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Got Stuck?

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Okay... even the good guys get stuck once in awhile

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Got any good pictures of getting stuck? Post 'em here. Share the story.

I'll get the ball rolling. Somewhere deep in the back dunes of Gordon's Well we helped this guy out. He said the group he was duning with just kept on going. Didn't notice he got stuck.

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It took about 10 men and a boy to drag the front end around and point it down hill. A small folding shovel helped alot to move sand out from under the car. Free at last!
We may have created a small witches eye in the process.
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Re: Got Stuck?

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Just cruising along and it sank. The sand was like flour - big wind storm the night before. We guessed it was a filled in witch's eye. You would sink almost to your knees just walking in it. Just the 2 of us & a single shovel. Took a couple of hours.
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Oh man, both of those look bad, but I think Vincent is the "better" of the "worst" =D>

I've got to find the pictures of my buddy stuck, I um, err, have never been "seen" stuck :^o

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Watch the video to see a series of mistakes as I get stuck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6qTGPxMCCo

Lesson learned: I should have picked an alternate line and not been so focused to follow.
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Wow, I'll say the other car was pointing downhill alrighty :shock:

I'm going to have to disagree with the last statement in the video, backing up is a gamble, the reverse gear in a VW or just about any other transaxle is very weak [-X

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You mean like trying to back up in sand is almost as punishing as backing up in a flat bed trailer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWJ7BBvdO7M

This is where the truggy's or trophy trucks have a distinct advantage. Automatic trans and a real reverse gear. Estimated cost to fix that oops? Maybe $3K? But I digress.

Back on point though, I barely slip the clutch above idle to see if the car will budge without throwing sand back at me while in reverse. It may reqire the shovel to groom the sand for a smooth transition that will require less stress on the acknowledged weak reverse gear.
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LOL, yeah, I saw that awhile ago [-X

I do use a winch to get mine into the Toyhauler, but didn't do the "starter in reverse" method last trip to St. Anthony's #-o

Mine's only a 4E, so it was about $1200 all said and done, but I sure that was because the trans builder felt sorry for me :mrgreen:

I like those surplus shovels too, might have to get one for the trunk =D>

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UcObYHUfhU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJX1O9PQ ... re=related

Resist the temptation to apply too much throttle before you start moving.
Point the nose downhill if at all possible.
People pushing can help a lot. Just be nice and don't roost them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJMtWqqU ... re=related
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Some classics there ^^^ =D>

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Re: Got Stuck?

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Baja 500 buggies stuck in the sand. It's good to have friendly spectators.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lWgPEEZ60Q
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Re: Got Stuck?

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Oh man, that one's going to be expensive :shock:

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Re: Got Stuck?

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Okay, it's time for the tow vehicles to show us how it's done.
With 3 you get egg roll.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnCIkPa5 ... ure=relmfu

I got stuck one time at Ocotillo Wells in my RV and it took a 4x4 Bronco, an F-250 Powerstroke and 6 people pushing. I'm sure if it wasn't for the 6 people pushing I'd still be stuck :shock:
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Re: Got Stuck?

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Booga-dune-poon wrote:Okay, it's time for the tow vehicles to show us how it's done.
With 3 you get egg roll.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnCIkPa5 ... ure=relmfu

I got stuck one time at Ocotillo Wells in my RV and it took a 4x4 Bronco, an F-250 Powerstroke and 6 people pushing. I'm sure if it wasn't for the 6 people pushing I'd still be stuck :shock:
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Re: Got Stuck?

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The hard pack just collaped under the weight of this rig. Impressive to see the rescue from all the good Samaritans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71rnxI1n ... re=related
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Re: Got Stuck?

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Oh man, all of those are incredible #-o

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Found this guy out by china wall. He had been there all night his buddies never could find him in the dark.
Glamissandduner went back to camp and got some shovels for him. Took them a couple of hours to dig out
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Re: Got Stuck?

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alyshka wrote:Found this guy out by china wall. He had been there all night his buddies never could find him in the dark.
Glamissandduner went back to camp and got some shovels for him. Took them a couple of hours to dig out
Wow, a Superduty out by China? Glad we've all got GPS, wouldn't want to spend the night out there :|

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Re: Got Stuck?

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That guy in the truck
at Chinia Wall that got stuck
should have tried out for this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDY6bWT5oTM
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