Granted, you don’t need small truck for this, just small. However in most of these situations the thought wouldn’t even enter my head if I had a small car instead. Which is probably why you end up with the “dickhead truck driver” stereotype, because more things seem possible. And thus worth trying at least once.
Who else does stuff similar like this? Two parter: When in an unfamiliar area, who else here picks their way through the long/short/alternate/downright unconventional route instead of just turning around? And who here like to just explore random places because they can?