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Old 05-02-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Towing in 4WD?

We got a good amount of snow here yesterday and we are heading to the mountains today for the weekend. Question is; if needed is it okay to tow in 4WD?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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Yeah it'll be fine...you drive a Dodge! LOL Actually, stopping is your biggest concern.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #3
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I am old school here and driving on solid dry payment in 4WD is always hard on everything with your truck. Especially the older trucks... Nothing gives when in 4WD. With one of my older JEEPs I had to jack up a wheel one time to relieve the pressure to be able to take it out of 4WD. That's not so much a problem with the newer 4WD trucks these days with the push button 4WD controls.

I always kick it out of 4WD when I am on dry roads however out of habit I guess..

If its wet and slick you bet - Keep on truck'n.... My 4WD trucks have really helped me out big time spotting and running up and down the camping off the power grid forest service roads etc with my 4200lb loaded down trailer.

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Thanks for the info!! Just wanted to be sure in case we got into any slick spots.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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Very, very, very dangerous towing on ice! I am a very good experienced snow, ice driver. The weight of trailer will push you when you try to slow down even in 4WD...I don't recommend it. But if you do,, please be very careful. I almost took myself and my family over a cliff.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:42 AM   #6
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Absolutely you can do this. We live in the Canadian Rocky Mtns, we've been forced to do it on occasion. Tip: when you figure you have left enough space between you and the next vehicle....leave more, way way more. No joke, everything comes to a stop eventually it's just that it takes so much more distance than most drivers ever imagine. Have fun watching your fuel gauge freefall.....
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Living at 9000' and owning three 4WDs and various types of trailers, I have a bit of experience towing in bad conditions. Your question reminds me of an answer my father gave a man who asked him if he should dabble in futures. Dad's response was, if you have to ask, don't. In your case, at least no farther than the next exit.
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Like others have said nonissue towing. The only damage that can be done is if you hit dry pavement. And even then. If you're going strait your ok for a bit. But turning on dry pavement is asking for a repair bill. Be safe
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go slow in snow and watch out for a passing trailer on a panic stop :0
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