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    Cool VIDEO : RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME - Lending a Helping Hand on our way Home from Moab

    It isn't every day that you find yourself in the right place and at the right time but as luck would have it, Cindy and I just happened to be there as we made our way home from Moab. As we drove across Interstate 80, we passed a car on the side of the highway and from the look of things, was stuck in some mud. For those of you who know the area, this was out in the no mans land between West Wendover and Salt Lake City and close to world famous Bonnaville Speedway. While the salt flats along the highway may look dry and even be safe enough to walk on, it doesn't take much for an adventurous car to get buried in the muck lying just beneath the surface. I know it isn't much but the following short video highlights what we came across and how we were able to lend a helping hand.



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    Awesome! You truly made their day!
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    Nice that you were there and had a quality winch to help them out.

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    So funny you were there. I was at that exact spot years ago looking at tire tracks heading out to those flats, telling my wife “man those people are so dumb for trying to drive out onto the salt from the side of the road.” Later on at Bonneville I ran into a guy that said the tow bill for that recovery is over $1000 and that the WORST spot to try and access the salt is at the edges, as that’s where the mud is the worst. Those girls are lucky you were there. You can see some tire tracks going out onto the salt in that area, some make it 1/4 mile in and get REAL stuck, all of whom had to be recovered. Even in something like a wrangler, that mud is so sticky and slick, that once it coats your tires 4WD isn't going to do jack for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepFan View Post
    Awesome! You truly made their day!
    We were just lucky to be there when we were. They said they called AAA but that it was going to take no less than 3 hours to save them.

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    Nice that you were there and had a quality winch to help them out.
    LOL - having the right equipment for the job is always a good thing

    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    So funny you were there. I was at that exact spot years ago looking at tire tracks heading out to those flats, telling my wife “man those people are so dumb for trying to drive out onto the salt from the side of the road.” Later on at Bonneville I ran into a guy that said the tow bill for that recovery is over $1000 and that the WORST spot to try and access the salt is at the edges, as that’s where the mud is the worst. Those girls are lucky you were there. You can see some tire tracks going out onto the salt in that area, some make it 1/4 mile in and get REAL stuck, all of whom had to be recovered. Even in something like a wrangler, that mud is so sticky and slick, that once it coats your tires 4WD isn't going to do jack for you.
    Dry lakes can be a lot of fun to drive on but you really need to know what's safe and what's not. There's no way you'd ever catch me driving out it that shit or at least, not on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    We were just lucky to be there when we were. They said they called AAA but that it was going to take no less than 3 hours to save them.



    LOL - having the right equipment for the job is always a good thing



    Dry lakes can be a lot of fun to drive on but you really need to know what's safe and what's not. There's no way you'd ever catch me driving out it that shit or at least, not on purpose.
    lol, especially since around 10 miles past that tree thingie, are the bonneville salt flats, where you can drive safely to your heart's content.


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    Good save. I was out riding muddy dirt roads with my son a few weeks back and there was a couple vans with out of town college kids stuck in the mud in the middle of nowhere. Not sure how they made it as far as they did in their Dodge Caravans but they had no business being on these roads even if the GPS was telling them it was a shortcut. We winched them both out and turned them around the other direction. Not even half a mile further down the road we had to winch ourselves out it got so deep.
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    Nice work! Great find 🧐


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    Good samaritan. Good job.
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