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how did he roll that? Do you have video of that? Glad everybody was alright. I have rolled a few times and the first time it was like umm crap now it is fun lol
 

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how did he roll that? Do you have video of that? Glad everybody was alright. I have rolled a few times and the first time it was like umm crap now it is fun lol
That hill is much steeper than a picture can relate; he hit the brakes on the way down after a failed attempt, his rear springs loaded, his front unloaded, and his trailer ball dug in and pole-vaulted him.
I had been tracking him with the camera but just stopped a second before to move his wife and granddaughter out of harm's way.







 

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Yea I can tell it is steep. Brakes are very bad on hills like that. Well atleast he will get some new tube fenders a new shinny roll cage :).
 

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Wow. What do you have to do in that situation to get the turtled Jeep running again?
Depends on the landing and what broke.
This fellow's builder had the sense to install an upgraded cage, something that I'm starting to think about...
It mitigated the damage and allowed them to have a good campfire story rather than a hospital stay.
After I righted the YJ we inspected the vitals. The 4.0L-six is famous for spilling its oil into the airbox if it rolls toward the driver's side; after we drained the oil from the airbox and let the splooge burn off for a while, it ran pretty well.

Blue smoke good; white smoke bad. ;)



 

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The cage explains why his windshield wasn't destroyed. Did you go up that hill? I'm just curious if coil vs. leaf springs in the front has any bearing. I used to have a CJ7 and I went up some hills that scared the crap out of me. The front end starts to feel very light and tends to bounce a little. I've gone up some hills in my JK that felt way too steep, but it seemed to cling like a billy goat and jump right up. It could also be a weight factor.

Glad to see that one one was injured. It's also nice to see someone who wasn't filming the carnage instead of trying to lend assistance. Just one note, I don't think it was wise of them totry to "push" it over while you were pulling it.
 

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The cage explains why his windshield wasn't destroyed. Did you go up that hill?
Only the tube buggy made it up.
He manually adjusted his front suspension all the way down, rear all the way up, aired-down to 4psi, and sill had to use momentum.
And the windshield was totally smashed but still in place. This dude was thinking of driving it home by knocking the windshield out completely...
He opted for AAA and a flatbed.


Just one note, I don't think it was wise of them totry to "push" it over while you were pulling it.
I totally agree.

In any recovery effort, there's always a "leader" and you have to stick with it. I didn't think it was a good idea for them to be there with hands on, but I also didn't think there was any serious risk to them, enough to stop the recovery. The ground was fairly dry, the recovery point was solid, and the strap was in very good shape.
I thought it was a little funny that they thought they were "helping" by pushing...
 

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Wow. This sways me even further over towards upgrading my cage.

Also, what the hell was he thinking leaving a drop ball on the back? Holy fulcrum, Batman! :) BAD idea.

Glad everyone got out safely! Another reason, yes, for recovery gear, but also for traveling in groups, and knowing your limits- Mark W.
 

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I like how the emergency flashers were on while being turned back over............
 

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Ive seen plenty of rollovers working as motor t in the marines. 9/10 someone rolls a vehicle attempting to do what others have done when they are not nearly a capable enough driver. I was in Yuma, Az one summer for some convoy security and vehicle recovery exercises, and we had a kid flip an LVS that was towing an 870 trailer with a D7 on top. Probably the hardest recovery ive done yet.
 

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I saw a few people walk over your tow strap after it was hooked up. That is a bad practice. Glad the YJ driver and passenger were OK.
 

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Very educational in many ways Bill, thanks for the post.
 

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I'd rather be safe and called a wimp than do something I'm not comfortable with my jeep. Besides, my jeep is my DD! If I roll it I'm going to have a problem getting to work the next day ha ha!
 

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Pop, I don't think many would disagree on that one. I wonder how this jeep is used daily. Or is it used only for wheeling.
 

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Theres a way to get up hills that steep and steeper, yeah i may be called a few bad names but i know that ive been disconnected before and my front tires still werent on the ground and i was happy that winch was there to save my ass instead of causing a pretty hefty load in damage, nonetheless saving a life flight
 

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Glad that everyone was safe!:D
I am definitely going to remember to pull my hitch when I go play!:eek:
 
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