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Old 04-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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dually or no

Assuming that a hitch along the lines of the Propride or Pullrite is installed for stability, I'm looking for opinion re the desirability of DRW, since stability seems to be the main advantage of same. Talking TT here, specifically AF 30U GVWR 10400#.
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I have owned and been a long time supporter of DRW trucks for heavy duty towing. However, the main advantage of a dually is to carry the heavy pin weight of a 5th wheel. The actual towing capacity of a diesel dually vs SRW or even a 3/4 ton is not much different.

For a TT, if not really really heavy, I'd get a 3/4 ton diesel.
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I have owned and been a long time supporter of DRW trucks for heavy duty towing. However, the main advantage of a dually is to carry the heavy pin weight of a 5th wheel. The actual towing capacity of a diesel dually vs SRW or even a 3/4 ton is not much different.

For a TT, if not really really heavy, I'd get a 3/4 ton diesel.
I'm leaning that way. Cheaper on several levels to go with a Ram 2500 over a 3500. Some issues with TV GVWR, since the TT has limited storage, but...
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If you are talking a 30' travel trailer, a SRW, 3/4 ton will work fine. The DRW is needed when you move up to the larger trailers and higher pin weights.

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I'm leaning that way. Cheaper on several levels to go with a Ram 2500 over a 3500. Some issues with TV GVWR, since the TT has limited storage, but...
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Looking at Ram 3500 towing specs and Changin' Gears calculator and reckoning in weight of bike, canopy, tools, 300#+ for a Pullrite hitch, another couple hundred pounds for whatever, plus 1400# hitch weight, I'd be well over GVWR on the truck with SRW. I guess that answers my question. Dually it is. About 2000# additional payload.
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I personally would opt for the ProPride over the Pullrite. Will you be able to access the spare without modifying the Pullrite? Also, no welding with the ProPride.
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I personally would opt for the ProPride over the Pullrite. Will you be able to access the spare without modifying the Pullrite? Also, no welding with the ProPride.
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As to the spare ??? And I know the Pullrite isn't easy to install. I'll keep weighing my options.
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We have a Nash 36SC GVWR 10400. I towed it several years with a 2500 Dodge with a Cunnins. I felt it was doing OK except big trucks & MHs would push us around some. and sometimes on corners I would feel a little pushing. Now with the Dually it is like night and day. The same size tires, just 2 more.
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I've decided on DRW, manual, exhaust brake. That leaves the hitch.
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I've decided on DRW, manual, exhaust brake. That leaves the hitch.
For what it is worth, I use a standard WD hitch with sway control with no problem.
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