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Terrific pics and narrative, Alex. Thanks for sharing your travels with us.


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06Fargo wrote:

Hi c.traveller2 -

RE - stuck with the axles on the ground - I got thinking one of these: Exhaust jack

Along with a couple or four of these: Sand ladders

might be handy for us folk who explore a bit with single vehicles...


I'm looking into the sand ladder or may build my own, the exhaust bag lift has a weight limit to them of 8000 lbs and my rig weights in at about 10,800 lbs wet and the website states "not for F250". Thanks for the links and advise.


You would only be lifting a portion of the weight at a time... but "not for F250" ...dang it! ... how does a rubber bag know it's lifting on a F250 [emoticon] [emoticon]

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06Fargo wrote:

c.traveler2 wrote:

06Fargo wrote:

Hi c.traveller2 -

RE - stuck with the axles on the ground - I got thinking one of these: Exhaust jack

Along with a couple or four of these: Sand ladders

might be handy for us folk who explore a bit with single vehicles...


I'm looking into the sand ladder or may build my own, the exhaust bag lift has a weight limit to them of 8000 lbs and my rig weights in at about 10,800 lbs wet and the website states "not for F250". Thanks for the links and advise.


You would only be lifting a portion of the weight at a time... but "not for F250" ...dang it! ... how does a rubber bag know it's lifting on a F250 [emoticon] [emoticon]


I did email Bushranger and haven't received a reply yet as to "not for F250", does this mean that Dodge and GMC trucks are OK?[emoticon] Besides with my camper on, I'm way over their weight limit.


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Nice pics. Seems like time to use a different removable mount, so you can mount the winch on the rear as well as needed. [emoticon] I've thought about a winch, but I'm so conservative on where I go that I haven't talked myself into buying one.


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What people don't realize, a TC doesn't have that much extra space for recovery tools. Camper and truck are heavy. There's an old joke about Dodge Power Wagons ,"Hard to get them stuck, but when you do,you need at least a D-6 to pull you out"

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Consumer reports test of a Titan jack.

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Exhaust jacks are pretty big to store and space is tight on a truck camper rig.

What I have found with winching is often there isn't a suitable anchor point conveniently located near where you get stuck. We have a Milemarker hydraulic winch and use one of these I've used a few times with one of our Land Cruiser 60's: Pull pal. Our Cruiser only weighs 5000 - 5500 lbs loaded for bush campng we keep it as light as possible. The website shows bigger vehicles using it.

As long as your engine will run the hydraulic winch is continous duty.


The other great item to have with heavy rigs is a portable winch you plug in to receivers at whichever end of the rig you need it... but again on a TC rig where do you store it? And a big one is heavy to carry in knee deep mud...

anyway I've done enough high jacking and winching on a great travel story thread...

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06Fargo wrote:

What I have found with winching is often there isn't a suitable anchor point conveniently located near where you get stuck. We have a Milemarker hydraulic winch and use one of these I've used a few times with one of our Land Cruiser 60's: Pull pal. Our Cruiser only weighs 5000 - 5500 lbs loaded for bush campng we keep it as light as possible. The website shows bigger vehicles using it.


I'll take a look at those anchors, the one I had with us wouldn't even dig into the very hard soil that was out there.

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Great story Alex, and what a trip. Funny too, with you holding the end of the cable I thought you were the "deadman!"

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whazoo wrote:

Great story Alex, and what a trip. Funny too, with you holding the end of the cable I thought you were the "deadman!"


The under the road drain that I found was beyond the length of my cable (90ft), I was attaching my tow strap to the cable in order to reach the road drain. It's nice to hear from you!

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That explains it Alex, otherwise I was going to suggest that for a real deadman your wife bury you up to your neck. She wouldn't take that seriously would she? Lol, great to see you as well Alex, best to you both.

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