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Old 07-11-2007
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since this is in your yard got any pics?
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wow thats sucks. glad you got out ok...
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since this is in your yard got any pics?
Its not really in his yard. I think the two of us are going to go back there on monday so we will have pics then most definitely.
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Glad you made it out. I've had my bronco pretty stuck before in the mud, the fun thing is with them is once they start sinking, they don't stop sinking. My wheeling alone leson came when I decided to go up Saxon Mountain with 1/8th tank of gas in the Bronco. I coasted to the gas station in Georgetown as well as halfway down the switchbacks
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Haha, great story. That sucks but its still funny, but hey someday youll look back on this and just laugh your butt off.

Im glad you got yourself and the bronco out.
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i wasnt even trying to wheel... the snow was about half an inch deep and all of a sudden the road dipped and i burried it in 4 feet of snow, couldnt tell it was coming. well once my momentum stoped i was 4 feet down and 8 feet away from freedom. after breaking off a sign and trying to dig out for 2 hours i gave up and walked into to cell phone range (3 miles at 11 pm) and a buddy came up and pulled me out. after my hands warmed up i noticed deep cuts and could hold anything for a week... i kept that sign and lets just say i have never gone alone again... wait never mind i did and i got suck the 2nd day i bought my 03

The same thing happened to me. I was going ice fishing the road dipped and bam I was sitting on the frame, jumped out and front and rear wheels were spinning. I always have at least one half size shovel in the truck and since this was a snow trip I also had tire chains, tire cables and a snow shovel which is what saved me so much time.
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Glad you made it out. I've had my bronco pretty stuck before in the mud, the fun thing is with them is once they start sinking, they don't stop sinking. My wheeling alone leson came when I decided to go up Saxon Mountain with 1/8th tank of gas in the Bronco. I coasted to the gas station in Georgetown as well as halfway down the switchbacks
Sounds like a nerve wrecking time... I have noticed as well that these things like to sink. But for as much as mine sinks, I don't have to worry, because of the height... Just gotta make sure not to go through any 4' puddles.
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The same thing happened to me. I was going ice fishing the road dipped and bam I was sitting on the frame, jumped out and front and rear wheels were spinning. I always have at least one half size shovel in the truck and since this was a snow trip I also had tire chains, tire cables and a snow shovel which is what saved me so much time.
i have gear i just didnt bring it... i didnt plan on going that high i was just out shooting and for some reason i kept going up
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Sounds like a nerve wrecking time... I have noticed as well that these things like to sink. But for as much as mine sinks, I don't have to worry, because of the height... Just gotta make sure not to go through any 4' puddles.
This is true. I've blasted through a puddle that sent water over my hood in mine, still running fine, with the exception of the gas gauge being broken as of late, oh well, get anywhere between 240 and 275 to a tank and I drive the Ranger 97.5% of the time anyway

glad you got yours out no problem though!!! The Broncos are a pain to pull!
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I should try and remember not to wheel alone, that about the only way I wheel. None of my friends around here like to wheel, but there are a few people I can call if I get stuck.
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I should try and remember not to wheel alone, that about the only way I wheel. None of my friends around here like to wheel, but there are a few people I can call if I get stuck.
I understand where you're coming from, it sucks when none of your friends like to wheel... or in another case, it sucks when your friends make bad choices wheeling. I've dealt with both of those situations.
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Well Bryan and I went back to the mudhole again, only this time I made it through fine -with the exception of some loud banging in my front end (to be figured out later). Its amazing how much one week without rain can dry something up. I guess that's why Wharton is so cool.

The first photo is just looking at it from the Bronco... showing about 75% of what was the hole. The second photo shows the rut where my rear tire was. It doesn't do it justice, the depth is about 9" before you finally get to the 6x6 which is burried in the sand. The third photo shows how sticky this stuff was, and also that I should probably get some new tires. The last photos are of Bryan going through. Other than a squeaky suspension, he had no problems.
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haha thats funny, i've had a few interesting alone wheeling trips my self, good pic's also
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Went back there yesterday after work with the Ranger and took a photo of it with the cell phone (man it takes crappy photos). After a pretty good downpour it is back to being a puddle again, just not as full. Too bad it wasn't like this on Monday.
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Went back there yesterday after work with the Ranger and took a photo of it with the cell phone (man it takes crappy photos). After a pretty good downpour it is back to being a puddle again, just not as full. Too bad it wasn't like this on Monday.
That looks a lot better! Guess its time for another run!
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