Recovery Fail - 3rd Gen Edition

Discussion in 'Off-Road' started by whippersnapper02, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Not entirely sure what was going on here. My guess is the owner had a U bolt failure so they were recovering it but they chose not to secure the axle in any way. You can hear the tire already rubbing on the fender before the axle fully gave way. They could have used ratchet straps to secure the axle temporarily or a trip to the auto parts store for new U bolts if that was the issue. Again, I'm not sure about the exact details of what went on since I wasn't there. Brake lines ruined, wiring ruined, shocks broken, rear bumper damage and possible leaf spring damage.

    If you wheel, have proper recovery points and go with someone that has knowledge. There was no need for this to happen.






    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
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  3. OP

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    So true on the proper equipment, gear and knowledge. People think these trucks are invincible. They are not. Good lesson. Thanks for posting @whippersnapper02
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  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Always have the right equipment or at least a little common sense.
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  6. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Common sense goes a long way and there's not a whole lot of it in that video.. Just wow...
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  7. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Gotta agree with you! When they started dragging 'er backwards the rear wheels weren't even turning.....guessing it was in gear?
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    My shock broke so I tore my rear axle off.
  9. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Haaaaa!! LOL
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Every time you pull someone out the first thing you tell them is “hey take your e brake off” the next thing you tell them is keep your ****ing foot off the brake man!” The last thing you tell them is straighten out your wheels and don’t turn them until your told”
  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Lessons hard learned.
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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    There where so many people around someone should have known what the hell they where doing. Unless they didn’t like the guy.
  13. Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    He was just doing it for likes
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  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Haha. I’d hate to imagine the guys with him would hate him that bad.
    Either way he’s YouTube famous for what not to do now.
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  15. OP

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Keep going, You’re good, and stop. Haha
    I’m sure there’s going to be more.
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  17. feistybro17

    feistybro17 Member

    This is savage and funny!
  18. AbsurdBuffalo

    AbsurdBuffalo Well-Known Member

    At least he's got a hell of a bro lean going on now.
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  19. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Daaaang! That sounded NASTY! So, not ever having to deal with this, how much would something like this nonsense cost to fix??
  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member


    Cost for proper recover equipment. $212.98
  21. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I thought it was $4,738.88
    Who’s being specific though.
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