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    Dang Truck got Stuck in my Own Driveway

    And HE CAN STAY THERE ALL NIGHT FOR ALL I CARE!

    Just don't feel like getting out the chains and messin around in the snow.

    Maybe tomorrow...
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    Brent - No pics - didn't happen!

    In 2000 I managed to get a box truck from my wife's business stuck in my back yard in 1/2 inch of snow. I grounded the step bumper going up a little hill. They winched it out easily with their flat bed tow truck - but I took a little ribbing from the guys at the store for a little while.

    Cheers

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    Snow was at least 5 inches, and the driveway is pretty long... I'll take pics tomorrow, but dang, it's embarassing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    ...I'll take pics tomorrow, but dang, it's embarassing!
    That made me laugh. I hadn't thought about the embarrassment factor. I used to enjoy "snow days" in Albuquerque. I'd go driving around in my Jeep looking for people to get unstuck. They always felt bad and apologized for the inconvenience. I'd have to explain to them that I enjoyed the chance to play with my Jeep.

    The last vehicle I got stuck was a 1990 Bronco, when it was about 3 or 4 months old. I got it buried to both axles in river bottom clay on a project in Gallup, NM. Fortunately there was a D-8 Cat nearby that was able to yank it out pretty easily.
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    The tires on the truck are more all weather than all terrain, so basically, the treads fill up with snow and it's like rubbing ice on ice to get moving.

    I gave it a good try and got partway up the driveway, but kept sliding to the side kind. Basically I just gave up. Doesn't look like I have much hope for the snow to melt over the next couple of days, so I'll just have to get the chains out and play in the snow tomorrow!

    I've got an old pathfinder that I'm been contemplating getting some serious off road rims and tires on it and painting it desert camo. That just moved up on the priority list...
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    Thats not good news Brent. Hey I thought we were the great white North you got that much snow already????

    We aint got more than a dusting up here and its gone before we can take a picture.

    But its warming up for a mother load i can see it.

    Hope you get it out in the morning with no problems.
    Best of luck
    cheers

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    all season tires are for city folk brent you should know better they dont clean out well.. and the side of the road should have been better traction than the shined up main drive..also add some weight to the rear for better bite..sand works well and can used to get out once you get it stuck on ice also when looking to get your paint job think about a winch as well.. that will pull you out easier
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    I had a cabin at 4000 ft. About 10 winters ago, we had 3 feet of snow in 24 hours and lost power for three days. We had pellet stoves so I went to the store to find a battery backup to run the stoves (got about 42 inside). I slid off into the road side and got stuck about 100 yards down the hill. Tow truck operator #1 pulled me up to the roadway (after asking me WHERE ARE YOUR CHAINS? – I had a 94 Bronco 4 X 4 with mud and snow tires and didn’t think I needed them, but I did) so I could put on chains. Tow truck #1 couldn’t get up the hill and called Tow truck # 2. He also got stuck. Tow truck #3 stayed on the highway and winched the two other out, as I drove away with my chains. I hollered at the tow driver WHERE YOUR CHAINS? as I drove around them and home.

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    Just throw a couple (hundred!!) shovels full of dirt in the path you're going. It will give you some traction. Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Just don't feel like getting out the chains and messin around in the snow.
    Here in western Washington, a lot of people switch to their studded tires during the winter. All wheel drive and four studded tires and you can overcome most snowy/icy driveways. We always have one of our cars set up like this and it becomes our "snow" car.

    If we go over any of the "passes" we always carrry chains and a shovel.

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