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Muddy water just kept commin in...up to my elbows

Ok so there I was another weekend at Turkey Bay OHV park just fixed abunch of stuff on the jimmy and a big club from tennessee was showin up, thought to my self WOW today will be fun, 30 some odd trucks and a full tank of gas.............then I drove it off my trailor and proceeded down the trail, I'm checkin my CB with my buddy seein if we are on the same channel when out of nowhere a large mud pit appeared on my left. Now today I planned on trail riding and enjoying my day, well back in my brain something started to pulsate and I noticed the truck was turning to the left. We were heading for this enormous mud pit!!!, as I looked up my snorkel said " everything will be alright" not to convinced I leaned out of the truck and yelled to my buddy in a huge full size ford and with a grin said "you got me right?" (he said sure) At this point my rear locker said" josh I'm not too sure about this" and I replied "shutup and engage" (usually I'm not this rude to it but alot of people were watching) So I gun it thought this tank trap........and it was, let me see if i can give you a mental picture because my camera was floating at this time(digital too my wife has already killed me I'm in an offroad park in heaven now,typing on a palm pilot) when all forward momentum stopped the muddy water was pouring ever so gently into my windows and there was a spring welling up from the hole where my shifter is, speaking of I cant see it any more and my wallet in my back pocket is now under water, someone yelled get a camera which is weird because all I wanted was my tow straps. I dont know which one made it first but another friend did grab the tow strap and dive under to attach it to a tow hook which I am pretty sure was 2 to 3 feet under this mess of water and mud, OK at this point my steering had stopped working, no left or right play. The motor was still running though...... I could not get the shifter into 4L (not that if I could I would just climb out of this situation but i had to try) All the sudden the truck was traveling! wow something was happening! Oh yeah being pulled out, so I'm on dry land now. Off in the distance i see many trucks heading back to all the trails, but i couldnt go, I have to open my driverside door to get this lake out of my lap. Everyone got a kick out of that! I'm glad

New power steering pump- $70
New steering gear- $havent found yet
Rebuild transfer case- $pain in the [email protected]@
Drain front and rear axles- $.....again
New starter and solenoid- $120
Drain and flush tranny- $blah blah
Baby wipes to clean interior- $2,000
Beer when i got home- $30

Look on everyones face when I opened my door, then trying to get the truck back on the trailor, missing out on a full weekend of offroading and not even sure what else is wrong with my truck- $PRICELESS!!

thank you for reading my short story.....sorry no pictures I'm sure you understand..
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