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4x2 recovery vehicle

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by drifter, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Jul 31, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    drifter

    drifter [OP] moderately modded

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    Last night I was down on our north jetty where I new some people were messing around at. Suddenly a couple of guys run up and ask if I have any rope or chain. It turns out that this guy in a 2wd Ford Explorer got himself stuck in a little bit of sand. I drive out there, get my truck in the grass *the sand patch wasn't that big, he just got really unlucky and didn't make it to the grass*, hook up my chain to my hitch, he hooked up to his LCA *explorers don't have recovery points* and boom, I pulled his sorry butt out of there. Sadly, no pics, I didn't have a camera on me :(

    My prerunner worked like a boss that night :cool:

    4x2 recovery vehicle ftw!!
     
  2. Jul 31, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    eccracer104

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    Woohoo! My Prerunner and I are usually on the other end of the rope. Wait who am I kidding I dont get stuck ... :crazy:
     
  3. Jul 31, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Oh I know, me too. This time the tables were turned though, and I got to save somebody's butt. I never though I'd get to really do that with my Prerunner :D
     
  4. Jul 31, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    I'm still awaiting the day I rescue someone with my prerunner :)
     
  5. Jul 31, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I pulled Doug out once when I had a PreRunner!! There's a video of it floating around somewhere. :p



    Now I'm pulling news vans up snowy hills. :cool:


    :p
     
  6. Jul 31, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    drifter

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    lol funny
     
  7. Jul 31, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    haha! I gotta see that, Derek! Help me look for it if ya can! :D

    To the OP- Drifter, I bet you felt bad ass after yankin it out, huh? I woulda been like, "oooo yeah..." Also, I wonder what the other person would think if you whipped out a camera to film the extraction- "What the hell? Why is a camera needed to get me out?" haha just random thoughts rolling through my head on a slow day.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    Ya, I was kinda pumped. I liked being able to call a few shots, since I'm the one doing the extraction :cool:

    A camera probably would have got a couple "wtf's" lol
     
  9. Jul 31, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    Ya, I was kinda pumped. I liked being able to call a few shots, since I'm the one doing the extraction :cool:

    A camera probably would have got a couple "wtf's" lol
     
  10. Jul 31, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    sachou

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    Any vehicle that was designed without recovery points was never designed to go offroad.

    That's why I wheeled my FWD Corolla! Two tow points in front, and two in the rear :D

    I've never had to use them, though. The only times I got stuck I had 3-4 friends come up and physically lift the rear end by its wheel wells.

    Good job on your recovery; and also on keeping recovery gear in your vehicle.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    drifter

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    Yup

    lol nice man

    :thumbsup:

    Hey thanks, yea I have a little bit of stuff just in case you know.
     
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