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Old 12-14-2011, 02:18 PM
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Yep. I was driving home from work. Narrow, twisty road. Difficult driving conditions. Met a big bus just around a corner. Neither of us had any problems stopping, but there was no way to get past. I could have backed up a bit, and the road would have been wide enough, but I was afraid to get rear-ended by any cars that might come behind me. Road was icy, with rain on it, and visibility bad. And I was lazy.

So I put her in the ditch. Just the right hand wheels, no problems. Bus approaches, but a bit close, so I drive further into the ditch. Ditch is suddenly a lot deeper than I thought.. Bus gets past and drives off.

Um. Snap. This is Norway, so I found my right tires in about 4 ft of heavy snow. Left front tire in a bit less snow, and one rear wheel on the icy road. Tires are studded, but old and worn.

Well, long story made short, I couldn't drive out. I got forwards and backwards, but not out. A guy in a van tried to push a bit. Didn't do any good.

So a dude in a Cherokee comes along. I have a tow strap in the boot, he helps pull me, and I'm out. Thank you, dear Jeeper.

Now, in all fairness, I could've gotten out by myself, given some time, but there were a few cars waiting and it was a quick solution. Sorry. Won't happen again..
 

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hey no worries man. pretty much same thing happened to me, but instead of snow it was mud. i was backing up off a dirt road we were just driving on when it ended. as i was backing up my buddy failed to mention i was backing up into the field, and when he did say something i was axel deep in really wet mud. now i totally forgot about my 4 low, but 4 high didnt help so i had my buddy in his cherokee pull me out. though it didnt help that i was so far on this back road we were miles form the closest paved road, and kind of the place where a horror movie would start.
 
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:26 PM
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I would never begrudge any person that is willing to help me out, reguardless of the vehicle they drive. I've helped out my fair of folks to get out of a sticky situation and all I got was gratitude from them. I haven't needed help yet but I'm sure that day will come.
 
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lol. i dont care if a geo metro stops to get me out, just get me out
 
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lol. i dont care if a geo metro stops to get me out, just get me out
You mean like this:


 
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Are you sure the Dodge isn't pulling the Geo backwards?
 
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:09 AM
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@tibby that picture is hilarious!! And think of it this way, a fellow 4wd enthusiast helping another 4wd enthusiast lol were all one big family
 
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Pulled out a Mercedes once with my Ford...
 
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ive pulled an empty dump truck out of a field with my s10 blazer. 4lo with the dump trucks tires spinning.....lol. thankfully he was on flat ground. it was just wet and he didnt have enough weight on his drives.

 
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