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    Default Put the truck in the ditch today

    Well, embarassing driving story of the day for me here. I was leaving a party that I stayed overnight at, and it was out at a farm. The path from the driveway to the party in the pasture was super muddy. No problem getting through that with my 2wd truck. When I was turning out of the driveway onto the road though, I made the turn quite a bit wider than I should have, and put the front passenger side into the ditch. Tranny crossmember hit the road and bottomed out, and the left rear tire was about 6" off the ground. Luckily, the party was at a farm, and my friend has a tractor there, so I called a couple of people up to the driveway to start the tractor up and pull me out. I've been unsure about having the trailer hitch on there since I don't tow anything, but it was pretty useful this morning. Lesson learned: After a night of partying, be more observant of how wide the road actually is.

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    I didn't take any pictures, but here is one of the same thing. Just imagine my chevy where that dodge is, and my left front wheel on the road so I was at a steeper angle.

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    Always nice to have a friend with a tractor around. Hope it didn't do any real damage.

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    I got pretty lucky. No damage, since the frame sat on the ground rather than anything else, and pulling it out with the tractor didnt seem to cause any damage. It was nice to have the tractor there though - its a bit of a challenge to get a hung-up 2wd out of a ditch with the heavy end down and only one drive wheel without a tractor or a large truck.

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    Sounds like there was more mental damage than physical damage. Another lesson learned.

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    whoever's dodge that is should have just left it in the ditch

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    haha, lesson learned I guess. Good to hear that there's no damage
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    I like how this thread got brought back up - and on my 18th birthday, so I'm legal here, and a lot of talk about drinking and driving has happened today. I didn't say it in the original post, but this happened because I usually don't drink as late or leave as early as I did that day, but I needed to get to an unexpected work call. Good timing on bringing the thread back

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    Ouch!!! Glad to see you are OK and the truck....
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    How did I miss this thread? I guess having a baby around that time kept me pretty busy, lol. Good times!

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