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Best "stuck" stories

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoors' started by unplugged, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. unplugged

    unplugged New Member

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    Getting stuck offroad is usually not very amusing when you are in the middle of it, but afterwards you can manage to laugh a little. Post your tales of woe here.:eek:

    My most recent was when a co-worker was following me down a dirt road at night, and he didn't see the ditch on the right side of the road. He high centered his ford. (yes found on road dead) The funny part was when the tow truck had finished pulling him out, the tow truck was backing down the same road and got himself stuck. Tow truck #2 was able to get the other tow truck out with a bit of work.
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  2. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member

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    That's not a ditch, it's a black hole. It sucks everything in.:tongue:
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  3. KD7ONE

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    My favorite "stuck" story didn't happen to me. It happenned to some soldiers in Iraq during Desert Storm:

    Some guys in a Humvee got stuck in the sand. A little while later along comes an Iraqi tank.

    The Iraqis pull them out with the tank, and then surrender to the American soldiers.
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  4. terry0341

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    4x$

    I was out hunting with my wife and wanted to show off the 4x4 capabilities of my 1998 1500 silverado. "Always scout an area before the snow falls if you plan on showing off there later". I went off the side of the road crossong the area between the road and the tree line and completly grounded my truck"no wheels touching the ground" in a ditch. Knowing of course that I a former Marine, this is just a temp problem that I can overcome with my great driving abilities! After about an hour of brainstorming and my wifes sides hurting from laughing so hard, a furniture truck came by and pulled me out with a strap they had. Then my wife and I drove home at about 5 milies an hour because I had fried the tranny with my great "driving abilities" $1900.00 later and we have not been 4 wheelin much since!
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  5. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member

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    I used to go off road at the "power lines" nearby my work while on my lunch break. I talked a friend of mine who had a wrangler into going along. We decided to take the trek a little further than usual, so it was new territory for me. I was always proud of the fact that my truck went through anything and everything. I was especially proud since it was only a 1/2 ton 2wd. Of course I was typically hauling A$$ up the hills, and steep slopes, where 4x4's would be crawling slowly up them.

    But this new area had some high, but not wide humps. His jeep made it over just fine, but I got hung up on it. He had to jump up and down in the bed of my truck so that we could rock the drive wheels back onto the ground.

    So, it's not exactly a really bad situation, but I'd say it's the worst I've ever had. Never really been stuck since then. Maybe I'm just more cautious now.
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  6. ChevyFan

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    I've never been stuck. :cool:

    I've had friends that have been stuck though. I think I typed on in here in the past, let me see if I can find it and just cut and paste.
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  7. ChevyFan

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    We went camping in the Sand Dunes of Moses Lake, Washington about 15 years ago. One of my buddies had a '72 blazer and it was August so we had the top off, etc. He ended up going through a water hole and got stuck in the middle becuase someone in front of him got bogged down and he had to stop.

    10 minutes underwater to the hood, we pulled it out with a long tow-strap, popped out the plugs and turned it over a few times. Water came pouring out! We let it dry for 2 days and put the plugs back in, let it idle for a couple of hours and everything was fine. We drove back to Seattle with no problems. lol.
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  8. ChevyTech

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    My story begins with my girlfriend driving down from Maine in my '79 Jeep Cherokee. Her and her friend went on a side road to avoid construction and got stuck in a ditch facing downwards into a shallow ravine. A local was driving by in his Dodge p/u and tried to pull her out using a chain I have in the back. Well he tried for like 20 min to get her out and bent his bumper up doing so (HAHAHA never send a dodge to do anything but look pretty) did I mention it was a Hemi.:biggrin: So he left to get some help and returned with a friend. Now here is where it gets funny, they hook up and go to pull her out but my g/f forgot to put the car in reverse to lighten the pull load and left it in drive and hit the gas, there by pulling the light duty wrecker in the ravine with her. It took 5 hours and a semi wrecker to get them out. Damage aquired to vehicles 600 bucks on my jeep 200 bucks on the wrecker and one badly bruised ego of the guy in the Hemi Dodge. He was a nice guy though and I thanked him for his efforts as I pulled up in my old 2004 Chevy 3500 dually crew cab Diesel. :biggrin: God I miss that truck.
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  9. unplugged

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    "King of Stuck"

    At work they call me the "King of Stuck" Needless to say the name is accurate. I keep asking them to lift my truck but they say it voids the warranty so they just keep rescuing me instead.:biggrin: Here is a picture of a spot I always drag the frame rails over. Instead of lifting the truck they are contemplating the Tundra since it supposedly has a higher stock ground clearance.
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  10. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member

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    It seems that your company is more worried about the warranty than their budget. Maybe you should ask them for a raise, since it's obvious they don't mind throwing some more $$ around.
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  11. unplugged

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    Smart money

    Weird how big companies will 'budget' their monies. They hire contract labor for dangerous work to keep their workers comp insurance low. (If a contractor dies on the job, they can just hire another contractor.):eek: Then there is the capital expense vs operating expense issue. If they shift labor cost of an employee to the labor cost of a contractor there is some mumbo jumbo they spew about how capex is treated differently that opex in the tax code. Even though it cost more for the contractor, they 'save' money?:confused:
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  12. cafs

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    This is my " I got stuck story " from once upon a time , a long long time ago when I was in high school.

