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N39-W120 09-05-2009 02:42 PM

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?

skeeter 09-05-2009 04:03 PM

No but water definitely makes sand firmer.

distortedtj 09-05-2009 04:56 PM

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. :D

Really though...:confused: 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?

4Jeepn 09-05-2009 05:58 PM

suppose it might work... give it a test and let us know...

1BLKJP 09-05-2009 06:58 PM

Theory seems sound.

GrnTJ 09-12-2009 02:38 PM

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.

IslandTJ 09-14-2009 10:37 AM

Depending on how far you are to the shore, 20 gallons is heavy :eek:. Definitely will work if not high centered...

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