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Old 12-19-2017, 01:09 PM   #1
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Trying not to get stuck

So I have cleared some land behind my house to park my bus during the conversion. Tried to get back there over the weekend and got stuck in the soft Florida sand. Completely underestimated the weight on the back axel. Was able to get it out with a quick pull from my neighbors f150.

Anyways, I am planning on Laying gravel or slab where the bus will ultimately sit for a year. Looking for suggestions on how to get my bus back there by dispersing the weight. Will not be moving the bus often.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:27 PM   #2
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Sand complicates it for sure! Gravel is great on dirt but I've got 0 experience with it on sand. These buses have a lot of weight on skinny tires and I've had to dig mine out once too.
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:32 PM   #3
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I've driven in a lot of FL sand in buses.
Get open shoulder, meaty drive tires. They'll make a huge difference if you don't already have them.
Other than that, park on boards or plywood or something.
I've had mine sink down a few inches after a rain and they usually pull right out without much fuss.
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:37 PM   #4
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I don't want to necessarily want to purchase anything huge. We are simply trying to back it into the parking spot (~100 ft from the pavement). We will have the land prepped where we want to park it. Was thinking about using some planks and move them throughout the process.
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:42 PM   #5
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Found that out real quick! Was super happy that a 150 was able to get me out and I now have a tow strap that I will keep on me!
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:49 PM   #6
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I would frequently get stuck in our clay driveway after it rained for a couple days before buying 4 of these:

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Haven't been stuck since! Even while driving through a mucky clay ditch. I've been very impressed. Not too loud on the road, either!
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I don't want to necessarily want to purchase anything huge.
Ahh.. buy some 2x6s then. Doesn't come much cheaper than that.
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:54 PM   #9
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Ahh.. buy some 2x6s then. Doesn't come much cheaper than that.
Thats what I was thinking. Just wasn't sure if they would hold or just snap under the pressure.
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