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Compare 2WD to 4WD ?

I am looking to buy a powerstroke for pulling enclosed car trailer @7000 lb bumper pull. I am thinking 7.3 since i want to stay under $10000.00. my question is whats the fuel mileage diffrence between 2wd and 4wd? empty highway and towing. do i need a 4wd or will 2wd be sufficient. i will not be getting offroad any.
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I wouldnt think the fuel mileage would change very much with the 4wd. If you aren't offroading at all and want to maybe save a few bucks then you can go with the 2wd. But there might be an unforseen even further down the road where you will wish you had 4wd. Even though i spend most of my time in 2wd, I won't buy a truck unless it has 4wd. Just my opinion. Hope this helps and good luck with your purchase

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I would go 4wd.

Better to have it and not need it. Then to need it and not have it.


If you pull onto wet grass you might get stuck. Also i think later down the road when you sell the truck 4wd will help the sale.

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^^^^ what he said

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what kind of fuel mileage can i expect from a 4wd 7.3? towing and empty? are there any addons that would increase the mileage?
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with my 02 4x4 im getting about 17-19 mpg on the highway and about 13-14 towing. the mods are in my sig
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Depends where you live, 2wd in the winter here is useless.
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4wd. These trucks get stuck very easily and you will wish you had it

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I dont know about other trucks but mine says 5k max on bumper. To be sare you need a class 4 hitch.

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I dont know about other trucks but mine says 5k max on bumper. To be sare you need a class 4 hitch.
I think he means it isn't a gooseneck of 5thwheel, since most places refer to anything that is attached (near) the bumper a bumper pull.
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