Comedy of errors

Submitted: Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 22:27
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Don't know who the bigger fool was? My mate that decided to go for beach drive on the Coorong in a hired Hilux without recovery gear or me for going with him without asking.

Anyway 30 minutes later and a rising tide the Hilux is down to the floor pan in sand. the only gear we have is 2 shovels and some timber.

An hour into our digging a hilux pulls up and the obligatory comment "stuck are ya's" is made. Works out the good samaritans don't have a snatchem or rope either. After a round of quick introductions I hitched a ride to complete a toyota drivers nightmare to pick up the trusty Frontera (complete with recovery gear and camera) to rescue the hilux. Just as I got back to the burial site I see the hilux being snatched out by another lux.

Missed out on grabbing some great shots of the fronnie snatching the lux.

Many thanks to the groups that stopped to snatch and to guys for the lift.

After reading heaps of stories on this forum about others being stranded without recovery gear I thought I was prepared and it wouldn't happen to me.

suppose the moral is don't trust others with your well being and it really doesn't hurt to ask "have you got recovery gear" before you get into someone elses vehicle.

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Reply By: Laura B - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 22:39

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 22:39
oh well....atleast it was a hire-ee!!!! Aksing for recovery gear is like asking them whether they have been drinking the hard stuff!!

My dodgy old camera stays in our recovery bag!!

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Reply By: Exploder - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 23:41

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 23:41
How did it become bogged that badly?

Was it tyre pressure?
Driving to slow into soft stuff?
Tuning up the beach and becoming stuck in the soft stuff?
Sand was not as hard as it looked?
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:07

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:07
It was i fear Quiiiiiiiiik Sand,lol.
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Follow Up By: bigcol - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:57

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:57
No it was just a Hilux
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Follow Up By: Rengat - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 08:27

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 08:27
We were turning up the beach and hit some soft stuff, inexpereince then set in and he stopped to drop down to low range. We had our tyres pressures down to 16 psi.

Once he realised that he was going nowhere he panicked and buried the right boot.

the rest is history
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 08:56

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 08:56
"We were turning up the beach and hit some soft stuff, inexpereince then set in and he stopped to drop down to low range."

Too late!!

At least he'll know for next time! Glad to hear the story had a happy ending.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 09:41

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 09:41
My motto is ...you carry the extra wieght around around for months/years and don't need it...thats good, or you leave it home for a while and one day you need it ...THATS BAD
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