Had a bumpy “good night and go to sleep” drive with my 3.5 year old turn a little extra adventerous last night.
The incident involves a long icy hill, a tree, a large boulder and a rescue me phone call to a buddy.
About 1 truck length from cresting the hill, a rather large bump caused a total loss of forward momentum, initiating a 50m backwards downhill slide. Oooops. This was at 9pm, So much for a tame sideroad tour to lull the wee one to sleep.
An hour later had a Tundra driving buddy pick us up and drive us home. “Little Trucky” had a lonely sleep On the side of a no winter maintenance road overnight.
Flash forward to 9am, loaded up with a come along, 30ft recovery strap, various 10,000lb ratchet straps, 80kg of salt, 3-ton floor jack a buddy and super powerful brains, recovery began.
Pictured above, The rear diff high centered on the previously mentioned large boulder.
-Come along rear hitch to tree on far side of road to stabilize
-jack under low side rear axle to get diff off rock
-fallen branch under rear tire to keep off diff
-recovery strap uphill far side of road to big tree. Highlift, and strap in-line to front loop
-pour down 80kg of salt
-proceed very slowly
-setup again higher up the hill, and she walked right out of the ice ditch.
Freedom!! Less than 2-hours including socializing, high-fiving, and cleanup. One softball sized dent in the bumper is all that remains of the incident. Total success.
Congrats on getting it out and no more payment, that must be freeing. I know a good paintless dent repair guy if you’d like his number, I dont know if you think the dent could be pulled out or not. He works out of burlington.