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Old 12-21-2015, 11:58 AM   #21
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Only thing I ever used was a4x4 and also my my toads have been as well except the one I tow now

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Old 12-21-2015, 12:25 PM   #22
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I have had plenty of 4 wheel drive vehicles in the past, as far as towing goes, I would have to say it depends on where you want to tow your TT. For me, I think you are only as tough as your weakest link, and that link is your TT. What do you want to drag your trailer through that you would need 4 wheel drive to get it there? I can see going to the beach, or the desert, and using your 4x4 on the beach once you've set up in your site...this would be the only reason I would need a 4 wheel drive as a tow vehicle.

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Old 12-21-2015, 12:32 PM   #23
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I will never go without 4x4. Not only do I need it to get to work in what NC calls snow sometimes but I have needed it to back up into a campsite on loose gravel going uphill. My Chevy does better with this on 2wd than my ford did but I still feel more comfortable having it than not. But all comes down to your comfort and personal preference.
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:42 PM   #24
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I buy my vehicles for everyday use as my primary concern. Towing is secondary. For us 4 X 4 is a necessity in the winter just to get home sometimes. You might consider maintenance on a 2 wheel drive is obviously less so the overall cost of ownership is lower. You could consider also that most 2 wheel drives get better fuel mileage then 4 X 4s. I agree with most of the previous post that at times it is real nice clicking into 4 wheel low to back into a sandy or gravel site but if your tow vehicle has a positrac rear end you may not need to go into 4 wheel.
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:45 PM   #25
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Do they even make a 2 wheel drive truck?

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Old 12-21-2015, 01:03 PM   #26
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It isn't JUST about SNOW. Nor just where you can Push/Pull your TT/5er.
Unless you only live a KOA Life, you WILL have occasions where you and your TV (if not also your TT) will be on a less-than-Paved Road in Less-than-Ideal Conditions during or after a Good Rain/Thunderstorm/Light Snow. Driving in a Front-heavy High-powered Large-Tire Vehicle is Less-than-Ideal in those Conditions, and the 5-10% Grade or Muddy Ruts or Sand/Silt/Clay will be Much more Difficult to Get Through than if you can get that Power and Control to the Road Surface through All-4-Corners.

I learned the Value of a 4x4 System during the Test Drive of my 1st 2WD Pickup, when the Salesman suggested that I pull into an "Unimproved Lot" as a Turn-Around after one of the regular AZ Summer Monsoon Thundershowers. After waiting 2+ Hrs for the Dealer's Tow Truck to yank us out of 2in of Muddy Silt/Clay, I went across the Street to a different Dealer whose Salesman was less Proud of his 2WD Trucks. And bought a 4x4 Dakota the next Day.
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:28 PM   #27
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we tow with a 4x4 3/4 ton. because once we get where we are going, we like to gout on the back roads and explore. and also we live in West Virginia in the mountains and our driveway is is extremely steep and curvy. (We can't get our camper to the house because of the sharp and narrow turns we have to get home. we tried took us 3 hours to dig the camper around a turn. we camp at state parks or Corp of engineer campgrounds and then head further into the woods from there. w figure why limit where you can go? our 3/4 ton and the way it is set up with gearing and engine, we can actually tow more than a 1-ton with the equivalent set up. now if we decide to trade to a bigger camper we don't have to get another truck
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:42 PM   #28
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:43 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by ValMelton View Post
? our 3/4 ton and the way it is set up with gearing and engine, we can actually tow more than a 1-ton with the equivalent set up. now if we decide to trade to a bigger camper we don't have to get another truck

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Old 12-21-2015, 01:47 PM   #30
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Another way to look at is resale when time comes to get rid of it. Most potential buyers are hunting 4x4's, so it makes it easier for resale. Although I don't particularly need a 4x4, I always buy one and never have much trouble selling one on the tail end.

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