This may sound like a stupid question, but for those of use with manuals, is it necessarily a bad thing to drive in 1st gear too long?
I do a lot of beach driving looking for schools of stripers or bluefish and staying in 1st gear just makes the ride more comfortable. I get too much chatter when I stay in 2nd gear.
However, this made me wonder, if I am driving for about 45min-60min in 1st gear going about 15 mph and at about 2k rpms. Would this cause any damage? Is there anything I should be aware of? There are days when we drive around on the beach and the Jeep will not be driven above 1st gear until we reach the paved roads again..I just want to be aware of any issues I may be causing.