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Old 12-14-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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I am replacing my 93 f250 with a newer (2006+) f150 to pull a 2013 grey wolf 26bh. I live in Georgia and never plan on towing anywhere but the southeast and never in snow. Is there any reason I need 4x4? or is 4x2 sufficient? I towed a couple of time this past season but not very far so my experience is limited. Thanks in advance for any advice...
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #2
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Are all the places you plan on going to paved?
I know you get some rain and then there is that wonderful Georgia clay.

If paved then a 2x4 is good IMHO.
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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Skip the 4x4.
I had a 2011 F150 with a payload rating of 1520 lbs.
I suggest that you get a rig with at least 1700 lbs payload.
That will accomodate a crew with gear in the truck and the tongue weight of the TT.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:14 AM   #4
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If you don't need it, then leave it off. It hurts your fuel mileage and increases maintenance costs. A 4x4 has approximately 200 pounds less cargo capacity than a similarly outfitted 2 wheel drive.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #5
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Nope...especially if you plan accordingly your winter trip spots, you won't find yourself caught in a situation where you need 4x4.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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With 4x4 I always say it is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it!!!!!!!
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:05 AM   #7
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With 4x4 I always say it is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it!!!!!!!
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The additional maintenance cost it very minimal with today's transfer cases. You will have more of an effect on fuel mileage by how heavy your foot is than by having 4x4. I know I give up a couple hundred lbs in weight but I'm good with that.
I have had 4x4's all my life and never once did I say to myself " dang , wish I didn't have this 4 wheel drive". On the other hand I have been very thankful that I did have it several times.
It's like having a sliding 5th wheel on regular bed. People will say " you don't need that if you know what you're doing". I'm sure many people that have sliders know what they're doing but there are times when things are just out of your control no matter how well you plan. The same thing applies to 4x4. If you plan to travel, camp and see new places you don't always know what's waiting for you on the way to your destination or when you get there.
Just my thoughts on 4x4 and another view point to consider. OK all you anti-4x4 guys, let me have it..lol
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #8
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If I lived somewhere that it never snowed and I didn't need 4x4 for work and mud conditions I'd only own a 4x2 truck. Heck, I have a 4x4 truck now and I never drive it in the snow. I have a 4 Motion VW Passat for that.
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If I lived somewhere that it never snowed and I didn't need 4x4 for work and mud conditions I'd only own a 4x2 truck. Heck, I have a 4x4 truck now and I never drive it in the snow. I have a 4 Motion VW Passat for that.
Have lived in the north for 30+ yrs and dealt with the snow, etc and always had 2w dr trucks. Never had a problem. Had a wise old man tell me years ago that a 4wd just gets you stuck deeper because you try to go places you would not attempt in a 2wd. We pulled 3 place snowmobile trailers to northern Wisconsin for several years and never had a problem. I can see a need for 4wd for farmers, but for "city slickers" they are just a toy and totally needless IMO.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #10
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Had 2 wheel drive for 15 yrs.replaced with 4 wheel drive. Once you go to 4 wheel drive ,you will never go back ...it's awesome...
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