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Old 03-22-2013, 09:28 AM   #11
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I'll never be without 4X4. As light as a pickup is in the rear relative to the weight in the front, 2X will spin even on wet pavement when accelerating from a stop. And with midwestern winters...enough said.

I have used 4X4 when 5W towing- once when crossing dew covered grass in a campground and another time when starting up a steep gravel road after a complete stop. In both instances a 2X would have left me very frustrated, if not stuck in place.

I have never towed in 4X4 going down the Interstate.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:29 AM   #12
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Try and find an HD truck that is not 4x4... they are very rare.. and 99.99% of the time unnecessary. I have to keep reminding myself to put the truck into 4x4 to "exercise" the front drive train.
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I'm "shopping" for the next TV with an upgrade to a 5th in 2-ish years. There are VERY few 2WD available in the Houston area and as you point out those a likely to be the stripped work truck. I've figured that for 2WD I'll have to order which is OK cause I want what I want and am willing to wait for it to be made. The Bride and I went to the Houston Livestock show a couple weeks ago and Ford had their usual truck display which only made "want" even more persistent.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:25 PM   #14
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I do ALOT of towing 5er and bumper pull and have yet to need 4 x 4. I will say that I do not go into campgrounds so that maybe an occasion it would be helpful. If road conditions dictate 4 x 4 while towing then IMHO it's time to get off the road and call it a day.
You are correct 2 x 4 2500/3500 trucks are hard to come by but they are out there.
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I do ALOT of towing 5er and bumper pull and have yet to need 4 x 4. I will say that I do not go into campgrounds so that maybe an occasion it would be helpful. If road conditions dictate 4 x 4 while towing then IMHO it's time to get off the road and call it a day.
You are correct 2 x 4 2500/3500 trucks are hard to come by but they are out there.
Agreed, the only time I've used it towing was in campgrounds, usually when the grass is wet.
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