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#28111 - 04/15/21 09:55 AM Re: Mud in your eye! [Re: FLSH ETR]
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" We don't want our roads baby butt smooth, but it's getting to the point where you'd better pick your way down that little cove, or you'll break a tie-rod, poke a hole in the oil pan or tear off the gas tank. It's getting pretty mean."

That is when you take the ATV off the back of your truck and continue from there.

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#28112 - 04/15/21 11:16 AM Re: Mud in your eye! [Re: FLSH ETR]
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Or just take it to the shop and weld up a 1/2 inch thick skid plate from front to back. I'd have it dinged up in no time.

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#28115 - 04/16/21 10:19 AM Re: Mud in your eye! [Re: redsnow]
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Originally Posted By: redsnow
Or just take it to the shop and weld up a 1/2 inch thick skid plate from front to back. I'd have it dinged up in no time.


I have the skid plates. The problem isn't the banging. The problem is staying jacked on something.

My main problem isn't the condition of the old roads. It is the width. They get overgrown in a hurry. The paint takes a beating.

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#28116 - 04/17/21 11:39 AM Re: Mud in your eye! [Re: FLSH ETR]
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You told us before that you haul a "hi-lift" jack with you, it would come in handy in that situation. I have one of those jacks too. For anyone that's never used one, you can lift one end of a vehicle without much effort.

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#28117 - 04/18/21 09:49 AM Re: Mud in your eye! [Re: FLSH ETR]
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Yep. Lift and then place stuff under the wheels.

Jacking the vehicle itself does not require much effort. However, it is a situation where you have to pay close attention in order to not get hurt.

The jack must not slide sideways. You must be careful placing things under the wheels. And you must not get the jack handle in the face as you lower the truck. Be careful of the things you placed under the the wheels flying out as you move the truck, too.

All told, a situation best avoided.

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#28118 - 04/18/21 03:12 PM Re: Mud in your eye! [Re: musher]
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In my situation in the pics I shared, those four foot tall jacks would not be adequate. I was stuck in two feet deep mud. By the time the jack could get the sagging wheel axle up high enough to place stuff under the wheels, I'd probably need a six foot tall jack stand! grin Calling the neighbor was the best option, with six hours of shoveling being a nasty second option.

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#28244 - 08/17/21 08:42 AM Re: Mud in your eye! [Re: FLSH ETR]
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I am missing driving in the mud, been years
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