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Old 01-30-2006, 01:08 AM
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Not a good day for the Truck

I was up at my parents house this weekend. They just moved into a new house so I was going up to help move and take a load of wood back to Milwaukee with me. Well everything went great until this morning when I learned that gravity isn't just a guidline but a law. My truck slid down the side of a hill jacknifing the trailer with a full load of wood (about a cord) against the truck. The truck and trailer came to rest against two birch trees about 3 inches in diameter or I would probably have slide another 100 yards down to the bottom of the hill. Here are a couple pictures. What a pain the a$$ to try and get it out. 8 hrs later it was out and I was finally on my way home. I managed to dent my drivers door, wreck the passenger side rear quarter panel and smash the rim on that side.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:12 AM
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That really sucks ... good thing there was somebody with a dodge to pull you out.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:12 AM
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Here is another photo showing my tire tracks as I helplessly slid off the side of the driverway.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:14 AM
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That really sucks ... good thing there was somebody with a dodge to pull you out.
It was actually a 1948 Ford tractor. Although I never thought we were going to get it out of there.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:18 AM
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It was actually a 1948 Ford tractor. Although I never thought we were going to get it out of there.

so did you slide down backwards (going up their driveway)?
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:22 AM
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so did you slide down backwards (going up their driveway)?
I was turning around and swung a little wide off the side of the driveway going down the driveway. I had done the same thing the day earlier, but with an empty trailer and no snow. The trailer started to slide sideways down the side of the hill and just pulled the back end of the truck down with it. I didn't stand a chance once that trailer started sliding. I guess the combination of a cord of wood and an inch of snow was too much for the F150 to handle with an idiot behind the wheel.

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Old 01-30-2006, 01:53 AM
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that sucks . . . but luckly nobody got hurt! . . . beside your ego . .
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:12 AM
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Don't feel badly..........I've had my Silverado stuck in the woods a few times due to wet grass and gravity. Same senerio..............pulled out by some old farm tractor
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:53 AM
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I had several spin arounds in our old C10 and F100's. Pickups just have a habit of the rear end wanting to come around to meet the front end!


Glad you came out relatively ok!
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:19 AM
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Too big a load on a smaller truck. It has happended to mebefor.
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