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T4 - T5 Forum Pages » T4 - T5 Camping Club » Events » Denby Road Train (Truckers Stuff)
Denby Road Train
Date: Saturday, 10/Apr/10, 5.26 PM | Message # 1
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From: 06/Sep/09
Ok so not T4 stuff here but there is no correct location in the Lifestyle section for this one, maybee Admin may add a section at some point.

So there I am reading my latest copy of Truck & Driver magazine & whilst flipping through the adds I noticed a small add by Denby Transport advertising a 30 minute drive of the Denby Road Train LHV "omg" I thought Ive gotta have a go at this so Ive got myself all booked up to go & drive it on the 22may

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lairKr1Nf0Q

Ill get some pics & give you all some feedback on this Massive Truck that Denby say is legal & Vosa say is Illegal

Admin note - I would of thought events was the place for it to go buddy so have moved it there


 

Rob. [Secretary]
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Date: Saturday, 10/Apr/10, 5.29 PM | Message # 2
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From: 06/Sep/09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9WAk33lD-k

 

Rob. [Secretary]
vwT4T5club@googlemail.com

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Date: Friday, 14/May/10, 8.22 PM | Message # 3
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with only a week to till I get to drive this beast tho it uses a standard 400 hp volvo or 440 scania I am starting to get itchy feet & just cant wait to get behind the wheel. Yes its a fair ol trek to get to but as I dont ever get out of th uk it is a chance of a lifetime for me to drive what could be the future uk road train or just one of chance of a truck that could never be.
I will of course get some pics & hopefully some video of this awsome truck in action & will share my experiance with you all.

 

Rob. [Secretary]
vwT4T5club@googlemail.com

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T4 -------- X Pack -------- Blue Thunder AKA The Bat Mobile
 
 

 

Date: Saturday, 15/May/10, 4.26 PM | Message # 4
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From: 27/Jan/09
We would love to see it Rob have fun......

Not my cup of tea but each to their own i suppose B however it does raise the point that really like Rob we should all be raising our hobbies, passtimes and special events we attend if for no other reason as general knowledge and who knows maybe some of us might have more than Transporters in common well done Rob lets see a bit more of this kind of thing guys....


 

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Date: Sunday, 16/May/10, 10.48 AM | Message # 5
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Should be a great experience mate. Will there be a Transporter with a fifth wheel on your shopping list soon? biggrin

 

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Date: Sunday, 16/May/10, 12.41 PM | Message # 6
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Now theres an idea and a half its been done but get this a T4 5th wheeler display unit we take to events to advertise our community that would certainly get us more notice wouldnt it biggrin job done members would flock to see it onc ewe have em in our sights sign them up on the spot he he

I have to say however there are much nicer T5 versions sadly surprised about that would far better fit the bill the upside is we are both T4-T5 clubs so we could get away with a T5 happy all we need now is someone to buy one .....anyone offering

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Date: Sunday, 16/May/10, 1.25 PM | Message # 7
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Now that is a cracking club promo vehicle. We could all fit in. biggrin

 

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Date: Sunday, 16/May/10, 10.31 PM | Message # 8
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cool cool

 

