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Old September 20th, 2011, 10:20 PM
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Land Rovers and good sam's

Just curious as to what sort of good sam-like things have Rover owner's used their Rovers for.
During the winter, I check-in with the local hospital for staff transport if we have severe weather, and I've pulled people from ditches and fields when they've managed to suffer from poor judgement.

What other good things have Rover owners been able to use their Rovers for?
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Old September 20th, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Pulled out countless hikers/campers in Hondas, Subarus, a Ranger p/u and even an Audi while out on local FSR's on the way in or out from trails. Given rides to folks on the rare occasion it snows here due to the local's absolute fear of snow in these parts. I like your idea though about rides for first responders, etc. I'm a first responder of sorts myself at my place of work.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 11:02 PM
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Trevor - Beth works for a hospital, so like you help out when the snow gets deep getting people to and from. And the occasional ditch/drift extraction. Of course we all do our part for the economy just by owning rovers, multiple ones in most cases.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 11:30 PM
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I have made a few runs for the local Red Cross during a massive snow storm, pulled a few people out of snow banks, carried a mtn bike down a trail after the guys bike broke. That was fun pulling into the parking lot with the guys bike on the roof rack and the guys friends walking over looking like they are going to kick my a** because they think I ran him over.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 11:37 PM
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I saw a group of teens smoking pot down at the park the other day. I ended up confiscating their weed and taking it home with me in my rover so their parent would not find out. I'm sure their parents appreciate it.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 12:07 AM
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Dan, thanks for another post chock full of value.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 03:32 AM
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If you ever heard of the the RR sport driving off the edge of the peak of Pearl Pass last year you will appreciate this story. Took off up pearl pass and and after several hours of seeing no one was almost at the top when the D90 overheated, while putting snow of the engine, thought I saw some one walking down the road. While driving the rest of the way met a mother and daughter. Follow them to the pass and what to see but the tail of a Range Rover Sport. They had tried to avoid a snow drift and drove off the road edge. Tried for an hour to recover the RR with no luck so ended up carrying them to town where a Sheriff happened to be waiting (a dirt bike rider had seen them and reported it to the police) The 2 had left for aspen with a half tank of gas,no water, no recovery/camping gear, and no map; they had already lost a tire and rocker panel by the time they reached the pass.

Figured everyone might enjoy a rover helping a rover.

There has also been countless beach/mud/wreck recoveries while driving the defender, love that thing.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 07:25 AM
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most memorable was hauling a dirt bike rider out of Uwharrie several years ago after he hit a tree w/ his knee, and broke his femur. Put him in back of the 90 after splinting his leg, and my buddy rode the bike out for him. Then off to the hosp via 'the big bus'.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 07:27 AM
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Pulled a few cars out of ditches, and took a couple of nurses and a doc to the hospital.
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Once towed a NAS 90 through Hoboken on a Saturday Night.

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DAMN YOU THOMAS! haha I knew you were going to bring that up. I thought the best part was when those girls asked why in the Hell our trucks were attached via a strap you responded, "it's how we save gas. I pull his truck this time, he pulls mine the next."
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Picked up a few hookers in a 90 in Costa Rica.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 12:24 PM
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In the UK I have taken ppl to hospital in the winter, towed semi trucks up icy hills (series2a 88"), towed my 10 ton WW2 truck on a chain with a 110 3.5V8 for 18 miles! and pulled loads of stuck vehicles out of floods etc.
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Pulled a few cars out of ditches, and took a couple of nurses and a doc to the hospital.
me too, I volunteered for Sibley last year in DC. I loved the excuse to drive in the snow, they even covered my fuel!
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Old September 26th, 2011, 09:58 AM
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I have volunteered to drive doctors/nurses to local hospitals during snowstorms as well. Great excuse to go driving in the snow as well as helping out the community.
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I drive past the local watering hole at 2am and offer hot drunk girls rides home.
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