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Your tow out storys

Well since winter is pretty much over. Lets here your story of pulling people out when they were stuck along the road or you getting stuck and having to be pulled out.


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winter is oveR?
have you missed the news?

global warming is causing blizzards in north Texas and Oklahoma
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I tugged a grand total of 10 cars out of ditches/snowbanks on the street. The hardest was probably a little GL Subaru wagon mafia ride. Was in the ditch and WOULD NOT get out of the ditch. I tugged it probably a good 100ft trying to get it to pull the passenger side out the ditch. I continued to tug it til i found a driveway so i can give it some side pull. found a driveway, gave it a nice heavy side yank, moved the front end over, then she came right now. suspension and cv's were packed full of snow. lol.

My proudest and easiest one..... was a brand spankin' new butt ugly Tundra that still had dealer tags on it. Stuck in a bank on I5. somehow he got it sideways and plowed right into the bank on the far left hand lane. lol.
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I pulled my buddies wrangler out of a bank...He tried to go wheeling with me but couldn't make it over a 4 foot bank to get into the trail after I already blazed the path...That was my favorite.

There where a few others along the road after storms and such.
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I watched my friend almost get smoked by a semi in his new to him JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) Rx7 i told him we should jsut tow it home but he just had to learn to drive a right hand side car in a snow storm lol. I got some pics not very good ones but you get the idea.


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nice guys i know there's more
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her mom's boyfriend got stuck in his '02 ranger when he went to get fresh water for the fish tank, the dumb jackass went down to the lake and drove through like 6 inches of snow just so he wouldnt have to walk. anyways long story short I was limited to how I could pull him so I ended up pulling him sideways up the bank on to the road. his exact words before I pulled him out: " that truck cant pull me like that"
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Went and took the wife to lunch and on the way pulled out 3 cars 2 of them were old ladies 1 was some random kinda hot chick

On the way back to my wife's work I saw my prize Dodge Dakota

Brief Conversation.

Dakota Dude: Man im glad you stopped no one else would even stop
Ranger Dude (Me): No problem man glad to help
Dakota Dude: Must be nice to have 4wd

I walked away after hooking up
Pulled him out
Unhooked it
I said well actually it isn't it is just 2wd.
He looked kinda upset

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My best is a Chrysler minivan I pulled out of ditch after some freezing rain. She burried the thing and packed snow all the way up into the engine compartment. Right on a blind curve on a busy county road. Some guy in a Silverado sat and watched the whole time too. He was probably waiting for me to go in myself while getting her out.
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Met up with a buddy of mine at another buddies bar. My buddy drove his dads baby blue 2wd F150 and i drove my ranger. Long story short he always gave me crap that i wouldnt be able to tow him out. He drifted it over the curbs at the bar and down a small slope about 5 feet. Pulled him out with ease in 4HI
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I had an old guy miss the ramp to leave the parking lot where i work, but he thought he was still on the road. So he turns and starts going like he was on the main road, and he ended up about 15 feet into the 8 inches of snow. We went out to try shoveling him out but his Buick was too low and packed with snow that we couldn't get him out. So I got my truck, backed in and pulled him out while another guy controlled the Buick. It was no problem, but it is just funny how the old guy didn't know that he wasn't on the road.
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i had nothing and last year only had one
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Winter is not over....

Been a record year here for snow fall and cold weather though. Lost count on how many people ive helped get up unstuck, alot of them where just grab the shovel and a quick push and they where off. I pulled 10 cars on the way out to the base here one morning. But ya winter is not over watch the news lol.
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I got pulled out by matt(Malydeen) after I took a turn a tad fast when we were wheeling lol.
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I havent gotten pulled out yet but have been stuck but I was just goofing around. We had almost a of snow drop on wednesday and I pretty much just goofed around all day and probaly helped 25 people get unstuck and got about 70 bucks in tips.

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Not bad Paul!


I towed about 7 cars this winter. Mostly stupid people doing U-turns and took them too wide and stuffed the front corner in the ditch.

My favourite one was a 2001ish Corolla that an older couple was driving. They had tried doing a u-turn on a 2 lane road and he took it too wide and stuffed the car in the ditch and the left rear wheel was a good 6-8" up in the air.

As I pulled up, there was already a blue Ranger Edge there trying to help. So I pulled over and asked if they needed a tow rope or any help. Everyone agreed and I took out my tow strap and hooked it up to the Corolla and the Ranger Edge. He tried pulling it out but ended up just doing a big burnout in the middle of the road.

I was like "psht, this is how you do it" and backed up and hooked the strap up to my truck and put it in 4 low and got it out in 2 yanks.

How many Rangers does it take to pull a Corolla out of a ditch? Two. lol
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got stuck in my driveway up in chico (tires spinning no traction not buried) ... no pics of that

managed to get my moms awd volvo stuck a few weekends ago

was fine just to the mid bumper
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got stuck when i tried to go up to the headlights lol

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no pics of the dually that pulled me out
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nice Volvo.
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How many Rangers does it take to pull a Corolla out of a ditch? Two. lol
Actually one you have a mazda. lol.
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I live in florida, so no snow, but I did have to yank 02rangermayhems truck out of some mud yesterday. (Feels good to have to pull him out. He's always saving my ***)

He was up high on the ledge, saw a little yota on street tires get stuck, so forgetting he was on the high ground, turned, and sunk his 33" tire completely

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Went and took the wife to lunch and on the way pulled out 3 cars 2 of them were old ladies 1 was some random kinda hot chick

On the way back to my wife's work I saw my prize Dodge Dakota

Brief Conversation.

Dakota Dude: Man im glad you stopped no one else would even stop
Ranger Dude (Me): No problem man glad to help
Dakota Dude: Must be nice to have 4wd

I walked away after hooking up
Pulled him out
Unhooked it
I said well actually it isn't it is just 2wd.
He looked kinda upset

lol yeah its not that hard to pull ppl out with 2 wheel drive! depends how deep they are! well this winter i pulled 2 cavaliers out of snow banks, and my buddies mazda outta the ditch! need to get a new tow rope next winter :)
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my dads 350 sd stuk at pismo beach
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wow why did he eve go out there?
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