Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-08-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
ittle dew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 112
Just wondering about 2 wheel drive

Is anyone towing with a new F150 2 wheel drive?

I am on the fence whether to get a 2 or 4 wheel drive. I don't know if there are advantages or disadvantages either way.

I'm not worried about driving in snow so much as more parts to break, more expense, if the gas mileage is different... yada yada yada.

Thanks in advance,
__________________

__________________
ittle dew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,336
2wd is the most economical all the way around .
also I think you can tow more with a 2wd since it is lighter .
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
dretired's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,037
here is my 2010.. 4x2 3.55 limited slip

i have had both 4x4 and 4x2 Ford pickups... 4x4 is nice.. if..you live in a snowy area..when you pull a boat out of the water...wet grassey areas... BUT.. i have always had limited slip 4x2s and.. did just fine with those in the snow also...Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN4530.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	53.5 KB
ID:	13420
__________________
2014 Crusader 325 TE....2012.. F 250.. Supercab XLT, 4x2 , diesel....days camped 2011 ... 28.... days camped 2012...115 ... days camped 2013...155...2014...171 and counting
dretired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island N.Y.
Posts: 419
Factory Tow ratings will always be higher in a 2WD vs a similar 4WD. For me it's a no brainer since I can pull my camper out on the beach here on Long Island ,it is simply awesome.
__________________
2013 Wildcat 323QB
08 Silverado Crew Cab 2500HD Duramax-Allison
Twin Honda 2000 campsite friendly generators
Nights camped in 2014 = 19
(2013 = 36)
(2012 = 42)
JFM-jr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
ittle dew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 112
Whoa, thats a lot of camper

What is the difference between limited slip and locking rear ? There are so many options my heads been swimming for months now figuring them out.
__________________
ittle dew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island N.Y.
Posts: 419
If a locker is an option thats what you want especially with a 2WD

Locking Differential - YouTube
__________________
2013 Wildcat 323QB
08 Silverado Crew Cab 2500HD Duramax-Allison
Twin Honda 2000 campsite friendly generators
Nights camped in 2014 = 19
(2013 = 36)
(2012 = 42)
JFM-jr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 10:09 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Splendora, Texas
Posts: 1,229
Two wheel drive will permit you to tow a little more weight, but not that much. Four wheel drive cost more and you will get less mpg, but only a little less. If you drive off road or do a lot of boondocking you may want to consider 4WD. There is also the mocho man thing, many like 4WD and would not do without it.
I think a longbed for pulling a 5er is more important. I drive a F250, CC, diesel, long bed and it is two wheel drive. Good Luck
__________________
whj77372 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 11:37 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
schrederman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 977
My F-150 Supercab, 5.0, 3.55 Axle 4X2 does a fine job of pulling and I had a choice of getting a 4X4... and didn't. I haven't regretted it yet. I really don't intend to do much off-roading, or winter camping, so I probably won't. I am responsible for 11 company vehicles, and all are 4X4s. Because of the places we have to go, it is a needed function. We go to mountain-top radio sites and nasty, boggy places along the railroad right-of-way... I just didn't feel that I needed to pay the extra for the 4X4.
__________________
J & D in Lovely Weatherford, TX
2016 Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH TT
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4 6.7L Cummins
schrederman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southwest Wyoming
Posts: 588
You didn't mention what part of the country you live in. That would be the deciding factor for me. In my neck of the woods and for what I like to do a 4 wheel drive is pretty much mandantory. You see very few 2 wheel drive trucks in this area.
__________________
2012 Grey Wolf 19RR
2008 Dodge 2500 CTD

Nights camped 2012 - 35
Nights camped 2013 - 46
rkswyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 11:55 AM   #10
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 2,381
One advantage of 4x4 that no one has mentioned: A 4x4 truck has "low" range on the transfer case. What this does is double your gearing. In other words, if 1000 rpm in 1st gear gave you 5 mph, in "low" range, that same 1000 rpm would give you only 2.5 mph.

This can be handy when boondocking, in tight places, when you need the rpm for engine power, but don't need the speed to go with it. Works even better in auto trannys, as the gear reduction is done in the transfer case, behind the tranny. Just soemthing else to cloud your mind.

And as last thought, look at some adds for used trucks. Try to find 2 very similar, one 2x4, and one 4x4, and see which one has the higher price. Around here, 4x4 have a much higher resale value.
__________________

__________________
LadyWindrider
2012 Ford F250 ext. Cab 4x4
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

2008 Work and Play 18LT
LadyWindrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02 AM.