View Full Version : The suck

03-03-2009, 01:37 AM
I spent 4 hours trying to get my VW up my driveway. I shoveled a truck-width from the VW up to the level, packed part of the backyard.

The truck could barely move itself, let alone tow the car. Sometimes it couldn't even stay stopped in place. I really need new tires on my truck.

The first time we tried to tow the car up the driveway, it almost worked -- the truck yanked the car, I had the car going, but wifey lost traction in the truck and I had to stop to avoid ramming it.

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03-03-2009, 01:38 AM
bags of sand or mulch.

03-03-2009, 01:45 AM
Do you have any idea how much bags of sand are going for around here? A month ago I had to visit 6 stores before I found any, and I paid $5 or $10 per bag (I can't remember now) for their last two bags.

Mulch should be abundant and free. There's a dozen house-sized piles of it across the street from where I work, shredded wood from the big ice storm a few months ago. The piles are still steaming, too. I wonder if I can have a truckload of it dumped into my truck on my way home one day...

03-03-2009, 01:47 AM
Oh, and I ended up doing the following:
Aired down my truck's tires
Used a digging bar to score the driveway snow and bring up some gravel
Used tire cables as traction mats (since they're too big for the car and too small for the truck)

03-03-2009, 01:49 AM
Kitty litter works, too.

03-03-2009, 02:10 AM
I tried that last year. It helped nothing, turned to mud, got all over everything, and stank up everything.

I should have gone to a gravel yard and got a truckload of sand for $20 or whatever, if not months ago, today. I also should have MOVED THE FUCKING CAR BEFORE THE STORM.

03-03-2009, 02:12 AM
Cement bags or go to the club and invite some fatties.

03-03-2009, 02:16 AM

I love Texas

03-03-2009, 02:56 AM
Cement bags or go to the club and invite some fatties.

I shoveled lots of snow into the truckbed and could have thrown in a few hundred pounds of filled gallon jugs that I was using as ballast through most of the winter. I think in this situation I just needed newer tires (and better preparation, etc).

My tires, if I haven't mentioned it, are very worn...if they're not down to the wear bars, they're close.

03-03-2009, 07:21 AM
I love Arizona :)

03-03-2009, 05:04 PM
Louisiana needs to stop being humid and it's a little too cold here.

03-04-2009, 03:21 AM
Dry heat baby. Got to love it here :)

Renegade Pope
03-06-2009, 04:13 AM
You have dissapointed me again Cow :(

03-06-2009, 06:14 AM
We got a storm like that a couple months ago, almost 6 feet in a 2 week period. There were even side streets in town that I was afraid to drive my truck on. My fiance's car was stuck in my driveway for almost 3 weeks... it sucked..

03-06-2009, 11:22 PM
The storm wasn't that bad, just a foot...it's just that my driveway (and my preparation) sucks.

03-07-2009, 01:53 AM
Our storm was crazy, we were supposed to get 4-6" overnight.. well I work night shift, and man were they wrong. We ended up getting around 22" in the first 18 hours, it was rediculous.

03-07-2009, 08:10 PM
Teh additional suck:
Now it's warm and the melting snow is making my yard and driveway into a mud pit. I rolled my car gently down the driveway and it made ruts so deep that it's almost bottomed out where it's parked.

I think I need to buy some stone for it. Any gotchas to watch out for, or just buy whatever kind of stone I want and rake it out on my driveway?

03-23-2009, 07:21 PM
most any stone should work, however there are different sizes. go with the large size.. usually not bigger than 1-2 inches wide or so. that way, it won't sink down near as much as the smaller shale. and i would recommend getting your driveway as flat as possible and putting down a thin layer of dry dirt unless you wait until your driveway is dry. don't put the shale down on mud, you'll screw yourself over so bad... my parents learned the hard way on that one... thought it would set better as it dried out... not.

Renegade Pope
03-23-2009, 11:54 PM