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post #61 of 69 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 03:02 PM
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Funny though, I saw nothing on my dash to tell me it was hitting AWD.
And you never will!
Every time you start off from a dead stop the R/L is in 4WD/AWD. As you reach a constant speed, the AWD disengages. There is no indicator to let you know when this happens.
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post #62 of 69 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Re: How about the sand

Thanks Jet! Learned something new today. I do have my tire deflater and detailed instructions should I get stuck, but it hasn't happened yet. I absolutely love my R

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post #63 of 69 (permalink) Old 06-23-2009, 08:51 AM
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I have never had to pull the fuse or had any problems at all. We go out on the beach just about every weekend during the summer and as of yet have not had any problems...
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post #64 of 69 (permalink) Old 06-23-2009, 03:38 PM
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You know...I read the first couple of posts and got worried about the beach. I bought..err am buying after I get back from a business trip next week, my first RTL. I am very very excited, my wife said I have a "glo" about me After a few years of the OBX with another family, I said last year that before our 2009 trip, I was getting me a 4 door 4x4. Well I decided on the RTL but even before coming here. I found this site from googling rtl vs rts and have been stuck here since.

Glad to see I won't have problems with the sand, I see many people get stuck when we are walking to the shore and I sort of laugh to myself and want to be sure I am not laughed at!

I do plan to lower the air pressure to 15psi I think and pull the fuse just in case, figure safer than sorry til I get used to it eh? I do have a long tow chain, maybe I will through that in for good measure, is there a good spot in teh front for tow chains without jacking up the bumper incase I need to beg someone in a monster 4x4 to help?

What if I do get stuck with low pressure and the fuse pulled, do you simple play the gun it backwards then forward over and over til I get moving in one direction safely?
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I just came home from Mexico, I drove from El Glofo to Rocky point I have BFG all trains that I aired down to 14psi I had know problems. I only had to lock it up once otherwise I just floated over the sand. Great truck!
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Why would you ever have to pull out the VSA fuse, thats why there is a button to disengage it.

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Why would you ever have to pull out the VSA fuse, thats why there is a button to disengage it.
Its all here, when you air the tires down, the tire pressure monitors tell the truck not to let you turn VSA off, so that button does you no good.
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Its all here, when you air the tires down, the tire pressure monitors tell the truck not to let you turn VSA off, so that button does you no good.
Plus even with the wheels not deflated the system will reengage when it detects excessive wheel spin. Say your going through a big muddy area and your wheels are constantly spinning the system will engage itself.


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