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What hum-vs won't do
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deadcarp    Posted 09-22-2003 at 17:26:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was laid up and missed it this year but my cousin runs the pullout tractor at the local mudrun. he said they ran cut tires first and they threw mud out and pretty well dried up the pit so nearly everybody made it thru. now, stock 4-wheelers are generally set up about right for showing off, right? - well the nat'l guard brought a hum-v so they finally ran it and the thing got hopelessly stuck! he pulled them out, they ran one of those 8-wheelers thru there both ways, then the hum-v finally churned its way thru in a dismal 3 minutes. we're paying how much a copy for those things? now i'm wondering what else won't it do, and why?

Redneck    Posted 09-23-2003 at 10:24:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd rather have a VW rail for the mud or hill climbing.Four wheel drive,until you get to the radical rock crawlers,can't go where a VW can.Not enough ground clearance and too heavy.

Willy-N Picture VW    Posted 09-23-2003 at 14:56:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

Not much I could not do with this VW Baja! Took this tank 60 miles up into the mountians from about sea level to over 5,280 ft up steep hills. In fact I carried a house up there on the rack in stacks of wood and built it. They thought I was crazy not haveing a truck and wondering how I was going to do it. I told them that was what my Bug was for! Mark H.

Redneck    Posted 09-23-2003 at 15:20:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are tough as nails.Seems you already know!

toolman    Posted 09-23-2003 at 11:24:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
had a friend came home from the navy after being away for three years , he had a old vw sitting in his folks yard under about 3ft. of snow , shovelled out the door got in started right up put it in first and drove in out into the driveway , i couldn,t belive it after that always had a healthy respect for them in winter around here.

Jim(MO)    Posted 09-23-2003 at 10:08:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
They do make the strangest stretch limo' ya'll ever see. Saw one in Kansas City with some high schoolers on their way to a prom.

Red Dave    Posted 09-23-2003 at 09:39:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never rode in one, but I sat in one last week. It was cramped. I was not impressed with the workmanship either.
I believe they have a lot of capabilities, but none that I need bad enough to spend that kind of money for. My old Jeep will do just fine for me.
Ya gotta wonder if the mudpit trouble was the fault of the vehicle or the driver. A driver that doesn't know what they are doing can make a good vehicle look bad too.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 09-23-2003 at 08:56:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ive ridden a few Hummers with the central inflation system, it helps for different terrain. He one we had a the demo was stuck constantly till we figured how to let the air down. I also think thier flater than normal bottom draws a scution like a dozer underpan when its in the mud.

Gary, Mt Hermon, La    Posted 09-23-2003 at 07:36:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
They wont pass any gas station without the flashers going on and off and the horn blowing reminding the driver that they only get 10 mpgs or less......

Mmm...    Posted 09-23-2003 at 04:12:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to be affilliated with a Major Snowboard company...One of my jobs was to set up the Demo Van at ski areas for 'Demo Days'...People could leave a drivers license and 'borrow' equipment for an hour or so...

One time at Stowe, they had one of their 'cats' towing all the demo vans to the base of the biggest lift...Had ours up there when the Rosignol Van pulls in...only it was a Hummer...Dude just aired down his tires and craawled right up to the lift...

I was impressed...


Redneck    Posted 09-23-2003 at 02:35:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Probably that sorry excuse for a diesel engine they have.Takes power in a bog.We always used a large dozer with a tiller on back and plenty of creek water to make a good bog.The stock trucks went about10 feet,the ones with 44's and power about 50 feet.The only ones that made it all the way was the hot class with paddle tires.They went over not thru.I always said if they were a real truck,they should stop in the deepest part and take back off.Seperate the men from the boys in a hurry.One of the best at going thru the mud was a 2 wheel drive.Had huge tires on back,a VW front axle and a small block chevy.

Les    Posted 09-22-2003 at 18:05:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I got out of the National Guard 11 years ago, they were just coming out with those things. We never were assigned one in my unit but I did get to drive one and even had it on my license. (For those that don't know, you have to have a license for every stinkin piece of equipment the military owns or they won't let you operate it. I'm not just talking vehicles here either.)
They certainly do have their problems. Or did at that time, anyway.

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