My Jeep is a 6 speed standard.Merry Christmas from the left coast...
As for the Jeep... I assume it's an auto? If so, why didn't you put it in park or neutral?
Aside from that, when I first started following your adventure, one of the things I wondered if you addressed, was extra winch line for straps and/or straps? I was thinking along the lines of 300 ft. Synth line, albeit not cheap, packs well for a lot of footage. Also, some sort of winch anchor. I've seen some designs in the past and not knowing if there would be a tree or ?? available, IMO this would be a must on a journey such as yours. Even 3 simple stakes driven into the ground and lashed together makes workable winch point. Good that you have a snatch block!
Good to hear the Jeep only suffered cosmetic damage. As we all know, it could have been a lot worse. Sadly enough, I almost cried when the beer got broken! :crying:
Safe travels and God speed. :cheers2:
It's just a question of how steep the hill is. Becuase it weighs 6,000lbs that's a lot of force trying to turn the engine over. I also suspect my 3.8 does not have the world's highest compression anymoreThat is really odd that it would roll that easily in 1st gear? And pick up speed, no less? In 20 years of Jeeps I've never experienced such a thing. Well, maybe get into the habit of putting it in reverse from now on. :grin2: