Resorting to Plan D!

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  1. bigtwin

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    Plan A
    Don't get stuck on a Temporary Holiday Site field.
    - Muddy entrance successfully negotiated.
    - Climb up the (greater than mild) gradient successfully achieved.
    - Reverse into the approximate position in preparation for reversing onto planks successfully achieved.
    - Attempt to reverse onto planks not achieved.
    - Attempt to creep forward for second attempt at reversing onto planks not achieved.
    - Time for Plan B.

    Plan B
    Fit snow chains and resolve issue.
    - Snow chains fitted but neither forward nor reverse motion achieved.
    - Time for Plan C

    Plan C
    Use front drive wheels as a winch.
    - Source 'suitable' (haha!) webbing (awning tie down webbing found in garage)
    - Attach webbing through spokes of alloys (one for each wheel).
    - Stake other end of each webbing strap directly in front of each wheel.
    - Apply just enough torque to break each webbing strap!
    - Time for Plan D

    Plan D
    Look for a tow.
    - Speak with the Warden to identify a willing tugger.
    - Hitch up and get towed forward.
    - Job done!

    There's a first time for everything and today was it for getting our 5 tonne tag axle stuck in a wet field. Having spent three nights on a different THS (successfully negotiating a muddy entrance and damp field (subsequently observing a much smaller motorhome spinning its wheels on a section of track that we had successfully negotiated)), we decided to move to another site. The ground at the new THS looked innocuous enough but was, evidently, a little soft!

    Ian
     
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    image.jpg Well done Ian, loads of ideas there!!

    Plan E maybe??
     
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    So easy to get stuck, especially at this time of year before the ground has dried out after winter.

    Our National Trust episode is the only time we've needed a tow... so far!
     
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    image.jpeg With all these stories of vans getting stuck on wet grass and mud, I think we ought to be thinking of buying one of these.....
     
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  5. bigtwin

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    Nah! You're just trading one problem for another - you'd never get under low bridges!

    And then there's the altitude sickness when sleeping in the bunks!

    Edited: to change from "killing in the bunks" - where did that come from!
     
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    Plan F go to Southern Spain or Portugal for the wither, grounds rock hard here.:D
     
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    Plan E
    Come to Spain for the winter (y)
     
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    Sounds like the best plan!
     
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    10/10 that is the spirit! :)
     
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    A better plan than mine!
     
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    We can't go abroad for the winter so we're going to change our Moho.

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    If you need to blend in stealthy, fit in with the natives and look more car, then there's always this option to consider :)
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    I did float the idea of using a 12volt quad winch, available off ebay etc. That is quite adequate to pull a MH off a muddy field and weigh not a lot. Easy to make a bracket to go under the front bumper. a tree or ground anchor will take the pull. Nobody seemd to take to the idea but it would certainly make you more independent and could maybe save a life as a first responder at an accident with a trapped person in crush situation.
     
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    I'm just disappointed that my webbing wasn't strong enough as I thought Plan C (using the drive wheels as a winch drum) was a sure fire winner.

    Whilst not wishing to find myself in the same predicament again, perhaps next time!

    Ian
     
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