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Old 12-21-2015, 10:19 AM   #1
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Thoughts on 4x4 Tow Vehicles

Just curious to the opinions of forum members of having 4 wheel drive capability for their TV ? I personally thought it was always something I wanted in a TV whether I used it frequently or not so when I replaced my TV in September it was something I was looking for although I live in Southern CA it gives me peace of mind should my travels take me to the mountains or driving on Pismo Beach plus the fact it only adds a few $$$ to the already high price of a new truck and I believe it helps the resale. I realize in some parts of the country in the Winter it's a necessity perhaps other parts of the Country not so much so...Let's hear your thoughts.

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Old 12-21-2015, 10:32 AM   #2
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My last 8 trucks were 4x4 and 8' long beds, there is no reason to buy half a truck, get the long bed 4x4 and haul your stuff most anywhere you want.

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Old 12-21-2015, 10:42 AM   #3
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Every truck I have owned has been 4x4 and honestly i never really thought about it. In my world they go hand in hand.....but thinking of this in more detail there have been very very few uses while RV'ing. Even solo, I can say I rarely even use it. In the Midwest its a toss up in the winter as i type this its nearly 60F. Whith all that said, resale will be higher and you dont need it until you need it.
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:45 AM   #4
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I've never owned a truck without 4 wheel drive and never will.

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Old 12-21-2015, 10:46 AM   #5
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I've never owned a truck without 4 wheel drive and never will.


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Old 12-21-2015, 10:47 AM   #6
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4x4 as a daily driver is a must here in the Allegheny Mountains of Western PA.
We also do a fair bit of boondocking and non-hook-up site camping.
We've been able to get in and out of some spongy places when others had to be towed in and out.
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:48 AM   #7
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4x4 on a truck in not an option as far as I am concerned. Its a requirement.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:02 AM   #8
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I've had to back in to some tight, sandy sites where I could get no momentum and 4x4 saved the day.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:20 AM   #9
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It does add a few pounds to the truck but you're correct the resale is better. I wouldn't buy one without it personally.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:23 AM   #10
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We have camped in several back-in sites where it would be difficult to get it out of the hole without 4wd. I'm sure you can do it, but 4wd makes it so much easier and just having the option is well worth the price of admission. Pulling boats up a slippery ramp is another place where 4wd is worth it. I've seen a lot of folks struggle with 2wd on ramps like that.

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