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Would a 2019 SR5 Tundra 2WD double cab 6 1/2' box be a great truck in the flatlands or on-road for:

1. taking the dogs to the beach?
2. taking the retrievers to the training field?
3. towing an aluminum bass or multi species boat?
4. deer hunting from stand or blind?
5. duck hunting from open fields or blinds?
6. dove hunting?
7. pheasant hunting?
8. tent camping at campgrounds?

Personally, I don't feel a 4x4 is necessary for all those things whether somebody lives in the California Central Valley or the Plains States.

My truck would seldom go into
mountains and never participate in any winter sports. If one doesn't absolutely need a 4x4, 4x4's are higher in maintenance,
cost more to purchase, burn more gas, have a rougher ride on the highway and roll more easily. I knew a former cowboy in the army from Texas. He said a 4x4 to him
was as useless as tits on a bull.

I'm sold on Toyota quality and all Toyota Tundra and Tacoma trucks feature standard limited slip rearends.
 

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Four wheel drive is like car insurance. You don't think you'll ever use it, but when you do, you'll sure glad you have it.

I'll be driving around on the farm in 2WD, then start spinning on wet grass/leaves. It's nice to simply shift into 4WD and go.

I don't tow a boat, but I've seen 2WD trucks stuck on the boat ramp, because of wet algae on the ramp. I even watched 2WD truck drivers panic, as their trucks slowly slide backwards towards the water.

If you want my advice, spend the extra for a 4WD. It will pay for itself with no towing bills and less frustration.



EDIT: Disclaimer: My Toyota truck is a 22 year old, 1st generation with 323,000 miles on it. I bought it brand new and it has been the best vehicle I have ever owned.
 

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I had a toyota 4x4 truck. Great truck. Low maintenance. Loved it.
You do get better mileage with a 2wd.
You can also buy a winch. Put trailer hitch in back and front. Be able to put the winch in either spot. Just keep it in the truck when not using it.
Put decent off road tread tires on it.
I hate to tell anyone either way. As long as it's a Toyota.
 

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I have two Chevy 3/4 ton pickups. Selling the 4x4 would be almost instant. Selling the 2x4 would go much cheaper and take quite awhile because nobody wants a 2 wheel drive. They are both great trucks and the 2 wheel drive is faster, gets better mileage and give a better ride. I don’t even try to go off pavement if I don’t have to in the 2 wheel drive and it has a posi rear. It’s awful off road or on any snow on pavement. Pickups are light in the ass.
 

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I have two Chevy 3/4 ton pickups. Selling the 4x4 would be almost instant. Selling the 2x4 would go much cheaper and take quite awhile because nobody wants a 2 wheel drive. They are both great trucks and the 2 wheel drive is faster, gets better mileage and give a better ride. I don’t even try to go off pavement if I don’t have to in the 2 wheel drive and it has a posi rear. It’s awful off road or on any snow on pavement. Pickups are light in the ass.
Well, it sounds like buy a 4x4 for the sake of resale value if for no other reason. The 4x4 also has standard limited slip from Toyota.

I had a 2000 Chevy Silverado full-size extended cab 2WD that never slipped on a boat ramp with my Lowe aluminum boat.

I had a 1995 Ford F-150 2WD also. I had a 2000 Dodge Ram 360 4x4 regular cab the Chevy got traded in for in Idaho.

This Dodge got stolen a year later and never recovered.

Both the Chevy and Ford 2WD would get stuck on wet grass or slightly muddy ground. Neither had limited slip.
 
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