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Old 10-18-2016, 12:07 AM   #85
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SRW or DRW......one last time!

Nope, I had 2 srw first and I only wished I had moved to DRW sooner. I have a 2012 Dodge Ram that I got last year and it had 30,000 miles and I got it for just under $40,000. New truck are way too expensive but thanks to those with too much money there are lots of nice pre owned trucks out there. I would suggest to stay with long bed and the regular crew cab has plenty of room
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:34 AM   #86
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42'? Nothing less than a dually, might even consider a 4500 for the higher (4.86) gearing. Have you considered a 4500 quad cad cab n chassis model? You can add on an extra tank, a bike carrier, and/or a generator, anything really for just equipment costs and C&c models are around 40k. I have a picture I'll try to dig up of someone doing it.
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:29 AM   #87
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42'? Nothing less than a dually, might even consider a 4500 for the higher (4.86) gearing. Have you considered a 4500 quad cad cab n chassis model? You can add on an extra tank, a bike carrier, and/or a generator, anything really for just equipment costs and C&c models are around 40k. I have a picture I'll try to dig up of someone doing it.
WHY STOP THERE? Just buy an fl60 and be done with it.. I really looked for a dually since I had one before. Nv5600 with 4:10s high output.. I must say after towing from Nevada to Washington DC the srw megacab , AISIN, 342s does a much better job than my old dually!. Towed 6700 miles up hills 11200 feet, down long steep grades and thru very hi winds...15advantage over 04.5... much more power, much better exhaust brake than my old pacbrake, frame much stiffer, and much more comfort, better mpg... unlike mt other srw trucks that the wind was felt while towing, this megacab does not react to the wind like they did...
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I have no issues with a SRW F350 CC pulling 16.5k Raptor out west here. Pulls very easy. I have a 350 dually 7.3 also but prefer pulling with 6.7 king ranch.
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You guys are right. A dually feels a lot more stable and safer than my old SRW.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:37 AM   #90
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We had both freightliner and international ambulances and they were better then the traditional DRW. But cost wise we paid for them.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:48 PM   #91
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I understand that drw will always be the better choice, more is never bad, BUT as long as your trailer gross weight is under your trucks max trailer weight AND your under your payload and axle weights, then why can't you tow a 40'+ RV safely with a srw?
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I understand that drw will always be the better choice, more is never bad, BUT as long as your trailer gross weight is under your trucks max trailer weight AND your under your payload and axle weights, then why can't you tow a 40'+ RV safely with a srw?
I can think of a couple reasons and most likely there are more.
1. You can't get rid of the tire side flex on your tow vehicle. Consequently you will still get some trailer sway. This leads to additional driver fatigue.

2. Having two extra tires on the road gives you much greater stopping power in an emergency.
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Point 1- very understandable when cross-country, but less of a worry when 90-95% of trips are less than 5 hours.

2- good point, but as I said drw will always be the better choice but as long as within all weights, can it be done safely.

The points you made can be made for towing a 25' 5ver as well. More is always better. I'm looking at having a srw as a daily driver and towing a large 5ver safely.

Before the, you get used to it comments fly, I already drive a 1 ton drw crew cab dually as a daily. So I do know how to drive in the city. When I go to upgrade truck, I want a smaller truck for a daily.
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I understand that drw will always be the better choice, more is never bad, BUT as long as your trailer gross weight is under your trucks max trailer weight AND your under your payload and axle weights, then why can't you tow a 40'+ RV safely with a srw?

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Like I said. I have a DRW F350 7.3 and a SRW F350 6.7. Both are chipped 80hp. I pull a 38ft toy hauler and prefer the SRW.
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SRW vs DRW
We left NW Montana approx. 6 weeks ago driving a SRW F350. About 1/2 way across the US towards the east coast we traded for a DRW F350. We'd been pulling with the SRW for 5 years with no pulling issues, but WOW. With the dually there is NO wobble with cross winds or from passing trucks. I find the drive to be much less tiring and more fun. I originally didn't believe it, but I found it to be true.
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Jimws, what year was the srw and what year is the drw?
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Jimws, what year was the srw and what year is the drw?
My prior truck was a 2007 SRW F350 with an egr delete & a minor tune. The current 2015 DRW F350 is stock.
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