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4x4 at the boat ramp?? #13650783 07/30/20 09:55 PM
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Hey guys, im considering purchasing a 2wd vehicle. Have any of you ever experienced issues launching a bass boat without 4wd?? I was launching my jet ski the other day at RR and used a silted lane at the ramp. Luckily my tire hit concrete after about a 8 inches of sediment(didnt have to engage my 4wd). Just wondering yalls experiences without having 4wd at the ramp. Biggest thing I would ever launch would be a bass boat or jet ski. Maybe I'm crazy for not considering the 4wd option.

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Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13650790 07/30/20 09:57 PM
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Do they make trucks that aren't 4x4?

Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13650793 07/30/20 09:58 PM
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Never know when you’ll need it. Best get 4wd.


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Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13650808 07/30/20 10:06 PM
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Never needed 4wd on a concrete ramp. If your launching off the bank, yes get 4wd.


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Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13650830 07/30/20 10:17 PM
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your resale will be higher when you trade or sell your truck...

Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13650834 07/30/20 10:22 PM
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I prefer 4x4, but have had 2wd Tahoe’s and Yukon’s in the past and never had an issue.


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Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13650840 07/30/20 10:24 PM
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4X4.


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Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13650921 07/30/20 11:07 PM
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You have to be more careful with 2 but I've never gotten stuck. I have had times when the wheels spun and I had to be creative but always got out.


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Once again, I agree with you.
Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13650927 07/30/20 11:10 PM
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My truck is 4X4 but I’ve never had to use it on any concrete ramp. I use 4X4 on Colorado roads during the winter all the time though. It’s all about your needs.


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Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13650945 07/30/20 11:19 PM
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Squaw creek,,, check

Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13650976 07/30/20 11:47 PM
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Yep. 4x4

Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13651010 07/31/20 12:13 AM
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I don’t know man. Not sure anyone has ever successfully launched a boat with 2wd...

Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: wh2004] #13651026 07/31/20 12:26 AM
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Ha' if you live or venture onto South Texas lakes you might want to consider one, I've always had a 4x4.

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Re: 4x4 at the boat ramp?? [Re: Brutaldudeski] #13651064 07/31/20 12:55 AM
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If you never go to Squaw then you’ll be fine without 4wd

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I had went with a 2 wheel drive for fuel economy. A low lake Amistad and a wet ramp on a Saturday had me at the dealership to buy a 4x4 on Monday. You won’t need 4x4 until you do.


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