I've hit small patches road ice, twice, and luckily was able to ride it out. No sudden actions such as touching the brakes. I will carry chains for the fifth but there are times there are small patches of ice in a shady spot when the rest of the road is dry and clear. I think the best thing to do is to watch the outside temps.
Being retired I am never in a hurry so if there is a chance of snow or ice we just wait until the roads are clear. Better to be late than never.
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2004 Dodge 2500 4x4 crew cab long bed, 5.9 Cummins, 6 speed New Venture, Pac Brake
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