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Old 12-07-2015, 04:49 AM   #1
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Stuck in mud

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I'm staying at an RV park in Plano Texas. I left my RV parked here while I went away for three weeks (jacks up, slides in). Came back and discovered that my RV had sunk into the muddy ground that is my RV space, apparently it had rained quite a bit while I was gone. I've been back for a week, no rain, so I thought I would see if I could pull out. Didn't take me long to figure out that I was not going anywhere, stopped trying before I might make it worse.

What do I do? Does the RV park have any responsibility? How do I get unstuck?
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:52 AM   #2
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Do you have Roadside assistance? You need a professional tow truck and operator to winch it out for you, so as not to damage the Coach.
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:00 AM   #3
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Have you talked to the RV park? Most would try to do something to help out if they could. It's just good business.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:32 AM   #4
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Get some large boards, slide them under Jack pads. Use front jacks first, lift front tires and fill in. Do the same for the rear. When levelled up drive off. Might need boards under wheels unroll clean as r of he soft area.

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Old 12-07-2015, 08:36 AM   #5
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Run to home depot and get some 2 X 12 and have them cut it into 2 ft chunks then place those under your jacks and get the weight off the tires.

Keep wheels on the ground and just make them lighter.

Now one wheel at a time lift and with a shovel push the dirt back under the tire nd make sure path toward road is smooth.

What happens is FRONT wheels sink just a bit and forms a pocket that act like chock blocks.

Back tires have same action combined with no traction and you cannot lift out.

When ready be sure coast is clear and move the jack pads to under rear tires then goose it to get away from the holes.

Next time park with weight on jacks to keep tires from sinking.
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Do you have Roadside assistance? You need a professional tow truck and operator to winch it out for you, so as not to damage the Coach.

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I live rural and backed my RV onto soft soil a couple of weeks ago. It took me two days shoveling dirt and crawling around to get it to where I could get material under the tires for traction. Also have a small tractor so was able to give it a little tug with the tractor. One thing I learned is to make sure any boards you use under the jacks are large and strong and properly placed. I doubled up 2X6's and the boards on the drivers side broke, slipped out and also portions of the boards hung up in the springs. In getting the pieces of wood out a spring it came off so I then had an extended jack down in the dirt with no tension to retract it. More digging, scooping and crawling in the mud (southwest Oregon in the coastal range, yes, rain and wind, yikes). Once I had space under the extended jack I was able to use a ratcheting tie down to retract the jack. Spouse operated the jacks retract button so I could raise the jack. I had to reset the strap a couple of times to get the jack all the way up. We do know I'll be a lot more careful moving the RV on my property. All that said I never even thought of road assistance - I have but just didn't think about that.
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Riover.....Bring your jacks up, if possible. Then get yourself as many 2 x 10 x 5 foot length for as many tires you have. Dig (round pointed shovel) in front and below each tire, keep front tires straight (no plowing) so your coach will drop down and she will walk out. Once you get going, don't stop, so plan your getaway and goodluck. Have done this more than once. Works everytime.
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Are we still in the mud?
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It doesn't take much to get stuck. The tow truck had little trouble pulling the MH back out of the mud.

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By the time the OP buys all this wood you guys are talking about, he could have paid a tow truck to pull him out
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I agree with the tow truck. I have a 16k fifth wheel and 9k lbs truck that got stuck in the mud in my front yard the weekend I brought it home from the dealer. I spent two days trying to dig, maneuver, etc, and ended up damaging a foot pad on the landing gear, getting everything covered in mud, and killing my back. Not to mention my yard COMPLETELY torn up.

Finally gave in to my pride, called Good Sam roadside assistance (which I've had for TWO days), a huge wrecker came (the kind that tows semis) and pulled me out in 30 minutes. I was so sunk down in the mud it pulled his truck two feet before it started pulling me.
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