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phillyguy
09-20-2016, 07:01 PM
....drive past an older woman and her 94yo old mother stuck in the sand? I was fishing last wed. off ramp 67 on Ocracoke and was following three other trucks off the beach about 6pm. I watched as the three other trucks drove right around an AWD Subaru that was totally framed in the soft stuff. No one stopped. Really?

Garboman
09-20-2016, 07:18 PM
....drive past an older woman and her 94yo old mother stuck in the sand? I was fishing last wed. off ramp 67 on Ocracoke and was following three other trucks off the beach about 6pm. I watched as the three other trucks drove right around an AWD Subaru that was totally framed in the soft stuff. No one stopped. Really?

Same kind of guys who will drive right past an old woman and her 94 year old mother broke down on the side of the highway............

twidpa
09-20-2016, 07:44 PM
I forget the exact spot but it was at a beach vehicle access point on the outer banks where a Subaru was stuck in the sand a few years ago. I stopped to help strap them out unknowing the Subaru had called the police to help. Before I could pull the car out the cop showed up and gave me a rash of crap about safety and letting the pros do the work. I asked the tow truck at the 7-11 near the access point and he said they charge $200.
That is why I may decide to let them call someone else to get them out. If they don't have a cell phone or are in the water different matter. The cops and locals, at least in that place at that time, had a thing going on.
T

bronzbck1
09-20-2016, 08:11 PM
If you stopped for every person that got stuck on the Outter banks you'd never get anywhere.

js1172
09-20-2016, 09:29 PM
If you stopped for every person that got stuck on the Outter banks you'd never get anywhere.
maybe not but I would feel better about myself the next time I looked in the mirror.
js

Carolina Rebel
09-21-2016, 11:33 PM
With Garbo here, can't judge people for this.

Maybe the passers by had friends in the towing industry?

River
09-22-2016, 08:46 AM
Stopping can be a problem, when I first moved to Frisco, I tried to stop and help everyone ..... after gettin cussed a few time and gettin involved in family arguments.... I got selective, if they don't look toward me with a slight smile, like they will except help .... I don't stop !!! A couple quotes that made me be selective .... Ramp 38 almost to the frame, got to him just before he framed it .... "Listen to the ole man and quit arguing Rodney are you won't get any tonight "(guess she meant supper) next " It's a Jeep dumb a$$, you don't have to air down a Jeep" (stuck to the frame on ramp 49, I had to leave quick .... wife was bad mad) ..... trust me, when the wife's mad because he's stuck, and youre trying to tell someone that never drove in sand before, he needs to air down his new truck ..... you sometimes become the problem ....

phillyguy
09-22-2016, 09:25 AM
I completely agree that there are situations you don't need to get involved in. However, going back to my original post, there are situations where driving by isn't, or shouldn't be, an option.

Garboman
09-22-2016, 09:56 AM
I completely agree that there are situations you don't need to get involved in. However, going back to my original post, there are situations where driving by isn't, or shouldn't be, an option.

Old people deserve help when you are in the position to offer it, even if they were inexperienced enough to drive a low clearance Subaru out on the beach.

As River mentioned if the Stuck person is not exhibiting signs of gratitude it makes it more problematic. If they are glaring at you it is best to leave it to the Pros...if it looks like they cannot afford the Pros i.e. the very young and old, you stop and get them out, after all you are one of the Pros.

When I lived at the beach in the back of my F150 (No one I knew on Hatteras had Toyotas back then, a few Nissan's but no Toyotas) I kept a good jack, 2'x4' piece of plywood for the jack and assorted 4"x4" and 6"x6" wood blocking for supporting the frame after you jacked up the framed out vehicle and also full length shovel and 50 feet of 3/4" rope (Snatch Straps were not common in those days),

The shovel was to offer to the fella on his knees desperately scratching at the sand under his framed out vehicle with a sand spike or in some cases with their hands if they were really unprepared.

Maybe fifty people I have assisted on the beach, depending on the time of year, say in the winter it was fun just to speak with someone new who was not from the Island. it is different out in the boats, you help everyone out there.

In forty years of driving the OBX beaches I got stuck twice, both times the 4x4 went out on my vehicle. The 4x4 solenoid for the older GM Trucks is prone to that in the salty environment that is Hatteras, it is placed on the front differential way down low. Both times I was assisted by someone I did not know.

Pay It Forward.

Fishbreath
09-22-2016, 12:59 PM
Seen a quite a few stuck in the sand. Stopped to help quite a few times.

There are those "cherished moments" when you come across a classic "dumb arse" like a guy that drives a brand new Hummer up a sand dune (totally illegal) near the S-curves and is framed out...you just look and smile waiting for what he deserves.

Then there was a time I helped a guy on Ocracoke who was pretty stuck. I got out, helped him dig out, and then pulled him out with my tow strap. He just jumped into his Ford Explorer and drove off, didn't say a word of thanks, nothing. Gotta love it. Most folks are quite thankful and offer beers :D

IPNURWATER
09-22-2016, 01:59 PM
I thought they passed a law down in nc . not allowing personally tows on the beach without being licensed and insured to do so. Or was this a lie?

1BadF350
09-22-2016, 04:47 PM
Best one i helped was a truck full of female police officers on vacation and were stuck on Carova. They invited me and my buddies back to their house that night for a party. It was an epic night and details i couldnt possibly write in a public forum.

Jollymon
09-22-2016, 05:12 PM
Best one i helped was a truck full of female police officers on vacation and were stuck on Carova. They invited me and my buddies back to their house that night for a party. It was an epic night and details i couldnt possibly write in a public forum.

You can PM:D

Garboman
09-22-2016, 10:20 PM
F150 you can post the story about Officer Hottie. I will take responsibility.

Sent from Samsung.Phone.

buckstand
09-22-2016, 11:07 PM
I watched vehicle after vehicle pass a guy and his family stuck just off the ramp late one afternoon. Their first time to OBX and first time ever driving a vehicle on any beach, from PA. He was driving a renter that the front end didn't engage which he was unaware of. So I loaded up and got my truck on the hard surface, walked back to him with full size shovel and air gauge in hand. It took a little doing getting that 2WD thing out but we got her out. I asked him if he was having fun yet? :D
I also told him to take that junk back and get one that had a working 4WD it would be much more pleasurable.

tjbjornsen
09-23-2016, 09:07 AM
Out on the beach before The Narrows, heading to the Point a couple of years ago, a Subaru Forester (with Colorado plates) got stuck right behind me.
Two young guys got out and came over and asked if I could help.
I asked if they had aired down, and when they gave me the classic puzzled looks I explained what that meant.
I then handed them a tire gauge and told them to air down to 15, and if they still couldn't get out, I would pull them back out to the hardpack.
Guy comes back in less time that it should have taken to air one tire down, and hands me my gauge back and says they think "that airing down thing is bullshit."
I left about 15 minutes later and they were still there, and only getting deeper.
I did not feel the least bit bad.