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Old 03-08-2019, 09:44 AM   #31
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If you promise always always to drive on pavement and never ever to put any of your wheels off payment then no you don't need 4WD. The only time I have ever been stuck was in my '91 F350 dually 2WD. Besides, 4WD gives you bragging rights when you belly up to the bar.

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Old 03-08-2019, 04:51 PM   #32
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Yep, what Friz said! Just buy 4WD and be done with it.

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Old 03-10-2019, 09:45 AM   #33
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Yep, what Friz said! Just buy 4WD and be done with it.
Realize, 4x4 will drop the carrying capacity and towing capacity of the truck about 400-600 pounds. That's 600 pounds not available for pin weight.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:16 PM   #34
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I have more to add to this thread.
I have a 2wdr with locking rear axle. I purchased the truck with Hankook highway tires on it. I would get stuck in my yard if the grass was wet or the ground was soft. Two weeks ago I bought Goodyear Wrangler A/T Adventurer with Kevlar. It rained off/on for a week prior to our week long vacation, and it was raining the day we left for vacation. Backed the truck up to the camper, hooked up, had a buddy on speed dial just in-case. Locked the rear axle and slide it into gear. I crawled out of the back yard without a problem. Left ruts in the soft ground. 4x4 isn't necessary, but the right tires are...
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:05 PM   #35
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Tires can make a big difference...same like snow tires in winter.
Anyway my experience after a couple years with a 4x4 truck, we went looking for a newer truck. I found a 4x2 truck I liked at the right price. I thought about it and realized the whole time I had the 4x4 I never put it in 4 wheel drive.
Since having the new, (to me) 4x2 I haven't had an issue going anywhere. I've taken it onto BLM land and down may dirt roads without issue. Consider how many class a,c and b rv's you see in those places and none are 4x4.
With that said, I always check before going. There are obviously places you can't go. I just haven't found many.

One other thing, we live in VA where we only have a sissy 20 years earlier we lived in N.E. and there was real winter. I had 4x4 vehicles back then with good reason. These days we head for the south west avoiding even the sissy winter.

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