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Unread 12-24-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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Unread 12-24-2010, 10:14 AM   #2
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Definitely somethign I would not recommend.

The speed of the water is way to high to cross at that depth. He was inches away of loosing his truck or potentially worse.

Also no point in having the tow strap hanging of the front, or the back with somebody holding it in their hand. He almost got tangled on the return. A winch line connected to another truck on shore would be a better option.
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Unread 12-24-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
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Bah, isn't that what snorkels are for?
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Snorkel definitely helped, but I'd argue his action regarding the speed he get and the way he handles the situation. I assume he disconnected the fan as water must of been in the engine bay. Another thing as that he might of siliconed or other wayed electronics and fuse blocks.
Agreed with Andries about the dangerous situation in general. If this was required to move forward as an expedition, then usually one of the team members crossing the river and establishing a hardline, then vehicle get prepeared for extreme-deep crossing. None of that been done. The guy just had fun and checked his luck.
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iirc this was posted on expo also and he said he had crossed lots of times and knew the bottom. either way looks a bit stupid to me
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I saw that rear end break loose twice and with the speed of that water could have rolled the vehicle over. Did not look smart... IMO.
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If you have a snorkel, the trick is to let the water into the vehicle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okfmSGdT3rA

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No one will make a snorkel for the Runner what are the chances of a snorter????
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If you have a snorkel, the trick is to let the water into the vehicle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okfmSGdT3rA

It's a nice video. I've seen many, but this one never before.
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I wasn't so lucky yesterday with a river crossing much lower.

Crossed the Dirty Devil River in Utah. Crossed safely only to return a few times and then enter from up stream, looked about the same but found the bottom to soft and water that was only at the top of my tires quickly climbed to the top of the wheel wells, stuck for almost five minutes until I was winched out.

Water got into cabin about 4-6 inches and shorted out electrical computers, no water in engine but runner would not start, even after we pulled all the computers we could and used a compressor to blow air through them.

Towed it to Grand Junction Toyota today. Find out my fate tomorrow..

I will post up the video, when I get it.

I have crossed a few deep rivers and I was lucky in the past, rivers are not safe and should be given upmost caution.

For anything over 2 feet..
1) Never cross alone
2) strap or winch up so that you can be pulled out before damage can occur
3) Cross and move on, consider yourself lucky and do not go back and play
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I wasn't so lucky yesterday with a river crossing much lower.

Crossed the Dirty Devil River in Utah. Crossed safely only to return a few times and then enter from up stream, looked about the same but found the bottom to soft and water that was only at the top of my tires quickly climbed to the top of the wheel wells, stuck for almost five minutes until I was winched out.

Water got into cabin about 4-6 inches and shorted out electrical computers, no water in engine but runner would not start, even after we pulled all the computers we could and used a compressor to blow air through them.

Towed it to Grand Junction Toyota today. Find out my fate tomorrow..

I will post up the video, when I get it.

I have crossed a few deep rivers and I was lucky in the past, rivers are not safe and should be given upmost caution.

For anything over 2 feet..
1) Never cross alone
2) strap or winch up so that you can be pulled out before damage can occur
3) Cross and move on, consider yourself lucky and do not go back and play
oh man that sucks!!!!

sorry to hear that
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Well... we all know people who would attempt that crossing... hopefully most of us have learned 2nd hand not to, but I can't say that's been true for me in every case

It can be painful watching someone learn to 'wheel (and very funny sometimes LOL), but we were all there once I suppose!

I have one buddy in particular who made me laugh so hard I couldn't stand as he destroyed his truck on several trees trying to get "unstuck..." same guy tried to cross a pond at night on private land he didn't own alone with his fiance 90 miles from home and go figure... got sunk. He ended up at the police station but didn't get charged with anything. I helped him retrieve the truck the next day... they had to call fiance's father who was none too amused with his daughter's future husband's sense of good judgement... it's a good story now though ahahaha.

But hey like I said, many of us learn the rules of wheeling the hard way.
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