Originally Posted by Retired
... My question revolves around is there a "need" for a 4wd tow vehicle vs. a 2wd tow vehicle? ...
We just bought our 1st 5vr this June and upgraded to a 1 ton 4wd SRW truck.
IMO 4wd or 2wd is dependent where you're located and how you plan to use the truck.
I've never had to use the 4wd while towing. Previously I had a GMC 2500 4wd towing a TT and in 7 years I only used the 4wd once towing and that was backing into a campground site.
Living in WNY and being a Ski instructor, I need the 4wd to get around in the winter.
So, my answer to your question - is there a need - no, but is it beneficial to have 4wd yes.
Personally, I would get the 4wd option - better to be safe then sorry.
Hope this is of some help.