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Old 08-15-2016, 02:42 PM   #221
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Yes, well, my guy speaks no English and works in the backyard behind a taqueria in a bad part of town. But he's honest, does really good work, and is cheap!
Would love to meet him, PM sent.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:23 AM   #222
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Woops. Screwing around down by the Yuba River and dropped a wheel off the side into the loose gravel and rocks. Much hilarity ensued, luckily gcvt was there to yank me up the hill.

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Old 09-06-2016, 10:05 AM   #223
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What you'll go through for a great pic eh Robb
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:32 AM   #224
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It was one of those situations where it didn't look bad, so I didn't do what I should have done, then compounded that a few times.

Had I aired down and backed out, I probably would have driven right out.. but no, I gotta be lazy and not air down, and try to go UP. Dumbass.

On a positive note, I now know just about the time when my synthetic winch line snaps.
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That was fun(ny)!

Never thought I'd be pulling you out with my 2WD - just figured it'd always be the other way around.



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looks like someone ate some humble pie!! I should have such problems and such fun...
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:18 PM   #227
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I see you used at least 1 traction board. No luck with one on each side? Doesn't give me much confidence in the Maxtrax boards. But yeah you look...el stucko.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:31 PM   #228
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I see you used at least 1 traction board. No luck with one on each side? Doesn't give me much confidence in the Maxtrax boards. But yeah you look...el stucko.
Yeah, had two Maxtraxx.. Truth be told, I couldn't get them them in a great position without getting out my shovel, which I was too lazy to do.

They did get torn up a bit more than I would have expected, a good number of the sharp knob things are gone.... Which is fine for me, I carry them for insurance, not for regular use.

If you used them regular, at least on these heavy vans, you'd need to replace them regular.
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It was one of those situations where it didn't look bad, so I didn't do what I should have done, then compounded that a few times.

Had I aired down and backed out, I probably would have driven right out.. but no, I gotta be lazy and not air down, and try to go UP. Dumbass.

On a positive note, I now know just about the time when my synthetic winch line snaps.
Surprised your winch line snapped! Van isn't that burried but it is on a slope. Was it used with a tree strap around a tree up top or connected to the van in front of you when it snapped? Did you try and winch when it snapped or did the other van attempt to pull you out with the winch line attached? Just curious for a lessons learned for the rest of us.

What was the line rated for? I don't have a winch on this van yet so I want to factor in anything I can learn from your situation.
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Surprised your winch line snapped! Van isn't that burried but it is on a slope. Was it used with a tree strap around a tree up top or connected to the van in front of you when it snapped? Did you try and winch when it snapped or did the other van attempt to pull you out with the winch line attached? Just curious for a lessons learned for the rest of us.

What was the line rated for? I don't have a winch on this van yet so I want to factor in anything I can learn from your situation.
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