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Old 23rd February 2019, 08:42   #166
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Default Assisted U Turn in snow

Never offroad alone, esp on a lonely unplowed snow covered road.
With two vehicles, a very long painful journey can become much easier.

In the view you will see the sideways pull assisted U turn. On the wentworth spring road, the approach road to Rubicon trail, we went on a snow offroad trip.

As we climed over 5000ft the snow got deeper and deeper, and with the storm on us, we decided to make a U turn. Now in deep snow you get these ruts due to vehicles and they are incredibly slippery due to packed ice.

Going forward is a challenge, and turning back even more so. Even with steering full lock the vehicle goes only forward and backward.

So we decided to pull each other. The first step was to go forward. Then reverse as fast as snow will allow yanking the steering.

After jumping over the ruts you end up sideways and stuck.
Once you are sideways just do a sideways tug. Low friction means you easily get pulled.

First sequence in the video is the grand cherokee assiting me, and then I do same for the jeep. He kept his wheels locked as it was downhill and this meant he would not slide into me. So he did not leave his brakes, and I dragged him straight like you would do to a sled

Pictures from the trip.
First Picture is a rescue for a truck which skidded off the road

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Rest from the snowstorm

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Old 3rd April 2019, 11:41   #167
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A rescue attempt at an OTR event organized by Offroad Club of Gujarat (OCG).

The engine of Mahindra Classic, in the end, was seized. It's a heavy vehicle and there wasn't any traction on loose sand. Rescue team made a train of vehicles and got the torque of all three vehicles to rescue stuck vehicle.

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