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Re: recovery ideas

Postby Ernest Becker » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:36 pm

http://www.lewiswinch.com/

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby ComradeFluffy » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:07 am

Hey guys...sorry I haven't checked in for a while.
Been finding it depressing to read.
Came back from the last recovery attempt empty handed. Drove the 500 miles to Santa Fe NM, from Fort Collins CO, and then got turned back by the weather. You know...because I had to be back for work...at my great job...which I just screwed myself over financially, to MOVE, to be closer to. Couldn't wait for the weather to clear.
Came back and got fired. (!?) Crazy. I haven't been fired from anything since high school.
So basically been sitting in the basement with the dogs feeling like poo.
Selling stuff off on craigslist to make the rent. Haven't had the money to go back for another attempt in a while.

I DO have a plan though. This isn't *all* a whine-rant.

The plan is--screw it. I am sick of info tech. Sick of working to make some other a-hole rich. Changing my plans. Retiring early and lean.
Ural goes into a toy hauler (If I ever get it back) and I am going full-time gypsy. Will treasure hunt my way around America and do whatever blows my provervbial skirt up. Maybe I will start a blog about it or something figure out how to make a little money that way. Treasure Dave? Two-dog Dave? I don't know. Maybe even make a little spot change hauling people's Urals from one state to another.
So...let's call it a super crappy year--with a giant revelation at the end leading to a huge positive life change. A big steamy peanut and corn dog turd, with a silver lining...or maybe that's a piece of tinfoil. (dang it, Charlie...)
Either way--there's a Ural in the back of that rig (With a WINCH on it and a MASDAM in the trunk) so I will still be around.
Anyone got a truck that will tow 18000lb GVW?

Happy Uraling!
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby ComradeFluffy » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:11 am

OMG! Sorry, just read that Lewis Winch URL...thank you! That is a must have! Too cool!

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby 54vintage » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:31 pm

Dave....I wasn't trying to be a jerk in asking for photos.....seeing where and how it is stuck could help in finding a solution to your problem....let the collective have eyes on it and maybe one of us screwballs might come up with a good idea.

Bummer about your work.....but I've always believed one door closes...one door opens :) this is speaking from experience :wink:

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby ComradeFluffy » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:23 am

Chuck hey. I don't think you were being a jerk at all. :-) I am sorry if I came off that way.
I just don't have any pics of it.

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby 54vintage » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:18 am

ComradeFluffy wrote:Chuck hey. I don't think you were being a jerk at all. :-) I am sorry if I came off that way.
I just don't have any pics of it.


Hi Dave....You didn't give me that impression, so no worries. I can hardly imagine how nuts you must be going having the rig stuck out in the middle of nowhere.....best of luck to you on finding a way to get the beast back home!
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby bionicman » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:44 am

pictures!
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby siberman1 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:48 am

Is this Ural still stuck somewhere? Where is it - generally speaking I mean?
There are some Ural folks going to Moab area soon, maybe some help in some form from one/or more Ural folks? Just curious.

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby ComradeFluffy » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:26 pm

Hey guys. My baby is in the mountains outside of Santa Fe NM. I wouldn't ask anyone to pitch in on a project like that--it could easily become a giant PITA. Thank you for the thought though. I get paid in 40 days....hopefully. When that happens I can make the drive again and hire some local muscle to help me get it down off the hill. :-( Just drives me crazy...I'm sure you guys can relate.

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby Revtech100 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:40 pm

I use that come-along for atv's, UTV's and snow machines. Works great. If you can get an atv to it, any decent one should pull it. I've used a 400 can am to drag bigger machines out. My Polaris ranger 700 has pulled a truck out of the muck. With that said, id drop the drive shafts if you could and tie it out. Good luck!
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby LTDfire » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:48 pm

I would also post a call for help on ADVrider.com and any local 4WD clubs in the area.

Also, if towing take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF2MkHu9bG4
and some more winching info.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jhbHGJKJuQ.

Hope it helps,

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby VWK75S » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:56 am

LTDfire wrote:any local 4WD clubs in the area.

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby ComradeFluffy » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:51 am

Hey thanks for those links!
I wish I could figure a way to tow this thing out solo, but I can't think of a way to control the bike while also being the driver of the tow vehicle.

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby rivers » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:06 am

Unless you can get it on a trailer, forget towing it solo with no rider on the Ural through rocky country. You're just going to tear it up. A 4x4 club would be a shot. Those guys live to show off what their mega buck creations can do. Me, I'd still go with a farmer/tractor combo or cowboy/horse combo while you steer the Ural. You've been stuck out there for what, over a month now?? Time to hire some help and get'er done.
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby Kilometers2 » Tue May 31, 2016 7:04 pm

:( Dave, you get your rig out yet? This has got to be turning you every which way but Sunday......
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