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Old 06-11-2019, 08:31 PM   #1
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Curious to see who actually pushes these vans to the limit. I'll start:

Pushed a bit too far into the bog and got sucked in. No amount of jacking, Max Trax, or digging was getting us out. A winch would have been useless as there was nothing nearby to grab onto. Finally had to call for a snatch.





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Old 06-11-2019, 10:15 PM   #2
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A deadman or some other sort of sand/snow anchor in this situation is an option if one has a winch (and one is prepared and has one) even better if it's another vehicle to hook on to... ��
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:22 PM   #3
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A 2WD driven by the The Grand Tour would have never got stuck.......
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The grand tour would’ve pulled him out in his 2wd while doing a wheelie...in an ice storm.....
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I almost tipped the van over on our first trip

We were out in Moab and tried to drive up to some free camping on Long Canyon Road. The drive was pretty uneventful besides some steep spots until we got about .5 miles from the top of the canyon. As you can see in the picture below (not mine) this giant rock had slid down over the road. I'm sure there was enough space to get the van through but I almost rolled it over with some bad wheel placement and poor spotting. You can see in the photo that the left side is lower than the right and I swear, we were within an inch or two of rolling over.

Won't do that again. I'm thinking about using my label maker to print me a sign that says "Motorhome, not rock crawler".
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:59 AM   #7
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Curious to see who actually pushes these vans to the limit. I'll start:

Pushed a bit too far into the bog and got sucked in. No amount of jacking, Max Trax, or digging was getting us out. A winch would have been useless as there was nothing nearby to grab onto. Finally had to call for a snatch.





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Situations like these remind me of the saying, "The better the 4x4 the further you have to walk to get the tractor".
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I swear my 3500 drw with duratracs could have got out.
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I once stuck an old Chevy van in the Florida sand. I had plenty of traction going into the field but turning around stopped it dead. It took two tow trucks, one to pull me out and one to pull that one out. (Think really long winch cable.)
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2WD

No need 1WD far superior
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