Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: New Truck 4x4 or 4x2 ??
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > New Truck 4x4 or 4x2 ??

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 7  
Prev
Edd505

Elephant Butte, NM

Senior Member

Joined: 05/20/2015

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/17/20 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hotpepperkid wrote:

ppine wrote:

Two wheel drive is great if you
Live in the flat lands
Live where there is no snow
Never leave the pavement
Don't travel much

Otherwise you need 4wd. Then you can get stuck in worse places.


I wouldnt have a 2WD so I always tell people, like you said a 4WD will just get you stuck farther from the the highway


Nope drive in 2W until stuck then switch to 4X4, unstuck go back to 2W. 4X4 all the time you better have a winch & equipment to get unstuck.


2015 F350 FX4 SRW 6.7 Crew, longbed - 2017 Durango Gold 353RKT
2006 F350 SRW 6.0 crew longbed sold
2000 F250 SRW 7.3 extended longbed airbags sold
2001 Western Star 4900EX sold
Jayco Eagle 30.5BHLT sold, Layton 24.5LT sold

Veebyes

Bermuda & Maryland Eastern Shore

Senior Member

Joined: 11/24/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/18/20 07:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have 2WD always carry a tow line & shackles onboard. Tim Allen, ARGH, ARGH, ARGH, & his big burly 4WD is never far away always looking for a reason to actually use his 4WD & get you unstuck.


Boat: 32' 1996 Albin 32+2, single Cummins 315hp
40+ night per year overnighter

2007 Alpenlite 34RLR
2006 Chevy 3500 LT, CC,LB 6.6L Diesel

Ham Radio: VP9KL, IRLP node 7995

ppine

Northern Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 07/04/2016

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/18/20 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Edd,
I agree that staying in 2wd as a long as possible is a good strategy. It give you a lot of feedback about how the road or trail is. It gives you a chance to perfect your technique. Most people are anxious to "try out their 4wd."

The worse the roads and trails the more you need a shovel, a tow strap, a handyman, a come along, a winch, a deadman and whatever else you can find.

If you have "never needed 4wd" you have probably missed out on a lot of the good country out there. I have worked in every western state and gotten stuck in all of them. In Alaska there are no roads so we got helicopter support.

* This post was edited 05/18/20 08:08am by ppine *

laknox

Arizona

Senior Member

Joined: 01/06/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/18/20 10:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Today's physics lesson...

If you carry a long cable (or several tow straps you can link together) along with some way to attach said cable to something sturdy (or an old truck axle and 5 lb shop hammer), you don't even need a winch. Hook one end of the cable to your vehicle and the other to a tree (or the axle after you've pounded it in the ground), pulling the cable as tight as you can. Grab the middle of the cable and walk sideways as far as you can. You'll either move your vehicle or pull the tree out by the roots (I =did= say "sturdy".) Yes, it takes some time and effort, but it =will= work. This is how my h.s. math teacher told us how he did it on the 2 occasions he got stuck in a sandy wash. The other thing he told us was, "of course, it's a whole lot easier not to get stuck in the first place, so scout your route first." [emoticon]

Lyle


2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax Crew Cab 4x4 6.5' Bed
Banks Bullet Tuner and Monster Exhaust
B&W Turnover Ball with 5th Wheel Companion
2017 KZ Durango 1500 D277RLT
1936 John Deere Model A
International Flying Farmers 62 Year Member

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 7  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > New Truck 4x4 or 4x2 ??
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.