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GPG52!

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Posted: 03/01/14 07:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As a northern Ontario 12 year commercial traveler for International Harvester I appreciated the 4x4 feature in my Scouts II's and Scout Travelers.
Once I moved to an urban setting I opted out of having a 4x4...nowadays the roughest terrain I travel is the tire stop bump in the local car wash. ("put your car in neutral, foot off the brake, hands of the steering wheel....")[emoticon]
A 4x4 tends to have a better resale/trade in value. You can debate the added cost, added weight and long term added maintenance.
I have just factory ordered a new 2014 Ford F250 and opted for 4x4 and even had a snow plow package ($160.00) installed not because I intend on using either but when it comes time to sell I figure I will be able to draw interest from both private and commercial purchasers.
As most have stated... all a matter of personal preference.
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This is a personal choice, depending on need.

Here on our ranches we have both 4X4's and 4X2's trucks. I drive both types almost every day. When my wife and I travel with our 40ft Monty we always drive with a 2 wheel drive Dodge D3500. During over 60 years driving and pulling each of our 5 RV's that we have owned, I can't remember needing a 4 wheel drive truck on any of our trips.

On our ranches, working in the fields and pulling stock, horse, and flatbed trailers we use 4WD most of the time since we are off of a solid road much of the time.

Since we live in the mountains of Colorado, I install studded Winter Tires on all of our light trucks and autos every Fall for safety. We carry tire chains in all of our light trucks also but rarely have to install them since we have the studded tires mounted. In fact I have never installed a set of tire chains on my Dodge D3500 truck that I use with the RV since it was new 10 years ago. It still has a brand new set of chains in the tool box.

Our heavy trucks (semis) all have Automatic Chains installed so the driver never has to stop to install or remove tire chains in the winter. The Auto Chains remain installed all year around for all 4 rear drive wheels.

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Dave H M wrote:

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]


Just like a Walmart thread.[emoticon] Ah well....it all helps winter pass by.


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When the manufactures make a 4wd truck that sits as low or lower than my 2wd truck then I might consider one to tow an rv with. Just might. But they probably wont. Seams they keep going higher and higher.


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4X4 for me... But my vehicle is only used for two things now... In the summer it's towing.. In the winter it's snow removal with my 8-1/2 ' Fisher snow plow.


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