Matt’s Off-Road Recovery is as busy as ever, and this week another UTV driver ended up in the call list after a mishap befell their Can-Am X3 at Dumont Dunes in California. There’s no description of what happened to the afflicted rig, but it looks like it was deep in the dunes, and with a torched front suspension, it wasn’t going anywhere.
Matt and his helpers head out there with their rad off-road Corvair and a four-wheeler to pull the busted Can-Am to safety. Even with a dedicated off-road recovery machine like the Corvair, getting the Can-Am pulled out took a Herculean effort thanks to the deep sand providing precious little grip.
These videos are always good for a bit of Schadenfreude and to marvel at Matt’s equipment and skill, but in any event, there’s a lesson here. Always have a plan to get back to the truck, a first-aid kit, and a means of communications. If you’re out in the dunes, take a buddy with you so if one rig goes down, you’re not in for a long and dangerous hike. These guys obviously had their wits and gear in order and got a solid rescue out of it. But it always pays to take fun seriously.
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