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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Smurf, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Oops! Spent nearly an hour trying to get my van off some grass until an very nice man stopped and offered to tow me out of the mud. Lucky enough the van was just by the kerb so his 4x4 stayed on the road or he could have got stuck too.

    Moto of the story is folks "think before you go off road" :D
     
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  2. Gav

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    Lol, good job that guy came along to help you out.
     
  3. rcproperty

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    not good when that happens, when we had the icey cold spell it took me nearly an hour to get back up a drive that was uphill that had about 1/2inch of ice on it, plus frozen gravel under it, had to keep diggin the van out and melting the ice with my hot water!
     
  4. Smurf

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    Indeed chaps,...

    God knows why I did it but as soon as I knew I was stuck I kept my cool for once and just put cones out then got my gutter job completed first before trying to get it out of the mud :rolleyes:

    Work always comes first you know :D
     
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    Ah get the money in first worry about the van later like it... ;)
     
  6. Smurf

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    Yep was a stupid mistake to make but still made sure I got paid first. ;)


     
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    If you have a compressor let the tyres right down - greater surface area in touch with ground = more grip. Just make sure you can pump em back up after!

    edit - I don't mean totally flat just like 50% pressure so they're all ballooney
     
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    Good tip kips,...will try that next time ;)
     
  9. Smurf

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    I also helped a fellow motorist out today who got stuck on this grass verge :D

    Dont think the AA man wanted to call it in to say he was stuck in the mud as would have had the pee taken out of him for weeks :lol:
     
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    Thats a pearler :)
     
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