I've seen on a camping forum mistakes that people make with their campers. It's kinda funny to see what mistakes folks have made and how it turned out for them. (some funny, some not so funny, some just plain stupid & some expensive!) I thought I'd start a similar thread here.
I'll start with mine, just plain stupid and VERY expensive:
In a fit of stupidity, I slammed the Jeep into reverse, tached up and side-stepped the clutch in what was supposed to be an EPIC burnout out of the garage. Heard a loud bang, and the Jeep moved about a foot. No reverse. Grenaded the transmission. $1,300 later trans fixed. A month later, a popping noise from the rear end. Apparently, not only did I grenade the trans, but cracked a tooth in the diff which finally broke off. $700 later Stupid Jeep Trick resolved....now let's hear about your Stupid Jeep Trick
It's my daily driver, if it breaks I'm screwed.
Were you angry when you did it? It sounds like something epic and stupid I would do.
Finally: 2012 Black and Chrome 2 Door Sport Soft top 1/2 Doors 6 Speed Manual
"I actually like being part of a community (and would have kept a stock jeep) but hate being part of a bunch of identical individuals (and therefore have to modify my jeep)."
The last one was me trying to "tighten up" my seatbelt. I got tired of it hanging out the door, so I decided to see if I could tighten the spring a little. You know that cover? The one that says "Caution: Do not remove"? Yeah, don't remove that
A couple hours later I finally had it back to its crappy self and ended up ordering a seat belt, which is what I should have done in the first place.
Was in Huron SD and had a 66 Wagoneer with the 327 V8. Winter and had an ice storm. It was Saturday and I was going to tow a POFS Volkswagon Fastback I had to Sioux Falls to trade it off. Stupidity was that I couldn't wait.
On the interstate west of Sioux Falls it started sliding. Had both rigs 90 degress to the highway 3 times before I got it stopped. Fortunately there wasn't anybody else stupid enough to be on the interstate. Continued to Sioux Falls and traded it for a 69 Ford. Started towing it back. Stopped on the interstate and locked in the front hubs. I had to hold the vehicle to stand up because it was glare ice.
Got north of Mitchell headed back to Huron. Had a car slide over onto my side of the 2 lane highway. I ended up dropping into the right hand ditch, sliding sideways for awhile and barely being able to get it back and up onto the highway.
I was VERY lucky as it could have turned out to be VERY expensive. If it wasn't for the capability of the Jeep and its 4WD it would have been.
Missed my turn by 1 street. Ended up on another dirt road that looped up into some trees and had a little mucky area--thought this could be fun Noticed tire tracks on both sides so i went for it, sh*t was like quicksand. Got to the middle and sunk! Opened my door and it pushed the muck, I was sunk deeper than my frame. Couldn't reach solid ground so every few minutes I laid on my horn and after around 45 minutes somebody came to see what the hell all the noise was about and helped pull me out
Female rolling with the 93 YJ SOA Locked and Hard at Play
I was bored one day after a run to the gas station and there was a school being built with gravel roads leading to the school and I figured what the hell. Even though all the entrances had cones going across them I still went in between them and drove around outta boredom. Well on the backside of the school there was another dirt/gravel road and I took that as my exit road and next to the road there was a mud hole. I stopped next to it and thought about it. I had the top down so I thought I shouldn't but I did it nonetheless. Since I had the top down I tried to just kinda creep through it so I didn't fling mud all over the interior and myself. Well creeping through didn't get me very far since the mud had the consistency of freakin peanut butter. So I was damn near flooring it rocking it back and forth. Mud went EVERYWHERE! I was SOAKED my Jeep was COVERED! I finally rocked it far enough forward so my front tires could grab some gravel and was able to pull me out of it. At the time I was a little mad about the mud all over the inside but now I think it's hilarious and all a part of owning a Jeep. And to this day if you look in all the nooks and crannies you can still see little brown marks of where the mud was.
04 Sport with 3" Savvy Front Springs, 2" Rear BDS Springs, 1.25" BL, 1" MML, 33" Cooper STT's, Currie TJJ Front Track Bar, RE Quick Discos, and other junk.
Mine goes back to 1986 while painting my '67 cj5 and prepping the body by removing the hood latches and footman loops and after a light sanding my friend shows up to check on my progress and i suggest we take a quick ride up the street with the windsheild off to cool off a little...well at about 25mph and accelerating fast up to speed the hood gives a little flutter then instantly fly's up at us as my friend and i whip are arms up to protect our heads from the hood that is gonna jimmy snooka body slam us thru the floor...well thank GOD for the lift off slot in the hood hinges of the old CJ's and the hood fly's over our heads and tumbles like a piece of paper after reaching about 15 feet in the air and lands perfectly flat on the road behind us and slides to a quick stop....WHEW!!!!!!
haha, the bumblebee video is hilarious. in 2003 i had a brand new rubicon, bright yellow. it was my first jeep and i was stuck in the " unstoppable jeep" mentality. there was a neighborhood being built down the road from me with a lot of construction going on, so me and a buddy of mine who had a 99 se (both stock by the way) decide to check it out. we found a massive mud hole which my friend immediately sunk into in his se on street tires. i, having a rubicon, said...ill get you out! and tried to pass him in this mud hole. a tow truck, 3 hours and a quick visit by the local law enforcement later both jeeps were back on the road home. the moral of the story...theyre tough to stick..but once they are, you better hope that you had permission to be stuck where your stuck. haha
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