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Accidental 4x4 trip..

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 2011TRDSPORT, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    2011TRDSPORT

    2011TRDSPORT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I was on what should have been about a 4-4.5 hour drive between Kelowna and Merritt, British Columbia. I was getting tired so I decided to pull off at an exit and take a look around on the logging road right next to the highway. You could have driven a Civic down this logging road it was so nice. Everything was great as I got further from the highway. Until the end of it that is. They are extending the road and little did I know there was snow run off running under the road. It all looked dry and hard. I was just sitting there about to turn around when the whole truck dropped through the dry crust on top of the mud. Note the slop in the third picture. That wasn't there until I started moving the truck around and try to dig it out. The more I moved around, the bigger the hole got. haha. With a little work I had the truck moving back and forth in the hole but could not get it OUT of the hole which was about a foot deep. The stock tires are good for one thing, pavement. No cell service, by myself. Luckily I was coming home from a National BMX race I had competed in. I rode my bike back to the highway and had to call a buddy once I had service. He drove over an hour out of town in his more than equipped '95 Chevy to yank me out. What a guy!

    My wheels are scratched to ****, the hitch is a little bent, the windshield is scratched and I've spent about 3 days pressure washing and there is still mud falling out. The only thing that made it worth it was seeing a moose about 50-60 feet away from my truck while I was sitting there waiting. Sorry, no moose pics.

    Thought someone might have a good laugh!

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  2. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Moderator Vendor

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    Wow that sucks... I'll be honest and say that I don't think I could have gotten out even with mud tires the way you are sunk in there.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    Sunner

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    How'd you scratch the windshield?
     
  4. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    Maverick904

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    tip for next time...dont use the wipers unless you have good ammounts of water to pour down the windshield ahahah
     
  5. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    babytruck

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    That must have been scary.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    That answers my question
     
  7. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    That sucks!

    Lucky you were able to get out though, could have been a lot worse.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Leaves the bay but brings all its problems

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    Before too long you'll look back and think it was fun and funny. :)
     
  9. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    haha I've been down that road, there are some wicked lakes out there, but the runoffs are insane right now! glad you got out!
     
  10. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    I was never "scared" at any point. Worst case I would have called a tow truck and paid $500 to get it out. Or slept in the truck until the morning when a logging truck came along.

    The windshield was my fault. I wiped it off quickly because I wanted to get the **** out of there and follow my buddy. The last thing I was thinking about was finding water to wash it off.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    Wow thats some deep mud, hopfully you didnt get too much damage. Maybe have to modify it a bit and try that trail again, cant let it beat you :D

    I live in Langley too by the way. Good to see some other local guys on the fourm.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    I think you'd need something on tracks to go any further than where I was. haha. I could see the mud up ahead. That's why I stopped there. Then I just fell through the layer on top I guess. Next time, I'll know where to turn around... lol.

    That's funny you're in Langley. There's a few nice Tacos here. I always tend to see the same ones though. Can't say I've ever seen yours. I'm thinking about a 3" lift. You installed yours yourself?
     
  13. Jun 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    Wow that sucks....
     
  14. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    I just looked at the pictures again a few minutes ago and laughed out loud. It did suck. But, now it's funny and awesome! The windshield still bugs me. That was just stupidity on my part!
     
  15. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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  16. Jun 17, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    told ya! :p
     
  17. Jun 18, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    I'm in North Langley to be specific. Theres another guy with a silver taco on the fourm that lives a couple blocks away.

    I just have a front spacer lift and rear shocks. Lifts are pretty easy to install. If you plan on doing some more wheeling id go with a OME lift. I get all my work done on my truck at Dales Alignment in Langley.

    We have a pretty good group that we do trail runs with, your welcome to come out anytime.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/canada/201617-vancouver-regional-discussion.html
     
  18. Jun 19, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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    How did you bend the hitch?
     
  19. Oct 1, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Not the entire hitch, just one of the tabs where you'd hook the chains from a trailer.. It was the only place to put the shackle for the strap. I've bent it back and re-painted it. Can't even tell.
     

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