Monday, April 5th, at 4:27 pm, one of our members sent a request for help from Umpqua Beach #3, near Reedsport, OR. The requester, Brandon B, was stuck in the sand with a 20ft Thomas-built bus while camping.

After corroborating the vehicle’s location and status, we assigned the ticket to members from Coos, Douglas and, Lane county.

A few minutes into requesting help from volunteers, Kevin Moore was ready to go on this recovery, but he was 3 hours away; nevertheless, he was willing to drive. Luckily another volunteer, Avery Howell, was a few minutes away from Brandon, and by 6 pm, he was on his way to the location of the incident.

Brandon, the requester, shared with us the following: “The recovery couple used two-wheel drive in reverse and dug the rears down on both rigs then hooked up the two winches to the bus and out of the hole she was within a couple of minutes! From there, the bus drove back to the road on its own!”.

the power duo, Avery and wife Kierstyn working on the recovery of the bus

Avery and wife Kierstyn using their rigs, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler JK on 37s locked equipped with a winch Warn M8000, and a 1998 Supercharged Toyota 4runner on 33s locked with a winch Warn M10000 pull the bus backward with their winches after burying the vehicle pulling to get more traction.

By 7:46 pm, the recovery was finished.

Recovery completed

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