Poll: What's the longest you've been immobile?
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Less than 1 hour
4.35%
1 4.35%
1-3 hours
4.35%
1 4.35%
3-8 hours
0%
0 0%
8-24 hours
8.70%
2 8.70%
1-4 days
8.70%
2 8.70%
4-14 days
21.74%
5 21.74%
2-4 weeks
8.70%
2 8.70%
1-4 months
8.70%
2 8.70%
4-12 months
13.04%
3 13.04%
more than 1 year
21.74%
5 21.74%
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Homepage poll: Time spent immobilized
#1
What's the longest time your rig has spent immobile? Be it stuck on the trail, broke on a trailer, or on jackstands in your driveway?
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#2
Count Manchu winchfests and the like as 1 stuck.
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#3
Stuck on the trail for 13 hours
Broke on the trailer for 4 hours
On jackstands in teh driveway for 8 months - Longest
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#4
The Burb is about to break my record, but the ZJ was out for almost 4 weeks when I did the trans swap.

I bet it's another six weeks at the earliest before the Burb is even close to running again.
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#5
My M715 has not really been driven since Oct '03. It hit some back roads without brakes in Feb '05 when I moved to NP from FtWW, but I don't really count that trip. I almost crashed it that night, too.
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#6
lil' t was involved in two Manchu winchfests. Down for 4 days with a shattered clutch bearing, down for a week or so during the axle swap, and DOA once at -50 for 2 or 3 days.
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#7
Counting stucks, I said 4-14 days because I parked it for a week before I got the bearings changed out. It's parked again though because I need to put the spare on and it's cold out.
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#8
I said 1-3 hours, But I have been lucky so far. I just hope it keeps holding out, Knock on wood
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#9
Finally, something I can win!
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#10
1-4 months. My 2000 chevy was down for almost 3month while I rebuilt the engine. Broke on the trail for 1 day until we finally got my ranger pulled out to a spot to get it on a trailer in CO.
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#11
Jeep, What Jeep... I'm only waiting for my SkidPlate then I have to put it all back together before I can drive again
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#12
When I moved from AK in July '84 the trans burnt up on the long drive to MO. I could drive it a mile or two before the trans would overheat - so I could make it to Campus and back. But then the Vega blew it's engine - So I took the engine out of the truck and put it in the Vega.

In '99 I got a 455 Buick form my brother and put that in the Blazer - but the trans and t-case were still shot. Meanwhile Kael had come along, I was working for peanuts, and couldn't afford stuff. Trailered it to TN when I moved there. IN 2000 I had a trans and t-case rebuilt. Backed it out of the driveway and had no forward gears. :angry: Had it towed to the trans shop and dfrove it the 11 miles home a week later, only to loose oil pressure and hear a slight knock. :eek: Found out the oil pump housing was worn out. MOved - trailered it, to KC, then down to SW Mo. Found another front housing and got it running - only to have the same basic problem, except I shut it off before any knocking. Bought a 1970 350 for $500 in Aug of '03 and got it running just in time to move up here in Sept - although it once again rode the trailer.

SO really - from the spring of 98 to August of 03. 5 years, and many a heart break.
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#13
:oops: Added to homepage!
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#14
sevenslats Wrote:And yet, he still prefers older chevys :confused: :?:

Lets compare base price, upgrade costs, ease of installation and wrenchning and available parts and time down :whistle:

To continue the saga... Got the truck running in MO in Sept 03, put 3/4 ton axles on it, as well as a set of 38.5 TSL's. After the first winter of wheeling and the addition of lockers, snapped the front axleshafts. From Mar-04 to June '04 it was down while I found, purchased, and re-geared 1 ton axles. At the same time I swapped to crossover steering set up, and went from an auto to manual trans. Wheeled Boulder and attempted Meet-n-greet to only find a cracked frame at the steering box.

So it was down another month while I found a fix for that ill.

Nov and Dec of '04 lead to two different trail fires. The old 1970 engine seals all gave up the ghost after a bout with -40 and I couldn't even hope to contain it! So it sat from Jan - June of '05 while I saved the money to rebuid the engine. Again, I got this done just before meet-n-greet '05.

And to continue my trend of finishing at the last minute before meet-n-greet the Skitzo went to '06! Big Grin

The Blazer has had a few small issues since, but not down for those extended periods of time.
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#15
Well I cursed myself, A broken power steering reservior has kept me immobilized for almost a week waiting for parts. Why make parts in plastic on a jeep :banghead:
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#16
Flawed Wrote:Well I cursed myself, A broken power steering reservior has kept me immobilized for almost a week waiting for parts. Why make parts in plastic on a jeep :banghead:

Why? Same reason they'd make a unibody! Big Grin Lighter and cheaper to manufacture (with the exception of Kelly's crumple zone reasoning!)

I hear ya - some engineering feats just make little sense.
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#17
I've been Suburbanless way too long. Hopefully, that will be fixed by this upcoming weekend.
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