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Old 02-12-2016, 08:10 AM   #29
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Just to add that we ended up with the Ford through an excellent deal through a friend in finance at Ford. We were able to do an X plan deal. You can find our posts about it in the archives on the towing forum.

We had started out looking at the Chevy but had a very hard time finding what we wanted and getting run arounds from dealers. We looked at used diesels but the prices in our area were almost the cost of buying new. We are very happy with our Ford so far.

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Old 02-12-2016, 08:30 AM   #30
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Want to add that on our trip to Florida last year we met people who had experienced the problems we had been warned about here. The tires that are not up to the loaded trailer causing blowouts. Then the marginal tire that blows out taking some of the sewer system and or fiberglass sidewall of the trailer out when it goes.

We just nod and shake our heads with sympathy as we hear the story.
We attended an RV show in Fort Myers recently just for fun. We are very happy with what we have. I am surprised that with all the features listed at the show none of them mentioned the size of the frame or axels or the weight/ speed range of the tires. I learned here to look for those things first if I wanted to travel cross country in mountain areas.

I guess that we may be over doing it somewhat with our set up but we have no worries.

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Old 02-12-2016, 07:04 PM   #31
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The longbed, crewcab dually is our first & likely to be our only truck. Loaded up the 5er probably weighs in at 12,500. 13,000 if water is full.

There is something to be said for security when you know that you have way more than enough truck. Yes, a dually is a bit of a PIA parking in towns, especially if you have to streetside park. Seems like there is an awful lot of truck out in the road. You get used to it.
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:12 PM   #32
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truck and 5th wheel

Over 35 feet go the dually route you will not regret it.
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:28 AM   #33
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Over 35 feet go the dually route you will not regret it.
Not for everyone, but likely will suit many.
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I'm very happy with our setup. But be forewarned, with a full load, the DRW F350's GVWR is maxed out. The trailer GVWR is 19K.
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