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Old 10-08-2004, 01:44 PM   #15
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To drain the fuel filter/ water seperator SIMPLY scratch it off the blue job list and put it on the pink job list
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:00 PM   #16
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Hey Big Bob, If you'll send me an E-mail, I'll send you a JD Powers survey on all the diesel vehicles that will make you happy. Could not figure out how to post it on this form.

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Old 12-12-2004, 12:24 PM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CoastalDav:
Hey Big Bob, If you'll send me an E-mail, I'll send you a JD Powers survey on all the diesel vehicles that will make you happy. Could not figure out how to post it on this form.

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Hey Dave, Would you mind sending me that survey of diesel vehicles---sure would appreciate it---clemaube@earthlink.net
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Old 12-12-2004, 12:34 PM   #18
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Hi Big Bob, Now that you have driven this dually, can you say your ride is as comfortable as a SRW. I am about to order the 2005 --3500 dodge but I'm afraid the dually won't be as smooth ride as a srw. Most of our trips will be cross country, 2000 miles or so and want a nice ride. My wife is in her late 60's--got to have a good ride. I sure would appreciate an answer. Clem-------clemaube@earthlink.net
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Old 12-12-2004, 01:35 PM   #19
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My experience has been the duals ride much better. That's if you don't run max pressure. What we have, the duals at 55lbs. will carry all the axle is rated for. The singles will need 80lbs. and a much rougher ride. Some feel they need to run max. pressure. The tire manufactures have charts that give the needed pressure for a given weight.
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Old 12-15-2004, 12:55 PM   #20
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Hi Big Bob,

I have the 2004 305/555 and love it. At 9500 miles with just the truck, Hwy @ 60mph 21mpg City apx. 15 to 17mpg With my 28 foot Toy Hauler @ 10,000lbs 13 to 15 mpg Hwy. All mileage checked with a Calc. The milaege on the trucks computer is very close.

I drove from Oregon to Calif with the trailer and going over the pass at 55mph was no problim!

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Old 12-17-2004, 04:41 PM   #21
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HI BoB, I have the 2003 305/555 . Michigan to Myrtle beach S.C. At 70 mph ( 2100 rpm, this is the sweet spot for this engine )towing I got 12 mpg. This was a 1600 mile trip. Trip to South TX. 3600 MILE ROUND TRIP going 60 - 62 mph at 1900 rpm I got 10 mpg. ( with no mountains ). I felt much better going the slower speed even if the mpg were lower. I have a SRW pulling a 34ft. 5th. wheel with auto trans. And it pulls it G-R-E-A-T !! Duals are not very good up here in the north without 4 wheel drive and the four wheel drive will pull less trailer. Most if not all duals are parked in the barns , sheds or garages when it SNOWS. HE,HE that ought to get some replys ! Besides they look like FROGS. I love my SRW!!!
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:39 AM   #22
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I drive my 4x4 DRW truck all winter in the snow, up to the ski hill and over all the passes. It does fine and although the SRW is better in the snow, it is nowhere near as stable as the DRW when hauling or towing heavy. I would never buy a 2wd for the type of driving I do, wouldn't matter whether its a SRW or DRW. Besides, the Dually just looks better!

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Old 12-29-2004, 04:54 AM   #23
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PHONSE:
Besides they look like FROGS. I love my SRW!!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Better a frog than a wimp.

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A buddy of mine sometimes takes the outside wheels off his dually when it gets slick out.

I told him it kind of looks neutered.

In retrospect, I think I should have considered a dually more strongly myself. Though I figured I wanted a short toy hauler that could be turned around in the woods, it's easy to start dreaming of the big fancy ones when you go to the RV show...

Still, I have to use mine as a daily driver, and this town is old (road width seems to have been set with Model T in mind).
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