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Old 10-17-2003, 12:31 PM
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This topic has been around the OSO block SEVERAL times. 4x4 is always the clear winner.
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Old 10-17-2003, 12:53 PM
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(by the way, it's "total wheels x drive wheels" - 4x2)
I thought we were going to build something
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Old 10-17-2003, 01:17 PM
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4X4 dually pulls my 38SC w/ no problem. Usually forget it's back there.
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Old 10-17-2003, 02:53 PM
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How often do you need to swap to 4 wheel drive?
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John, to be honest with you i've never, even on a wet ramp, had to put my truck in 4X4 to be able to get my boat out of the water and it weighs right around 10,000 lbs. I'm not saying you never will but i haven't and as far as towing down the road you'll only tow in 2 wheel drive anyway. I park my trailer in my yard next to the barn and there has been a few times where i've needed 4X4 after even a light rain to be able to get it out of the yard.
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Any of the newer trucks that are of the GVWR that you need, will have a low range in 4X4. You will NOT have a 2wd low range in any of them.
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Old 10-17-2003, 05:11 PM
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I have an F350 PSD SRW 4X4 and wet ramps are a piece of cake as compared to a slimey ramp at low tide . I only really need it maybe half dozen times a season , but it's worth every $
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I have had to pull my 7K package out in 4WD before. Especially on slippery ramps, shallow ramps with no slope to them where even my front wheels were in the water. I have also towed in 4WD with my truck in heavy rain. (That was the Tahoe, and it just 'felt' a little less squirly).

I feel it is worth the investment rather than sitting there helplessly in your cab one day, slipping backwards down a ramp. With todays and the last couple years 4WD systems, the reliablilty and of the extra 4WD system has gone way up. The maintenance has gone way down. The last 4WD problem I had was on my '89 S-10 Blazer. They sell SO MANY 4WDs now, they have it down pretty much pact.

Think of all the extra fun you can have with a 4WD too. More bang for the truck IMHO.
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4wd would be good, but I tow a 40 hustler with trips and a steel trailer with a 2003 2wd duramax gmc dually. had no trouble with it on the ramps, if I did throw the boat in gear and give it a push out. If the cost if of no concern a4wd would be good to have like they say think about the fun you could have
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We won't do anything but 4x4. You never know when it could come in handy.
Ditto from me...I use 4wd more than I ever thought and if you ever need it just once you will be glad you have it
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