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Old 07-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Alrighty Then..............

Well, this just proves Boondocking isn't always the best choice!





Can't say if they are newbies, can't say if they got out. (figure, not without help and lot's of it!)



I do believe it's a Toy Hauler as well, so I wonder if the rear end is full of motorcycles/Atvs? LOL..........................
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Oh my. I'm thinking that was not one of their better days.
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Well, this just proves Boondocking isn't always the best choice!





Can't say if they are newbies, can't say if they got out. (figure, not without help and lot's of it!)



I do believe it's a Toy Hauler as well, so I wonder if the rear end is full of motorcycles/Atvs? LOL..........................
That is a lot of weight to put on a sandy beach.
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OMG! What were they thinking? I've seen cars get stuck down on the beach before, but never a travel trailer!!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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That is a lot of weight to put on a sandy beach.



Yup, especially if it's full of atv's and motorcylces in the rear end!


The rear end of the truck looks buried almost to the bumper.......
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:08 PM   #6
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I do believe it's a Toy Hauler as well, so I wonder if the rear end is full of motorcycles/Atvs?
Looks like they are getting ready to unload the Sea Dues
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #7
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This is one of the few instances that a winch on the front of the truck would help.
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This is one of the few instances that a winch on the front of the truck would help.


Or a brain cell to know not to park there in the first place!
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I can imagine the conversation prior to parking on this choice spot.
"I know what I'm doing, dear."
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"But I really want to park on the beach!!"
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That looks a lot like Pismo Beach (California) The last time I was there I stayed at a pleasant state owned camp ground called North Beach which is near the vehicular access to the beach. It is not on the sand and it has paved drives and RV hookups.

Vehicles may be driven on the beach for a distance of two or three miles. There is also actual dry camping on the beach for a fee. Pismo Beach is a state vehicle recreation area which translates to dune buggys and atvs on the beach and in a fairly good size area of sand dunes that go inland for a couple of miles. Many people go there to camp on the beach and ride their sand toys.

I did not try to pull my trailer out there. I did drive my truck then simply unloaded my ATV and rode it. I kept my truck away from the water. I am aware that there is a two or three foot tide at times so getting stuck right at the water's edge does not appeal to me.

The trap people fall into is there is a strip of sand right along the water that is damp and firm. It is 20 or 30 feet wide. A vehicle barely leaves any tracks. You are lured into driving a mile or two down the beach then it is time to turn around. The sand away from the water is dry and loose as well as deep. I saw more than one person try to keep their drive wheels on the firm sand by backing toward the water when turning around. I used a chain to try to pull one vehicle out with my four wheel drive truck. When you lose traction in sand the spinning wheels quickly dig a hole. I almost got stuck myself trying that. If you keep spinning the wheels the frame of the vehicle rests on the sand. The vehicle I tried to tow was doing that. Getting out usually requires a lot of digging and shoveling and tow vehicle with a tow strap that stretches. The term is called "snatching it out". It is not easy. It is also dangerous to be anywhere around in or out of a vehicle. If the heavy steel hook on the end of one of those tow straps comes loose the elastic nature of the strap will sling it like a shot from a canon. It will easily throw it through a vehicle window. Many people have been hurt or killed that way.
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It also looks like it could be Pacific City of Oregon.... was there on Monday and I noted a big old truck with wench on the front sitting in the parking lot above the breach just waiting for such a moment....
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I noted a big old truck with wench on the front

I won't even mention the breach.
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Talking That reminds me

A CB conversation:

"Help. I am stuck on a sand bar."

"Well, just wait for the tide to come in. It will lift you off."

"I don't think that will help."

"Why not?"

"I'm in a Jeep."

That picture reminds me how cavalier people are with their money. That has to be at least $100 grand sitting there.

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The vehicle I tried to tow was doing that. Getting out usually requires a lot of digging and shoveling and tow vehicle with a tow strap that stretches. The term is called "snatching it out". It is not easy. It is also dangerous to be anywhere around in or out of a vehicle. If the heavy steel hook on the end of one of those tow straps comes loose the elastic nature of the strap will sling it like a shot from a canon. It will easily throw it through a vehicle window. Many people have been hurt or killed that way.
Thats better than a chain or cable snapping.

Fat tires are your friend in sand.
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