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Fathers day fiasco

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by mhagio, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Jun 22, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    mhagio

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    Thought I'd share how i spend fathers day morning...

    Was down on the 101 by Cardiff State Beach and found this nice drainage ditch to burry my truck into. Ouch!!!

    it took 3 AAA guys and a couple of hours, but they saved my truck with only minor damage to the skid plate. It was amazing to see how strong that plate was. The front end was basically siting on this concrete block.

    I didn't see this ditch that was overgrown with grass so i happend to back into this thing.

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  2. Jun 22, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    how did you get there????
     
  3. Jun 22, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    TRD4x4858

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    Shouldve called your local Tacoma crew! I wouldve yanked you out, I was in Encinitas that day :)
     
  4. Jun 22, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    EEtaco

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    Thats some major flexin' right there. :cool:

    Glad you got out all right.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    WOW! Locker wont help much in that situation....
     
  6. Jun 23, 2009 at 1:19 AM
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    w8n4mud

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    ^+1 I so would have helped. That sucked. We could have had a bonding moment. My son would have been like... "Dad, why did he do that?" I'm glad it all worked out in the end. I should stay clear of that area when I'm close by. Haha.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2009 at 1:36 AM
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    la la la la la...ohh shnap! caplunk! *note to self* avoid appealing side of the road. nice that your truck didnt get all messed up though. :D
     
  8. Jun 23, 2009 at 1:38 AM
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    it looks like it wanted to flip, glad it worked out w/o much harm to ur truck or family
     
  9. Jun 23, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    glad the family is ok and nice flexing.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    i thought 4x4s were invinceable
     
  11. Jun 23, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    Glad everyone is ok and you escaped with minor damage. Why did it take so long to get you out? Looks to have been an easy one. But thats just looking at the pics.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    Ouch...glad there was no other damage to the truck. A Dakota may have fallen apart with a hit like that!

    I saw a cop car that did exactly the same thing last week. He had his back left wheel about 2' off the ground and was buried in a similar looking drainage ditch. Drove by too fast to get a picture but I was laughing at his expense.

    I'm sure you'll look back and laugh too. Just another story to tell!
     
  13. Jun 23, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    Sorry your father's day sucked, but its good that you had only minimal damage.
     
  14. Jun 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    mhagio

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    Thanks to everyone's kind and supportive words. I'll definitely reach out to this crew the next time (hopefully wont be one)

    In the end i took away the following:
    Don't panic: When I first got stuck I automatically threw it into 4-wheel assuming it was just spining on dirt (reality my rear wheel was probably hanging off the edge). Still stuck. I then proceeded to lock my diff thinking hey cool I got all these tools why not use them. It did help get me unstuck but somehow put me in the drainage ditch as you can see.

    Lesson learned 1: When stuck get out assess the situation then take action.

    Lesson learned 2: Need to laugh at yourself sometimes for doing stoopid things like this. Although this was super embarrassing, I have to laugh in the end (easier done since there wasn't much damage)

    Lesson learned 3: People on this forum are a truely supportive group

    Lesson Learned 4: Having AAA has more then paid for itself

    Lesson learned 5: Having 4-wheel and locking diff sometimes just isn't enough :rolleyes:

    Thanks again
    Maurice
     
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