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Old 12-01-2012, 05:08 PM
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Red face First time stuck!

Well, my second time off-roading the Blazer, and I got it stuck! If anybody is familiar with DFW, I was up at 360 trails, on the east side of 360. I had originally gotten slightly stuck when my front axle became disconnected and I lost 4wd. Got that figured out, and while I was trying to position the Blazer to avoid the ruts I just made, I swung the front too close to the river bank. Sunk like a rock in the mud! The frame just behind the driver front tire was on the ground.

The only guy I know with a 4x4 was out of town. Luckily a guy in a *cough* Honda CRV *cough* came by and pulled me out.

Turns out, I really wasn't as bad as I thought. I just panicked a little because of the angle and how close the water was. Also, whenever I tried to drive out, the sunk left front, and right rear (which was barely touching the ground) would just spin. I was afraid of digging the front end in even more, so I figured I had better stop. He had me out in a second. Didn't even have to pull that hard. Just a little tug and I was out.

Sorry, no pictures of the recovery. Just imagine a stock Honda CRV with itty-bitty street tires easily pulling me out. Lesson of the day: the ground tends to be soft at the river bank!

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:14 PM
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Glad there was a recovory
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atleast it wasnt a ford lol
Old 12-02-2012, 01:51 PM
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i actually keep a telescoping fishing pole in my truck for such instances.
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