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Date: Monday, 24/May/10, 10.42 PM | Message # 9
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Sat morning 7.40 I set if with the van in need of a wash & only to find out the jet wash don’t open till 8am so off to the next petrol station for diesel & red bull as I never slept well & then off to Lincolnshire.
As I got close to Lincolnshire I was passed by a couple of T4’S & then I remembered that Van Jamboree was going on at the same showground. I stopped for a coffee & some grub only to find I was surrounded by day trippers (grrr), after my coffee which was a poor one at that & mostly ended in the bin I set off with only 15 minutes to go till I arrived.
I pulled into the main entrance only to find it was the wrong one & was being used by Van Jamboree & was greeted by a sea of transporters, I spun around & a minute later was greeted by an awesome sight. No not the Denby Road Train but a RAF Vulcan Bomber looming over the hedge (I just love those things) a quick glance right & I missed the entrance & the guy behind started to toot so I pointed to the Birds ;). I spun around & entered the showground which was a dust track & spotted the DRT what a sight, after parking & reporting in with my driving licence I got chatting to some of the other people who had turned up to drive the DRT.
There were a couple there who both drove for a living he had a class on & she had a class 2 & had done all the booking, upon reporting it aspired that they were both scheduled to drive the DRT he was at 4.15 & she was next up. 1 hour later she got out with the biggest of grins & we started joking how he has started something there & it won’t end until she was booked to do her class one.
12.15 came & it was my turn so they had a small chicane, a set of dog leg corners, there was the UK & Dutch tuning circles marked out & a reversing area. So I set of & first up the chicane & the guy explained to me just drive it like a normal artic, naturally because of the length I compensated & was told not too & followed though the chicane. First impression OMG I doesn’t take up any more road space than a normal truck.
Now for the turning circle which all Uk trucks must turn within & wow it still had so much space left & so I started to play to see how close I could get to the inner circle & still the nose was well over 3 feet clear of the outer circle, after that we circled the Dutch one & now im starting to see why they cant negotiate our roundabouts they are given to much space.
Ok next up the dog leg a right & a left with the left being a wider exit so in I went again I started to compensate for the length so quickly took the normal line again & then turned left & wow it was so easy it was unbelievable & then headed for the reversing area. I was confident I could nail this bit so I started only to do well then balls it all up, after several attempts I started good & looked like I was going to do it then as I tried to straighten it all out over corrected & it all went wrong & this was the pattern for me.
Done that was my 30 minutes over & time for lunch & Dick Denby arrived, we chatted for an hour or so along with other drivers some of which were local to me & then I headed of 600yards down the road to spend some time in the Newark Air Museum.
In the Museum there were some nice aircraft including an Avro Shakleton built after the Lancaster & you could go inside & explore the whole aircraft apart from the tail section, I chatted to some volunteers 7 had a good nose around for a few hours b4 grabbing another coffee & sandwich & heading of home.

All in all a great day out was had by me & I will do it again & I think Mand’s wants a go in a normal artic so that should be fun, a few T4’s made a wrong turn into our area so I grabbed some pics for you all.

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Rob. [Secretary]
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Date: Tuesday, 25/May/10, 7.29 PM | Message # 10
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From: 27/Jan/09
Nice to big i fear for our roads system though, in daily use surely it's bad enough with all these foreign trucks everywhere driving on the wrong side, i am never happy overtaking them !!!

God knows how i will get on in Dover next month

Only ever once been in any form of artic and i wasn't driving but there is a story [tell a lie i used to hitch hike but that was when i was when i was 15-16 and i'm now to old to remember anyway] so onwards .....

A good friend worked at the time for W.H.Malcolm the well known Scottish eqivalent of the Stobart chain [maybe] the job was going from Glasgow to Inverkeithing in Fife which passed without incident nice drive being that high up and seeing everything, you dont normally from car!! so to the laoding bay he had to reverse down a driveway the width of his truck for what seemed like miles and was a good bit from the road, and into a shed with a door literally the width of his truck then i was ordered out as it was loaded but first...the trailer was extended to its max 70ft i believe and a 20 by 70 ft weighbridge was loaded ekkkk you could literally see the truck sink surprised it was on every max it had surprised :o

And so, off back to Glasgow through the minute village of Inverkeithing and onto the M8- M90 and into Glasgow city now came the fun part dragging it through the city, its a wonder how several cars didnt loose their roofs in honesty its only when your in such a large vehicle you actually get to see how stupid some folks are at traffic lights creeping down the inside and such like, the truck is sitting in the middle for a reason "NUMPTY" it was truly astounding how many drivers do not understand that a truck can not stop like a car nor manoevere like one either for that matter!!!! it taught me a lesson that is still with me today some 25yrs later which is a respect for large artics and such like but more importantly if such has an escort its for a reason as we didn't it wasnt mandatory in those days sadly, but would of made all the difference the drivers back then had to know exactly what they were
doing ........

Scary stuff so now i give EVERY artic a wide berth and am patient with them.....even the foriegn ones wacko even although after watching 5th gears feature on them scaring me still further.... surprised


 

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Date: Thursday, 27/May/10, 6.36 PM | Message # 11
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From: 20/Feb/09
Good one Rob. Glad you had fun driving it. I'll stick to rigids for now though. That looks too big for me.

 

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