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Old 02-01-2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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We are picking up our 23MBH on Monday (2/3/14) an unfortunately Sunday we are supposed to get between 1and 2inches of snow just south of Louisville. We have to travel to just north of Louisville to get it. I owned a 20 foot (exterior length) popup previously so not my first trailer pull but this is heavier and longer. Any advice for snow driving out there. I know that the snow is not much and the streets should be clear but sometimes our weather forecasters are unpredictable
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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If there is snow on the roads I park it until clear.
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:36 PM   #3
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If there is snow on the roads I park it until clear.
X2 (been there, done it)

Plus, I'm sure that your WDH adjustment won't be optimized coming off the dealer lot, not good on challenging road conditions.

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Your new trailer will be covered in all kinds of road grime and maybe even salt from the trip home. That plus the accident risk would have me putting off the pickup till the rough weather goes by.
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It depends on wether you TV is 4x4 or not. If not I wouldn't.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:27 AM   #6
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Why not take a night near the dealer to shake out any obvious problems and give the weatherman a day to clear the skies? I have seven 4WD vehicles (Jeez. Never counted them before!) and none of them stop any quicker on ice than a 2-wheeler.
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Why not take a night near the dealer to shake out any obvious problems and give the weatherman a day to clear the skies? I have seven 4WD vehicles (Jeez. Never counted them before!) and none of them stop any quicker on ice than a 2-wheeler.
This can be true depending on the 4WD system. Full time or AWD systems don't help much. Whereas 4WD I.e. Systems that lock the front and rear together do help when descending grades on compact snow and ice. I put the transfer case in 4 low and the transmission in low and creep down the grade. If you have a 2WD system this method would not be nearly as effective and likely would not work depending on the grade. I have been able to lightly apply the brakes in this condition being careful to not lock up the wheels.
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Msturtz, true enough. But having been with three volunteer fire departments over many years it seems some 4WD drivers push their vehicles beyond the vehicles' actual safe limits on snow/ice/rainy roads. As for towing, we live at 9000' in Colorado, and so far I've been able to avoid towing on snow/ice. But if I did, I'm pretty sure I'd want chains on at least one axle of the trailer to keep it behind me in a stop.
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I agree - and with the extra weight trying to keep you moving, and on a hinged connection to the TV - well, I personally avoid it like the plague.....

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unless it cannot be avoided I would not recommend it. if it cannot be avoided bring a spare pair of underpants and apply the trailer brakes first (manually) that will keep the truck and trailer in line. otherwise the trailer will push the truck.
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