this past winter, I took the family up to Sunday River in Maine for some snowboarding for me and the wife, adaptive skischool for our 6 year old Jack (Downs, Autism, Epilepsy) and skischool for his 4 year old Brother Brady. Left MA late with 07 wrangler 4 door in tow, got up to the campground around 9pm, never been there before, dark, cold, no signs anywhere. the person I spoke to said " pull in, your site is on the right, only one that is dug out and available, can't miss it"
Well, I did. I took the second left instead of the first into the campground, so I am looking for a right (that is now on my left), and some stuff "I can't miss". On this dirt, rutted road, there is a small hill, maybe 200 yards long, not a huge grade, I start up it into the darkness. about 1/2 way up we stop going forward, and start sliding sideway and backwards. Jam on the binders and turned the wheel (to let the front end arrest my fall on the snow banks). it stops. throw it in park, hop out and proceed to start sliding down the hill on sheet ice. as I gain my footing, I look to see the RV sliding down the hill next to me! I jump onboard to see my wife, white as a ghost diving for the drivers seat and brake. my weight and hers (in park with foot on brake and Ebrake engaged) seemed to stop it.
Folks came out to see the going on. A guy with a snowmobile with a spiked track came out of nowhere and I used him as an Ice Pick to hold the RV in place (by strapping it to the front axel of the RV, then jumped out back and broke the Jeep free (with help from a stranger sitting in the Jeep in case it decided to slide down the hill). after about 30 minutes of excitement, we were going the right way and the campground host directed us to that spot......
ON the way out, the temps soared and the road became a mud bog. Had to navigate the rig out of there, had an amazing near roll feeling going through some ruts, felt like I was rock crawling, serious articluation! No damage, no flip, no breakie! man, I thought I was going to taco my Jeep into the back of the RV.
2004 BigFoot 29SL