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Old 01-28-2011, 01:03 AM   #1
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We are considering a new truck, a ford 350 dually. Initially I didn't want a dually but it looks like the GVWR is better with the duals--so be it. The question is: Do we stick with the 4wd or go to the 2wd system? It seems to me that a 2wd with a positrack system would be a good option for a tow vehicle because you carry less weight and obviously spend less money.

Anyone made the switch or have experience with a pure 2wd system?


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Old 01-28-2011, 03:14 AM   #2
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My opinion for what is worth is if I did not use my truck for hunting and fishing off road I would own a 2wd truck. More capacity, better ride and fuel economy, less moving parts, less maintanence, less cost. Just my $.02.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:24 AM   #3
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my next truck I think will be 2wd because if I'm not living where it snows what would I need 4wd for? It will be less thingtomaintain one less thingthat can break one less thing that will cost me money
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:28 AM   #4
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I agree with Hunter11 for all the reasons he stated. With that being said, you live in NY. you get a little more snow then Keith does. 4WD might be nice at times. You should check around in your area a little bit and see what the value of a used 2WD is in comparison to a used 4WD. In my area the 2WD loses its value pretty bad.

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Old 01-28-2011, 04:18 AM   #5
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How often have you used 4wd in your current truck?
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:19 AM   #6
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:36 AM   #7
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Just remember a dually gets stuck a lot easier than a wheel truck

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Old 01-28-2011, 08:28 AM   #8
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mike, i live 30 minutes west of you & i would recomend 4wd. with all the snow we've hit with lately, the 4wd would be very useful. the only people i see wth 2wd duallys are people with horses. i looked 3 years ago for a dually and i came across 4 2wd duallys...all horse people. i think it would be hard to sell a 2wd truck up north. good luck.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:44 AM   #9
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I would say 4wd. It will help you in a muddy situation as well as a snowy situation. Remember 2wd trucks don't bad weather so well.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:29 AM   #10
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just my 2cents. The only time you need 4x4 is when you need it. If your only using the TV to move the TT and have no or very little snow then 2 wheel should be more than enough. If you after GVWR have you thought about going with a used Volvo semi? Remove the back axle and add a smaller 5th wheel your all set to handle any size 5er, along with a roomy sleeper cab. Just for giggles I found 8 year Volvo's with 700k or less miles on them for 10-15k less than a fully loaded KR F350.

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