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Old 10-17-2003, 08:11 AM
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What should I get ot pull a 42 footer, 2x4 or 4x4 dually? Thinking about 4:10 gears as there are a lot of hills in the area.
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A 2 WHEEL DRIVE TRUCK IS THE SAME AS AN EL CAMINO WITH BIGGER TIRES.

DIESEL IS BEST FOR SOMETHING THAT BIG. THE BIGGER THE GEARS, THE BETTER.
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My 2 wheel drive dulley is great for pulling around with, but just spins at the boat ramp.

Go with 4 x 4!
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This is probably the best way to go

13 - 15 MPG

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I like 4wd cause you don't need huge gears too eat up fuel on the high way. When your pulling out of the water just throw it in low range and you have a taller gear than any 2wd ever offered.
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We won't do anything but 4x4. You never know when it could come in handy.
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The difference is at the ramps. A busy ramp is a wet ramp...
Nothing sucks more than not being able to drag your beauty out of the drink. 4x4 all the way on anything over 10000#.

(by the way, it's "total wheels x drive wheels" - 4x2)
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If you go 4x4 examine the way the 4WD mechanism works. It is nice to use 4wd LOW but be able to disengage the front axle. Basically 2WD LOW. Older trucks with NP205 T-case had a 2WD LOW, 4WD LOW. Depending upon the design you can often get them to work as 2 LOW. Some of the Chevy trucks requires interrupting the power to the front axle by pulling a fuse or switching it. This gives you 2 LOW and 4 LOW. Really nice to pull out in 2 LOW, very easy on the transmission and the truck will turn nicely without the drive-line wrapping up.
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I would buy NOTHING besides a 4X4. like Baddog said, the low range gears are really nice at times and with the front wheels being able to pull too with a 4x4, that helps out at time also. Dave
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Brand new 2003 2500HD for sale. Will pull anything. 1st $30k gets it.
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