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Old 01-21-2019, 08:27 AM   #15
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Brad, I went with a dually because of my pin weight. All of the Ford single rear wheels in a Platinum or King Ranch had a payload capacity of around 3200 to 3300 pounds according to the little yellow sticker. My hitch weight is almost 3100. Add in my wife and I, my hitch, 25 gallons of diesel in my auxiliary tank, a few tools and other stuff and 2 Boston Terriers and all of a sudden we are pushing 4000 pounds.

I've gotten kind of used to the size of the beast but it would be nice to have something smaller to run around in. I just was not comfortable with being that much overloaded. As far as handling, we pulled our Excel the first 3 years with a GMC 3500 single and it did fine.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:29 AM   #16
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Brad,

Do you have the suspension leaf spring perches on the rig set at the lowest hole (highest height setting)?
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Tom,
I have the MoreRyde IS so no leaf springs.
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Oh yeah.....that's right....I knew that and forgot. I don't know if they have a height setting.
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I did check with MorRyde and there are height settings on the IS. I'll have to get under the trailer and see where they are set. Hopefully Peterson didn't install the suspension at the highest setting. If not it's a major job to add riser tubes.
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Brad, thanks for the update. I think a post with pix would be in order when you do the change.
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Brad you might want to wait til June for '20 GMs which will have a L5P w 10spd Allison trans and 3.54 12" diffs. Should be able to build order online in March from what I heard. Like you I'm GM fan and my '15 Sierra SLT DCDA 3500 DRW has been reliable TV pulling our 40' Fuzion 18k# rig. Good luck with your search. Click image for larger version

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