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Old 11-28-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation Need Help With a Tow!

I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me out... I got my jeep stuck this morning. It's too far from the road for AAA, and I don't know anyone that has a 4x4 and a tow rope. Any chance anyone has any information on how I can get some help? I'm willing to pay $ if necessary... It's killing me that my jeep is stuck right now and I have no way to get it out!

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Old 11-28-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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I'm located in Durham, North Carolina btw

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Old 11-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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It would help if you gave us a clue as to the location where you got stuck. GPS co-ordinates would really help.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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If you post where you're at, someone may be able to help you.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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Stuck how? Mud? Pic of carnage at least?
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:02 PM   #6
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Durham North Carolina, off of route 40 by southpoint mall. Rear wheels in Mud. Small incline preventing me from getting out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Not sure what options I have other than someone with a comealong and tow rope or willing to pull me out. Thank you so much for your replies!
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:08 PM   #7
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Durham North Carolina, off of route 40 by southpoint mall.
True mall crawler eh? In 4 low at least?
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:12 PM   #8
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Lol. No -- in the woods. 2013 rubicon 10a 2d. was in 4lo when got stuck. tried putting boards under tires... no luck. Is it worth throwing rocks under the tires to try for more traction? Any other ideas? Sorry... struggling right now. Thanks again for the help.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:21 PM   #9
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I am a couple thousand miles away. Have you sacrificed your floor mats yet? Rocks, branches etc whatever you can throw under the tires. I have heard that someone actually sacrificed their spare tire to use under to get traction. Do you have a shovel? Does it get cold enough there to freeze the ground?

Or you could walk to the mall and buy some traction ramps/mats.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #10
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Have you tried using your lockers? Your floor mats will most likely do the job. Throw some rocks in there as well and lock er up.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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Use rocks to build a base and use your shovel to clear the path in front of the tires. Make the initial ten feet as smooth and straight as possible.

Are your lockers engaged?
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I sent you a pm with my number
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:52 PM   #13
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Also if you post in the raleigh trails thread you will get a bunch of offers that are probably closer to you than I am
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #14
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I sent you a pm with my number
May you have all the pumpkin pie you can handle for helping out a fellow Jeeper on Thanksgiving.

Lesson to the OP: Do not go offroad alone. If no way to avoid it, always let someone know where you will be and have a rescue lined up before you leave. Also be prepared...like a Boy Scout with things like shovels and the like.

Also checkout joining some local Jeep clubs for folks you can hook up with in a pickle. On the AZ Virtual Jeep club I belong to they actually have boards for folks to check in if they will be out wheeling alone and will send help if you don't post back a "safe at home" by your ETA. But truth be told, the internet should not be the primary backup plan. They also have folks who volunteer to come fish you out in random times like this. And the names of some good offroad tow folks.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:29 PM   #15
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When I bought our Jeep the first on the list of things to buy was recovery gear. Axe, shovel, tow strap, tree strap, snatch strap, clevises, chain, wire, tools, multiple jacks, and on and on. Now there is a winch on the front too. The recovery gear, all 200 plus pounds of it, stays in the Jeep at all times, because you never know when you, or someone else will need it.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #16
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Gee, let the guy respond that he's been rescued before lecturing! Heck of a first post, though.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Hope OP is out before thanksgiving dinner. Heck of a story to share with family. And if things above comes to your rescue, buy him / her a few rounds!
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #18
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Have you tried using your lockers? Your floor mats will most likely do the job. Throw some rocks in there as well and lock er up.
Yeah lock that thing up. Try rocking back and forth a little. Any branches or anything near by jam it undrr the tires...
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:33 PM   #19
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I winched him out. He was in some very slippery mud at a bad angle.

I'll let him post a pic if he wants.

Before I got there he had built a sturdy little bridge across a similar washout from the opposite direction to get access to the front of his Jeep for the recovery.
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I winched him out. He was in some very slippery mud at a bad angle.

I'll let him post a pic if he wants.

Before I got there he had built a sturdy little bridge across a similar washout from the opposite direction to get access to the front of his Jeep for the recovery.
Awesome. Get him linked up with like minded types in the area.
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:58 PM   #21
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Always good to hear about a Jeeper helping a fellow Jeeper..............seriously though Pics would be nice so all us "arm chair wheelers" can analyze...not to ridicule but discuss, and maybe help someone else if they end up in the same type of spot or avoid it all together.
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Glad you got him out. I have been away from the puter all day.
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I winched him out. He was in some very slippery mud at a bad angle.

I'll let him post a pic if he wants.

Before I got there he had built a sturdy little bridge across a similar washout from the opposite direction to get access to the front of his Jeep for the recovery.
Good looking out- bravo!

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I winched him out. He was in some very slippery mud at a bad angle.

I'll let him post a pic if he wants.

Before I got there he had built a sturdy little bridge across a similar washout from the opposite direction to get access to the front of his Jeep for the recovery.
Cheers samaritan!
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"On this thanksgiving id like to thank thingsabove for saving my rear lmao" -OP
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On this thanksgiving id like to thank thingsabove for saving my rear lmao
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I winched him out. He was in some very slippery mud at a bad angle.

I'll let him post a pic if he wants.

Before I got there he had built a sturdy little bridge across a similar washout from the opposite direction to get access to the front of his Jeep for the recovery.


I've been keeping my eye on this thread, glad everything worked out
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Beau coup props to ThingsAbove for helping out a fellow Jeeper today!

And welcome to the forum thopki01. Hella good community you sent a shout out to for help. Pay it forward...

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Old 11-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #29
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Pics????????????????????
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:44 PM   #30
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He built a bridge?? I want to see pics of that too as well as the Jeep.

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