Even A $100,000 Jeep Wrangler Can Get Stuck

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Here's how it got unstuck.

Everyone knows how brilliant the legendary Jeep Wrangler is on the off-road trails. The fact that it has some amenities that make daily driving bearable is just a bonus - this thing was almost meant to go where others couldn't. The American-made trail junkie is so good that even other great off-roaders like the Land Rover Defender are sometimes modified with Jeep parts, and if you throw some more money at the Wrangler, it can become even more capable.

But sometimes, even a modified Wrangler isn't enough to get past certain obstacles. A man named George learned this the hard way when he got his $100,000 Wrangler stuck in the mud, literally. To get out, he enlisted the help of Matt's Off Road Recovery, and the long process to get the Wrangler back on the road is documented in the entertaining video below.

Matt's Off Road Recovery/YouTube
Matt's Off Road Recovery/YouTube

George was asked by Matt's recovery team if he was aware that it had been raining and a flash flood warning had been issued the day before, to which he replied that he was aware of it but that, since the downpour occurred the previous day, he thought he could safely navigate the body of water. Unfortunately, the water had risen considerably more than the 2-foot depth he had encountered on his last excursion to this particular trail, and he and his family got stuck. Worst of all, he couldn't simply be towed out because the four-wheel-drive off-roader's wheels had locked the gearbox in gear as a result of the muddy silt and sand creating a suction effect. Fortunately, these recovery experts know all the tricks and manged to get the car into neutral. That was only the start, however

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Matt's Off Road Recovery/YouTube
Matt's Off Road Recovery/YouTube
Matt's Off Road Recovery/YouTube

It took two other Jeeps to winch the Wrangler free before it could be towed out, and this took hours since the water, thankfully, was steadily dropping. Once clear of the water, things remained tricky as returning back up the trail would be just as tricky as progressing up it since the Wrangler could not drive on its own power. At some points, the treacherous terrain required three off-roaders to tow in tandem just to keep the inactive Wrangler moving. With slow and steady progress, the recovery crew eventually made it back to the paved tarmac, but by then, the sun had long vanished beyond the horizon. We know Wrangler owners like to make loads of noise about their off-roading superiority, but sometimes, a little more caution can go a long way to keeping your family from getting grumpy.

Matt's Off Road Recovery/YouTube
Matt's Off Road Recovery/YouTube
Matt's Off Road Recovery/YouTube

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