    I was driving in the woods near my parents house with the girl I was dating at the time. Driving fast enough over the bumps and ruts so that she had one hand on the roof and the other on the seat to keep herself in the seat , I was having a good ol time. Making her chest bounce around like that , was good for laughs and giggles as well.

    Over a hill we went and came down in sandy loose soil. The front end dug itself in while the rear was trying to climb over. Great ,, This aint gonna work.

    " I have to get out and push , while you drive "

    " I cant drive a clutch, WHAT am I supposed to do ? "

    " Put it in first , slowly let out the clutch , and give it some gas at the same time "

    " Isnt there anything else we can do ? "

    " You wanna push ?" ( shes all of 5 foot , 100 lbs ) She just gives me a yeahright look

    "hop on over and lets get this going"

    first try = stall
    second try = stall

    "Dont let the clutch out so fast "

    third try = Wheels spin , rocks flying , I'm ducking

    "Ok , this time , try a little less fuel when you let the clutch out"

    It worked . We 're out . She drove about twenty feet and stalled out when she stopped.

    I got in and drove peacefully out of the woods and took her home . She didnt talk very much on the way (think she was ticked?)

    I never did take her into the woods again after that , and I wonder if any other guys ever tried ... hehehe
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  13. CANYON2334

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    stuck like chuck

    after climbing all the hills and holes in the local hummer dealers test track(i was in a 95 sidekick suzuki w/street tires (i forgot i had a ranch hand cargo rack in my class III hitch, i get the bright(or not so) idea to back off of the steepest,shortest hill and end up with two in the air and two on the ground. after digging a hole under the rack and jacking it up and kicking it off the jack I WAS FREE!! the only loss being an old jack and a really new pair of dockers( i have no pride to damage since i gave it up to sell cars a few years back) oh well, DIE TRYING!
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  14. CK15906

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    I wasn't stuck, but....

    I pulled a 3/4 ton Ford crew cab diesel out of grass and mud with my 'burb with a slippy transmission. Oh, the Ford was a few months old and my truck had near 200K on the clock.
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  15. garys

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    Stuck Stories

    My Story Goes Back To 1978-79. I Was Working As A Civilian Dispatcher For A Small Police Dept. On Third Shift When One Of The Biggest Snowstorms To Hit West Michigan Came. When I Got Done With My Shift I Was Pushing Snow With My Bumpers In My Chev. Blazer On My Way Home. Only Two Of Us At The Dept. Had 4wheelers So The Chief Called And Asked Us To Come Back In And Help Out Getting Fresh Officers In And Third Shift Ones Home And Handle Emergency Calls. I Started Transferring Officers While The Other Guy Took Emergency Calls. While Taking The Last Officer Home From A Neighboring Dept., I Got Stuck In A Wind Row Left By A Large Snowplow Truck Trying To Get Down The Side Road To The Officer's Home. Much To My Surprise, A Couple Of Snowmobiles Came By And Hooked On To Me And With Their Power And Mine Managed To Get Over The Packed Snow Mound. It Was A Time When All The Community Got Out And Helped Each Other No Matter What Was Needed To Be Done. The Next Day The Natl. Guard Was Activated And Brought In The Heavy Stuff To Get Things Going.
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  16. retired2001

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    I got stuck a few years ago in my '90 Astro Van. We had pulled off on the "grass" to look at some property. The grass was "damp" from the dew (no rain) and the sun was shinning. I had a set of low profile tires (new) on the van and when we started to leave it would just set there and spin the tires! I finally got it back on the road by me pushing it sideways while my wife was spinning the tires. I thought I was going have to call a wrecker to "rescue" me. No mud, just wet grass!
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  17. dwill3015

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    My most recent "stuck story" comes from this past November during late muzzleloader elk season. I still had my Tacoma and my buddy has a 1989 Suburban w/4" lift and 35's. We had split up on seperate roads when he tried to pull off the road to let another truck go by and got hi-centered on the snow berm left by the snowplow. His left front tire was off the ground and he couldn't budge so he called me on my Garmin Rino to come and rescue him. We hooked a tow-rope up and had to get a running start in reverse and finaly jerked hard enough after 3 tries to pull him off the berm.

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  18. cecivic

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    I never got stuck, but thought I'd like to share this:
    I'm in the Air Force, and was stationed at Clark Air Base, Philippines in 1991. Mount Pinatubo erupted that year, and caused destructive mudflows near the base. The mudflows wiped out many bridges. A few weeks after the eruptions, rivers were passable as long as the water was low. Still, you can misjudge which part of the river was shallow enough. One time, I crossed a river in my trusty Nissan Sentra (2wd, of course:biggrin: ) and got nervous when I started to see water going over the front of my hood. But I made it through, thank goodness:eek: ) That's the last time I went "off-roading".

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    Chuck
    '06 Silverado
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  19. TrailLeadr

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    Welcome to the club.:biggrin:

    I can imagine that must have been a little unsettling.
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  20. ChevyFan

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    Not too many people can put together a story about a Volcano, wiped out bridges and the need to cross a river.
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