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Old 12-09-2012, 02:43 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by smiller View Post
Maybe, maybe not. In many cases there is no physical difference between a SRW 2500 and 3500 beyond a different spring pack and a '3' instead of a '2' in the nameplate. If you want to obsess about the sticker then have at it, but in the real world there is no rational reason to believe anything other than the same parts = the same capacity.
But so much of the time, an F350 or 3500 with SRw is still not enough. They need to get into a DRW truck to carry the pin weight and forget the SRW.


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The transport industry is moving to super singles. In my case the rear tires can carry the load and I get much larger front tire for better handling and braking. I hear of so many scary stories of reducing the air in the rear tires for better ride while singles give air bags quality ride with 80psi inflation. The tires on mine take all the road bumps, so much that I will steer the truck wheels in the pothole to save the trailer tires.
Most 5th wheels do not load a dualy tires enough for them to take the road bumps smooth enough. And when one tire runs unflated the remaining tire will be overloaded and damaged.

I experienced super singles and they outlasted the duals while being over loaded 50% on our log trailers.

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