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How's your powerstroke in the sand??

This week I took my truck out on the beach for the first time since I bought it. I had to put it in 4WD right away once I got on the sand! I could feel it 'plow' right away and the rear tires started spinning. I was able to go down to the water, park and have a good time then leave without getting stuck but when I was 100 yards from the end of the sand I started digging trenches and had to get on it to get through the sand because it was sinking. Is this normal? I have almost new hankook ATM's that are 285/75/16s... is this just because it's so heavy? Do you guys get stuck in the sand a lot? I'd hate to get friggin stuck.

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It's just because the trucks heavy. You have nothing to worry about. I always put my truck in 4WD when it comes to sand. Just moves easy and less stress.

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i have gottn mine stuck twice in the sand.... both were my fault but then again that was back when i had 245/75/116 (i know it looked like a hotwheels truck) i'm now running 315/70r16s and is better but still sand is a pain in the ***
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What air pressure are you running? If you air down to about 25 psi you should not have any more problems in the sand. It can be a hassle but its better than getting stuck.
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Heavy trucks and sugar sand put them together and what do you get.......

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I've taken my 2wd down on the beach here in TX (Padre Island) w/ 5 full size adults and did ok. Could feel it bogging down but never got stuck. Even made a few stop n go's w/o trouble. Running Bridgestone Dueler Revo A/T's.

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Yeah I was fully aired up with my E rated tires! I guess that would help dig some holes quick, huh?
Well glad to hear that there are not a ton of super bad sand stories out there. I may use it as leverage with the wife to get a winch anyway... !
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ive never had mine in the sand but it bet iwould sink!


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i dont think a winch is going to help in the sand when you dont have any thing to hook to.
i air down to 15 psi when pulling the toy hauler in the dunes
except for this time when i thought i could make just over the hill & then down
(didnt quite make it) & thats 22,000 lbs
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Yeah I was fully aired up with my E rated tires! I guess that would help dig some holes quick, huh?
Well glad to hear that there are not a ton of super bad sand stories out there. I may use it as leverage with the wife to get a winch anyway... !
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I was just down on the beach in Va.that sand's pretty soft-my truck was working pretty hard-tires @ full air,and in 4x4,but the gassers I ran in the past rarely had to be put 4x4-but I was running 15" wide tires @ full air
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i dont think a winch is going to help in the sand when you dont have any thing to hook to.
i air down to 15 psi when pulling the toy hauler in the dunes
except for this time when i thought i could make just over the hill & then down
(didnt quite make it) & thats 22,000 lbs
Dude! You got way more ***** than I do
If I tried that on my side of town-it would be a STAYCATION for me
I'd have to get airlifted outI know the beaches in Daytona Fla are solid-you can run your Harley right by the surf
Looks like yours aren't too bad-but I don't know-but keep on gettin' it
Forgot to add-good lookin' rig bud
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