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Old 08-14-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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So, I spent the better part of the day working most of a dent out of the sliding door of my Westfalia project. I had enough for the day, had a drink, and decided to seek the answer to the age old question.- How hard would it be to get the Unimog stuck?
Unfortunately for me the answer was "quickly".



Damn slimy NY swamp mud is slippery. I should have put the winter chains on.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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To date my fastest stuck was 12" and before I even got to the driveway.

I parked on hard dirt. It rained I waited several days and looked like it dried out. Thought I could get out of the side yard and into the garage. I backed up 12" and sunk down 6". Got the winch out and strung it through the RV gate and did a recovery from my own yard to my driveway. Made a HUGE mess of the side yard
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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This was only about 1000 feet from the house. I went and got the New Holland. A long chain kept it on high ground. No problem.
The ruts were about 20 inches deep but the portal axles kept anything from hanging up.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:28 PM   #4
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lol.. where is the cab? i hope you never roll that thing
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:37 AM   #5
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lol.. where is the cab? i hope you never roll that thing
It has a newer canvas top in the garage. (I bring my M/C rainsuit with me when I drive it a ways.) and the windshield is in the down position. I try to be very careful to not drive it anywhere off camber. If it went over I would be flattened for sure.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:27 AM   #6
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My one roll over was on a straight flat road. All of my years of crazy off-camber rock crawling never rolled.

It happens where you least expect it.

Friend rolled his car in his gravel driveway (blew a rotted tire, turned into a ditch, over it went)

My grandfather rolled a pickup backing out of a driveway and cut the corner to the road a little wrong.

Being careful is only being lucky
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:02 AM   #7
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My one roll over was on a straight flat road. All of my years of crazy off-camber rock crawling never rolled.

It happens where you least expect it.

Friend rolled his car in his gravel driveway (blew a rotted tire, turned into a ditch, over it went)

My grandfather rolled a pickup backing out of a driveway and cut the corner to the road a little wrong.

Being careful is only being lucky
Agree.

madeouttaglass you went the unique way in owning a unimog... why not put a roll cage on it?

A nicely design cage could support a canvas top up front nicely.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:05 AM   #8
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No cage. I bought it years ago to plow the long driveway of our vacation rental.
I just transferred the plates to it from my Tacoma so I could play with it for a bit. It will come back off the road shortly. Then the plow and salter go back on. From that point it will only see 2nd gear. (The first three gears are grannies.)

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Old 08-15-2014, 09:23 AM   #9
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When my aunt moved to the Alaska interior in '71 (with most of her earthly possessions in her '67 Karmann Ghia), she found most of the locals eschewed 4-wheel-drive.

"Four-wheel-drive just means you'll get stuck further from help," was the mantra.

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Old 08-15-2014, 09:28 AM   #10
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My one roll over was on a straight flat road. All of my years of crazy off-camber rock crawling never rolled.

It happens where you least expect it.

Friend rolled his car in his gravel driveway (blew a rotted tire, turned into a ditch, over it went)

My grandfather rolled a pickup backing out of a driveway and cut the corner to the road a little wrong.

Being careful is only being lucky
Where you least expect it cannot be overstated: I tipped my 300GD over on a Forest Service road backing up when the grade changed suddenly, a rear wheel went up, and over it went seemingly instantly. A 16-mile walk to town was the result.

Had it rolled all the way, we would have gone all the way to the bottom of a steep mountain valley, a distance of at least a couple miles.
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When my aunt moved to the Alaska interior in '71 (with most of her earthly possessions in her '67 Karmann Ghia), she found most of the locals eschewed 4-wheel-drive.

"Four-wheel-drive just means you'll get stuck further from help," was the mantra.

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I'll never forget the day when we were heading out to the dropzone there in the southwest corner of Oklahoma. Stopping where the pavement ended and the dirt road began. Rains had turned the dirt into mud, so we are stopped and locking hubs and etc.

A little old lady comes toodling by in her big Buick, gives us a friendly wae and cruises on down the muddy road. We know there is a low spot with standing water a ways up ahead, and we are joking about having to pull her out of it.

By the time we got there, she had already gone through it and was out of sight. We could plainly see her tire tracks going in....and then coming out the other side about fifty yards ahead across the water. What the...?

And us, in our big, military six-wheel drive and 4x4 vehicles...slipped and slid, spun and struggled across the same crossing. One of our trucks almost got stuck.

How the hell she got across that remains one of those mysteries we will never know the answer to.
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Where you least expect it cannot be overstated: I tipped my 300GD over on a Forest Service road backing up when the grade changed suddenly, a rear wheel went up, and over it went seemingly instantly. A 16-mile walk to town was the result.

Had it rolled all the way, we would have gone all the way to the bottom of a steep mountain valley, a distance of at least a couple miles.
Wouldja at least have been closer to town, then?
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:19 AM   #13
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How the hell she got across that remains one of those mysteries we will never know the answer to.
My bet is velocity had something to do with it.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:20 PM   #14
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When my aunt moved to the Alaska interior in '71 (with most of her earthly possessions in her '67 Karmann Ghia), she found most of the locals eschewed 4-wheel-drive.

"Four-wheel-drive just means you'll get stuck further from help," was the mantra.

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It takes the Mog to push the huge amounts of wet snow I get at the lodge. (shameless plug- www.SkyLodgeVacation.com) I had a '68 Dodge M37 that couldn't handle it before I bought the MB. Notice that the snow pile in the picture above is almost 5 feet tall. There are not many places to push if off the sides of the lodge driveway so that pile just keeps growing.
Your 4WD..stuck mantra is what most Ural riders say about our 2WD sidecars and it's true.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:45 PM   #15
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Wouldja at least have been closer to town, then?
Eventually, in the back of some sort of vehicle.
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