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Old 04-18-2013, 09:58 PM
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If your tow rig doesn't have enough torque to easily pull boat up the ramp, then it doesn't have enough torque to be pulling the boat, period. And in 4WD Low in any truck I know of, any steering movement will potentially damage the lockers on dry pavement so every manual I've ever read says not to engage 4WD Low in dry surfaces (only snow/mud/dirt). So if you pull up and then make a turn, well you may have just broken your transmission or at least when you hear the grinding noise you'll remember to shut it off.
You are right, but exaggerating a little.
Pulling a boat up a ramp, even with some turning, is not going to damage your transfer case unless there is already a problem.

However, I still modified both my Land Cruisers are modified for AWD or 2wd low range.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:04 PM
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The simple answer is to use low range until you have the trailer out of the water, then switch to 2wd. No damage.......no effort. It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure this one out.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:32 PM
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Well for me, that's about 5 feet of pulling, and to get into 4wd low you usually have to put in neutral and wait for it to shift, I just don't see the reason at all, but more power to you if it works for you and you can remember all the steps every time.

But to the question re: 4wd at all, this one is a classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMDKU7NFAu8
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:43 PM
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Well for me, that's about 5 feet of pulling, and to get into 4wd low you usually have to put in neutral and wait for it to shift, I just don't see the reason at all, but more power to you if it works for you and you can remember all the steps every time.

But to the question re: 4wd at all, this one is a classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMDKU7NFAu8
That video is fantastic.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:30 AM
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The simple answer is to use low range until you have the trailer out of the water, then switch to 2wd. No damage.......no effort. It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure this one out.
Bingo. If this is too complicated, then boating may not be for you!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:30 AM
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The simple answer is to use low range until you have the trailer out of the water, then switch to 2wd. No damage.......no effort. It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure this one out.
So is a Rocket Surgeon, a rocket scientist that has gone to med school alongside the Brain Surgeon? Just curious.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:08 AM
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So is a Rocket Surgeon, a rocket scientist that has gone to med school alongside the Brain Surgeon? Just curious.
LOL The ultimate blend of genius.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:18 AM
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Ok so finally made a decision this weekend after 6 hours of bickering with numerous dealers.

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loaded minus nav
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Not my fav color but got a heck of a deal on it so feel good about it. Bye bye denali. Got 18.5mpg on way into work today in heavy traffic vs the 12.5 I was averaging before!

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