Off-roading is an adventure activity, Such activities actually help SUV owners explore capability of their vehicles. There are several groups who now do off-road activities on a regular basis. We have featured several videos of people doing off-road activities in different terrains. One of the most common thing that happens during such an activity is that the car gets stuck due to various reasons and another SUV comes to the rescue. Here we have one such video where Mahindra XUV500 gets stuck in sand and old-generation Mahindra Thar 700 comes to the rescue.
The video has been uploaded by Small Town Rider on his YouTube channel. The video starts with vlogger and his friend in the old-gen Thar 700 driving on an off-road section. They receive a message over the radio that one of the SUV in their group got stuck and they needed assistance.
They turn around and move towards the stuck vehicle. When they reach the sight, they find out that a Willys Jeep got stuck in the sand. The sand was too loose and every time the driver accelerated, it dug itself in. Vlogger and his friend move the Thar towards the Willys and tie it with a tow rope on the bumper. Thar pulls Willys out without any problem.
After pulling the Willys, they started moving towards the next section but, then they received another message on the radio about an XUV500 getting stuck. They once again turn back and move towards the Mahindra XUV500. The XUV500 used here is actually a front wheel drive version and not the one with AWD.
They were doing off-roading on a river bed and there was lot of sand there. The sand was so loose that even some of the 4WD cars were getting stuck. The Mahindra Thar was probably the only 2WD SUV in the group. A tow rope was tied to the rear of the XUV500 and pulled outside from the place where it got stuck. XUV500 had not cleared the section. Driver in XUV500 tries again but, it gets stuck in the sand. The group then comes to a conclusion that, Thar should actually pull it out from the front and help it clear the sandy section.
The Mahindra XUV500 had started to dig in the sand again. The tow hook at the front was placed under the car and once they had it in place, Mahindra Thar pulled it out without any trouble. Other SUVs like New gen Mahindra Thar, Willys, Maruti Gypsy were also present in the group. Even after clearing the sandy bit, XUV500 was getting stuck so they had to take another route where there was less sand. One of the lessons that you can take from this video is that, never take a 2WD SUV on an off-road trip. 2WD SUVs are not meant as the power is only going to the front wheel. It also shows why it is important to go for such adventures in group. Even if one of the vehicle gets stuck at a point, there are other vehicles to recover it.