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Old 01-19-2016, 04:41 AM   #29
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Thanks for the instructive information.

The funny thing is that the seller does not know.

Ford salesman tells me it submits F150 twin turbo.
When I told him that the Max Payload is not sufficient, he said I should buy the F250.
But again, this is not even enough with a diesel.

The Chevrolet seller told me it rich a Silverado 2500 with diesel.
Here too a false statement. (Max Payload 2423 lbs)

I'm not a fan of dually.

I have now decided in favor of a Chevy 3500 diesel SRW.
so I should have no problem even if I still transported in the cooler.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:41 AM   #30
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Good choice. I loved my 3500 SRW. I put 186K mi on it. The D/A is a great combo. It will do well pulling your Big Country.
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Congrats on your choice of the larger truck.
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You won't find many people regretting buying a DRW 1 ton. As long as you don't put a monsterous 38' or 40' 5er loaded down for escaping the appocalipse on the back of it you will be fine. Pulling a 13,000-15,000# mid 30'er or less is a breeze & never a worry about overloading.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:12 PM   #33
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"monsterous 38' or 40' 5er loaded down for escaping the apocalypse"

Now I understand why I weigh so much! 32.25K combined.

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Just my $.02 but after towing a 38' 5th wheel with a dually and having a blow out on the rear I can say the dually is the way to go. I felt totally safe and was able to pull over with no problems. For me it was added safety for everyone.
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"monsterous 38' or 40' 5er loaded down for escaping the apocalypse"

Now I understand why I weigh so much! 32.25K combined.
How heavy is that trailer? My 2013 F350 DRW & 43' Cyclone toy hauler loaded with a Kawasaki Mule 4x4 Trans, and full size Weber gas grill in the garage, and 110 gal water, 30 gal gas, only weighed at 30,440. The truck also had a 67 gal Titan fuel tank full of diesel and the trailer had 3 axles.
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That is a full RESIDENTIAL camper. The weight of it is about the same as my Trilogy camper. Their construction is more like an A than a fifth wheel. They come factory equiped with 8K axles with G114 tires rated for 125 psi.
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Concrete transit mixers and fuel haulers in CA run singles all around. Your dual theory is full of holes. The newer wider singles will carry same load as duals. On singles you have a super single on both front and back axles. My first tow vehicle was a dually. Pain to park in shopping centers. My newer is a single wheel. I still own both. No difference in stability. 79,000 miles of towing with both.
You are trying to compare a single axle with a tandem axle. About the same as comparing a single axle to a tag.

I have a dually with a long wheelbase. Take it to the store, theater, restaurant and golf course. Cant park everywhere but there is lots of room. The front end has a 60 degree cut so if the mirrors go through so will the "hips".
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That's good when l was in Bisby going on a Copper mine tour a Dually couldn't put his fat hips in the spot . Which was good for me. Spare me all the stories how they can park anywhere. I fully understand that they are needed for heavier trl but for trl loaded 15000 and under why drag the xtra bulk around. My SRW is stable in crosswinds semi's passing and l am pulling 14500 down the road. You got as much chance of blowing out a front tire as a rear not much reason to invest in what you don't need. JMHO.
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That's good when l was in Bisby going on a Copper mine tour a Dually couldn't put his fat hips in the spot . Which was good for me. Spare me all the stories how they can park anywhere. I fully understand that they are needed for heavier trl but for trl loaded 15000 and under why drag the xtra bulk around. My SRW is stable in crosswinds semi's passing and l am pulling 14500 down the road. You got as much chance of blowing out a front tire as a rear not much reason to invest in what you don't need. JMHO.
Easy enough to take a one off example and apply it universally. You make no mention if it was the last parking spot in the lot or the "rock star" parking spot.

Never said I could park anywhere, just that I had no issues where ever I wanted to go. Certainly not going to park in every spot a smart car can get into. Park a little farther from the gate, no issue, probably could use the exercise.

Now if I could not walk far and had a handicap sticker there would be NO issues as the handicap spots are oversize.
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How heavy is that trailer? My 2013 F350 DRW & 43' Cyclone toy hauler loaded with a Kawasaki Mule 4x4 Trans, and full size Weber gas grill in the garage, and 110 gal water, 30 gal gas, only weighed at 30,440. The truck also had a 67 gal Titan fuel tank full of diesel and the trailer had 3 axles.

RV weighs 23K.
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It was just an example. As l said if you need or want a Dually get it . If you can do do it with an SRW then do that.
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RV weighs 23K.
Got it. And with only 2 axles. That's impressive.
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