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Old 12-24-2015, 12:34 PM   #61
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Had to use 4X for our last outing because I had to raise the lite 4 inch's on both sides so it would be level and the steps would open full over the top of the sites cement pad.

Loose gravel and sand made it impossible in 2 wheel drive, locked the hubs twisted the switch and it was over and done.

Two wheel drive, never again in my life.

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Old 12-24-2015, 12:58 PM   #62
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Always had one so really had not thought about it. I guess if I had to call for a tow every time 4x4 got me out of a jam then I'd have to say it has paid for itself. Never mind the times I have helped others out.

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Old 12-25-2015, 11:06 AM   #63
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I've always owned 2WD trucks, never needed 4x4 living in suburban southern CA.
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Old 12-25-2015, 03:09 PM   #64
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I had to use 4WD the day I picked up my trailer, it was sunk in a little bit and I'd have never gotten it out without 4X4
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Old 12-25-2015, 05:41 PM   #65
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Used our 4x4 twice in NC at two different CGs trying to climb a gravel road just getting out of the CGs. Others were digging holes and throwing rocks everywhere. One CG had a small tractor with a blade to fill in the drive when needed or pull people out. Almost forgot I had 4x4 till I was already dug in. Flipped a switch and drove out easily.
Also, use it on slick boat ramps putting in and taking the boat out.
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:08 PM   #66
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I use it every winter. Need all the advantages I can get with Boston Traffic. As for camping haven't needed it yet. I I could see a need at some of the campgrounds I have been to.
I have done New England winters in 2wd. It is doable. But 4WD is nice.

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Old 12-26-2015, 05:50 PM   #67
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I went to a dealer here in central Texas and he had about 120 pick ups on his lot. I would guess that 40 were 1500. The rest were 2500 most ctd and four were 2 wheel drive. Doesn't give you much of a choice if 2 wheel drive is what your wanting. I went with 4 wheel drive and loved every min of it.

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Old 12-26-2015, 09:21 PM   #68
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I bought a used 2wd for towing mainly because it was too good a deal to pass up. I have never had an instance towing where I needed 4wd. Having said that, our 2 suvs are 4wd and Indiana winters are such that I wish the truck was also 4wd. But I love my truck and have no regrets.
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:03 PM   #69
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Bought my 1st truck in 1976 ~~ it was 4 wheel drive and have owned nothing but since then.

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