or even for small boats on ice ramps. I took a guy fall bear hunting. The vehicle lost the driver front disk break, line blew a nice hole. No services available but the boat shop was helpfull even though they were packing it in for the winter. A couple clamps and some fluid later it was fixed but dissabled.
So here is what was done to get the boat in the water. Reversed the vehicle untill the boat was over the top of the ramp but vehicle still pretty flat. Put the vehicle in drive. Kept the foot near the brake, but ready to hit the gas if need be. The weight of the boat pulled us down the ramp and it rolled nicely. If anything was to get out of control all you would have to do is hit the gas slightly and it would stop or pull you forward. I was surprised how easily the vehicle handled it all in drive. We also engaged the 4 wheel drive.
I now do the same with my 9500# work van. Once I pop over the edge of the drive I stop and put in drive. Much safer feeling and not so sketchy feeling on ice driveways.
What do all you guys think? Hard on the trany?