The value of my Isuzu Trooper I was thinking of selling has just gone up! I was up in the Big Bear area for the great snow that we were expecting to find with this major storm dumping on So Cal. this week.
Wife and I did just fine in the Trooper. Long lines of cars putting on chains. I pulled up and officer
says... "have a nice day" with a wave on bye. O how I like the big all weather tires and real 4X4. I almost stopped to tug a newer Toyota Sequoia out of the bank when the wife objected that we would miss more ski runs. Ha Ha Ha.
Over the weekend we pulled out a Cadillac a Honda and a Suburban!
And the Suburban was really in the snow. I made 4 point turn arounds where there was 14 inch ruts in the wet snow. Got really high on one ice and snow bank but rocked it back and forth a few times extra after the passengers got out and she came right out. God I love real off-road and fun tough conditions.
So I think I will stay with my Isuzu Trooper.
I agree with the post that if you have a "SUV" and are unwilling to cross a curb to get out of traffic trouble - then you do not need to waist all your money on a pretender SUV.
1 – Drive within the limits of your car being able to hold traction
2 – Tires are very important
3 – All wheel drive is better than 2 but real 4x4 still rocks.
Personal peeve for the weekend of nasty weather driving. Will you all please try to stay in your lane! Please? I saw a lot of folks driving with the left tires over the double yellow like they were afraid of the show on the side of the road. Really messed things up. I was on Hwy 38 and it was common. On Hwy 18 a bunch of cars did the same thing and when the first car got stranded then they were stuck and a bunch of people spent the night Friday night in their car. Trapped by bad travel habits in snow storm for 18 hours. That must have really sucked.
One of the victims of this SNAFU was a guest of our B&B after the police rescued them from their cars. He may still be up there on the mountain waiting for the police and road crews to dig all the cars out and release them to the owners!
OH, Hey! Did I say the bad rains were so bad that the ski resort closed on Sunday! I only got to ski on Saturday. My wife was right that I should not waste time on Sat morning on someone who will just get into another slide in a mile or two when the slops are calling. We skied on fresh snow all Sat. with 1/5 of the normal people on the hill. (Hwy 18 being closed.) It was unbelievably good for southern California skiing.
Sincerely Keith L.
in Los Angeles
PS I had a lovely time out of the rain at www.Fawnskininn.com