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Old 19 December 2010, 12:35   #71
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Perhaps if the amatuer cameramen where a little more public spirited and offered a push or some advice to their "victims" the country would move a little more smoothly when it snows
I concur. We've had about 8"-12" here and I've been pleased to see people being fairly helpful. Some appalling driving/recoveries though. I've been using the 110 exclusively (with the cheepity cheap Lassa MTs) and have the full recovery gear o/b, as well as a couple of shovels, brushes and a few bags of gravel, grit and a bucket of dried sand (great for ice)

I've taken much pleasure from extracting BMWs and Mercs , but my tally includes stuck lorries, multiple cars and a Landcruiser c/w cattle trailer jackknifed on a hill.

A note: No one I've encountered (stuck) has had their towing bolt/eye in their car. So one to check for...
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Old 19 December 2010, 12:50   #72
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....A note: No one I've encountered (stuck) has had their towing bolt/eye in their car. So one to check for...
A good reminder Mr Willk.. they be hiding sumwer awkward when you need em. What a fkin pest they are, bring back fixed ones I say!
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Old 19 December 2010, 13:06   #73
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bring back fixed ones I say!
Aye. The lad who was stuck on the hill in the blizzard had one and in 20 seconds he was hooked and rolling homeward. The bloke with the BMW didn't, so him, his groceries and his 50 liters of kerosene got to go home in the 110 while his pride and joy spent the night in a pile of snow
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Old 19 December 2010, 13:14   #74
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A note: No one I've encountered (stuck) has had their towing bolt/eye in their car. So one to check for...
I bet they did, it's just most people can't be @rsed to RTFM and learn where it's hidden. Had a colleague ask if I'd help replace her blown tail light bulb the other day. She said she'd had a look but couldn't see how to do it. I asked if she'd read the manual, to which of course the reply was 'no'. I said if she couldn't do it after looking at the book then I'd help. Can't stand lazy people who are too idle to learn how to use something properly
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And if you do need a tow out of a snow drift make sure the car is up to it
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Old 19 December 2010, 14:25   #77
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Ah yeah, one lad (no towing eye) suggested the front plastic bumper, the wishbone and, God help me, the keeper on the boot lock.

He didn't quite comprehend the potential forces that could be unleashed by a frisky 110

I passed, of course.
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A good reminder Mr Willk.. they be hiding sumwer awkward when you need em. What a fkin pest they are, bring back fixed ones I say!
Indeed I was just thinking today that I might move mine to the glove box before a long trip at new year as the thought of unpacking the entire boot to get it out wouldn't be good in the snow. I doubt a lot of people even know they have one - as the only time I've used mine 3 people with me all said "oh, is that what that circle in the bumper is for!"
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When I pulled my Tesco van out a couple of weeks ago , finding a hitch point was a job he'd had that many other pulls from people using 'soft' hitch points , his back end was a mess

Like helping people in the boat .. some are eternally grateful I find, others just assume they've a right to be helped when trying to get from A to B in a foot of snow in a back wheel drive car
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Have had the guts of 12'' here where I am In Dublin.. Again no a problem withthe Subaru legacy diesel .. Have already pulled out 2 cars with it too.. Only problems here now arethat the roads have 2 tracks cut into them from the cars but then a pretty big ridge of snow and ice up the middle.. That's a bit of a pain!
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