Is 4wd useful as a towed?
Though generally I do not want to drive my motor home to places where I'd need 4wd going down the road,,,because of bad weather.. There are other reasons for wanting 4wd.
4wd Vehicle owners come in two types.. Some do not wish to worry what condition the road is in, A bit of bad weather they wish to still be able to go,, You can usually find these, in a good Michigan Winter, about a quarter mile out in some farmer's field stuck up to the door handles. (We track them from where they ran off the freeway) because though a 4wd can GO LIKE THE WIND in bad weather,,, It also stops like the wind... When it hits something solid.
Other 4WD owners don't want to worry what road is in.. That is they go OFF ROADING.
Myself.. I notice that when I was in Quartsite, To get from the BLM land where the forum parks to the big tent was about 1 hr by SR-95 in bumper to bumper traffic.. Getting back perhaps 5 minutes.
Getting from the same start to the big tent via Old Yuma Road... perhaps 10 minutes (Slower speed limit but no traffic back up) however if you are driving a rear wheel drive there is not a lot of hope of making that route, Front wheel drive can go NORTH, but may have issues going south, and 4WD makes it both ways.
I'm a bit of a crossover.. I would like to not worry about if there is a road, even if I do plan on sticking to them.