Storage wound right up

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  1. tofo

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    put the truck in storage in October
    Due to moving
    Ground looked solid , this will do.

    Oh what a mistake ,took the battery off
    And took it home with us trickled it
    To keep the charge up
    First chance today to go up there
    Bring it home wash it give it a run
    Then get it tested for the season or sale
    Unsure which

    So here goes slopped about in the mud and bullets
    Got the battery on fired it up first spin
    Brilliant was gonna let daughter go back home
    In the car then she said no get it out first
    Oh glory be
    When I parked up I commited the first sin
    Put the hand brake on!!!!!!!! Plonker
    Then I realised there was tyre at the bottom
    Than the top where is the rest
    Buried in the clay

    Thought what have I to lose try first wheels spin
    Try reverse wheel spin
    Try rocking nothing
    Gave up after trying a few bits under the wheels

    I'm thinking two thoughts
    jack up the rear drums off release brakes pads from drums

    Then jack up the front blocks or hardcore under wheels
    Or if there is a sharp frost drive it out then
    Assuming the rear pads aren't stuck

    Thought I'd just lighten your day
    Don't laugh to loud please :groan::groan::groan::groan::groan::groan:
    :crying::crying::crying::crying::swear2::swear2::whistle2::whistle2:
     
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  2. cruiser

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    been there done that. one more lesson learnt. good luck.
     
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  3. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    If you are thinking of jacking up be careful, take lots of heavy wood or whatever to put under the jack... :)


    I`ll send my friends along with there 4 x 4..... but they have to sort themselves out first.. :giggler:

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. DavidG58

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    On the basis that you need a lift to get back there, go in the biggest car you have and take a tow rope, give yourself a pull out

    So much easier, definitely cleaner and probably much safer than jacking up in soft ground

    It will not take much assistance to move it, even a small car will probably do it

    good luck though, if your MH is not automatic, use 2nd or even third gear when going forwards, never first when stuck
     
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  5. Terry

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    I would prefer Old Mo's mates to help :DSadly I an not fooling myself-they ain't going to look at a fat old bloke like me unless I win the lottery :D
    terry
     
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  6. Tackle man

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    Sorry to hear of your distress!
    I once got stuck in deep mud after a farmer directed me onto a boggy part of his field. He didn't know it was that bad! :rolleyes:
    After that "learning curve" I invested in a set of Mud Paddles! They are my future insurance and they may well keep the farmer happy as he won't have to plough his field ..... I could do it for him! :D:D
     
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    In the Gers region of France, a few years ago, we were on very wet ground on a camp site. Having seen the ruts made by others trying to drive out we went to reception and told them we wished to leave but were concerned about the soft ground.

    The owner brought his tractor across and thanked us for not trying by ourselves and damaging his site.

    He then hooked up and proceeded to drag us off pitch before I had the chance to release the handbrake. Result - two deep ruts across the pitch caused by the locked wheels!

    You can't win 'em all.
     
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  8. cruiser

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    oh it is great I am not the only nutter.
     
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  9. celcat

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    Far from the only nutter.

    Our first year in the motor home at the TT on the Isle of Man, feeling quite 'smug' that we were no longer cold in a tent. OH decided that we were going to get a really good spot for the racing the next day and get parked for the night. Off we went, as soon as I opened the gate to the 'car park/farmers field' it was very very soft underfoot. I told him to turn round quick and get out....too late...we were well and truly stuck. Grip mats, wood, nothing was helping. Had to be pulled out by a landrover and our beautiful motor home now looked as though it had been through the Dakar rally. :oops: The state of the field...hmm... but we did give them a crate of beer to hopefully make up for it!
     
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  10. pappajohn

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    It won't be the rear pads stuck on.
    The rear end will have a combined drum (handbrake) and disc ( service brake)
    Once the wheels are off (one side at a time) a good whack or two with a mallet or 2lb lump hammer on the drum should free it.
    If using a metal (lump) hammer place a bit of wood on the drum first.

    If you have steel wheels you can put a socket on the wheel nuts with an extension bar and hit the bar.
    The shock should release the handbrake shoes with no need to jack up.
     
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