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    Talking 4wd Mishaps - learnings and funny!

    This thread is to show vehicles getting stuck, turned turtle, or any other mishap which might have happened or have been averted.

    Our take from it and what to do so that it does not happens in future.

    I will start with my instance.

    We went off-roading near DND along with few friends on their Gypsy. I had been harping on how we should always check the climb by walking up the hill.

    In the whole process of showing people how to off-road, I became over confident and on this climb raced up with my vehicle without following my own advice - Always walk up the hill!

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    We might be smiling because we were able to get out of this without scratch and the only dent was on the rod:

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    Later on I just shudder to think what would have happened if both the front tires would have gone in to ditch, the vehicle would have got stuck badly and even the passengers would have been hurt.

    Moral: Never be over confident, and ALWAYS walk up the HILL to make sure the path is clear.
    Last edited by Rahul; 11-11-2010 at 12:40 PM.

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    Default Re: 4wd Mishaps - learnings and funny!

    This was another incident which happened almost a year ago. I was attending my first trailblazing event. There was a Newly launched Endeavor ahead of me, which was following Landcruiser.

    The ground was soft, plain, even M800 passes through them. The only concerns, as that road was passing between two farms, there were plantation of elephant grass on the high wall created.

    As I was telling my wife, about TLC, on how powerful it is, to my horror saw TLC tilting side ways and then toppling over.

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    The reason I guess why it happened was, the TLC guy moved left to get better visibility as elephant grass was blocking his view. He did not realized the angle to which he was tilted. This resulted him in toppling over. Had he remained on the track and followed the vehicle in front of him, this could have been averted.

    Fortunately no damage to man or machine.

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    Default Re: 4wd Mishaps - learnings and funny!

    Why One should not be at an angle on the climbs and be at 90˚ to the climb.


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    Default Re: 4wd Mishaps - learnings and funny!

    Very good thread Rahul.

    Goes to show how a prefectly controlled excursion can go out suddenly of control!! We all enjoy the challenge but we need to be careful at the same time.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhandle View Post
    Why One should not be at an angle on the climbs and be at 90˚ to the climb.

    Hi Guys,

    This used to be the FIRST obstacle on the way to the Kelambakkam Quarry(Quarries). This was a result of lapse in concentration, notice the front wheels while reversing, down slope.

    Kelambakkam, has claimed the maximum no. of off-road casualties, among the Chennai Off-Roaders, including me and My MM540XD.

    All of them were results of carelessness.

    More Details http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...pgrade-13.html.

    Regards,

    Arka
    Last edited by Rahul; 04-19-2011 at 04:50 PM.
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    Default Re: 4wd Mishaps - learnings and funny!

    Thanks for sharing that Arka.

    Reversing has proven to be a nemesis for me as well. It is very difficult to see out the back of a hard top gypsy, plus foolishness!

    This was long before my OTR days
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    Cheers
    Ankit
    Last edited by Ankit; 11-29-2010 at 01:42 PM.

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    Default Re: 4wd Mishaps - learnings and funny!

    Hope, No any injury!!!!!
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