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towing with 2 wheel drive

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by talon2015, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Jul 14, 2015 at 6:23 AM
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    talon2015

    talon2015 [OP] New Member

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    Hi I just purchased a small lance 1685 travel trailer dry weight about 3600# and am towing it with a 2010 FJ. I have a chance to purchase a 2004 tundra which is a 2 wheel drive, so my question is has anyone towed with a 2 wheel drive and is there any advantage to getting a 4x4 for towing. I don't need 4x4 for winter as I have other all wheel drive vehicles, the truck will mainly be used for pulling the camper from March through October in the north west USA and Canada, and mainly establish camp sites.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2015 at 8:26 AM
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    Relentless

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    Really the traction advantage of a 4x4 is the only benefit. If you're going through loose gravel, across some grass, whatever it might be, the 4x4 would be the safer bet just with the extra drive wheels. If you arent concerned about that then theres nothing wrong with the 2wd.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2015 at 8:59 AM
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    csuviper

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    Agree with relentless. Only reason for you to get a 4x4 would be to get out of areas where you could get stuck.

    From what you have stated above a 4x2 would be adequate.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2015 at 9:05 AM
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    ausei

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    i have 2wd and no issues towing. ive towed over capacity and its ran fine
     
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