Since we dont have a Worst Stuck Column
here on the forum, I thought I'd post these pictures here in the Community Column
Cindy and I drove up to Clayton Georgia to visit some friends last week. We were originally in Charleston, South Carolina (Thanks Pam and Steve for all the great info) and the weather was beautiful
Driving up to Georgia across South Carolina was a beautiful drive. All back roads as always and the scenery was perfect. Spring in the South and everything in bloom
The day we pulled into Clayton, it started raining. Our friends have a 20% grade on their driveway (not lying, it's what my pitch/roll meter read) so they told us they had some friends who have a farm just down the street.
We were more than welcome to park the Sunline in the pasture where it would be safe and sound while we visited with them.
Fast forward a few days later and it has never stopped raining. Cindy and I had made a few trips back and forth to the coach to get clothes and what not, and each time I'd make a comment that it was going to be hard to pull the Sunline out of this pasture due to the rain.
Finally on the forth day the forecast was calling for what else? A SNOW STORM!!
We said our good byes and told them we were headed south as camping in the snow is not something I really want to be doing, especially in Georgia.
Well that was when the fun started. We hooked up to the 2499, threw the truck in 4 wheel drive and started making our way across the pasture. At first we were gaining good momentum untill the truck just started spinning and buried itself pretty deep in the thick Georgia Mud.
We would later find out that the safety cable had gotten pulled out by a stick or some debris in the pasture which resulted in the trailer brakes locking up. That alone would be hard to pull across a field, but add 4 days of solid rain, and this is what you get out of the truck to look at.
Cindy got out and laughed saying "I think you got us stuck honey
She couldnt see the lean that I could see on my side of the coach
I told her to come look at my side, and she about freaked out. The passenger side tires were almost off the ground due to the amount of lean! I had visions of the Sunline lying on its side in the field, and us being snowed in for the next few days.
Well some Southern hospitality came into play, and on a early Sunday morning, the owner of the farm and his neighbor both came out in the pouring rain to help pull the truck and trailer out. (Both had to be pulled out seperate with very large tractors)
Thank Goodness we just had those axle supports beefed up...LMAO
So I'll bet that I'm the only one on this forum that has had their Sunline pulled out of a pasture by a John Deere tractor
Not that it's something you want to be bragging about, but it was pretty funny to say the least.
And if you think it couldnt get any worse, about an hour South we hit the snow. Georgia doesnt have any equipment to remove snow from the roads, and I'll be damned if this Michigan boy is going to stop just because of 5" of slop is hitting the backroads
Although I about cried when we pulled over for fuel and the undercarriage looked like this
I had asked Cindy "Are these people just idiots and why do they keep pulling in front of me when I have my blinkers on
Well while we were pulled over filling up the tanks, I decided to clean off the windshield. While walking around the truck, I noticed why no one could see my blinkers!
I'd like to say that we drove for 8 hours straight and made it through the snow storm. We're now safely sitting in some parking lot in Northern Florida and the forecast calls for 70 degrees tomorrow
Yeah, So long Snow!! And I dont plan on parking in any pastures any time soon!!