Let's see those pics!

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If you've made that mistake or had a nasty breakdown, share it with us here. Tell us how you got into and out of your fiasco so maybe the rest of us can learn from your mistakes. It's happened to all of us. Don't be shy. :)
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Re: Let's see those pics!

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Post by Chazz Layne » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:41 pm

Whoops... :lol:
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Post by unwiredadventures » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:51 pm

In 2005 I went on one of Tom's guided tours, the Mojave Road Adventure. I got stuck the first day. My daughter who was 8 at the time thought it was the best thing in the world!

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Post by BorregoWrangler » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:33 pm

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Not paying close enough attention while driving on the beach at Fiesta Island. Good thing there was another Jeep close by to pull me out! :oops:
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Post by hawkeye » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:11 am

I have yet to have any trail carnage. But here are some pics of my friend almost flopping on Cleghorn. we ended up useing the wintch to rescue/recover.


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Post by Chris Johnson » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:22 am

I was just there a couple months back great trail
BorregoWrangler wrote:Here's how Ollie tore open his cv boot.
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Post by OLLIE » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:53 pm

This was the first blunder in my FJ. It wasn't more than a few months old and it was my first trip to Truckhaven. I didn't have a spottter and slipped off this boulder right onto my skid plate. After getting winched off the boulder I attacked it again with a spotter and had no issues. :lol:

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Post by Chazz Layne » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:07 pm

hawkeye wrote:I have yet to have any trail carnage. But here are some pics of my friend almost flopping on Cleghorn. we ended up useing the wintch to rescue/recover.
Props to your friend for knowing when to call it quits and break out the winch. There's no reason to roll a perfectly good vehicle, even if it is a Jeep. :mrgreen:
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Post by BigDave » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:56 pm

Went and covered a race a couple of weeks ago in the Lucerne Valley area and ended up with 2 flat tires and only one spare. The one tire was completely destroyed. The other tire was puntured in the tread. Tried to plug it. Took 4 plugs inserted 3 different times to get me out of the area and to the 15 fwy. I love my Slime repair kit with compressor. I was able to get to the top of Cajon Pass until I decided I didn't want to push it any further, especially going down the Pass. Gave up and called a wrecker. AAA Plus with first 100 miles free is awesome coverage! Fortunately I was only 77 miles out. Whew! I'm glad I wasn't in Mexico.
Now to find another spare and a good mount. I don't think I want it on the roof. I think it will be too heavy to get off should I need it.
At least I was able to get the tires replaced under warranty. That was lucky too ;) .
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Post by OLLIE » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:16 pm

Glad you got back OK Dave.
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Post by michael » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:25 pm

This was the first and last time I broke my "if you can't see it, don't drive it" rule. I was following trail directions on the radio ... or so I thought. High centered, sitting on the cross frame above a 6' drop. Tugged off by a Cherokee using a strap on the rear receiver :oops:
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