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Old 03-11-2014, 06:39 AM   #15
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The wheel base of the 8' bed version is the killer for me. It.makes.me.always want.to take.a.turn in the widest lane,.dread most.parking garages and back into my spot. Btw most.banks here on the NW side of have "dually " lanes.

Speaking of duallys,.I am going to drop $1600 for 6 new tires in the morning... :-(
It makes you want to take a wide turn? Have you tried not doing that? Because I don't need the widest lane. And backing into spots is easier than pulling in.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:40 AM   #16
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Seems like with a long bed I am always jumping curbs if I don't take the widest lane
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:37 AM   #17
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Just remember this.... The mirrors are the widest part of the truck. If the mirrors fit, the rest of the truck should fit.
Even on my SRW truck I need to fold the mirrors in on some drive thru lanes. And the mirrors are not even in the tow position at all they are in the non-towing position for the Ram towing mirrors.

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We bought our 'dually' because, in our opinion, it was the best vehicle to safely and well within weight limits to pull our rig.

When at a destination our 'dually' becomes our every day vehicle and you adjust to some of the 'issues/excuses' some people seem to have. Little exercise walking from a little farther out in the parking lot when shopping or walking into a bank to do your business is good exercise. Actually many banks have the outer ATM lane that works fine for us.

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We bought our 'dually' because, in our opinion, it was the best vehicle to safely and well within weight limits to pull our rig.

When at a destination our 'dually' becomes our every day vehicle and you adjust to some of the 'issues/excuses' some people seem to have. Little exercise walking from a little farther out in the parking lot when shopping or walking into a bank to do your business is good exercise. Actually many banks have the outer ATM lane that works fine for us.

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Me too. Walking is healthy and our bodies are not meant to be sedentary. I don't mind walking a block so I may park out of the congestion at malls, supermarkets, banks, etc.
I've had my CC, LB, 4WD dually in some parking garages when I had no other option, otherwise I like to walk anyway.
OTOH, some folks will block a fire lane so they will not have to walk.
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I sure wish mine would fit in the car wash..... :(
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Havent been inside my credit union in over 15 years. Have not used an ATM since then either.

Banking is via smart phone, cash is at the checkout.

Your dually, my motorhome, same parking lot. Life is good!
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Bumper,
There are a few drive-thru washes that will handle a dually--I look for one that has only the single guide rails on either side. Also have to have it centered pretty much exactly or the arm will stop if it touches a mirror. I am lucky to have such a place near my home, otherwise it is the do-it-yourself type.
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There are a few drive-thru washes that will handle a dually--I look for one that has only the single guide rails on either side. Also have to have it centered pretty much exactly or the arm will stop if it touches a mirror. I am lucky to have such a place near my home, otherwise it is the do-it-yourself type.
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Hummmm, let's see how long will it take to get there??
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