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rhagfo

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Posted: 01/17/14 11:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To those the say it cost too much, just like diesel, YES the upfront cost is there, BUT you get a very large percentage of that back at resale or trade in time.

I prefer both, and will spend my money the way I see fit (Personal Choice)!


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avvidclif1 wrote:

richheck wrote:

Avvidclif1:

Just sold a 2005 f350 4x4 DWD and got an extra $3,500.00 being it was 4x4, I thought that proved it was not a bad investment back in 2004 when I bought the first truck, sure if you wait 20 years to upgrade there becomes a point of diminishing return on your original investment.


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Yes, but we are pricing DWD not SWD if you read the OP's original post. Big difference


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Posted: 01/17/14 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've seen two Ford 1 ton dually's throw oil out the front bearing on their auto trannies maneuvering around in the campground. Even if 4 WD isn't needed just shifting the transfer case into low range makes maneuvering a snap. Especially backing into an uphill campsite which is what both were doing when they blew the seal. The one time I backed in the campsite beside them so effortlessly that the owner of the dually wouldn't talk to me. The other happened at an Ohio RV.net rally. He had 4WD but didn't use it until the seal was already history.


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Reasons for a 4x4

Re sale value.

Ease of sale.

Backing the RV up hill in 4 low is really nice.

Stuck in the sand on a hot day 10 miles off the beaten path.

I will buy 4x4 again.


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I have to wonder...
WHY all the justifications for buying a 4X4?
Why not just say, "I wanted it, so I bought it!"
That is all the justification I need for having two of them.
Of course, I used the same justification for the '94 dodge Ram 3500 CTD 4X2; "I wanted it, so I bought it! It took me where I wanted to go and brought me home. I can't ask for more than that."


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Though I'm not the OP, this thread made up my mind for me -- 4WD. My previous '99 2500 was 2wd, and it was fine, but I'd ordered it from the factory that way. I can't find anything out there (much) in 2WD, so by taking 2WD off the table, I have lots of choices.

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As happy as I am with my 2wd & after 7 years & 140,000 miles on it never needing 4wd, though it mould have helped a couple times, I guess if I ever replace it I'll get a 4wd. I sure don't need it, not being a farmer or a winter driver, but simply for the ease of selling it later on.

What I'd really like over 4wd would be a locking rear diff. Figure that would get my hide out of trouble especially with the weight of the trailer ontop of it just to get going those few feet when needed.


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I've never had it and never needed it. Now that I've owned one for only a few months, I've "needed" it several times. [emoticon] I might be looking for uses, but it is fun!


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When I bought my 2012 I had to order it to get a 2wd. I knew I would be at the upper limits of the trucks capacity and did not want the extra weight of the 4wd. Now that I have ordered a dually I wish I had sprung for the extra $3K because the trade-in value, according to Kelly BB, of my 2wd is $4400 less than the 4wd version. Even though I really don't want it the new one will be a 4wd.


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Veebyes, I bet you are sitting back just doubled up with laughter.

I bet one could start a dually, 2WD, zaust brake, super man chip, diesel, and on and on every day and cyber space would be cluttered with the same ole replies. [emoticon]

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