4X4 vs. AWD

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  1. JEANNE

    JEANNE Beach Comber

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    Hey everyone, I have always had the typical four wheel drive vehicle for the beach (and all my stuff) at Grayton...much of the time I am in high and very little, in low. Several vehicles I am interested in now are only AWD and don't come in 4X4. Any thoughts on whether you think the AWD would do okay in the sand? I'm sure that when a period of no rain occurred, it would be risky...but I was just curious. Anyone out there, that drives on the beach, have an AWD SUV?
     
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    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    Mine has 2WD, AWD, 4WD High, 4WD Low. Never get stuck when I'm in 4WD High and keep it in 1st gear. I have past several Escilades, which only have AWD, that were stuck. Maybe just driver error. From what I understand the 4WD is a true 4WD and AWD has more slippage so less traction. I don't know never operated mine in AWD in the sand.
     
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    Thanks Mr. Otter!
     

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