographs-tell-story-floods-wales-10654795
    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/flooding-closes-a5-a55-north-10652546
    We worked on Anglesey, and were driving back after a night shift. That area of road is unlit, and the national speed limit. We used that stretch of road daily, and it flooded within a matter of hours.
    So imagine 5am, travelling at 70 and hitting that. The car lights just didn’t pick up the floodwater.
    That was a long morning. My friends Alfa (6months old) was totalled.

    wooksterbo
    Full Member

    We take my son to Rufford Park every now and then as we live close-ish by. He likes to watch the cars and vans go through the water but this is when it’s warmer and the water levels are normal. Would take no pleasure seeing drivers wreck their cars and trucks even if they were stupid in trying to drive through it. I think there was a youtube clip a while ago where quite a large truck got stuck due to water through the air intake.

    rone
    Full Member

    Just up road from me – it’s a very clever you tube idea.

    Minimum effort.

    That ford has been a problem for idiots for years.

    ayjaydoubleyou
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    The blue defender was a bit of a knob. You’ve finally found a use for your vehicle but playing with it when someone else is stuck aint on.

    The rest seem to be victims of their own stupidity.

    Those coming form filmer’s right have a very obvious neon yellow depth marker. Not sure what filmer’s left have apart from a road sign.

    tjagain
    Full Member

    TBH if it’s the bloke complaining about being filmed, it seems a fair enough comment.

    Why? Public place you can film anyone

    earl_brutus
    Full Member

    Do these wannabe ship masters claim on their insurance for damage to the car in these cases? – if so we are all paying for this lunacy with higher insurance premiums…..not to mention the environmental impact… still makes for entertaining viewing though.

    rone
    Full Member

    Why? Public place you can film anyone

    ‘Tis true.

    But what you do with the footage can become a problem. Though in most cases what are you going to do?

    richmars
    Full Member

    So many stupid people, don’t they know to take your shoes and socks off first before going into the water, then you have something dry to put on afterwards.

    multi21
    Free Member

    @andybrad
    Full Member

    that guy in the blue landy wants a kicking for creating those bow waves like that.

    You’ll be pleased to find out that he borks his engine in the latest instalment. “Buy a smart car mate” 😁

    LimboJimbo
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    My rural journey to work crosses a couple of rivers that get a bit floody at various points of the year. I always detour, even if I’m in our Discovery, as you’re never quite sure what’s been washed onto the road you can’t see. I don’t fancy dragging the bumper off for the sake of an additional five minutes.

    One of crossing points rarely floods more than a couple of inches. The issue is, when it does you can’t see the road’s edge, as one lady in a Merc discovered last winter. She panicked half-way across, attempted a three point turn and ended up driving into a submerged four foot ditch. The water on the road was ankle deep.

    bfw
    Full Member

    **** that! I wont even cycle through one on my ti winter bike. My mate did, slipped and broke his pelvis

    HoratioHufnagel
    Free Member

    I’m guessing even if the engine is ok, stuff like wheel bearings and cv joints aren’t designed to keep water out if they are fully submerged, especially at speed.

    soundninjauk
    Full Member

    You’ll be pleased to find out that he borks his engine in the latest instalment.

    So I assume it’s not supposed to sound like that, even allowing for aftermarket ‘improvements’.

    DickBarton
    Full Member

    That was disappointing, I was hoping to see the actual cause…hahaha

    It is annoyingly addictive tv to watch, but the kids with the Landies don’t really seem to have any regard for the ford or the feeder stream…aware it is probably the most offroad they are able to go in that area (without paying some entrance fee or other), but it does seem unimpressive the amount of ‘support crew’ needed for those things.

    I’m impressed at seeing the normal cars making it through the deep water…that is far more impressive than watching something with some power and a snorkel giving it some beans to cause a big splash.

    Right grumble over, no doubt I’ll be watching more later on this evening!

