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Put the truck in the ditch today

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by pmf608, Jul 18, 2010.

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  1. pmf608

    pmf608 Active Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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.

    Good Times:lol:

    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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  2. Pats1pab1

    Pats1pab1 Member 100 Posts

    Always nice to have a friend with a tractor around. Hope it didn't do any real damage.
  3. pmf608

    pmf608 Active Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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.
  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Sounds like there was more mental damage than physical damage. Another lesson learned.
  5. b-radical

    b-radical New Member 100 Posts

    :wink2::sign0020: whoever's dodge that is should have just left it in the ditch
  6. TELORVEHC

    TELORVEHC New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    haha, lesson learned I guess. Good to hear that there's no damage:great:
  7. pmf608

    pmf608 Active Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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 :lol:
  8. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Ouch!!! Glad to see you are OK and the truck....
  9. DrewLL66

    DrewLL66 New Member

    thats tough man
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    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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