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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Ridgeline snow test

Looks like today will be the first big test for my new Ridgeline in snow. The perfect storm is coming through Ontario. They are forecasting up to 55 cm of snow here in Ottawa. I won't be going far today but I will have to go out in it later. We'll see how the truck handles it since the plows won't be out on the secondary roads.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 12:35 PM
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What is this "snow" of which you speak?

(Raleigh, NC - the land of ice storms...maybe - and that's what my Honda generator is for )
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We've had our share of ice storms up here. Given the choice, I'd take the snow anytime. I just finished round 1 with the snow blower. My driveway is clean but you can't drive down the street! The Ridgeline made it out this morning but my wife's civic didn't get 10 feet and that's with snow tires. It's half way up her doors.

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Re: Ridgeline snow test

12" last night, and the Ridge had no problems at all. It did take me over 2 hours to clear the driveway, though - it's 600' total length.

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We've had our share of ice storms up here. Given the choice, I'd take the snow anytime.
Hate cloud poop! That's one of the reasons we moved south. The nice thing about the ice storms here is that it usually means no work.
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2 Years until retirement then I'll come and visit all you nice people in the south. Well...30 cm on the ground now with another 20-25 forecast before midnight. I haven't seen a storm like this since 1972. The truck plowed right through it...right past that F-150 that was spinning it's wheels!

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Re: Ridgeline snow test

My experience has been that the Ridgeline is the best in snow.

We sometimes get drifting snow and my previous vehicle would just ride up onto the snow and with the wheels off the ground I would get nowhere till I climbed under and dug the snow out.

I don't know if it is the extra poundage but my Ridgeline has yet to ride up onto a snow drift. However the last two winters has not brought very much drifting so I will wait till I make a final judgement.

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Here is a picture of our first snow of the year. The weather man has been threatening for a few days and now it's happened. No problem for the Ridgeline.

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Good Morning all, we received about 12 inches here in Buffalo, the RL was great in the snow, had to go out and play yesterday, the only thing I was not to happy about was how the engine cuts out in deep snow with the VSA on. I turned it off for awhile and it seemed to have more power to get through deeper snow however it did slide around abit more.
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This weekend I was over at Mount Snow Ski Resort in Vermont. They got about a foot of new snow on Thursday night. I left my house in Hew Hampshire and drove 3+ hours to get to Vermont and the ridge was a beast in snow. Great traction and stability on varying road surfaces. I felt planted and secure, much more than any other vehicle I have ever driven.

While at the resort I saw 5 other ridgelines. Apparently it is the vehicle of choice for intelligent skiers.
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