One Cold North Dakotan
I've always kind of wondered if there was anything that is available to buy or has anyone made anything that would keep a truck from rolling backwards down a hill if you had to stop going up with a manual tranny? I know someone is probably going to say to get better with the clutch, but I'm not that bad. Like what if you were going up a logging road, coming around a corner after going straight up for 5 miles and there's a fallen tree across the road.. you could just shut off the engine, push the parking brake as hard as you can and jam a few rocks under the tires.. but in my case my parking brake works decently while going forward, but if I park on a hill facing up, I roll backwards like it's not even on. Same way with my dad's chev pickup. Sooo anyway.. is there some kind of like a brake assembly that you could mount on the dash that would apply at least parcial brakes so you could give it alot of gas to get going forwards up the hill, but yet have enough brakes to keep from rolling backwards? Or leave it running in neutral while parked on a hill...? What about some ratchet kind of thing that would let it freely go ahead but not backwards when engaged? This is a pretty dumb post I know, but I have an inventive mind and it's been bugging me lol. If anyone has any ideas or knowledge to toss out there please do.