Originally Posted by Topher03
They are pretty flat down here. Guess Its time to buy a bigger truck.
Bigger truck will have the same problem.
I used to have a Chevy Silverado 2wd and I did have troubles at the ramp with my boat. Once I had to litter the ramp with dirt and sand, then have a few dudes jump up and down on the tailgate.
4x4 is what you need for those slick ramps. My 4x4 Frontier whips the pants off that Silverado as far as towing in slick conditions. On the same exact ramp that my Silverado refused to pull my boat up, my Fronty doesn't bat an eye.
I had decent towing tires on the Silverado too, they weren't off road quality or anything, but my Fronty tires are stock, and the Silverado I had Goodyear A/T's which are probably not any worse than the ones on the Frontier.
You will need an LSD, AWD, or 4x4 IMO.
FWIW, the mid size trucks of today have the same tow rating of the older half tons. My frontier actually has a higher towing capacity than my Silverado did, though my boat weighs under 2,500 lbs so I didn't factor that into this post for comparison, as both trucks can easily tow that much.