Four-wheel-driver makes a disastrous decision to cross a surging river in perfect demo of ‘all the gear, no idea’
- A man flooded his ute crossing a full river
- He filmed the entire disaster, including from the roof
A bearded four-wheel-drive enthusiast shared the moment a quick river crossing ended up completely flooding his beloved Toyota Hilux.
A mullet-wearing four-wheel-drive enthusiast (above) flooded his ute crossing a river
The unfortunate video, shared on Monday, starts with the man filming the expanse of the river from its rocky shore before confidently declaring he’ll easily make his way across.
‘Look at this beautiful river,’ he said.
‘My car does have a snorkel so doesn’t that mean we can go underwater? Let’s find out.’
He then blares James Blundell and James Reyne’s country hit ‘Way Out West’ as he dips the front of his car into the river.
Just moments later the man is perched on the top of the ute showing how it is caught on a large rock as he reassesses the crossing.
‘That dropped off pretty quick,’ he said, as water rushes over the bonnet.
Water had already started to flood the cabin but the man announced he was determined to press on.
‘That big rock there, that’s what I’m worried about,’ he said – showing the water in front of his ute.
‘That’ll make pulling forward pretty hard.’
He said there was another large rock behind his ute as well.
‘I reckon I can f***ing do this,’ he said. ‘Not that I’m confident or anything.’
The man then shared his next clip from inside the ute where the water had nearly risen to the top of the dashboard.
The man shared the disaster crossing from start to finish – ending with his beloved ute flooded up to its dashboard (above)
‘Well, that wasn’t so bad,’ he said.
‘I’m pretty sure these cars are water-proof anyway.
‘You know what? We did alright. We did alright, we got it this far.’
Hundreds of amused Aussies flooded the comments.
‘It’s a Toyota it’ll be fine,’ one commenter said.
‘If it’s flooded forget it,’ another joked.
‘Good idea to climb the mast and survey the horizon mid voyage,’ a third person wrote.
‘Trying think how you would explain this to insurance,’ another said.