Advice needed!

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Larry77, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Larry77

    Larry77 Member

    Greetings guys! I’ve got a plan for this winter wanna buy a bed tent for my 18 Tacoma Sr 4x2 and go to Algonquin park for one night! It’s going to be like all snow I believe - gonna purchase 4 Goodyear duratrac allterrain tires for the truck and no lifting or other improvement. Does this plan sound good? Any advice for me to drive a 2nd truck on snow? Thanks!
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Take a 4wd buddy.
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  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Weight in the rear of the bed over the rear axle. Stay out of anything deep. Keep a shovel to dig yourself out if needed and some cat litter for traction.
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  5. OP

    Larry77 Member

    I know some guys drive powerful 4x4 around me but I wouldn’t count on that because you know you couldn’t really ask others to suit my schedule....yet thanks!
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  6. OP

    Larry77 Member

    Thanks! Just have to ask, what the point behind weighting the rear of my bed?
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  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Because a pickup truck has no real weight in the rear but is rear wheel drive. Weight on the drive wheels help with traction.
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  8. OP

    Larry77 Member

    Ahh got it. Thanks Bogunn!
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  9. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    No problem buddy
  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Tell people exactly where you’re going to be and how long you’re going to be there. Tell them if they don’t hear from you by a certain time to send out the search party. :D
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  11. John dev

    John dev Well-Known Member

    Keep a cellphone with you
    Bring someone with you
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  12. Scuzzy

    Scuzzy Well-Known Member

    First rule in any excursion...especially in snow...take a friend. snow, always take snow chains, even if you have the biggest bad ass 4x4. Lastly, check coms in the area. If there is a cell tower near by, great. If not, CB (channel 9) or 2-10 meter radio from Rugged Radio or PCI (internal emergency “pingers” for SAR). That is on top of the usual survival gear, blankets, extra clothing and magnesium block/road flares for fire starter.
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  13. Scuzzy

    Scuzzy Well-Known Member

    Not that I have ever done it before or ever got stuck 50 miles from civilization for 3 days and had to embarrassingly get help because I went on my own.
  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I keep a magnesium block, topo map, compass, iodine tablets, etc in the truck. You never know.
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  16. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Pack plenty of beers and some beef jerky. Leave your wife or girlfriend at home so they won’t complain if your stranded a couple of days

    DEERTAY Well-Known Member

    Don’t know if I’m too late,
    But overland bound has an app you can register and download, then opt for the help in need where it will send a notification to other drivers in the area.
    Not sure how well it works but I thought that is a cool option.
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