Redditor’s F-150 Finds a Winter Wonderland in Washington

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While other trucks might need the full lock to tackle the snow, one Redditor’s F-150 easily forges a path while in 4A.

There’s lots of fun to be had with an F-150, no matter the conditions. Quarter-miles, highways, muddy roads, desert trails, the truck handles all with aplomb.

And that includes the snowy roads of Western Washington, where Redditor tikipunch and his F-150 have found a winter wonderland that he says has been “an absolute dream” to drive.

And why is that? Because unlike most other trucks that need to be in 4H to traverse the snow, his F-150 cruises on by in 4A with no strain the drivetrain and steering. One Redditor, Grover70, wondered if tikipunch experienced any fishtailing in 4A. Tikipunch had this to say:

“Really no fish tailing when 4A is on. I even tried. It was more sliding when doing a sharp turn just because the road was compact snow so really no traction. Other than that I was cruising with no issues in snow and slush.”

Other Redditors chimed in, praising the F-150’s ability to handle the winter conditions, while suggesting the owner swap on some winter tires for better grip and easily escaping less-attentive drivers should the need arise. Another Redditor, juiceboxzero, adds that he keeps 360 pounds of sand in the bed of his F-150, providing all the traction the truck needs while never having to shift to 4H even once.

So, if your friends aren’t already in an F-150, throw this bit of information in your sales pitch; you might just get a convert or two.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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