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Old 08-22-2013, 04:52 AM   #1
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pulling my boat out of the water

im taking my boat out of the water tomorrow and it gets stored at my country house. now im driveway is real tight and there are a lot of trees on either side so its hard to reverse into it. my question is... should I put it in 4lo so im to burning up my clutch the whole time trying to maneuver it? or just leave it in 2wd and clutch it as normal? whats the better option. there will be a lot of forward and reverse to get it into the driveway.

also, backing into the water to pull the boat out, whats the farthest safest distance with the truck I can go. just before it starts to come in the rear door? the exhaust will be under water but I heard as long as you keep the engine running it will be fine.
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1st, dont use 4wd(HI or low) on dry asphalt or concrete it can mess it up really badly, and the whole thing will have to be replaced. so if you not in grass or dirt or gravel don’t do it at all.

2nd, i’m not familiar with 4wd and a manual, so idk if it would be better to put it in or not.
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You won't hurt your clutch from a few minutes of backing your boat in. You'll be fine.
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Hauled my boat around with my last 2001 Tacoma 5 Speed. Don't remember the weight of the boat but I think with both engines on the back its around 1800-2000 lbs. Never put it into 4WD when backing it up. At most, I would put it into 4WD if it was a steep launch taking it out. Other than that, your turning radius on asphalt in 4WD is really gonna suck and make it harder to maneuver. Hope this helps!
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yeah that that works. the road is all sad and gravel so its fine for 4wd. but ill leave it in 2wd and clutch the shit out of it.

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yeah that that works. the road is all sad and gravel so its fine for 4wd. but ill leave it in 2wd and clutch the shit out of it.

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I'd be sad too if I was gravel...

But you should be fine in 2wd as long as it isn't too steep
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I have used lo when I pull launch and retrieve my boat. It helps keep the speed down where I want without having to ride the clutch. But I am not on pavement.

I guess if I was you and had a lot of tight turns to make I would try to stay out of lo, but if you don't have tight turns and want to go slow I would use lo. Just try not to get it bound up when you have it engaged.
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