That’s because you are prepared and can handle that situation.Let me first say that I have little or no experience compared to some of the others with large rigs that have posted on this thread! So please don't place much value in my view of "extreme" off roading with a "BIGASS $X$ Condominium". My "girl" Casa weighs 16'900 lbs dry (she goes right back on Jenny Craig whenever we get home from a trip) and up to 22K if we have the RHI boat on her roof in addition to the surfboards, kayak, etc. And of course all the food, h20, diesel, tequila... for an extended solo stay "MI CAMPO" (we've done 3+ weeks several times)
The whole concept about big adventure rigs is not hunting for extreme off-road, but being prepared when it finds YOU!
And OH MAN! When it does... It can put your knickers in a SERIOUS twist so fast your head will spin around!!! We've had several of the last 25 years, here is the one that could have been the worst...
We have spent most of the day exploring a remote part of the pacific side of Baja and its time to hunt for a camp site. We find this BEAUTIFUL lagoon to camp by and enjoy that evenings full moon , we turn on to this double track that is nice and firm and check out a couple of nice camp spots then I see the PERFECT spot about 1/4 of a K ahead of us and put down the throttle towards in on the hardpack...
THEN sank my 20,000 pound truck to above my axles!!! OOPS, what I thought was hardpack was actually soft marsh sand (quicksand) that at low tide had been warmed and dried by the afternoon sun and LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE THE ROAD I WAS DRIVING ON!
So now I am seriously stuck (with my freaking girlfriend and our 2 dogs), there is nobody around us for miles much less with a vehicle that could pull out a vehicle Casa's size...
AND THE TIDE IS RAISING!!!
We made it out! But boy, by the "shorthairs", the lagoon tide rose that night by about 5 feet and made where we first got stuck about a 1/4 mile from dry land!
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