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I buried a front tire in soft sand, the whole parking lot was soft. I dumped the tag, and held the traction control button down and backed up a little. Then I drove froward and out. Do you have traction control?

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I'm not sure if it has been mentioned, or not, but If I started spiinning my wheels, due to mud, as soon as the bus stopped moving, I'd take my foot off of the throttle. If you start to sink, and you leave the hammer down, or worse, try to rock it, that's when you start breaking axles, rear ends, "u" joints, trannys, etc. Call coachnet, and let the hook do the work do ..... It's cheaper, in the long run.
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I have been stuck more than once mostly dry sand, lots of paitence some short pieces fo 2x6 or better 2x8 3/4" plywood and the leveling jacks it will take some time lift the bus up fill in under the wheels, most importantly like Randy says let it dry out
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Yea.. I have seen a lot of stuck RVs just bury themselves. Since we weigh more than x2 their weight we have to be especially carefull. I go to the dunes a lot and really push the envelope. Most people panic and don't even think about their jacks but they are great tools for getting yourself out of a jam. I just wish my jacks weren't the kick down type as it makes it much harder to operate when you're stuck!
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Someonne correct me please, if I am wrong.
I have coachnet towing, and if I'm not mistaken, someplace I read that they'll tow free if less than 100 ft from the road?
If this is true (and I know it's not always possible), would it make sense to stay within 100 ft.?
Also, does that 100 ft mean 100 ft from a campground road?
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Someonne correct me please, if I am wrong.
I have coachnet towing, and if I'm not mistaken, someplace I read that they'll tow free if less than 100 ft from the road?
If this is true (and I know it's not always possible), would it make sense to stay within 100 ft.?
Also, does that 100 ft mean 100 ft from a campground road?
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I'm not sure what that would mean, but we have been hauled twice through Good Sam and both times they wanted to know if we were on a right-of-way or were we in a parking lot or campground? I have heard that rumor as well.
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Jim,
That happened to me several months ago, I posted about it.
Coach net ask how far off the road? I said a couple of hundred ft's I'd guess.
Too bad Senior, 100 ft Max off Hard Pack.
My local big rig towing said they carry 250' No problem!
I guess you should say less than 100 and hope the tow truck guy is cool with it. MHO
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Default Watch a pro extricate SOB, stuck in mud

Found entire video interesting, but actual pullout starts around 9 min. That’s quite a tow truck!

https://youtu.be/tvC9Ijzx4Ow
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Found entire video interesting, but actual pullout starts around 9 min. That’s quite a tow truck!

https://youtu.be/tvC9Ijzx4Ow
Yeah, somebody else posted that not too long ago. That guy knows what he is doing for sure. Great looking equipment.
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