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86Scotty 08-09-2018 08:52 PM

You've been waiting years to use that emoticon, haven't you Herb?


arctictraveller 08-09-2018 11:20 PM


Originally Posted by rob_gendreau (Post 232847)
Yeah, I notice lots of SMBers often go alone (ie one van maybe two people). All my 4x4 friends with jeeps and such go in groups, which is the intelligent way to do it.:

I know I prefer to get as far away from other people as I can, it's the main reason I bought my van and I'm sure lots of SMB owners feel the same way. Sometimes you have to take some risks to find those places but never the less, I'd like to think I use a finely tuned sense of survival when deciding if I should continue down a trail, but in reality, I just kind of go by how badly my butt is grabbing the seat. I've been talked into a few situations I probably shouldn't have, but I haven't wrecked the van yet. I do try to plan ahead though and think how I would rescue myself if I had to, given the terrain, possible anchor points etc, but if I'm alone, I'll always error on the side of caution.

larrie 08-16-2018 04:06 PM

Here is the photo of the van that I mentioned earlier.

shenrie 08-16-2018 04:42 PM

Man what a weird place to be parked on your side. Dude had to have driven up the side somehow. How the hell did they right that rig?

Twoxentrix 08-16-2018 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by shenrie (Post 233489)
How the hell did they right that rig?

I'm with you on that - would be very interesting to see how it was accomplished. Placement suggests more damage in the process, Cant imagine how painful it was for the owner.

dig255 08-16-2018 05:17 PM

Can you imagine the pucker factor rolling to the down hill side, and it looks like a long way down in the background.

BroncoHauler 08-16-2018 07:06 PM

Meanwhile, the guy in the red truck is thinking WTF? Now that I say that, maybe the SMB was trying to back up so the red truck could pass?


bad luck 08-16-2018 09:13 PM

My wife works up in the I sky section of Canyonlands. I'll ask her if she knows the scoop on that. Or if she doesn't one of the rangers she works with will probably know.
But maybe this is the Maze section or down in the Needles, I'm not sure.

arctictraveller 08-16-2018 09:24 PM

Ok, that photo settles it, the red truck in the photo is Bob Wohlers. His company is Off-Road safety academy, and he offers training in a wide range of subjects related to off roading, including vehicle recovery. That has to be the SMB he mentioned. I knew you guys would figure it out. Now to find out the details of the accident and the recovery.

BVerhulst 08-16-2018 09:25 PM

Just roll it down to the next switchback? And secretly hope that it keeps going for a few more so you can be sure to declare it a total loss with the insurance company?

Man, heart goes out to that guy and, all joking aside, I’d love to know 1) how it happened and 2) how they rectified the situation. Looks like you’d have to drag it forward to a wider section of road, additional damage be damned.

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