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Posted: 01/09/21 07:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Been stuck 100s of times back when I used to off-road all the time.
Never been and probably never will get stuck with my truck and camper.
I do get stuck a few times a year on my ATV. That will never end. LOL


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Not sure what was going on there, but it looks like i could have driven through that with my Wife’s Subaru . Sure doesn’t look like much. I have driven through a lot worse with trucks and Jeeps. Looks more like an eye dee ten tee error. Looks like he may have let off the throttle in the middle of it, no bueno.


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If you haven’t gotten stuck, you weren’t trying! Lol
That was just plain embarrassing though. Nothing like getting stuck in the only mud puddle on a dry road!
I did get stuck in the only snowdrift on an otherwise bare road. Well, my buddy was driving his new 4x4, it was late, we were hammered and didn’t see the little trail around a crusty old 100’ long probably 5’ deep drift that we decided we could punch through! Lol
Got about perfectly in the middle of it. And that was all.
About -20 that night. 3 of us in the truck in basically street clothes. And truck run out of gas about 2am to add to the fun. Like to froze to death that night.
1 guy was hypothermic by morning. Had to slap him around to get him to his senses a little and we jogged out about 5 miles to the county road at first light. The running warmed us up and helped with the hangovers!
The video, stretch, slack, then hammer down method must have been for affect. That truck only needed a nudge not a clean and jerk recovery.


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billtex wrote:

Not sure what was going on there, but it looks like i could have driven through that with my Wife’s Subaru . Sure doesn’t look like much. I have driven through a lot worse with trucks and Jeeps. Looks more like an eye dee ten tee error. Looks like he may have let off the throttle in the middle of it, no bueno.

And probably started out in 2wd since everything else was dry and hadn’t turned off traction control. So bam, stuck like chuck when you could have driven through with some momentum, 4wd and no traction control.

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No wonder the driver doesn't want to confess





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what surprised me was how he used the elasticity of the rope and gave it a hard jerk. I was sort of panicked when he started rolling, thinking he was going to snap the rope or pull the hitch point off. Very impressive result though.

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Oh yeah, all 14,000 glorious lbs, up to the differential, tie downs and running boards. Many, many miles off the beaten path in the SW desert. We came to a deep muddy puddle that covered the whole dirt road. We saw that others had gone around on slightly higher ground at some point in the past. Well, turns out that was probably the worse of the 2 routes...Nothing but soft muddy ground.

The 4 of us tried to dig out, used our blocks, dead brush under tires. No use, all too slippery. We spent the night and tried again in the a.m. Over many hours we ended up collecting every rock and piece of gravel we could find, in a place that was 95% dirt, dug out some more to make a more shallow escape "ramp" in front of each tire, lined those areas with the rocks for traction. That finally worked.
Learned our lesson on that one, maybe...Feel bad about the torn up terrain though. Thankfully not much vegetation to damage.


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That camper looks heavy for that truck


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Only an idiot would have taken that line with that rig.


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adamis wrote:

So... Any of us have a confession to make?

Stuck in the mud...

I'm impressed they could even make a call from that far out. Have you ever been this stick before and what did you do to get out assuming you didn't call Matt?

I buried a '67 chevy 2wd truck with a brand new 1972 8' truck camper. The camper was a few weeks old. Back then most of my state/COE campgrounds were dirt trails dozed around a area with picnic tables where they wanted people to park.
A sudden squall line built just NW of the COE lake we were fishing on, resulting in a huge amount of rain in 30 mins with 70 mph winds. The boat was in the water so no way we had time to pack up/load the boat on the trailer and make a run for pavement about 3/4 miles away.
Next morning we got'er ready to leave for home. I made 2' before the truck settled on the axles.
Someone got a local rancher with a big green tractor to help with stuck vehicles. He even backed boat trailers down the dirt boat ramp so we could load our boats...and never charged any thing and wouldn't take what we offered.
I've been stuck other times back then but never where I couldn't work/dig myself out.

I subscribe to Matt's you tube. Hell even he gets stuck...but I sure would call him a name.


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