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Kate and Ed

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Posted: 10/19/20 10:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mt Aire MH gas 38’. Tow truck couldn’t pull from back? No room to pull from front. Tried boards, etc no go. Thanks for any ideas. Pour small rocks down in hole?

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Posted: 10/19/20 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would be inclined to get a couple good jacks and some large 2x10's or something similar. Jack things up until you can get board in place to hold everything at ground level. From there it should be easier to get it pulled out.

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Posted: 10/19/20 10:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jack it up, fill hole, lay down 1" plywood, drive off. 1 1/4" sub floor ply cut in half for both sides?


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Posted: 10/19/20 10:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

+1 for jack it up and fill the hole. Put some wood under the tires when you set it down.


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Posted: 10/19/20 11:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jacking may work, depends on how wet the ground is. You may be able to dig a gentle slope out as no vehicle will drive straight up.

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I got my right rear wheels stuck in soft mud and they spun and sunk without traction. I put a carpet scrap in front of the wheels and gently accelerated. The carpet scrap rotated under the wheels and gave enough reaction to get out. I was lucky.


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Posted: 10/19/20 12:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why couldn't the tow truck pull it from the back?
Can you find someone with a tractor that can get in behind your motorhome?
How big was the tow truck you called?
One option is a truck recovery crew. It's not cheap but they should have the equipment to get the job done.

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Kate,

I just went through a similar with a multi-ton sailboat on a trailer in my back lot. It was supposed to be gone by August.

Your problem:
If the ground is soft, jacking will be really tough, but with enough planks to spread the load out you can do it. We did.
Our axle was also on the ground so just towing was not going to work.
We ended up doing it all.
When there was room, we pushed stones under the tire to support some of the weight.
We jacked enough to get the axle up on planks and dug an exit ramp that we also put also put planks on.
We had to rig tackle to a hard point (tree) because the truck could not get enough traction on the wet ground.
Finally we got it out and now all I have to do is get in a 5yd dump of something to fill in the holes.

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Here you go.

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

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Posted: 10/19/20 02:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got out once by jacking the vehicle and putting firewood in the hole. Since we were camping firewood is what was available.

If you have leveling jacks it should make it real easy.


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