Originally Posted by velo47
The truck is probably more capable than the Sprinter. Size is the only issue. My Sprinter has a 12' wheelbase, is 19' long, and just over 9' tall. It has less ground clearance than your truck, I assume.
There was never a place on this trip or the AZ BDR that I thought the Sprinter was in over its head, so the truck would probably be fine.
Thanks... and I'm the first to admit that SKILL trumps the actual tool.... so you in your Sprinter.... are likely safer than me in my truck.
our rigs are similar size, sort of. I have the 8' bed, crew cab, so longest F350 out there... about 20 feet long, plus the Hallmark hangs off the back about 2 feet.
we are 8' 10" tall.
I would carry a pair of MaxTrax, and probably a 1" Yankum kinetic recovery rope.... just as insurance.... also knowing I could possibly gently yank out someone else who was stuck.
I also know that weather / rain / floods can instantly change things a ton.
good to know the trip might be within the zone of possibility.