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  6. Prickly pear jelly

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    • I use 4WD's mainly so I can tread lightly off road not rip and tear when traction is not optimum.   I have on board air so I can air down tires as needed to prevent punctures and increase flotation. My rig is pretty heavy and towing the trailer boat anchor I don't venture into anything too tough except by not paying attention.  I boondocked at 8000ft in New Mexico a couple springs ago. Woke up to 8 inches of fresh wet snow on a Forest road track that was more mud than sandy. Kind of a loonshit consistency when the snow was melting.  The Dodge diesel / camper came out of there towing a tandem trailer without chains and without tearing up the road.  I carry chains when towing as required by law, and if there were any steep grades on the above wet snow road I would a. stay put or b. chain up if I had to come out. The track was of the two track wagon rut variety so the truck wanted to stay on the road but I don't think it would have come out in 2WD without chains or ripping and tearing.  My next accessories will be a set of Mattraxx traction boards for that annoying sand especially.  I use 4WD a lot when towing in winter driving conditions on road. I use 4WD driving on loose gravel when the truck is empty because it is a manual and the diesel torques punish the rear tires on loose surfaces.  A modern 4WD is a pretty efficient 2WD on dry roads.  A modern 2WD with traction control & locking differential can get you moving in a lot of poor traction situations.  It is not very efficient at higher speeds climbing a slippery mountain grade while towing. Around here during winter ('scuse my cussin') a lot of the last 2WD holdouts add weight to their trucks and end up not "saving all that fuel" at all. Long wheel base 2WD trucks ride really nice as a rule. The independent front 4WD of Chevrolet and GMC trucks generally rides better than the solid axle Ford and Ram trucks, but the independent front truck does not maintain it's front ground clearance  as the suspension compresses.  Well cared for 4WD's should always pay back the cost of the 4WD option when you sell it. 
    • There are lots of stories on the internet about problems with 4WD, I'm not one of them. I've owned 2 4WD trucks and never had a problem with either that was connected to 4WD.My first was a 4WD 1T Chevy dually, now I have a 1/2T  4WD Chevy Silverado that I tow with our MH. I do think electronic 4WD is easier to use than manual transfer case 4WD. I used the Chevy dually to tow a 16,000# 5er, and wet grass was a problem in 2WD when backing under the hitch; in 4WD low it was a piece of cake to ease under the hitch, even backing uphill.
    • If the trailer is in as good a condition as you believe it to be, then you probably didn't do too badly.  Make sure to have the wheel bearings repacked and also check the date code on the tires to make sure that they are less than 7 years old and no cracking or checking.       The last two digits are the year of manufacturer and the first are what week of that year.  Be sure to test run all of the appliances and the water system. You may also find the Jayco Owners Forum to be helpful. 
    • Well one thing about 1000 yard black powder shooting, the cloud of smoke should drift off so you can see yer puff of dust from your bullet...   Oh and watch that power line 🤣
    • Thanks everyone - great information and some things to think over.  This is the start of a long trail of research and looking. -Bill
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