I like the idea and appreciate that you are willing to go to the trouble to put together a guide for new beach drivers. I think HJP's suggestion of a new forum for posts like this is a good one. If only moderators can move a good post like this to the new forum, you wouldn't have to worry about it getting lost. I imagine there would only be a handful of useful Outer Banks topics that would belong there.
I'll see about getting the new forum created this week and then start looking for the answers to FAQ's that belong there.
OK here goes.
I'll put it in seperates posts covering the following.
1.Lowering tire pressure (airing down)
2. Ground clearance
3. Tire types / sizes
4. Gear you might want to have with you
5. Transmission / drive systems
6. Useful tips / info
That way it will be easy for folks to quote, if desired, to add their thoughts and keep replys to a given subject. I recommend we keep the thread generic and discuss specific makes, year/models, sub-models, options, etc in separate threads, so as not to bury the generic stuff among such detail.
Owners can read this thread, then check their owner's manual for details on their particular vehicle, keeping the generic stuff in mind as it applies to their particular vehicle.