Any reason for 4-wheel drive tow truck for 5'er

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by tkdesigner, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. tkdesigner

    tkdesigner New Member

    We are looking into buying a 5th wheel RV and appropriate tow P/U. Will buy at least 3/4-ton, but probably a 1-ton P/U with automatic trans. Since we plan to do little or no "primative" camping, why should we consider a 4-WD, with more mechanical parts to wear out?? Our plan is to be full-timers within 2 years.

    tkdesigner
     
  2. Gary B

    Gary B Senior Member

    Any reason for 4-wheel drive tow truck for 5'er

    Hi tkdesigner, welcome to the forum & rving, there is no reason to have a 4X4 for a tow vehicle, if thats its main use. We have a 121000 miles on our 2wd dually and have never had a problem going where we want to. As you noted there less mechs, and less wt. with the 2wd units. Good luck with the search :) With your plans of fulltiming a dually maybe the better choice.
    :) :laugh: :cool: :bleh: ;) :approve:
     
  3. curshe

    curshe New Member

    Any reason for 4-wheel drive tow truck for 5'er

    Hello tkdesigner! If you are doing "little or no primitve" camping four wheel would just be more things to go wrong. I do mostly primitive camping and use low range four wheel to park the 5r, this is only twice per trip so 99% of the time even I don't need it. As Gary B. said 2wd ought to do it.Imho and fwiw :laugh:
     

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