post #1 of Old 02-18-2012, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep stuck on hill in branches

So my Jeep is about 15 min drive from my house, I had to leave it there overnight because it became stuck. It's on a long grassy hill, a little slippery. There are 2 branches under the jeep touching the skid plate, there is one big branch in front of the Jeep. What do you think is the best method for getting this out? Chainsaw the branches and lower the air in the tires for traction and then go forward out of it? :/

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post #2 of Old 02-18-2012, 10:46 PM
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Chainsaw only if you have permission from the landowner or whomever manages the property then try to air down and make it out. If you have a friend with a winch that would help. Bring a friend with ANYTHING!

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post #3 of Old 02-18-2012, 11:04 PM
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Always off-road using the buddy system. Some one with a winch would be helpful. Take your time on the recovery and think the moves through before executing you can end up in a worse predicament.

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You could also try posting up in here, and or find local to you off-road clubs, some people in groups love a good recovery trip.

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Thanks guys! I called a towing company and they said they would chainsaw the branches but would charge sooo much money. SO I was thinking of renting a chainsaw tomorrow morning and doing it myself. I've already used a machete on a few smaller branches.
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Pictures or it didnt happen
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Pictures tomorrow. Really, it was such a stupid spot to get stuck at . I was looking for areas to take good pictures of the scenery. At least it's in a good area where only millionaires live (top of Palos Verdes,CA overlooking LA and the ocean), so I'm pretty sure it's safe overnight.
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So why are you stuck?

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So why are you stuck?
He isn't driving a YJotM , but he could be in the future.




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What's a YJotM?

I'm stuck because I was off-roading just as the sun set (foolish to do), I can't drive up the hill or turn either direction because of 4" branches. So I need to cut them away once there is daylight. The ground is semi-soft there, so I think then lowering the tire pressure may help getting out of that spot.
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Worst case scenario, I'll need someone with a winch if removing the branches doesn't work, which I know of no one around here that has a winch
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What's a YJotM?

I'm stuck because I was off-roading just as the sun set (foolish to do), I can't drive up the hill or turn either direction because of 4" branches. So I need to cut them away once there is daylight. The ground is semi-soft there, so I think then lowering the tire pressure may help getting out of that spot.
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Worst case scenario, I'll need someone with a winch if removing the branches doesn't work, which I know of no one around here that has a winch
See my previous post about finding some possible help local. Airing down might be helpful, but all of this information is only going to help so much as none of us have a clue what the true nature of your scenario is or just how stuck the Jeep actually is.

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post #14 of Old 02-19-2012, 05:44 AM
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What sort of tires do you have? Sounds like a couple well placed 2x4's could get you over the branches.

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light the branches on fire... wait a few hours, pull the carcus of jeep out.
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