Rollcages, tow ropes, and winches were all made for a reason, and we have plenty of proof why everyone should have all three on his rig. From creek crossings gone wrong to sidehill mishaps, we've compiled some of the best of your worst Whoops!
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When the Mississippi River floods the surrounding trails, it doesn't take long for the mud holes to become pretty deep!
David Ray Scruggs
Stock JKs and big sand dunes don't always mix!
After a day of wheeling in Farmingdale South Dakota I rolled my Jeep on the drive home. We had to flip it end for end to get it out of the ravine!
On my way home from a four-wheeling trip at Johnson Valley, the left front tire blew out on my '74 F-250. What happened next was a head-on collision between my truck and an SUV. The California Highway Patrol estimated the speeds at the time of the collision to be 65-70 mph for the SUV (in a 55-mph zone) and around 10 mph for me.
This was after both vehicles slammed on the brakes. Though both my wife and I, along with the other vehicle, suffered quite a few broken bones, we all survived. Luckily we've all healed up and the CJ that I was towing survived the ordeal as well!
I had heard that this area was famous for its quicksand mud. Now I know why!
Every hunting trip needs to end with a little muddy-road four-wheeling!
Austin & Sean Roberts
I just had to try one more mud hole before leaving!
I was attempting to cross the stream when my Ford got stuck. My dad then proceeded to get his Land Rover stuck trying to pull me out. The Dodge Ram then got stuck once it hooked up to the Rover, and then we sunk the backhoe trying to rescue all of them! Eventually we got the backhoe out and used it to pull the rest of the sunken rigs out.