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JT

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2010 9:01:01 PM

What was the most recent problem that left you disabled along the road AND which required outside assistance?
Out of fuel
Mechanical or electrical failure
Tire trouble
Accident
Stuck in the snow, mud or high water
Injury/illness of driver or passenger
Other / I don’t remember
I've never been disabled along the road

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sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:39:13 PM

Accident
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achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:19:07 AM

Mechanical or electrical failure
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tjc09f
All-Star Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2011 7:00:10 PM

the car battery died during a road trip
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cwashi3324
Champion Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2011 6:10:01 AM

Some jerk stuck a knife into one of my new tires ad I was stuck for 2 hours with a flat tire.
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hhval2
All-Star Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2011 12:12:48 PM

Flat tire
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oppy1984
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2011 4:28:16 AM

Never in my car, but I drove my best friends car from Fort Bragg back to Ohio while he was deployed, since his wife needed the car and had to stay home with their 2 year old son and I flew down near there for business anyway, I was in Tennessee at about 2:00 A.M. when the car just stalled out on me. Turned out in was just the fuel filter, but I had no cell phone reception so I was stuck till a Tennessee state trooper drove up and saw me and called for a tow truck.
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Lefty06
Veteran Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2011 8:23:25 AM

Mechanical or electrical failure
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sent4456
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2011 2:53:44 PM

Tire trouble. Flat tire.
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PusaKuting
Champion Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2011 3:51:56 PM

I've never been disabled along the road
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simiocel
Rookie Author Rio Grande Valley

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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2011 11:18:39 AM

I AGREE
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celia2011
Sophomore Author Illinois

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Message Posted: May 17, 2011 12:57:43 PM

I've never been disabled along the road

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HuoXingC
All-Star Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2011 8:21:34 PM

Accident. I rear-ended an F-150. My Honda Accord: totaled. His F-150: spotless.

I'm so glad my insurance company took good care of me even though I was "at fault"...and I'm also lucky that the guy I rear-ended didn't get pissed off or try to screw me over with insurance claims.
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DB2008
All-Star Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2011 2:18:28 PM

With proper vehicle maintenance (and a little luck), never had a break down.
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ADSU
Rookie Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2011 5:56:12 AM

Mechanical - exhaust system problems shut the diesel down
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lupeatx
Rookie Author Austin

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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2011 10:27:07 AM

Don't laugh but I ran out of gas. Thought I was going to make it.
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DelJes
Rookie Author Houston

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2011 9:45:36 AM

Flat Tire. I always try to have my car with gas .
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2011 10:51:25 PM

Mechanical failure - disabled drive shaft - needed a tow to AAA repair shop.
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bja0030
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2010 9:09:30 AM

LOST MY BRAKES
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caitlindog35
Rookie Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2010 10:43:45 AM

I was driving home and my idler pulley came completley out. I believe the bearing went bad but when I got stopped, it was all gone so had to trailer it back home the next day. Found out that this is a problem in ford rangers.
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monty28
Rookie Author Kalamazoo

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2010 2:57:50 AM

transmission one time but was close to home so i walked home, came back and pushed it home with another car

many times stranded by faulty ignition caused by poor installation of remote starter very costly to repair so i had the remote start removed
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popeye10
Rookie Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:29:41 AM

flat tire and water pump
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boobsy
Rookie Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2010 10:14:53 AM

battery problem
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GoGoGoodyear
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2010 2:38:23 PM

Interesting, mechanical is about 2 to 1 over flat tires.
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Lefty06
Veteran Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2010 9:53:11 AM

Mechanical or electrical failure
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CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2010 10:47:15 PM

Last outside assistance I needed was when I hit an animal and it busted my radiator. That was years ago.

So far, I've been lucky in that I've not had a flat spare tire; I've never needed help changing a tire so that wouldn't strand me for long.
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superhop
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2010 5:22:50 AM

flat -
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cpncrunch
Rookie Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2010 12:44:21 PM

In a Semi the Fuel Guage did not work I ran out of Fuel
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GhostWriter2
Rookie Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2010 5:49:58 PM

out of gas
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agates
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2010 10:30:11 AM

Mechanical error!
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tjpTX
Rookie Author Texas

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2010 11:03:19 AM

Mechanical or electrical failure
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imariverman
Rookie Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2010 4:23:49 AM

Out of gas.
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SuperMoto
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 6:33:28 PM

Dead Battery
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OKRifle
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 6:31:49 PM

Fuel pump...thanks to ethanol!
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chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 6:08:53 PM

have been driving since 1959, one time
flat, 2008................
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zacksnanny
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 3:57:40 PM

locked keys in car.
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pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 3:53:54 PM

mechanical
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Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 3:22:55 PM

Got a blow out and called AAA
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Terdburner
Champion Author Idaho

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 2:12:57 PM

My tires melted.
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webster
Sophomore Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 11:29:24 AM

Catastrophic failure of the rear differential on my Jeep.
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N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 11:25:06 AM

Other / I don't remember.
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pulpwood
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 10:41:17 AM

Flat tire.
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rohiah10
Sophomore Author Boston

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 10:17:39 AM

I had a rear tire blow out. It made a loud bang noise which I thought was a funny non alarming sound. I drove on it (route 95 for over a mile driving 65 mph from Maine to Boston, when I realized I should pull over. I thought that my noise came from the ungraded road. After stopping, I did think that this poor road had caused the tire to blow. AAA came to my rescue. After changing the tire, we both got back into our vehicles, and guess what? The car wouldn't start. I hailed down the AAA truck again as he tried passing me. I had left my lights on in error for the entire time and forgot to shut them off in the excitement. I also had a very full trunk that had to be emptied to get to the spare. Thank God I had a working cell phone and that I was carrying my AAA card and that they came along quickly!

[Edited by: rohiah10 at 11/20/2010 1:24:19 PM EST]
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Samatva
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 10:15:19 AM

I've always gotten myself back going from along the road. That time last year when I drove my dad's pickup into the rain-soaked back yard... well, that was another story!
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nohit
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 8:21:34 AM

I have never run out of gas but why is gasoline 22 cents less a gallon in Texas than in Florida ?
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Pizzaslut
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 8:17:43 AM

I was in New York a while ago and this giant thing crushed my car. I had to make my way uptown with hundreds of other panicked people. The U.S. Army eventually flew me out from midtown to safety in a helicopter.
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Lengas
Champion Author Gary

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 7:44:10 AM

Stuck in snow.
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SSchmidty
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 7:18:08 AM

always too little time in travel plans for this 45 min eptisode.
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RxHugh
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 6:23:48 AM

broken fan belt
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keo
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 6:13:36 AM

Mechanical
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Ziggy1962
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2010 5:46:30 AM

Tire trouble.
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