Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 40° 3'42.36"N 112° 2'16.73"W
Sorry, but I won't have many entries for this thread. For several reasons. One, I don't have a 100% idea of the condition of my 180,000 mile old transmission and I'm not about to burn it up helping out a stranger that, Two, might sue me for damages when their crappy little ricer starts making a new funny noise and blame me for it. Three, I live where I work so I don't get out much. Last year I put 1,700 miles on my Jeep. Yes, that's correct - ONE thousand seven hundred miles for the entire year. I think this year might be less.
Many moons ago I used to go out in the snow in my Chevy Luv to help people out. I toasted a rear differential and a transmission (at different times) pulling morons out of the ditch. The only reason one of them didn't win the lottery off me was because my front plate was missing and the rear was covered in snow. They were actually quite pissed at me that I got them out of the ditch and their right front fender was crumpled. I tried to explain to them that it happened when their lack of driving skill and excessive speed for conditions meant they impacted the drain culvert hard enough to bend the front wheel. But they were adamant that I did the damage. So I told them I could push them BACK in the ditch and call all the towing companies to leave them there or they could politely say "thank you". They actually tried to reach in my glove box and get my registration so they could track me down. Luckily I was behind the wheel at the time and sprayed them with enough snow when I took off they couldn't chase me.
Since then I have been a little leery of helping ANYONE out. Too bad a few ***holes spoiled it for everyone else.
1997 ZJ 5.2 Orvis, Baby!
1953 Willys M100 trailer Tagalong