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Old 01-18-2013, 06:52 PM
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When in doubt, thumbs out!

Hey everyone, just wanted to share my story to help teach a lesson to any new people in off roading. I just got home from a little trip to Frankenmuth, MI and on the way home i took a little trail through an unknown forest (we had the time, just wanted to check it out) in the more rual areas. As i was driving through it, i accidentally left my thumbs under the steering wheel as i was gripping the sides of the wheel. Bare in mind, i was in 4x4 going over some small hills and ruts, so it was extremly bumpy. As i was trying to traverse my way through a deep rut, i pulled my thumbs down way too much, almost breaking them!i had to keep control of the jeep, and couldnt move my hands. I wasnt doing anything out of the ordinary, i just had my hands in an unsafe position for going over steep hill sides. I usually keep my thumbs up, but i wasnt paying attention. The point of this experince is to always keep your thumbs on the top of the steering wheel, not under. Just thought i would share this helpful tip.
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