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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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So in the latest custody agreement the bastard of a father states that I have been off roding and mud bogging whith his child in the jeep and he is "concerned" about his safety.

Advice on how to counter if necessary? he has a clean driving history as do I.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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point out all the safety options on your jeep.cage ,belts,ect.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:22 PM   #3
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That was my thought. I want something that will really make him look like a complete idiot.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:25 PM   #4
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point out all the safety options on your jeep.cage ,belts,ect.
Also point out you're trying to teach them about TreadLightly and and all the other natureish things. Make it sound like you are using 'edutainment.' having fun while learning.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:26 PM   #5
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That was my thought. I want something that will really make him look like a complete idiot.
point out THE LACK OF safety options on HIS jeep/car.cage ,belts,ect.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:31 PM   #6
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well he drives a 2006-7 suzuki xl7, so he has like a 5/5 star crash rating and shch so I think thats a bad idea, but a good thought!

keep em coming.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:36 PM   #7
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Hire a bad bad man to buttsecks him.
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If wheeling smart, expecially with kids in the vehicle, you would think the chances of being involved in an accident in the middle of the woods is much less than the possibility of an accident on the road with other stupid ass drivers.


Also, have the person handling the "case" or whatever it is called speak with the kid. Have him/her ask what the kid enjoys doing more, riding around town in a suzuki with dad, or offroading with mom.
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Sounds like a winner in my book!

hmmmm who is the baddest bad man I know capable of giving a man teh butsecks???

Hey ScOoTeR, need some extra cash?? lol
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i would avoid the technical details of wheeling in court. Just say you go drive out in the woods has a hobby.

If you point out the roll cage is to prevent injury in a roll over, people in court will think you plan on rolling over.
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id rather wheel with my kids in the woods then take em down 94 lol
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If wheeling smart, expecially with kids in the vehicle, you would think the chances of being involved in an accident in the middle of the woods is much less than the possibility of an accident on the road with other stupid ass drivers.


Also, have the person handling the "case" or whatever it is called speak with the kid. Have him/her ask what the kid enjoys doing more, riding around town in a suzuki with dad, or offroading with mom.


I like the way you think.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:42 PM   #13
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whats safer, a small dirt hill on private property or any street in Lansing?
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I'm so glad I never had to go through that with my ex.

For me the biggest thing was convincing my kids that they really didn't have to tell their mom about everything that happened.
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convey that you are spending quality time with your kids that dosent involve a tv, ps9 (or whatever number they are up to now), drugs or any other negative influences. you are teaching them that there is more to life than fetchin' dad a beer while he sits on his ass watchin the game. wheelin is more than mud and tires, its about family and friends having good clean fun in michigans most valuable asset: NATURE
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Let's never forget of the family orientation that every 4x4 club is proud to represent. Wheeling is all about the family enjoying the nature and quality time together.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:02 PM   #17
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Make sure your kid wears a helmet when you wheel, if you don't already.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:07 PM   #18
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I have a friend who went through something similar.

Needless to say he won his case.

His ex threw it in his face that he takes his sons with him on deer hunts, walking his trap line, and other outdoor activities he enjoys.

Needless to say his ex's plan backfired when the kids were questioned about these trips there dad takes them on.

By the way he now has full custody of his sons.

So I have to aggree get your kids on the stand and let the judge hear their story.
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Get some video of you guys going down mild two tracks, camping, skipping stones, fishing, and hiking for the arbitrater(sp) or judge to watch. It will look like you are spending quality time with the kids, and the dad has a hard on to ruin your fun. Make a cd because most courts won't let you bring in a camera. Obviously choose your video wisely.

And good luck with your case.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:34 PM   #20
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x2 point out all the good quality time spent wheeling. make the dad look like a fool
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