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Old 08-05-2016, 06:29 PM   #15
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Been using a crew cab long bed as a daily driver for several years and no real problems. I park farther out, have limited access to drive throughs, and cannot use parking garages.

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Ever been boxed in? I have several times in construction parking lots. Glad I got rid of mine. Turning radius is horrible and a cc lb is one long truck.
Yep, I've been if a few predicaments. But the turning radius wasn't any worse than the LB SRW's I drove. I undoubtedly agree that a DRW is better for towing (night and day), but not so much as an every day driver. Now this wouldn't have mattered, SRW or DRW.
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Been using a crew cab long bed as a daily driver for several years and no real problems. I park farther out, have limited access to drive throughs, and cannot use parking garages.

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Most construction parking lots one can't park farther out to avoid this. Park full. I agree if you just use it for Wally World parking or such just park away and one would be fine. Congested parking you can get in a bind easily. My setup is so much better. HDT not for everyone but it sure fits my lifestyle well.
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Most construction parking lots one can't park farther out to avoid this. Park full. I agree if you just use it for Wally World parking or such just park away and one would be fine. Congested parking you can get in a bind easily. My setup is so much better. HDT not for everyone but it sure fits my lifestyle well.
We have had issues sight seeing an at hospitals trying to park the beast. Tried to see the Arch in St. Louis and with all of the construction in the area, we finally stopped a LEO and asked him where we could fit. He directed us to an open above ground lot that we could get into.

As for hospitals, you can usually flag down a security officer and he can tell you where to park. One even gave us a ride to the entry and said to have the desk call him when we were ready to leave.

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on a side note, my 2500 will beat the fillings out of your teeth when empty.

I've been doing some reading into the new dodge 3500 rear suspension... looks interesting.
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2014 ram 3500 and it's my tow vehicle and daily driver. 56k in 2.2 years. It is certainly firm over rough roads
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If I had to buy, heaven forbid, a dually, it would be the Dodge Ram with rear air ride system. But why pay 70k for a 1 ton truck when I have only 32k in mine.
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on a side note, my 2500 will beat the fillings out of your teeth when empty.

I've been doing some reading into the new dodge 3500 rear suspension... looks interesting.
LOL - dentists need the work as well!
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I had a 22' Class C motor home for almost 10 years as a daily driver. A few tears later, I used a 24' Class C as a daily driver, for about a year.
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I don't Daily drive my Dually as I have a "beater with a heater" for the non-towing days. That said, I perfer to drive the truck 10x more.

It does certainly ride rougher than my '05 Ram 2500 did and I miss being able to use car washes at times... Wouldn't trade the DRW for towing though.. its incredible really.
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Been using a crew cab long bed as a daily driver for several years and no real problems. I park farther out, have limited access to drive throughs, and cannot use parking garages.

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Same here, except we do use parking garages that list a height limit of at least 7 ft. We have parked our dually in major city parking garages without a problem. You have to be careful when entering, the width of the entrance is usually pretty tight.
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If I had to buy, heaven forbid, a dually, it would be the Dodge Ram with rear air ride system. But why pay 70k for a 1 ton truck when I have only 32k in mine.
Dude for real... the prices are CRAZY
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LOL - dentists need the work as well!
LOL no doubt... maybe I should lower my tire pressure, but I'm just too lazy!
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I like that honda accord idea... lol, I should buy a Mini or something just for in town stuff.... parking garages would be a dream...

Ugh, Houston traffic is something else... if you've never had the pleasure, let me tell you, Houston keeps the truck industry in business. Cripes, I'd be scared to death driving a small car around here. Yet, every parking lot is tailored to mini coopers, but every two spots is filled with a big truck ... rather humorous...
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