Good day for a RAV4 - Toyota RAV4 Forums
4.3 General Discuss anything RAV4.3 related that doesn't fit in the categories below.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
Advanced Member
Country: pico's Flag is: United States
 
pico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Driftless Area, Minnesota
Posts: 2,065
Thanks: 680
Thanked 201 Times in 188 Posts
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Good day for a RAV4

Heck of a snow storm. Heat full blast, side mirrors and rear window heaters on, defroster on, FWD locked and TRAC off - and finally out of the driveway!

2011 Limited, V6, factory tow package, Blizzard Pearl
pico is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to pico For This Useful Post:
RAVN4RED (01-11-2017)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 04:58 PM
Advanced Member
Country: Blogson's Flag is: Wales
 
Blogson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Oregon Coast USA
Posts: 6,095
Thanks: 71
Thanked 447 Times in 432 Posts
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pico View Post
Heck of a snow storm. Heat full blast, side mirrors and rear window heaters on, defroster on, FWD locked and TRAC off - and finally out of the driveway!
Being originally from the West Coast and then being transplanted to the Midwest including Minnesota for a number of years, now returned to the West Coast, I bequeath every blizzard and snowflake to you! Drive safely, and watch for drivers who don't!

Jim
2011 Upgraded Base V6 4WD
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2002 Craftsman LT1000 V2

Jesus is Lord
Blogson is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Blogson For This Useful Post:
pico (01-10-2017)
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 10:51 AM
Member
Country: road_rascal's Flag is: United States
 
road_rascal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Twin Cities MN
Posts: 72
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
You got that right. Roads in the metro area were garbage at 5AM this morning.

2012 Rav4 V6 4WD
road_rascal is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 01:24 PM
Advanced Member
Country: RAVN4RED's Flag is: United States
 
RAVN4RED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 829
Thanks: 98
Thanked 102 Times in 96 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pico View Post
Heck of a snow storm. Heat full blast, side mirrors and rear window heaters on, defroster on, FWD locked and TRAC off - and finally out of the driveway!
Yes, indeed, locked and loaded, it's a confident feeling.

Local newspaper said our snow depth is on par with Minneapolis, BTW, which is unusual for SW Idaho. Schools closed for a few days.I picked a good year to get dedicated snow tires and have pushed them to the max. The RAV has been a beast, busting out of the driveway and through the unplowed subdivisions here. Also it is a night shift vehicle and sat outside overnight in -15F (-26C) a couple of nights during the worst of the storms, and fired right up.

Haven't even had to dig out the 4x4 Chevy pickup, which would have the edge in really deep snow. I'd have to load the bed with a lot of weight to match the traction of the RAV. I'll just let it sleep through this while the RAV rolls.

2009 Red RAV4 Base I4 AWD
1989 Chevy Silverado V8 4WD
2004 Yamaha FJR 1300 I4 1WD
RAVN4RED is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome