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How many of you have taken your 2wd to the dunes? I am going out to glamis for thanksgiving for the first time with the titan and am taking my toy hauler. I am not going to be going off to play in the dunes but I do need to get to camp. Have you guys had issues with the 2wd out there? I am lifted on Nitto Terra Grapplers. Any advice on what I should air down to? I will have my toy hauler hooked up so I dont want to go down to low and knock the tire off the bead. Thanks.
 

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The camps are not that bad to get to just keep your speed up if you need to put your tire pressure to about 25psi it will help you out and they will not come off the rim. have fun!!!
 

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The camps are not that bad to get to just keep your speed up if you need to put your tire pressure to about 25psi it will help you out and they will not come off the rim. have fun!!!
Last time I was out there with a different truck alot of motorhomes were camping on the road so they didnt get stuck which meant we had to go into the soft stuff to go around them. I know alot of titans go out there and wondered if any of them were 2wd and how it did.
 

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I would air the tires down a little and make sure you keep up the speed in any soft spots. If you get stuck I am sure someone will help. just see what everyone else is doning. I have a friend that towed a trailer with 2 quads and all the firewood with a little 2wheel drive 4cyl tacoma and I am talking little. he just droped the tire pressure to about 17-15psi and had no problem. people will help you out if you need it. just feel it out.
 

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4wheelpeel said:
I would air the tires down a little and make sure you keep up the speed in any soft spots. If you get stuck I am sure someone will help. just see what everyone else is doning. I have a friend that towed a trailer with 2 quads and all the firewood with a little 2wheel drive 4cyl tacoma and I am talking little. he just droped the tire pressure to about 17-15psi and had no problem. people will help you out if you need it. just feel it out.
Thanks for the help. My family will already be out there so they can help. I wont be out there until late on friday night so I wasnt looking forward to getting stuck in the dark.
 

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Just remember that if you start go get stuck don't gun it. That will just dig you in big time. I have seen people dug in all the way to the top of the wheel (even 4WD's) in loose sand because they thought more gas would get them moving. Instead it only gets you moving deeper into the sand.

Once you start to dig in, let off the gas, shovel and/or jack if necessary, maybe let some more air out of the tires and try to go again slowly.

If you can maintain a slow steady speed, I would think you should be okay. This past summer I was driving in 2WD in loose sand with 12 psi in the Revos and had no problems (it was in a straight line though).
 

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I air down to about 15lbs (bfg AT's) and go all over in 2wd even though im 4x4. My only suggestion would be to camp in the washes, once you turn off the packed road to your camp have a game plan on where you want the rig to be when you stop, and stay in the gas. Put the gear selector in 3rd and keep your monentum going. Make sure when you stop your truck is either level or pointed down hill. i just got back from a Glamis trip last weekend, weather was a little warm but the beer was ice cold. Have a good time get some pics, maybe even a video or two at the drags!
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I posted this already but....somehow it got lost.


If you have the rear ABLS, you'll do ok as long as you don't try and go sand dunin' with it. The ABLS works great while driving very slow as long as you don't use WOT which overpowers the brakes.
 

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I went to Glamis and Dumont a few times with my Titan. If you're towing a toy hauler I wouldn't recommend getting too far from the roads. Where do you plan on camping? If you plan on camping off Gecko then be careful because the sand is very soft around there. My buddy buried his truck when he was only four feet away from the road. If you have a 4x4 in your camp then at least you have a friend. If you're going to be the relying on yourself. I'd say camp in either the washes or off gecko but stay on the road or as close to it as possible.

Also someone else already posted...If you feel yourself digging in DO NOT USE MORE GAS!!! Simply take your foot off the gas, jump out, evaluate your situation and proceed from there. My buddy and I both sank in and he floored it while I stopped. All I did was flatten out the sand in front of my front tires and build a little ramp to for my rear tires to roll down. Five minutes later I was on my way back to camp. Three hours later my buddy was on HIS way back to camp haha.
 
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