Rutted Pavement

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Davy A.'s Comment
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How do you negotiate rutted pavement. Like I70 over the pass in CO. And I10 down by El Paso. The one in particular that was bugging me was on 70. High winds too and it kept kicking me all over the place, was empty and loaded.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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There isn't much you can do except let the ruts steer the truck for you. They'll hold you in the lane if they're deep enough, though you may wiggle around a little. If you try to fight it, you'll probably make it worse.

G-Town's Comment
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One thing you don’t want todo is braking while your steers hit the rut or pothole (crater if in PA). This shifts weight to the front of the truck, steer tires are more likely to be damaged. Protect them steers!

When I’m off-roading; throttle through it.

Davy A.'s Comment
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There isn't much you can do except let the ruts steer the truck for you. They'll hold you in the lane if they're deep enough, though you may wiggle around a little. If you try to fight it, you'll probably make it worse.

Yeah, I kept fighting them till I got tired and then let it run. I have a strong urge to control the truck, difficult to let it go. I'll work on it though. Have a hunch they'll be running me over 70 more.

One thing you don’t want todo is braking while your steers hit the rut or pothole (crater if in PA). This shifts weight to the front of the truck, steer tires are more likely to be damaged. Protect them steers!

When I’m off-roading; throttle through it.

That part I was pretty good about. I faltered twice maybe and flinched, braked. But for the most part I was able to stay off em. I'll go after learning it like I usually do with things.

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