Stuck in sand

Stuck in sand




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I don't think airing down is going to help this one...

John


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Guess he should have aired down and brought some 2x4s with him.

EDIT: Beaten like a rented mule


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Happens every storm. What were they thinking? This was a well publicized event.


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Don't laugh at me, I'm from up north......... When I see that pic, I think buried in the snow.........Probably not in this case, because it is so much sand, but in general can a snowblower be used to clear a driveway of sand after a storm? Would it just wreck the machine?


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Awwwww poor Jeep


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I very seriously doubt that a snow blower could even start to pick up the weight of dry sand, much less wet sand. If you plowed it into a pile of sand, I expect would break the shear bolts that hold the intake augers to their shaft. (Those are there to prevent the machine from being damaged from sticks, rocks, etc.)


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Happens every storm. What were they thinking? This was a well publicized event.

Moonrise
If you don't have the expereince to expect things there, then you won't know. Seen the same thing a few streets down from here in Rodanthe in another nor'easter. I wonder if this was a visitor or was stored here temporarily.


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Humm. The amount of seawater that pushed all that sand around that vehicle had to be significant. I bet nobody has a video of that .


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The area in front of those houses is a narrow street that runs immediately parallel to NC12 at the north end of Rodanthe. Typically, with minor storms, what happens is the the ocean comes over the lower sandpiles in front of those houses, through the carports and under the houses, out that street, and drains onto NC 12. If you look at the drone pix posted by rpeamers in your 4x4 thread, this is the 7th or 8th house down that oceanfront row in Rodanthe. With all the water and sand coming over onto NC12 just north of these houses, it looks like the water and sand just backed up into that street and filled it up, including back under the houses and into the carports.

That area ain't gonna be fixed 'til the sandbag and re-dune that whole length of beach, including in front of the houses. Even then, the right 'cane or nor'easter is likely to repeat this.


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BTW, one of the house in this area had a truck destroyed in Sandy. IIRC, the owner was trapped in the house and watched the truck being battred and partially buried. You can see it here; despite the Jeep, things were not nearly so bad this time around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vERgTgpAvjA


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Just as HGY12S, I have no experience with the situation in Tim's pic. So I know this will be a dumb question... just how do the homeowners dig out of all that sand? The jeep is now a big boat anchor, right?


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On the bright side, you could probably slam dunk a basketball now.


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Just as HGY12S, I have no experience with the situation in Tim's pic. So I know this will be a dumb question... just how do the homeowners dig out of all that sand? The jeep is now a big boat anchor, right?

Dhart

They dig out like this.....

BTW that jeep belongs to the owner and he is a member here.




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Nice Deer. My dad has a big Deer too!


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And they dig out like this:

https://www.facebook.com/jarvis.williams.39142/videos/1805125316179080/


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The jeep is now a big boat anchor, right?

Dhart
The only chance to use it is to:
- Dig it out and disconnect the battery and let it set for months in a dry climate (not the OBX) and hope that enough of the salt and moisture works out of the wiring harness so that it does not burn up when the power is applied
- Drain all the fluids immediately flush things like the axles, trannie, transfer case, and engine
- Be ready to replace all the brake calipers and wheel bearings in the next year and maybe steering joints, etc.
- Wash as good as you can.... but salt is now in all the frame's nooks and crannies and joints

Many a car has been recovered and used for a while this way but the salt makes it a lot worse than the standard flood car. I would expect insurance to total it out.

BTW, if you ever have a car in a position like this, ALWAYS disconnect the battery! When the wiring shorts out with the salt water, fires quite often result. We had one neighbors house almost go up in flames when a someone, with permission parked a car in their carport in Irene and the waters got high. The car was a crispy critter and some of the Salvo VFD folks rushed over in the flooding and dragged the flaming car out of the carport before the house caught. But the carport was close to catching on fire.


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And they dig out like this:

https://www.facebook.com/jarvis.williams.39142/videos/1805125316179080/

Halftime
Had one of my trucks up to it's axles in flood water on one of those streets in a nor'easter. Fortunately we got it to a higher spot fast. But I still replaced all the brake calipers within 1 year and all the wheel bearings a bit later.


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You see a few of these because they can go under a house to dig it out.