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Old 09-19-2014, 08:06 PM   #11
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Very scary. Had to worry about yourselves as well as the trailer. That is one of the big problems --- trying to get around construction without knowing where the heck to go. In such a case, I might even want to drop the trailer and go for help. We do have a 4x4 and I definitely wanted that whether we went off-road or not. Does not always work but it might.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:08 PM   #12
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Thinking another good lesson learned is, always keep a sturdy tow line in the vehicle, useful for those rare afternoons when a kindly grader isn't handy but a kindly 4x4 driver is.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:58 PM   #13
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Amen Myron. Be prepared. Just went back to 2WD and won't forget our escape from Angel Valley, AZ. Red rock road 8% grade at beginning of climb back out for just a 1/4 of a city block, but that can be the difference. Next time, am just gonna call AAA- that's what we pay the dues for.
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:15 AM   #14
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4WD manual and all wheel drive is great. Don't use it most of the time, but when you do, it's there when ya need it.
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:34 AM   #15
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Dave - Bob and Del certainly loved their camper and I'm sure they're thrilled to have found someone that appreciates it as much as they did. Congratulations and Happy Camping!!
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:36 AM   #16
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Love that photo Myron. Do you know where it was taken?
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:51 AM   #17
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Yes, behind his cabin, somewhere west of Roscoe, Montana, property owned by a guy I knew back in the day, across majestic rolling grass hills leading to the Custer National Forest and its mountains. It was a visit from another trailer life.
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:03 PM   #18
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4WD manual and all wheel drive is great. Don't use it most of the time, but when you do, it's there when ya need it.
When loading my work truck and wondering if I will need a certain tool or not I always say, better to have and not need than need and not have. I ordered 4 WD with the thought of an overnight rain and a very greasy campsite the next morning. 4WD is expensive but with the demand for it you will have a quick sale if you decide to trade or sell your truck. I always look at resale when making a major purchase and will be ordering some options on the new trailer that we probably won't use. But it will be there for the next owners. Loren
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:34 PM   #19
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When loading my work truck and wondering if I will need a certain tool or not I always say, better to have and not need than need and not have. I ordered 4 WD with the thought of an overnight rain and a very greasy campsite the next morning. 4WD is expensive but with the demand for it you will have a quick sale if you decide to trade or sell your truck. I always look at resale when making a major purchase and will be ordering some options on the new trailer that we probably won't use. But it will be there for the next owners. Loren
With the added capability that 4WD gives ya, and the added resale, it's an easy decision to make. Finding the right one may take some time and cost a bit more, but in my book, it's worth it.
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:49 PM   #20
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With the added capability that 4WD gives ya, and the added resale, it's an easy decision to make. Finding the right one may take some time and cost a bit more, but in my book, it's worth it.
Not always an easy decision. Gas mileage suffers. You get higher resale, but it costs more up front. To each his own.
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