I guess my question was not well formulated...let me try again! I read my 688 page 2007 Silverado Owners Manual. I found nothing that addressed towing a trailerin 4 x 4 mode. Only if the truck itself was being towed. I do not want toregularly tow in 4 x 4 but if I get caught in snow, ice, mud etc. while hitched up, can I use the 4 x 4 without incurring damage or must I leave it in 2 wheel drive and hope for the best?Wind River - 11/28/2007 10:14 AM No need to tow in 4WD. You will wear out tires and transfer case. Also can be dangerous on hard surfaced roads. PLEASE read you owner's manual. I have driven 4WD pickups for years and only use 4WD when necessary.
Hey...I rode back from Sturgis one year through what I believe isthe Wind River area (Ten Sleep- Worland - Riverton) Best part of my trip! Beautiful country!Wind River - 11/29/2007 10:27 AM Steve, Sure use your 4WD when needed in mud, snow, etc. An AWD is different than 4WD. In 4WD you lock up the front differential and your turning ability could be dangerous if you are going very fast. As I said before, use it when necessary.