Bogged down in France..!

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  1. Smith and Sharp

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    on camping la bel air on the Ile de Re and on the second day we wanted to move to a sunnier pitch and spoke to reception that we'd like to move down to a quiet sunny pitch down the back of the site and she said "yes that's ok"
    Well of we go and head on to the large pitch and a quick turn of the steering to bring us level and dolly bogs in on the front....!

    No problem said I... Into reverse and dolly break the crust on top of the sand and that was it....:doh:

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    Oh dear - I feel your pain

    If you call for a tow truck can we play 'guess the bill'
     
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    It looks nice and level though, sleep on it, I reckon the site will have a tow option for low €'s hopefully free, you will not be the first to be stuck there I am sure

    edit - you don't look too bad yet, try and rock it out on the gear box, quite hard to get a rear wheel drive stuck totally, but do keep us informed (y)
     
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    Get ya bread trays out.
    Or a chat with a local farmers.
     
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    Ok.... Let me first say a truck did come out any guess as to what truck..?
     
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    Not nice hope you get out ok
     
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    One of them trolleys they drive round in
     
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    Did I read that @Mr Mousy did the same on the Isle de Re last week, I reckon you have dropped into his ruts :)
     
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    you can try and let air out the tyres, I have done that in Australia when I was stuck in sand in the outback, then drove very slowly to a garage 50 miles away to re-inflate them cant promise it will work, what you got to loose, ps you must keep front wheels straight all the time your getting out
     
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    An Oyster Farmers truck (complete guess) ?

    Or was it an undertakers hearse?
     
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    Yes it was nice and level and I did say let's leave it and worry about it in a weeks time... But my wheelchair was having the Same problem... So we moaned at the manager and she said you shouldn't be on there but I said the other lady said ok..! Other lady was a temp...!

    It's an merc auto...:censored:
     
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    You need to try this

    Works every time

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    Just need a good strong piece of knicker elastic
     
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    same as ours, it is possible to move from D to R fairly quickly and get a rock going, the worst that will happen is you will get a little deeper in, more likely you will get out (y)

    now if you had E + P jacks fitted .......... :whistle:
     
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    I did have one go at digging her out and got some stones in there and a couple of bread trays behind the wheels but one wheel spun on the stones and dug right in..! That's when I shouted for help..:eek:
     
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    worth fishing out your towing eye before any tow option appears, something I keep meaning to look for in ours o_O
     
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    sorry, I had forgotten about your wheelchair, that might put a different slant on the whole situation

    hopefully the site will pull you out, it will probably take next to nothing, even a little site cart daft as it sounds might just give the extra bit you need (y)
     
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    I tried that one Robert.. @Robert Clark .... It didn't work..

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    Manager said I know a freind who will help.....

    And then they came....

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    Vive La France !!!!
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg And they got me out...(y)
     
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