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One last thing I forgot to mention above.
If you have narrow sidewall 19.5 tires and wheels, there is no good way to air down for sand. Sand running with a 5 ton rig requires a lot of sidewall for deflating. If you are planning to attempt the Bradshaw anyway, be sure to have sturdy hooks or loops on both ends of the truck and a short handled shovel. The truck in front of you can pull you forward; and the truck behind you can pull you out by the rear loop.
Loops can be had to go right into your Class V hitch on the rear.
What about sand ramps? I”ve always thought that the ramps are just a crutch for lack of floatation on sand. I bought a set to help me level the truck ( I stacked them to gain elevation on one side) on our Elephant Hill attempt last spring, and they did help us get the side dragging camper away from the wall enough to back out. The ramps were pretty much wasted on that one move over undulating sandstone. they do come in a nice nylon zippered bag. I don’t see any out there that are geared for the amount of weight we put on each wheel.

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