Redditor’s F-150 Conquers the Cascadian Snow

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Despite the snowy conditions, one Redditor’s F-150 handily makes the rounds while set to 4A mode.

There’s a lot of magic to be found behind the wheel of an F-150. Want tons of horsepower for the quarter-mile? You got it. Want a work truck that can pull and haul tons of whatever you got? It’s there for the taking.

Want to master the snowy roads of winter with ease? It can be done. Just ask Redditor tikipunch, whose drive through the recent snowfall in Western Washington in his F-150 has been “an absolute dream.”

“I’ve been so [pleased] with the 4A setting,” tikipunch says of his F-150. “Haven’t had to turn 4H once.” When asked about the potential for fishtailing in said mode without a load in the back, he had this to say:

“Really no fish tailing when 4A is on. I even tried. It was more sliding when doing a sharp turn just because the road was compact snow so really no traction. Other than that I was cruising with no issues in snow and slush.”

A few others chimed in on how well their F-150s handle what winter dishes out, like contractorpov, who loves the way his truck handles the snow, but not so much ice. A couple of Redditors suggested winter tires for improved traction, especially when you need to get out of the way of less-attentive drivers. Another Redditor, juiceboxzero says he adds a 360 pounds of sand to the bed, and that he, too, doesn’t use 4H most of the time.

So, when it comes to winter driving, an F-150 (or any Ford truck) can handle it, and then some.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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