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Unread 10-09-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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With winter coming up I thought it would be cool to start a thread for pictures/stories about recovery adventures and pulling people out of snow banks?!

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Unread 10-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Two recoveries last night. They were from mud holes but we were surrounded by snow. Do those count?

No pics tho, unless you count the aftermath of my Jeep. I hate mud...
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Unread 10-13-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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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.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 11:22 PM   #4
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Wow that's to bad! When my YJ was my DD I helped people as long as they attached the recovery strap to there vehicle and understood that I wasn't liable for any damages.

I pulled this guy out 4 times... He was new to snow wheeling and couldn't stay on the road.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 01:05 AM   #5
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I wish I was able to get pics the other day , Of me recovering my YJ that was high centered with my XJ. ( Yes you read that right I recovered one of my Jeeps with my other . Colby and Tana witnessed it lol. )
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Unread 10-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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When my YJ was my DD I helped people as long as they attached the recovery strap to there vehicle and understood that I wasn't liable for any damages.
that is the same thing I have always done. I've pulled a few people out on the way up or back from snowbird, that slid into ditches.
I have also pulled some other people who parked in snow banks, and got stuck, out.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 11:38 AM   #7
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I typically tell them I'm not responsible for any damage lol.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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my buddy found some mud
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Unread 11-05-2013, 08:35 PM   #9
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Looks fun! Where's that at?
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Unread 11-05-2013, 08:36 PM   #10
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rose canyon!!
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Unread 11-05-2013, 08:59 PM   #11
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Hate to be that guy but... Where is rose canyon open year round???
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Unread 11-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #12
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Rose is on the west side in the oquirrh mtns
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Unread 12-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #13
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This at little moab a couple weeks ago, all rocks that were shaded had a layer of frost wich made everything a little more interesting. Driver side slid off wall and it layed on its side. No damage just a little scuff on soft top where roll cage was resting on rock. A couple guys tugging on a strap and it drove right out.
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Unread 12-22-2013, 11:32 PM   #14
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Pulled out a Chevy truck yesterday near Baccus Hwy.


The spot he was stuck at was an old mud hole that the snow covered up flat.
He had his front tires up on top out of the hole but was hung up on the hitch.


Once out of the hole I used 2 straps to get some distance between us so we both didn't get stuck. It wanted to pull me to the right into deeper snow.


There was a Toyota that avoided pulling him out. That's OK leave it to the Jeeps.

Job done .
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Unread 12-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #15
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This at little moab a couple weeks ago, all rocks that were shaded had a layer of frost wich made everything a little more interesting. Driver side slid off wall and it layed on its side. No damage just a little scuff on soft top where roll cage was resting on rock. A couple guys tugging on a strap and it drove right out.
Note to self... Don't try that obstacle when it's covered in frost. Granted last time I was there it was like a blizzard...
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