bogged down?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by boogie, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. boogie

    boogie Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    49
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Ratings:
    +3
    Hi one and all!

    I am the proud owner of a VW Gatcombe and we havent had our first night together yet, so its all still got to happen!

    I'm just sitting wondering if she'll be proned to getting bogged down because of her weight?? I just dont relish the fear of getting stuck! How can you be sure when you go on campsites, especially if its been raining, which is highly likely in this country during summer??

    Would really appreciate some thoughts on this one?

    Many thanks!::
     
  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    28,565
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Ratings:
    +33,958
    A lot of us carry some form of matting to put under the wheels.
     
  3. aba

    aba Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,791
    Location:
    yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +1,112
    loads of motorhomes get stuck on wet and boggy fields.

    good news is most of them aren't still there.

    use your head and walk on the ground first if its solid then you will probably be ok
    some rubber mats can help if you park the wheels on them.
    and once you have got moving just keep moving 90% will continue to move ok at tick over or just above in 1st gear and build momentum slowly.
     
  4. wasp

    wasp Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,772
    Location:
    Mansfield
    Ratings:
    +1,184
    Consider one of these[​IMG]Seriously it`s not a major issue most campsites have hard standings, I know a few people who use cut down bread trays, they seem to work well if you are unfortunate enough to get in that situation.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  5. 1Oll

    1Oll Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    175
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Ratings:
    +87
    Hi, O, Not with your (light) weight!

    I gather front wheel drive are worse on wet grass than RWD.

    The original idea from the past was to use a bit of old carpet, under both driving wheels, with a string or rope attached to the rear of the vehicle so you don't need to go back to retrieve the them. I carry some relatively thin plastic gripper sheets, but luckily have not had to use them.

    B.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    31,114
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +23,178
    always try to pull onto a pitch so your drive wheels are nearest the road and always, where possible, drive/reverse onto a pitch uphill...never into a depression/hollow.
    the downhill exit will help keep moving...setting off uphill, not advisable.

    if you should start to spin....STOP AND THINK !...the longer you spin the deeper you get.

    have a think how best to get going, different route, reverse, forward, before you dig yourself a nice trench
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  7. boogie

    boogie Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    49
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Ratings:
    +3
    Many thanks one and all! where would I be without you!!xx
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
Loading...

Share This Page