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wooohooo! my first vehicle recovery!

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by darkturtleninja, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    darkturtleninja

    darkturtleninja [OP] 9th level dungeon master

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    alrighty so i got to put my 4cyl 4x4 to the test....

    we got 13" inches of snow the other day and my neighbor decided to drive his 1980's chevy s10 2wd without any weight in the back.... well needless to say he ended up in in the 4 foot ditch beside his driveway.... and called upon me to help him.... so i backed my truck up and got out my new never used tow strap... and hooked it to the front of his truck and then hooked it to my reese hitch.... i got in my truck and put her in 4hi.... pulled up real slowly till the strap was taut... and then i held my rpms at 2500rpm and let the clutch out and gave her hell.... and his little s10 shot up out of the ditch without any problems.... it kinda looked like a matchbox car being yanked out like a ragdoll by a rc truck...lol.... it was sweet! i wish i had a video! and the best part is he gave me 10 bucks for 5 minutes of my time!!!
     
  2. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Congratulations... :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    its always good to have that feeling. Ive pulled many of people out in the snow/mud. Its also good karma to refuse that tip money..people will remember that and hook you up with stuff all the time.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    darkturtleninja

    darkturtleninja [OP] 9th level dungeon master

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    yeah i proble would have refused but my pockets were empty and i was due for a fresh pack of ciggs...lol... ive helped him with alot of things over the years with his vehicles and misc. stuff around his property.... and required no type of payment.... just the goodness of my heart.... or i was just really bored...lol...
     
  5. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    darkturtleninja

    darkturtleninja [OP] 9th level dungeon master

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    lol.... glad it wasnt a rough one if you know what i mean...lol
     
  6. Feb 1, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    wawireguy

    wawireguy Well-Known Member

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    Take it eas on pulling peeps out. Slow and steady in 4 Lo is the way to go.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Ah....the days.......I remember My first vehicle recovery......:)
     
  8. Feb 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    darkturtleninja

    darkturtleninja [OP] 9th level dungeon master

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    i would have done 4lo but my transfercase shifter keeps jumping out of 4lo.... it used to jump out of 4hi but it quit after awhile.......

    if it had been a larger truck i would have tried 4lo but it was a little s10 with no wight in the back.....
     
  9. Feb 4, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    ubermx5

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    Cool deal....
     
  10. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    AK27

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    i did my first recovery in december! my boss's 07 chevy 1500 v8 couldnt pull itself up a small hill with a trailer. got himself stuck in the ditch and made me hook up! ahh the look on his face when he discovered that i could help him after he said my toy car was as useful as a retarded red headed step child!
     
  11. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Last summer I did a Boat recovery/rescue. Thats off road.......right?
     
  12. Feb 10, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    96 yota

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    I have done my share of heavy recoverys... a 08 ford 6.4 off the beach sunk to the frame rails, a 03 gmc 2500 in soft silt, and a bunch of little trucks
     
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