My travels sometime necessitate that I am on the road during bad weather. This has happened to me three times now traveling back from Arizona or Texas.
I have found my truck and Casita to be extremely stable on snow packed roads. On all occasions I have had the bed of the truck loaded. A pickup truck without weight in the back can be trouble on snowy or icy roads.
On my most recent trip back from Arizona I spent the night in Meade, Kansas at my favorite city park. I knew that snow was likely during the night, but I was still surprised to awaken to blizzard like conditions.
My normally three hour trip from Meade was elongated as a result of the blizzard. I took my time, traveling mostly at about 45 mph. I kept the pickup in lower gear the whole journey and did not skid at anytime.
I passed a handful of tandem semi trailers that seemed to be fairing the worst in the storm.
- Keep weight in the back of the truck to aid traction of the rear wheel drive truck
- Keep the truck in a lower gear
- Maintain extra distance between other vehicles
- Slow down
- Never lock up the brakes
- Test the brakes by tapping them frequently when approaching a stop
- Keep good tires on truck and trailer