Wow, I've been watching this thread unfold and to be honest, had no idea I'd get THIS much of a swing towards 4WD...even from those who own 2WD now!!
To give you some background on what I'll be doing...I don't take the trailer anywhere in the snow, so that's not an issue. However, I will be trailering up to 3x per month going to shows where they almost ALWAYS park us in a field. If it rains, it will get muddy. That's why I'm even considering 4WD.
The thing is, last year I towed with our GMC Savanna which is 2WD and never got stuck...but I'm starting to think that was luck now. Because then I went to a Triathlon race out of town with the hubby and that big van got so stuck in a muddy lot that we had to go find someone with a 4WD SUV to pull us out!
My husband is worried about spending the $2-3k more for the 4WD and getting a vehicle that has worse gas mileage and just another component to break, just on the CHANCE that I ever get stuck with it. He says that if I get stuck once or twice, calling a tow truck would be inconvenient but still less $$ than purchasing the 4WD.
Thoughts, esp from those who are in the same boat as me?? 8/