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Old 01-13-2019, 01:30 PM
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Default First accumulation of snow and this happens.

My wife ran through deep snow that had blown across a state highway that needed to be plowed. The tow truck driver pulled his winch cable all the way off of the drum so I spent over an hour trying to help him get it back on the drum. Finally I asked him to just pull the car out with the truck and I would drive the car home. He tried to get another tow truck to come out but no one was available. I started to get pissed off after about an hour and a half and told him I would drive his truck and pull the car out myself so he finally hooked a chain onto the truck and pulled the car out in 5 seconds.

No injuries and I drove the car home and don't think anything got damaged so it's all good. I hate winter!!!
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Ugggghh! I grew up in New England and I am glad I don't have to deal with that crap very often.
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Arizona.... calling Russ H... this is Arizona calling....

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Get an Audi Quattro!

Glad you got it out ok Russ.
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Sucks to be you.
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awd?
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I found out what the word Florida means from Ron "tater" White ... it means **** winter.
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Originally Posted by Gullpt View Post
awd?
Yep it's AWD, both of our daily drivers are AWD.
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Man I miss the NE Ohio snow....I live in Ca now! Few more months Russ and you’ll thaw out. Glad your wife and the car are alright
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Subaru Outback w/3.6r full gas tank, new Goodyear assurance weatherready on it. Was playing in 14”+ snow on unpaved roads, eatting up the ruts, new pack, new snow and everything in between. This snow was heavy causing allot of cars to get lifted then stuck. I was hitting 24” ruts trying to get it stuck, didn’t happen. Snow is fun in a Subaru

you had the ground clearance you would have climbed out of that
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"ran through deep snow"...you mean she put the car in the ditch! Tell her to slow her azz down.
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Glad your wife is ok.
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Glad your wife is okay Russ!

Can’t wait until Florida is hit by the next hurricane so I can post some beautiful pictures from up north...
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Sure it was your wife driving?
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what did he hook chain too? ALways seemed a prob t














What did he hook the chain too? I've come across many stranded cars in the past but they were always the newer "frameless" cars and no where to hook anything too without damaging the care. I did pull some girl out of the ditch after she begged me. I think she'd been drinking.. I got her out but I think i bent a strut or something. It was driveable and away she went.
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post
Subaru Outback w/3.6r full gas tank, new Goodyear assurance weatherready on it. Was playing in 14”+ snow on unpaved roads, eatting up the ruts, new pack, new snow and everything in between. This snow was heavy causing allot of cars to get lifted then stuck. I was hitting 24” ruts trying to get it stuck, didn’t happen. Snow is fun in a Subaru

you had the ground clearance you would have climbed out of that
Can you explain 24" ruts to me? I'm thinking 24" deep and, give or take, about the same width. I'm pretty sure an Outback would bottom out in that. It's not like you can stuff 40" tires under it.
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Glad your wife is okay Russ!

Can’t wait until Florida is hit by the next hurricane so I can post some beautiful pictures from up north...
That's kind of a messed up thing to say considering the devastation hurricanes have recently caused (and which folks are still trying to recover from) in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

I get the joke but I don't thing these two weather events are in any way comparable.
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Originally Posted by Lucky69 View Post
"ran through deep snow"...you mean she put the car in the ditch! Tell her to slow her azz down.
She drives like an old lady, the snow was about a foot deep and just pulled her right off of the road.

The township police dang near did the same thing, you shouldn't assume stuff when you don't know what you are talking about.
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
Can you explain 24" ruts to me? I'm thinking 24" deep and, give or take, about the same width. I'm pretty sure an Outback would bottom out in that. It's not like you can stuff 40" tires under it.
A 24" deep rut would mean the tire that made it would have to be over 5ft tall including the axle. And the outback would be pushing tons of snow like a box blade...and it would come to a stop.
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
Can you explain 24" ruts to me? I'm thinking 24" deep and, give or take, about the same width. I'm pretty sure an Outback would bottom out in that. It's not like you can stuff 40" tires under it.
the trucks before me rutted in 14” snow the outside was built up to 24” from the trucks moving it and people snow blowing into the street from side walks and drive ways.. I put my left tire in the rut the trucks had their right tire in and cut new tire ruts with the right tire plowing through the 24” . It plowed right through it slowing when it hit ice mixed and climbed over but kept on plugging. Yes I was pushing snow from bumper to top of license plate.

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