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Discussion in '4WD Accidents' started by typhoeus, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. typhoeus

    typhoeus Well-Known Member

    "The owner is reportedly understandably upset.. . ."

  2. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    He needs to work on his reversing skills, that trailer is jacknifed pretty bad:eek:.
    Seriously tho thankfully there were no young kids or bubs in the back seat. Poor bugga, hope he's insured.

    Typical toyota claytons handbrake:rolleyes:.
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  3. typhoeus

    typhoeus Well-Known Member

    The trailer may well have been straight when he parked on the ramp, but after it rolled back & floated around a bit, its lucky they are still hitched together! . . and re the handbrake, well dealers should order a pallet of bricks and a roll of rope . . . tie one brick to one end of a couple of metres of rope, tiie the other end to door pillar with written instruction on how to use ! :D:D
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  4. Ditch

    Ditch Active Member

    Didn`t think the ramp there was very steep. Must have left it idling while he was launching/loading the boat. I never trust the handbrake, always turn the motor off, in gear with the handbrake on when launching or loading the boat. That river gets a fair run in it at tide changes, been a few tourists drowned there.
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  5. Bomber2012

    Bomber2012 Well-Known Member

    Poor bloke would be spewing , boat ramp near my place has at least 3-4 BMW's , Merc's , range Rovers etc go for a dip each summer , insurance jobs .
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  6. smitty_r51

    smitty_r51 Well-Known Member

    You think he will get caught with a water excess on his insurance?
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  7. cam04

    cam04 Well-Known Member

    Low range was invented for Toyota drivers parking on boat ramps.
  8. CruisingSned

    CruisingSned Active Member

    It's the unstoppable nature of a Landcruiser!
    Seriously can't trust the handbrake on mine.
    That's really unfortunate for the owner.
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  9. Cokedaddy216

    Cokedaddy216 Active Member

    ARB bullbars must be good they work underwater as well :cool::p
  10. dirvine

    dirvine Active Member

    Toyota...... NOT Unsinkable!!!:D:D
  11. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

    Don't you just winch them out, turn the key and they start?
  12. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    I’ve seen top gear.

    Just drain the water out and start it up
  13. Batts88

    Batts88 Well-Known Member

    They've always said red is faster I wonder if that includes sinking :D
  14. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

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  15. billolga

    billolga 4x4 Earth Contributer

    If ramps have moss on them it doesn't matter if you have low range, great hand brake or wonder vehicle, it can slide into the water.
    There was a ramp near Captain Cook Bridge in Sydney that was famous for launched vehicles - most were not insurance jobs but a lot were. (NOT in this case in my opinion)
  16. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    Geez, can't understand why most insurance companies haven't introduced a boat ramp excess ?
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  17. typhoeus

    typhoeus Well-Known Member

    don't go giving them ideas!!!!!!!
  18. Superdad

    Superdad Well-Known Member

    just put the sprinkler under it for a few hours and she'll be right to go!!
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  19. Rhett HS

    Rhett HS Active Member

    Dump it in a local freshwater creek for a day, then take home, put windows down an inch with a domestic heater inside, replace all oils and start her up before the bores rust?
  20. Glen Manning

    Glen Manning New Member

    Many years ago I watched a near new Ford fairlane go backward off the ramp at Wollongong somewhere, can't remember exactly where.

    It went into the drink with the back wheels spinning and smoking all the way down, towed out by the boat that was not released from the trailer.
    The boat became buoyant, lifted the has off the fairlane back wheels.
    With no weight, there was no traction, into the drink it went..
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