Just got back from a short trip north to Morro Bay, on my way decided to check out Pismo Beach sand dunes and camp for the night. First time with my rig on the beach. 1st mistake didn’t air down the tires, 2nd mistake went deeper than I wanted in dry sand, 3rd mistake my son took my shovel out of my van without my knowing. 4 wheel lo was working like a champ till it didn’t. Now buried up to the floor boards. Unloaded the van, aired down to 20psi, got out my Traction Jacks and firewood under the wheels, borrowed a shovel and was out in a surprising short time.
Lessons learned, take a photo of your mistakes for laughs later, air down before, carry a shovel, traction jacks, beer to give out to those who help. All and all good experience and fun time, picture of my van after the the ordeal.