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Just got back the beach. Took my gf out on the sand for lunch. As we were pulling out on to the beach this crazy looking guy came over and asked for help. He said his car was stuck and he needed someone to pull him out. I asked if he had a tow strap and he said no (you shouldnt be in the sand with out one). He was very insistant about me pulling him out. I asked him how he expected me to pull him out without a strap. He just gave me a dumb look and told me he would run into town and get a strap.

I told him not to worry about it, I keep a strap ontop of my spare tire for those just incase times. I just didnt feel like droping the tire if I didn't have too. I asked the guy where his rig was and he pointed to the surf. I drove over and there about 6 feet from the water with the tide coming in was a BRAND NEW 2005 Xterra. Still had the dealer plates on it.

His rig was completly barried to the rear axel. The front wasnt as bad but it wasn't going anywhere. He had completly barried the thing and then tried to put it in 4wd. No go. Another mid 80's toy pulled up at the same time i did and alredy had a strap out. He hooked up and the driver of the xterra driver went to hop in his rig and turned complety pale (bare in mind that the waves are now lapping at his ankels). He had locked his keys in his car. He tried all the doors and no go. Last option was a flat head shovel to the drivers side window. He hoped in and the toy pulled him right out.

Later.

Chris
 

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CMB1998 said:
Just got back the beach. Took my gf out on the sand for lunch. As we were pulling out on to the beach this crazy looking guy came over and asked for help. He said his car was stuck and he needed someone to pull him out. I asked if he had a tow strap and he said no (you shouldnt be in the sand with out one). He was very insistant about me pulling him out. I asked him how he expected me to pull him out without a strap. He just gave me a dumb look and told me he would run into town and get a strap.

I told him not to worry about it, I keep a strap ontop of my spare tire for those just incase times. I just didnt feel like droping the tire if I didn't have too. I asked the guy where his rig was and he pointed to the surf. I drove over and there about 6 feet from the water with the tide coming in was a BRAND NEW 2005 Xterra. Still had the dealer plates on it.

His rig was completly barried to the rear axel. The front wasnt as bad but it wasn't going anywhere. He had completly barried the thing and then tried to put it in 4wd. No go. Another mid 80's toy pulled up at the same time i did and alredy had a strap out. He hooked up and the driver of the xterra driver went to hop in his rig and turned complety pale (bare in mind that the waves are now lapping at his ankels). He had locked his keys in his car. He tried all the doors and no go. Last option was a flat head shovel to the drivers side window. He hoped in and the toy pulled him right out.

Later.

Chris
that sucks, a guess a window is cheaper then a new rig, i wonder if they would warentee it haha
 

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CMB1998 said:
He had locked his keys in his car. He tried all the doors and no go. Last option was a flat head shovel to the drivers side window. He hoped in and the toy pulled him right out.

Later.

Chris

lol just... wow....
 

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You would be surprised how many "new" 4x4 owners I have seen in similar situations. Stuck at the waterline with the tide coming in.

I saw a new superduty get swamped. It was to late when I got there(and dark) and that truck was way to heavy for me to attempt to pull with his axles buried (think suction) We tried with 3 differnt trucks to no avail... kinda sad but that's the risk we take.

I wouldn't blame the vehicles as much as the drivers who have no experience getting into situations they are not prepared for. Could just as easily have been a 2005 Tacoma with a panicked new owner in a situation he was not prepared for.

Blame the commercials.
 
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