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Old 08-06-2017, 10:46 PM   #1
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Class B with 4x4

Hi All,

I'm about to purchase either an Airstream Interstate or Midwest Weekender. In either case, I would like the 4x4 option. I understand the overall ride height will increase by 4 inches.

Does anyone have experience with this? Will the van become outrageously wobbly and/or unstable with this increase?

Any perspectives are totally appreciated!

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Are you planning to go off-roading with the RV or just want to be more secure in snow? I'd think the weight of the unit would require very wide tires to prevent sinking into soft ground. Probably 99 out of 100 miles of most 4 X 4s is on the highway, I wonder if it's worth the extra expense, weight, and mileage hit. JMHO

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We have ordered the 24' Roadtrek CS Adventurous and added the 4x4 option. We thought long and hard about paying the extra cash but in the end it will be worth it for what we want to do. We plan to boondock a lot and getting to where we want to go 4x4 is our best answer. To add to that we also plan to do winter trips into higher elevations. I agree with the previous post, do you have a need for 4x4?
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:18 AM   #4
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I have the 4x4 option on my 2017 RT on Mercedes 3500 chassis a $8,000 option. We enjoy the higher clearance as our previous 2007 RT 190 on the 3500 Chevy chassis always had clearance problems.

Have been in the snow and ice conditions as well as heavy rain down pours. I have never had it in 4 wheel drive yet. The 4x4 has the low and high gears in 4x4 so that is nice. The Dually's with the transmission in low gear have worked when needed in the minor snow and ice conditions we experienced.

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