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The Borrego gets the tree home while everyone else was stuck in the mud!

We went back to a tree farm we hadn't been to in a couple of years to get the Christmas tree this year. After a fun day of searching, cutting, dragging, and drinking hot chocolate, we strapped it on top and headed for home. By that time the sun had turned the frozen ground into mud-the traffic in and out really took a toll on the parking areas and the long lanes in and out of the farm-especially after all of the rain we've had. As I was strapping the tree to the roof rails, the guy next to us was struggling to get out of his spot, rocking his truck (Ford F-150) back and forth like crazy. It was a 4x4, but he clearly had it in 2WD-not sure if that was due to stubbornness, ignorance, or maybe the fact that it didn't work. Regardless, I turned the dial to 4LO and backed out with barely any wheelspin. The guy in the pickup finally got out with three people pushing at the front.

As we made our way to the main road out we passed three other people in similar situations (mostly due to operator error)-one 2WD sedan and two AWD crossover type SUVs-the guys working the tree farm were certainly earning their keep pushing cars that day. Finally on the road out we had to yield to another car coming in and pulled into the deeper mud/ruts which made my wife nervous, but I never took it out of 4LO and just feathered the throttle the whole way. If we had lost momentum at any point we may have gotten stuck, but we made it out no problem. All that with crap tires that need to be replaced! I can't wait to see what it can do with a decent set of A/Ts:



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