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Old 02-11-2014, 06:32 PM   #43
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Have used 4 x 4 twice to back my 25' tt into a site. Back when we had a pop-up...yes, a little Coleman pop-up. We reserved a site in NH state park. When we arrived the person said "O" you have the "Presidential Suite". Well, it was on top of a hill up a super steep gravel site pad. The site itself was level, but you had to have 4 x 4 to back up the hill.

Also found out on my new Tundra in a unplowed driveway in 2 wheel drive I went 30 feet and that was it in 10" of snow. Put it in 4 x 4 and was on my way...All V-8 Tundra's only come with 4 x 4. I see why.
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There has been a few times that 4 low was very helpful in getting backed up into a location/driveway. You are able to almost idle it back in giving you the ability to go nice and easy.
X2 In Kansas if you don't have four wheel drive, sometimes you don't go. Like this winter. But for a tow vehicle it is priceless when it comes to pushing your rig up a incline on loose rock in the state parks, or COE parks to park a fiver. Also great for launching the boat and retrieving. Don't have a fiver anymore, but still drive nothing but four wheel drives.
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The 4WD option will bring almost as much on resale as it cost new. Now days, the only additional fuel cost is for the mere 200-300 lbs weight difference. If you only need it and use it one time, slide off the road, or worst case, really get into some doo doo, it just paid for itself. I drove 2WD diesels back in the early 80's. Got tired of getting stuck on slick spots. The weight of a diesel engine is a detriment in a 2WD, a compliment in a 4WD.
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In July 2012 I was at Williams Grove Speedway in PA. It had been raining, and their campground is a large grassy field, with some large hills. As more campers arrived the path through the grass turned to mud. A 2WD F-150 managed to get his truck and camper stuck in the mud. I tossed him a strap and pulled him and his trailer up the hill with the 4WD TrailBlazer I had at that time. When I went shopping to replace the TrailBlazer, I never even considered 2WD.
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