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Old 06-20-2006, 02:15 AM   #43
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TXiceman:
Well, I guess I have been real luck on my 2 DRW trucks without 4-wheel drive. I have never been stuck or even close to it and no problem with tire life.

I do know that the DRW is very stable and I have never had handling problems, but have seen a number of SRW truck pulling similar trailers and they are fighting the trailer at times.

Ken </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I never had a problem with a 2WD crew cab dually getting stuck with a gas motor. However my 01 Duramax Crew Cab DRW would get stuck on wet grass. One time the 01 got stuck in a gravel / dirt parking lot. Pulled into the parking spot just fine. However when I went to leave the front and sunk to the A arms.

Needless to say the next two Duramax Crew Cab DRW have also been 4x4 and I have yet to get stuck with one of them.

It is amazing the amount of extra stability you get when towing with a DRW. My brother had always used SRW until his 06. He now wonders why he waited so long to get a DRW.

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Old 07-12-2006, 09:01 AM   #44
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Hey RICK, I have a certified scale here at my plant. Bring the rig down I'll weight it for free. Then you can get these texans off yer back.

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Old 05-24-2011, 02:48 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by RSmoak View Post

I'm in the same situation as you. I've learned a lot from these guys, but you must do your own in depth research.

Several of these guys have mentioned what I've learned by comparing configurations and ratings. What I've found is that with a 2500/250 you start running out of "payload capacity" (GVWR) pretty quick. I've also discovered that you'll run out of GVWR well before you run out of GCWR. This is because a fifth wheel imposes 17-22 percent of its weight on the bed of the truck. Of course this is also why they tow so well (how many 18 wheelers have you seen using a bumper hitches?).

Hope that helps
It's a real nice trailer, I got the official tour at Walnut Hills this past weekend. Rick said it tows real nice and the truck handles it like a breeze.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:49 AM   #46
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Huh, what? that makes no sense. Most F 250 you see have the short bed, the ford short bed is 6'10", the longest short bed out of all trucks, but you can get them with a long bed, local dealer has 3 new f 250 with a long bed.

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I believe a F250 crew cab only comes with a 6 foot bed length. Dont know about Cheby. Most fiver towers that have a 6 foot bed get slider hitches which are extra $$$. Spend the money on the truck instead, and get an 8 foot bed F350 crew cab single or dual rear wheel (your personal preference). I like the diesel... tons of power/torque and great fuel mileage. If you dont tow very often, maybe a gasser is best for you. With the GVW you mention, a 3/4 ton will work, but if you plan to get a biger fiver later and still keep the same truck, get a one ton dually.
Warning, if you ever pull with a diesel, you will never get another big gas truck.
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Originally Posted by aspeyrer View Post
Huh, what? that makes no sense. Most F 250 you see have the short bed, the ford short bed is 6'10", the longest short bed out of all trucks, but you can get them with a long bed, local dealer has 3 new f 250 with a long bed.
That post was from 2006. Not sure myself if things were different for the F250 in 2006 in terms of bed length, although doesn't matter much today...unless you are shopping for 2006 F250s.

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