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4wd vs 2wd dually for towing

I'm about ready to write a big check for a 2012 6.7 DRW F-350 crew cab. The truck will be used to pull car trailers ranging from a 28' tag to a 44' goose neck. Approx 9k and 15k loaded respectively. Some daily driving use. I'm in So Cal and snow is rare along roads that I travel. Occasional rain. As budget is an issue I am trying to decide on 2wd vs 4wd for this truck. Any reason to spend the extra bucks on 4wd ?

Any and all input welcome.

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As long as you spend 99% of the time on pavement then thier is no reason to get 4x4, unless you lookning at resale value. Semi's don't have 4x4, or even limited slip. If you get the locking rear then you should be plenty good.

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In my opinion 4wd cost more in maintenance too. Balljoints wear faster, chews through tires more, extra u joints, extra drive shaft, and a transfer case.

Plus the hit you take on MPGs.

So unless you really need it, for snow or mud, then dont bother.

I have it and never use it. Used it twice last year and we got 36" of snow in 3 days. Thats the only time I have a use for it. I am a highway guy mostly.

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Depends on what part of the country you live in.

I wouldn't drop that kind of money on a truck and not have 4wd. Most winters I don't have an issue, but like having the extra insurance the traction is there if I need it.

Also, resale hits hard on 2wd's particularly if you're in the colder parts of the country.
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And you'll see why I won't buy another 2wd. I couldn't sell the deng truck at all this summer. So I kept it.

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I'm about ready to write a big check for a 2012 6.7 DRW F-350 crew cab. The truck will be used to pull car trailers ranging from a 28' tag to a 44' goose neck. Approx 9k and 15k loaded respectively. Some daily driving use. I'm in So Cal and snow is rare along roads that I travel. Occasional rain. As budget is an issue I am trying to decide on 2wd vs 4wd for this truck. Any reason to spend the extra bucks on 4wd ?

Any and all input welcome.

Thanks,

Mark
I'd go buy a used single axle semi tractor and put the $35,000 that you'll save back in the bank or use some of the left over money to buy a used pickup when you're home and still have money left over.

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