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devildog1971

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Posted: 02/12/18 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It has rained in northwest Georgia we have flood watch for 4 days i have a gravel drive went to get new tires I sunk deep mud in dulies i do not damage was doneI am permanently disabled had the 40 foot monacoo a couple weeksI need help can anyone help with what could be damagedI life in cave spring georgia have had it a couple weeks any one can help appreciated sunk to the frame hot could be wrong tire extensions please help had two weeks

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Posted: 02/12/18 10:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hard to follow what you are saying, but in general, getting stuck in mud to the frame is never a good thing..

It's not so much the stuck part, it's how you have to extract the vehicle that can cause damage..

Sounds like you have a big, heavy rig stuck to the frame in mud..

Not gonna be cheap or easy to extract...

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Posted: 02/12/18 11:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can you lift the RV with the levelers placed on some wood sheets?
Fill in the holes and put some boards under the tires.
Otherwise a tow truck can get you rolling again.


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Last year I had my 30 footer stuck in the mud. The rear tires were up to the axel and the front not so much. I first off made the leveing jacks foot print bigger by placing many 2x6 so when I used the jacks they would not sink to far into the mud. I used the jacks to raise my unit up as high as possible then worked with wood to make ramps in the mud for the tires. I had to fill in the space left by the tires once I raised it. When all of that was done my neighbor came over with is tractor and very slowly pulled my unit out.

I would wait until your ground is dry, you cannot hurt it anymore now by just sitting where its at. Once the ground dries out do the above.


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Posted: 02/13/18 05:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the water was high enough after you sunk to the frame, there is a possibility that some water could have gotten in to the vent port on the rear differential.
Hopefully you have a roadside service contract with CoachNet or Good Sams. Either one will provide the equipment necessary to get your coach back on the road.
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Odds are no damage. VERY SLIGHT possiblity of damage to the brake rotors if it sits there for a long time. But odds are no damage if gotten out promptly (Any time this week will do). On motor vehicles slight posibility of damage to exhaust but Here is why.

Once the axle hits the ground it usually stops sinking. Most of what can be damaged is ABOVE the axle and is thus protected.


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Posted: 02/13/18 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best help you can find will be a quality wrecker service who will spend the time to extract your vehicle carefully. Call several RV dealers and ask for a referral to a wrecker service they use.

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Posted: 02/13/18 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

devildog1971 wrote:

...I am permanently disabled had the 40 foot monacoo a couple weeks...


Guys if the OP is permanently disabled he's not crawling under the coach with boards for the hydraulic levelers.

He's gonna need a recovery truck to pull that 40' DP out of the mud without damaging it. Regular tow truck isn't gonna do it.

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Posted: 02/13/18 08:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That looks like a regular tow truck to me.

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Posted: 02/13/18 09:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Monaco got stuck in the mud a few years ago in N. California when we were under evacuation warnings because of the imminent danger that the lake oroville levee might breach. Good Sam wasnt much help. I called AAA and they winched me out, real professionals. Pressure washed the wheels and cleaned up the levelers, no damage.


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