    Houns
    Full Member

    If I lived there I’d be extremely pissed off with those gimps parking on the footpath and revving their stinking diesel ****boxes right outside my house. Bunch of ****s

    Cougar
    Full Member

    I only skim-watched the rastafarmerian video because he was boring the tits off me, was he really complaining that the bloke upstream had made the crossing safer?

    soundninjauk
    Full Member

    If I lived there I’d be extremely pissed off with those gimps parking on the footpath and revving their stinking diesel ****boxes right outside my house. Bunch of ****s

    Reminded me of living in London with people revving scooters around and about. And the odd complete a**se who’d rag some offensively loud car up the road at 3am.

    I’m glad I don’t live there any more.

    commencaltr29rider
    Full Member

    They could do with a nutter turning up with an automatic weapon and making themselves useful really, what a bunch of ****s.

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    Those Landie types appear to be grade 1 bellends.

    andybrad
    Full Member

    oh how i feel for him

    TiRed
    Full Member

    If I lived there I’d be extremely pissed off with those gimps parking on the footpath and revving their stinking diesel ****boxes right outside my house.

    This. We have a level crossing that shuts four times an hour and stays closed due to the length of trains exceeding the platform. The number of drivers who sit with their foot on the brake blinding people or don’t turn off their engines is ridiculous.

    I take little pleasure in watching people who don’t really know any better destroying their vehicles. With that sort of failure rate, it’s a systems failure rather than a driver failure. Not sure why it isn’t signed as closed and blocked for passage.

    My mate did, slipped and broke his pelvis

    NEVER ride through a ford, the surface is ultraslippy and a recipe for falling.

    ayjaydoubleyou
    Full Member

    Those Landie types appear to be grade 1 bellends

    £50k+ car and £5 gray trackies says it all

    kayak23
    Full Member

    NEVER ride through a ford, the surface is ultraslippy and a recipe for falling.

    Mwah ha ha!

    greatbeardedone
    Free Member

    Can we assume that most of the cars will be leased?
    Once they’re written off, they’ll just be replaced. FOC.

    jamesoz
    Full Member

    You’ll be pleased to find out that he borks his engine in the latest instalment

    I can almost smell the unburnt diesel, giving themselves, their mates and anyone unfortunate enough to follow them on the road a dose of carcinogenic shite. I really hate diesel, especially old dirty ones.

    greatbeardedone
    Free Member

    You can only hope that these drivers have kept their fishing permits up to date.

    They’re bound to land a few ‘brown trout’ when they see the garage bill😢

    colournoise
    Full Member

    kayak23
    Mwah ha ha!

    Amateur…

    (posted in the full knowledge I’ll be quickly one-upped myself!)

    2022 04 17 Ride 029 04

    2019 07 21 bike 076 04

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    Right grumble over, no doubt I’ll be watching more later on this evening!

    Missus away out was she?

    Northwind
    Full Member

    What’s actually up with the landy there? Looks mostly like a bad injector…

    I drowned my old mondeo, there’s a thread about it somewhere… Mad floods on the way back home from a bike race, A84 flooded just above Callendar, was a pretty long wade Would have been fine except for some total bellend in a truck coming the other way, his bow wave went right over the roof of my car and damn nearly washed it off the road. Got it home, dried it out (conveniently the exhaust rusted through just then and let all the water out), drove it for another few years but it did smell like sweaty balls any time it got wet from then on.

    Driving through the flood felt completely awesome right up til it didn’t 😛

    timba
    Free Member

    The car lights just didn’t pick up the floodwater

    Try dipping them 😉

    timba
    Free Member

    The floodwits don’t think about the petro-chemicals that float into the environment and kill things.
    Gates are stupid-expensive, £65,000 in 2019! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-50621415

    anagallis_arvensis
    Full Member

    Colournoise and Kayak…that’s not a ford

    kayak23
    Full Member

    😂

    Rivett
    Full Member

    I’m probably on one of the clips doing a three point turn after seeing how deep it was.

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