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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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New guy with a dillemma

So I am new to this site, but have read the forums and Have a few friends that are on this site. Now to my dillemma. I went wheeling with a friend tuesday, and got my 2000 dodge ram short bed single cab stuck. I have called a few towing companies and they have all turned me down. there is about 3 or 4 feet of snow now, and I'm afraid if I dont get it out soon, I may not see it until spring, or never again. My friend suggested I post up on here for any suggestions or if there is anyone willing to take a run up there to help. I would compensate with money or beer or dinner or whatever. Let me know and thank you in advance.
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I may be able to help you out, but it wouldnt be until tommorow. i would be able to leave loveland around noon-1 to head up that way. how far up are you stuck?


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Thanks for the heads up.... I was thinking sometime this weekend, and i am almost down to the lake. there is a decent hill and that is what I cannot get up, once i get past that it should be easy rolling, as long as the snow isnt too deep.
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so your truck is/was moving under its own power then, just couldnt make a climb?




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Yes. This hill is just steep enough that the tires started spinning.
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a few quick questions.

did you air down the tires?

Put chains on the tires?

those would be my first options if it were my truck to get it out.




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i would help but my trucks not done yet. if ike has an extra seat i could go and give you a hand.
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I understand not leaving the exact location on the forum, but can you give us a general idea of where the truck is, in case we'd like to volunteer? At least a city, perhaps?
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HA HA.........TOLD YOUR DUMB ASS TO BUY A YOTA....... next question is why were you wheeling a basically stock dodge in 3 to 4 feet of snow in the mountains with out any other capable rigs??? i can only assume the friend drives a full size chevy and he obviously couldnt pull you out or you two didnt have a tow rope........ thats a lot of weight for any of our rigs to try and pull through a wall of snow........up a hill..............better pray it thaws a little this weekend for you

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location is near idaho springs.




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if he is wear i think he is, about 4-5 tow straps, shackles and maybe two winches would be enough to get him out... maybe a little less but thats probally ideal for the situation he's in...

im pretty sure that hill you got stuck on nearly got me in the same situation luckly i didnt have problems getting back up.

did you try throwing gavel on the hill?

id come for moral support and an extra truck, but no winch to give a good helping hand

oh and tree savers would be a good idea b/c i expect what ever recovery truck your is gonna start sliding down that hill towards you
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good heads up. i can head up, but i also dont have a winch. sounds like it will be a good idea for us to wait until someone with a winch chimes in.




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location is near idaho springs.
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I might be able to help out tomorrow after work.

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HA HA.........TOLD YOUR DUMB ASS TO BUY A YOTA....... next question is why were you wheeling a basically stock dodge in 3 to 4 feet of snow in the mountains with out any other capable rigs??? i can only assume the friend drives a full size chevy and he obviously couldnt pull you out or you two didnt have a tow rope........ thats a lot of weight for any of our rigs to try and pull through a wall of snow........up a hill..............better pray it thaws a little this weekend for you
Well it wasnt 3 or 4 feet of snow when we went up that morning, secondly im pretty sure the polaris couldnt pull my truck no matter what, and we did have a tow rope. One of the other guys that ended up getting his jeep stuck up there was at 4 wheel parts today, he called me and said he rounded up 5 decent rigs, we are gonna give it a shot sunday, so thank you everyone for the offers, we will see how sunday goes.
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a few quick questions.

did you air down the tires?

Put chains on the tires?

those would be my first options if it were my truck to get it out.
Did not try airing down the tires, and didnt have chains, I really went unprepared for the situation that it turned out to be. Suppose I should check the weather report and not just answer the phone and go, but hindsight is always 20/20. Oh well lesson learned. ill keep everyone updated on the situation.
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Did not try airing down the tires,
Air the tires down to practically flat to get out, then air up to drive home. Single digit air pressures will make the tires work like tank tracks.

If you want to try earlier than Sunday, let me know.

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Air the tires down to practically flat to get out, then air up to drive home. Single digit air pressures will make the tires work like tank tracks.

If you want to try earlier than Sunday, let me know.
that is a good idea but i do not have a compressor to air them back up unless one of the guys that comes to help does. thank you for the suggestion though.
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Tiny you fat cockeyed fuck! if you want i have a C02 bottle and line and all that jazz you can use to air back up or just stop at a gas station close and air up. your choice. LMK how this works out.

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X3 on keeping us updated and letting us know if you want to try and get it before sunday.




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Tiny you fat cockeyed fuck! if you want i have a C02 bottle and line and all that jazz you can use to air back up or just stop at a gas station close and air up. your choice. LMK how this works out.
I may have to take you up on that. we will see how it goes, and ill let ya know
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I can help Saturday as well.

As warm as it's getting down here, you might get lucky and get some snow melt up there too. It looks like little or no new snow forecast for this week/end and 40-50s during the week.

Tell us what tire size you have and we might have some chains that will fit.

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good call eric. i know i have chains that will fit up to a 33.




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I have 2 sets of chains I went and bought yeterday, but thank you for the offer as well. My buddy has on board air, (he has train horns but added a valve to the tank for just such an occasion) so I think I will be all set with a little luck.
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I'd like to help, but no winch or chains, so I don't think my rig would be up for it. I can go along to help/ take pictures, plus I have a strap and a few shackles I can pitch in if needed. I live in Idadho Springs, plus I have a small compressor and access to a bigger one- if you need air in town, let me know. I'll be around Sunday and I'm off work. PM me if you're in need, or call me 3-eight 8 six seventythree55.

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By Sunday the meltage should be perfect.... At least I hope up near Idaho Springs!
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I just had some guys from this forum give me hand yanking my truck out from behind Pikes Peak on Tuesday. I certainly owe it to others now!

I'm down to help, but a heavy ass truck like a Ram needs many, many other vehicles and a beefy winch to get it out. If you still need another vehicle to head up Sunday, hit me up!
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Well we went, made it within a mile or so of the truck, the lead guy who was packin down the snow pretty good had major failure so we called it a day. We are plannin another trip up on thursday, as long as we get to it this time, I am hoping we will have minimum issues getting it out. Did see a pretty sick toy on 47's with a full cage and exo on it............. If you would like to join on the rescue attempt I think it pertinent to say 35's, and a winch minimum, with lockers preferred. There was 4 feet of semi crusted snow at times, and there is about another mile past what we knocked down. But either way PM me and I will get you my number so we can put our heads together.
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Bummer. I might be able to help Thursday, so keep us apprised.

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