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Old 10-31-2017, 02:06 PM   #43
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Unless you like to hunt and fish...;-)
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:48 PM   #44
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And there is a lot to be said for knowing when to stop with either. ;-0

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Use 4WD to get you out of a pickle instead of into one.

It sure is nice to be able to put some power to the front wheels sometimes...
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Use 4WD to get you out of a pickle instead of into one.

It sure is nice to be able to put some power to the front wheels sometimes...


Towing a TT with a 4x4 pick-up saved us more than once.

Would really like to see a hydraulic or electric drive front axle avaliable in motorhomes = added traction and regenerative braking



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Unless you like to hunt and fish...;-)
Those would be worthwhile exceptions, IMHO. I've participated in a number of them and sometimes gotten myself into a lot more work than I anticipated.

Then there was the time I decided I would drive our 4WD TC the length of Padre Island National Seashore. From Corpus Christi, at first the road was paved, then packed sand, then not so packed sand with holes where people had dug themselves out. That was where we turned around. Anyone here driven that with a RV?

As I've said before there have been numerous times over the last 35+ years when having 4WD in our TC was the difference between continuing on or being stuck/stopped, both in the woods and on the interstate.

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I have a Ford F550 4X4 at work that the frame looks just like my F53 in the front , I keep telling my boss when you retire this truck , I want the front axle assembly, transmission, transfer case and drive shafts
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Towing a TT with a 4x4 pick-up saved us more than once.

Would really like to see a hydraulic or electric drive front axle avaliable in motorhomes = added traction and regenerative braking



https://www.oemoffhighway.com/drivet...lic-drive-axle

😱 So cool!! Thanks for the share!
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Amen! 4X4s get stuck more often than 2WD...simply because they tread where one shouldn't.
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Amen! 4X4s get stuck more often than 2WD...simply because they tread where one shouldn't.
I will say that 4wd has taken me places to hunt and fish where I would not consider trying to go with 2wd. I may occasionally walk one way with 4wd, but I would have to walk both ways with 2wd.

After having 4wd vehicles (mostly trucks) and one 2wd (one was enough) over the last 60 years, IMHO, there is no comparison. Of course, if one feels it will never be needed there is no reason to have it, but you never know for certain.

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There used to be a company baseed I think in California corporate name started with an "A" and that's about all I can recall about it.

They made a "All Seasons" (That was the mnodel name) RF
Military spec 4WD 44" Cerpex Tires. Could tow something like 8000 pounds across fresh plowed ground up hill.

Now this was about 1990. or earlier so all memroy is coated with a nice thick layer of Rust.
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