So I found the V3S after a short while of searching, and immediately I got stuck on a tree. The tree was not low-lying, and it didn't even appear as though I was stuck on anything, I just couldn't move. After about 5 minutes of un-sticking I broke free and started driving away. I then drove to Berezhki, but on my way I stopped on a small slope and the truck drifted backwards down the road and clipped through the safety rail. Finally, it got stuck in a tree and I lost it forever.
Along with this, I tried spray painting my axe many times. It would change the name of the axe, but wouldn't actually change colors.