I live in a northern state and you see very few 2wd pickups even stocked by dealers up here. In the winter when the snow flies, if you have 4wd you will not have to chainup except under the most severe conditions. That saves a lot of hassle. As others have said, if you need it once, it will pay for itself.
2011 Jayflight 23FB G2
2003 Chevy 1500 4x4
Wife Peggy and 2 Beagles and a rescue Cocker Spaniel
2007 Yamaha Grizzly 400 ATV and Yamaha 2000 watt Genny
Me/retired insurance claims and DW/retired RN.
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