Jim McFeeley

Who runs a pilot ?

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She wants a pilot who runs one?  seems like it would do it . I run my pickup regularly and I want a Silverado or tundra crew cab but she doesn’t want to drive that and the gas doesn’t really make sense cause we already have my truck

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2012 Pilot - always air down and never had a problem.  I've seen several on the sand and if you do a search here you'll see that they're pretty regularly discussed. 

 

However, latest model is AWD, as opposed to true 4WD on the prior years so I can't comment on the new ones.  

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I have a 2010 Pilot and have been driving it on the beach since 2010.............IBSP,SSP area.......not an issue. Never been stuck or had issues. I have driven by/and or assisted many others, but no problems at all with the 2010 Pilot. Then again the 2010 was a true 4WD and manually set up. It was available in 1st,2nd and reverse with the push of a button up until 20 mph and worked perfectly. Can not answer for models beyond the 2010.

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2011 owner . I don't think any of the Pilots have ever been true 4WD. My generation had the VTM4 system which is great . The newer gen pilots have I-VTM4 which is smart system , i.e. It decides for its self where it directs power.

Without getting into specifics , Hondas system directs power to the wheels with traction which is what you want . Many other systems direct power to the wheel that is slipping , which is useless on sand . 

 

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We got one of the wife this year would have gone with a brand new one. Nope new ones do not come

with the tow package installed. The hell with that, plus we bolth liked the older style 2015. boxy!

So far I like it, better yet she does! Note it is not a small vehicle. Have not had it on the beach not

what we bought it for but it does say 4wd on the back??

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i have a 2012, tried it on the outer banks last year without airing down and got stuck pretty much immediately in the soft stuff, in a car with 2 little kids, and my wife, in the middle of august, like an idiot.  let air out and then we were fine. so if i can give any advice, let the air out before hitting the sand.  saw a couple other pilots out there, theyre probably one of the more popular "daily driver/occasional baech buggy" rigs out there.

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