Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
First time in the snow for my '16. Had 16" of snow overnight here in western WA at an 850' msl location. After shoveling the driveway, I put on European style chains on the front and backed into the snow just with the rear wheels, then retreated. No problems, so backed all the way across the street, no problems there either, so ventured out and tried various combos of ESP on-off with and without 4x4 lock on. Couldn't really tell any difference until I made a sharp u-turn while in 4x4 lock and the rear wheels spun around very nicely!
So, I'm pleased with my 4x4, now that I've returned to "the snow country" after more than 55 years. Now to tackle that hill (gains 500' in about a mile)!
Jack Allwardt, Bonney Lake (Tehaleh area), WA; (REPEAT Patriot Owner...'08 Limited and a '16 High Altitude), Retired engineer, US Army veteran, Member: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Central Valley Vietnam Veterans, Enumclaw (WA) Lions Club. Former vintage military jeep owner, instrument rated commercial pilot, ag pilot, vintage aircraft restorer and test pilot.