Won the battle of the bog continues

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  1. tofo

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg this afternoon nothing else to do yer right

    Decided to try and move the truck out of its waddy
    Remeber this thread http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/storage-wound-right-up.102931/#post-1316856

    Anyway three hours maybe 1.5 meters of travel
    covered in muck and bullets no!! me not the truck
    Jack on two 4 ft of 2" x 4" timber bearers
    Freshly removed from the loft
    move forward by one brick at a time or it felt like it
    Truck Slips into the mud
    jack the truck up
    bricks under wheels
    forward off the bricks
    jack it up start again after retrieving bricks from the mud
    all the time
    I'm aware Of being completely alone
    in a field of empty camper vans and motyhomes
    Never felt so fed up well except when the engine went bang

    Purchased a 2.5 ton trolley jack from halfrauds £60.00:eek::(:sicker:
    Now that hurt .!!!

    Anyway pictures tell a thisand words so they say

    Go on ya burgers laugh away I would :happy:::bigsmile::groan::reel:

    Couldn't alter the thread title
    should of been losing the battle
     
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    I think I would have bought a couple of those 'mud mats' to lay down under the driving wheels before you even moved. Very light, can be rolled up and easily stored.
     
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    So near and yet soooooo far away :whistle:
     
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    I was chauffeured home by daughter
    After driving 70 miles to put it in storage
    140 mile in all
    prior to moving house
    Lift was in a rush to get back
    First time back to see it and get it ready for adventures
    And it was stuck didn't realize I'd parked in a paddy field
    Looked firm ground in august
    Only live 3 miles from it now
    But the house renovations didn't help
     
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    One has to ask..................

    Why did you park it on the mud in the first place...:doh:

    Or any one with happeth of sense would have weighed up the land first... :wink: :rofl: :rofl:

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    Time and Hobson's choice
    no other sites available close to the new house and Mrs t has given up driving due to arfuritis
    And it was August at parking time
     
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    Michelin tyres at a guess ?
    THat is why we will never willingly have them on a motorhome !
    Canna help with your situation Tofo, but BET if you had Hankooks on the ol' girl would have waddled her way out ..
    You may well disbelieve and I would not blame you for doubting, but as anyone witnessed the Miller leaving the quagmire that was Newark 2 years ago they are just weirdly amazing at mud plugging ! ( we was in up to the top of the rims and STILL managed to ( slowly !!! ) drive out of it )
     
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  9. tofo

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    Tyres are comming up renewal time
    Continentals on at present
    Same as my old works ren traffic
    That lost grip on damp grass without sinking

    Still I do have some rubble at home
    One bag at a time should do it
    It's gotta go somewhere
     
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    Can I suggest calling into a scaffold company and buying a couple of planks that are coming up for disposing of (cheap) and laying them on the ground once you have jacked the beasty up again.
     
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    I've got some shuttering timber that was a tank stand
    Prior to new combi
    Finished boarding the loft yesterday

    So that will be cut into 12 " lengths

    Thanks for the tip though
    Need some for the garden as well


    Just didn't realise it was so wet at the site
    When it comes out its mot time
     
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    Looks like quite a nice spot for a bit of wild camping for the rest of the 2015 season!
     
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    Only needs a heavy frost that'll make it hard

    If only I could find enuff Viagra to make those puddles
    A lot firmer thought I was gonna stay stiff dintcha
     
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    well we glad you got out. fix tracks not wheels.
     
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    Not out of the mud yet gave up went home
    battle commences
    Tommora or Friday
    son coming Saturday
    He may give me a lift to get it if it's free
     
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    Methinks I somehow may regret asking this but...what's actually wrong with Michelin tyres on a moho please?(n)
     
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    the tread pattern on the michelin tyres is awful for mud and gives no grip
     
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    Mo, Tofo's a member of Fun, he doesn't have an 'appeth of sense. :rolleyes:
     
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    What's your lift driving? Doesn't look as though it's sunk too much, can you not pull it out?
     
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    Makes me grateful to have a shed for mine.
    Looks a messy job.
     
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