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Old 09-05-2009, 02:42 PM   #1

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5 gallon buckets?

OK... heard this from an old timer.... when wheelin on the beach he carries a 5 gallon bucket with him.... at the point of wheel spin and possible getting stuck, off to the shore line, 5 gallons water around each wheel with a "runway" out for each... claims he has never been stuck in the sand using this....

Any of ya'll do this?
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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No but water definitely makes sand firmer.

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Old 09-05-2009, 04:56 PM   #3
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YES IT WORKS........

Great to build sand castles and use a seat to sit and stare at your jeep while you wait for someone to come recover you.

Really though... not sure ...take a buddy with a vehicle and a tow strap to the beach. Get your jeepy stuck and test the theory. What do you have to loose?
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suppose it might work... give it a test and let us know...
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Theory seems sound.
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Well wet sand is deff. not as soft and dry sand so Im sure your tires wont sink down as far. I have never really been in a situation where I needed to be extracted from sand so Im not real sure but my guess is that it would help.

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Old 09-14-2009, 10:37 AM   #7
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Depending on how far you are to the shore, 20 gallons is heavy . Definitely will work if not high centered...

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