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Old 01-30-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Reaffirmation of why I love Jeeps

Hello all,
It has been a very long time since I have posted but I wanted to share a really cool experience I had yesterday. I live in Alpharetta (near Atlanta), Georgia and as you may know we had a rare winter storm hit. Since we were not prepared to get rid of the ice a lot of people were stranded and other spun off the road. I was luckily at home during this time. The next morning I had this bright idea to go out in my Wrangler and help anyone that needed help since I have everything needed to get someone back on the road (winch, tow hooks, tow straps, mud tires, etc). By the time I was out looking for people, the road was easily 75% Jeep Wranglers driving on the road helping other people out. This just made my day and reaffirmed why I will never get rid of my Jeep. Anyways, I just wanted to share this with you.

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Old 01-30-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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I have been a member on many forums for 10+ years and the Wrangler community as a whole seems to be the most friendly and willing to help anyone on the forum. Almost every Wrangler owner seems friendly and willing to help from what Ive seen in person also. Thanks for sharing about your experience and hope everything is doing well down there.

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Old 01-30-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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Great story, thanks for helping those in need.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:02 PM   #4
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I did a bit of that in Birmingham. Great feeling helping out. Pretty good feeling being able to drive around also most effortlessly too.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:14 PM   #5
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I live in Kennesaw and commute to Alpharetta daily. You bet I was out there lending a hand! 92 from Roswell to Woodstock was a nightmare. It was fun though to get to meet so many new people and it was worth every last minute.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:33 PM   #6
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That's a really cool story! I love pulling snow stuck people out. They go from a state of panic to happy as heck. That would be cool to see in mass like that. Well better if it didn't happen but you know what I'm saying.
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First winter in my lil tj I always stop for people stuck but not sure if I'll be able to get the big trucks that are high centred in snow out ! So far everyone says they already have a friend on the way , can't wait to actually pull my first car out !
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First winter in my lil tj I always stop for people stuck but not sure if I'll be able to get the big trucks that are high centred in snow out ! So far everyone says they already have a friend on the way , can't wait to actually pull my first car out !
I can't pull them out with a strap ( trucks) because my tires just spin. The winch on the other hand seems to pull out everything. It's like it smashes my front tires down hard into the road as it pulls.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:14 PM   #9
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Great story thanks for sharing, i am waiting to fix a few more things with my jeep however in the meanwhile, i have the burden of driving around the car and seeing stuck cars in snow banks and ditches.. first thought in my head is " if i had my winch right now and recovery gear .. " its exciting being able to help fix peoples days when their luck runs a lil low haha!
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:16 PM   #10
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Very cool story, also very cool to go help.
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Awesome story and very generous of you to help.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:13 AM   #12
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Figured y'all would be proud! I know I sure am!

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Old 01-31-2014, 10:10 AM   #13
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I had this idea when Dallas got hit in December but my clutch was out
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:23 AM   #14
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Great story. Alpharetta is where I was born and raised. I wish I could have got and help more but there were a lot of abandoned cars around here. I did give some people a ride home. The Jeep did very well in the snow.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:04 PM   #15
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very kind of you to assist those in need. I watched many news clips from your area on TV showing the hundreds of stranded vehicles and I literally did not see a single Jeep, of any type, stuck along the roadways.
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Also in Kennesaw, Ga and got to join in the search and rescue fun with several buddies with Wranglers. Awesome having a vehicle that can handle the elements, and help out when friends are stranded.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:33 PM   #17
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I'd watch Wrangler sales numbers in the next few months down south, it's crazy what even just 3 inches of snow does to people up here in Connecticut!
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Cool story. Too bad everyone here knows how to drive in snow as we get it by the foot.
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Rescued this Jeep yesterday. He wasn't on the road but still very glad to see me. My first use of the winch. Was a great feeling!
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Cool story. Too bad everyone here knows how to drive in snow as we get it by the foot.
Unfortunately it wasn't the snow that was the issue. Everyone thinks that but it was because of the ice and only a handful of salt trucks for the whole city.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:46 PM   #21
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Thanks to everyone that helped out. I have a cousin in Stone Mtn. Took her 5 hours to get home to my 92yo aunt. I'd like to think one of you made that possible by clearing people out of her way.
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Last January, we had a bad storm here in Kansas, record snow and we get snow here from time to time. There was so much snow coming down the snow plows (and we have a bunch) simply could not keep up and some were even high centering. I am rolling along in my Rubicon, then riding on 35 inch Bone Crusher DC tires, and decide to pull over and call my boss to make sure we were not closed down. So, while sitting there some dude pulls up and wants 20 dollars to pull me out. I tell him, do you really think, sitting here, in a Jeep Rubicon with 35 inch Bone Crusher tires and lockers that I need you to pull me out? I told him to go away. Scalper, douch. So, after talking to my boss, I pull back on the road only to pass the scalper about a hundred yards down the road, high centered. I waved as I went by.

I did pull out several cars but it was pretty much futile as they simply stuck again. The snow was deep and piled in drifts across the road, sometimes totally obscuring the road. The Rubicon had no issues.

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