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- Oct 12, 2019
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- Runnells, Iowa
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Again not apples to apples. The water was deep and long and I bet still no one has used the video to determine speed. A muddy road is not the same as what was done here.So I have to drive 5mph on my 1.5 mile long dirt driveway? It is littered with mud puddles, potholes etc and when it snows if I don't haul ass i'm guaranteed to get stuck.The road is junk most of the winter. My rule for my wife and kids is drive the road and no lolly gagging until you get to the gate, because if you idle it or put around and don't have momentum its going to take the excavator to get you out if you spin out or worse if you slide off sideways and blow through the fence. I had to use my 305 Cat this morning to fix the side of my culvert as it was holding water 6" deep against it and its been muddy and frozen only in the mornings due to a warmer then normal January so the ground isnt frozen all day and its getting worse from the daily freeze / thaw so I just bladed it out again. I already go to the car wash 2 times a week.
Reminder, I have (2) jeep gladiators my daughters sport and a Mojave. The Mojave def handles the bumps better.
OP hope your lawsuit is in motion,
I also find it crazy that any attorney would even talk about this without knowing all of the facts. It's like a psychologist diagnosing someone as having certain conditions never having met or talked to them personally - and alone.
Or an MD to diagnose "hey, it's the flu" and never done any testing other than some video chat.
We still don't have ALL facts, nor do we know what Jeep is doing or would do behind the scenes having ALL of the information themselves.
It's still a she said with no "he said".
Mucky, muddy things you can get stuck on are far different than what was driven through, and "keep going" isn't the same as the deliberate speed that was apparent in the video.
Mud vs. splashing over the roof silty, sandy, muddy water........... different.
Mud where I live is absolutely different than mud were others here live, too. And the time of year varies. Spring and fall you can get 4x4 tractors stuck where you can drive through in mid-summer because here the soil is packed by driving rains, but in the spring, you'll slid down that hill with no control and you'll have to wait to get it pulled out unless you have very long chains.