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Co-worker and some buddies went camping in the mountains last weekend despite it snowing and freezing temps during the day. Somehow, while trying to drive through fresh powder, he ended up in the snow bank on the right side of the road. His buddy tried to pull him out, but didn't get very far. Took shovels, a come-a-long, a high lift jack, and an assortment of tow straps to get him out... not to mention a dual snatching effort by my bronco and a jeep. Got him out only to have him drive into the bank on the OTHER side of the road. Managed to pull him back about 50 feet in it before the snow packed and lifted his truck off the ground. Repeat effort number one for another 2 hours... and he was finally going.

Also found a good use for my broken radius arm... makes a good support tool to keep the base of the high lift from packing down the snow... pic included.

Pics Here!!
 

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Didn't snow too much on the plains... maybe about 3-8 inches in places. In the mountains, there was already a foot or so on the road that was packed, with about 10-13 inches of fresh powder on top of it.
 

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Sure did... that's where he wanted it... plus the ball is welded on. Why, I don't know. He's a texan... they do alot of things that don't make sense.:wacko
 

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Nice pics. Just trying to figure out why all 3 vehicles had plates from differenct states, no where near each other. If I saw the plates correct, the dumbarse dodge had Texas plates, the Jeep had Cali plates and you have Montana plates. Did I see things correctly, or am I hallucinating?
 

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Sure did... that's where he wanted it... plus the ball is welded on. Why, I don't know. He's a texan... they do alot of things that don't make sense.:wacko

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Texas *dodge drivers* do some ignorant stuff. We have a saying for them...

If you can't dodge it, RAM IT!!!

At least that's what they tend to do around here (tried me and my buddies SEVERAL times!)
 

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unixdude said:
Nice pics. Just trying to figure out why all 3 vehicles had plates from differenct states, no where near each other. If I saw the plates correct, the dumbarse dodge had Texas plates, the Jeep had Cali plates and you have Montana plates. Did I see things correctly, or am I hallucinating?
Military members. I'm from Oklahoma, but went with Montana plates since I bought my bronco here. The guy from texas goes home once a year, and it happens to be the same time his plates are due, so he renews his plates while he's home. The guy from Cali renewed his plates before he came here, so he'll probably renew them when he goes home this summer to see family.

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welp, that's your truck, and safety... not mine
We measured the angle of the pull, versus hitch and bumper height... cross referenced it with the applied force and speed of the vehicle, and traction... and deemed it suitable for the circumstances. :histerica

On any other surface such as dirt, I would have said no way in hell. But we were dealing with a surface with very little traction, not even enough to stretch the straps very far. I bet a fully loaded 12 foot trailer under hard braking would have put more force on it then we did.:beer
 

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None of us can afford that on lowly airmen's pay. The guy with the jeep would be the closest to affording one, but he recently got shafted on a super runner (something like that) steering setup, and is out some cash until it's resolved. One guy in our shop has a winch (dodge power wagon), but didn't want to drive up there and risk messing up his pretty truck. I'm seeing a trend with the dodge owners.:twak

By the way... can't a guy share some pics without getting criticized for em? Glad I didn't post of the pic of the dead squirrel with no foot... hate to find out what would have been said about that. Geez:whiteflag
 

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The guy from Cali renewed his plates before he came here, so he'll probably renew them when he goes home this summer to see family.
Unless his smog check is due. I originally bought my bronco in California, but was working on a contract in Cincinnatti, OH. While I was in Ohio my registration was due including my smog check. I called the Nazi's at the California DMV and explained my situation. They said I could mail my payment, but they would withhold the tags until I brought the vehicle to a CA certified smog check station. There was not farking way I was going to waste a full week and about $1K in gas and other expenses (5000 miles round trip) just for a farking smog check. So I registered it in Ohio. Only cost like $35 + their smog check - which was a breeze compared to CA (only a sniffer on a dyno). With CA smog sh!t still installed, I passed with 0.01% of their limits with 85K on the bronco. They didn't even open the hood, just looked under the truck with mirrors to make sure I had cats.
 
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