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On a recent visit to the Texas hillcountry I was forced to reverse out of a 30 degree slope. My MDX slipped forward and I panicked a bit, and ended up using the footbrake which was very awkward as I reversed out. I considered using the VTM lock but it didn't work too well as I have had little practice on hills, living in Houston! I never had this slippage problem with my Tahoe.
How do you experts do it, and how can I practice?
I have used the four-wheel-drive going forward on muddy surfaces but this was too much for me.:confused:
 

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How do you experts do it, and how can I practice?
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All cars slip some. I don't like emergency foot brake but I don't think you use the emergency brake for up or down hill. The regular brake is what you would use under this circumstance. If you drive a manual car, you would have this situation too (slipping). What I would do is to use left foot for concurrent braking so the car does not slip while you use the right foot for fueling. Works for me...

Since you are not stuck and at low speed MDX is four wheel drive anyway, I don't feel VTM things really would help much. I could be wrong.

The emergency foot brake is mostly for parking. I can't manuveor it to do what you described either A hand brake would be a typical substitute for regular brake describe above.
 
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