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Old 05-06-2005, 05:43 AM   #15
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Clark:

10-4 good buddy! Keeping that at heart!

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p.s. Are you still on for the 13th @ Dove?
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Old 05-06-2005, 06:48 AM   #16
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good stuff
duallys appear to not only hold the road good but to hold their owners loyalty as well, nobody seems to have gone from a dually back to SRW

the question in my mind has always been twofold. we all spend a lot of miles on the asphalt, (Clark more then me lucky dog )
but i wonder about the offroad part as that can be an integral part of our trips and fun. the theory says the duals float you too much offroad, but then i see '56s picture and see that he feels a large amount of comfort doing a little wheelin' with his 6-on-the-ground.
it really gets me to wondering

i probably got my SRW mindset from the 2 Jeeps i had before my trucks. you don't see a whole lot of DRW Jeeps those things were solid offroad
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Old 05-06-2005, 07:55 AM   #17
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Not that I think no one will find it, but you gotta check this out...

2 Axle vs. 3 Axle?

With a dually, you'd only be 4 shy of an 18 wheeler!
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:10 AM   #18
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so if my driving is 95% + on asphalt (getting to sand/snow/work/mud),
5% (or less) on sand,
toss in a bit of snow or mud to finish off the 100%,
and Clark and others have said you can air down a dually and it does alright, in at least the sand part,
(and '56 is just a full blown offroader in anything he drives),

mayber that 4x4 dually really is something to be reckoned with
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:38 AM   #19
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Mike:

I see a visit to the local Ford dealer soon...maybe we can go together and gang up on 'em, huh?
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:52 AM   #20
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I have 50,000 miles on
my original 6 A/T stock tires. Most of my miles is
with towing the FB2200 WW.

The King with his 3/4 ton is also about 50,000 and
is on his 3rd set of tires. The towing really does
wear the rears on a SRW truck. They tow the exact
same trailer.
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Old 05-06-2005, 12:39 PM   #21
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Mike,

The only change I would make on my next truck purchase would be to go with a 4x4. There have been a few times that I REALLY could have used it. When I was going into the sand with my old Nomad, I would pull over and air down all four rears. Then I was OK getting around in the sand, oh, also turn your brake controled way down or un-plug it. If the trailer brakes set, your going to bury. I carry a pancake compressor with me so when I was leaving, I would stop just before getting on the main road and air back up. It takes a little while, but it worked for me. I have a set of snow chains for my outside duals, haven't had to use them yet. I was up in Mammoth last month, snow and ice everywhere, and we made it to the condo and didn't drive around for 4 days. We barely made the condo garage as I was starting to spin.

Speaking for all the guys here with duallys, they are not perfect, they do have some limitations, but for what we do most of the time, driving on the highways, that's where they shine. If you have a smaller lighter 5er or TT, a single rear is great. But when you go up in size and weight with the trailer, you really need to think about going up in truck size also. The next time you are driving down the highway, look at the rigs going by, see how many of them have a too big trailer for the rating of the truck. It's actually scary. I believe that when I go camping with my family in the truck, I want them to be as safe as possible, and for me, my 1 ton dually is the only way for me to go. My 2 cents worth....

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Old 05-09-2005, 09:51 PM   #22
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OK...you guys win...just got a price back on a F350 dually, and it can work...as long as all other dominos fall into place ( and there's a bunch of 'em)!

Clark: While I'm at it, 4x4 is probably going to be a reality...I've got to get the numbers on the pin height, though. We'll see...

If it happens, I'll always be able to blame YOU GUYS...(Moski will want to know the source of my knowledge!).

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Now we're talking Seanster,

talk to me about that F350 4x4 dually:
options
weights
tires (yes...the subject we don't ever talk...tires)

this might just be the toyhaulers meow
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Mike:

The pricing I got is purely prelim, but for a 4x2 with the 6.0 (4.30 limited slip finals) DRW Crew w/ 8' bed and the Lariat package AND Tow Boss package (includes the TowCommand) we're talking somewhere around $40 plus tax and lic, less $2000 until 6/30/05. According to KBB, invoice is about $40.8k w/o the rebate. Tires: 17" w/ polished alum rims ('nuff said 'bout tires!).

The beauty is the 26,000lbs GCWR with the Tow Boss...truck is somewhere around 8k, so a 18k GVW on the SLC is not out of the question- certainly enough to put the Jeep in the box, plenty of water, fuel, and misc bullpupu.

It's just making more sense by the minute- now whether Ford Credit thinks so is another matter! (for 60 mos rate is 2.9%, 72mo is 4.9%).
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those spoil sports at Ford credit ...
do they or do they not know that we're talkin 4x4 dually here and don't want any interruptions to the game plan?

now i want to check out '56s truck
(maybe we can get him to get it stuck again this weekend so we can see where its limits are)
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Hummm...'stick in the mud'- would that be 56 or Ford Credit?!!

We'll certainly have plenty to yack about this weekend, won't we?! Looking forward to it very much- sounds like we've got quite the crowd comin'...
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i'm startin to get a little fired up now,
they got that website:
http://www5.forddirect.fordvehicles....nfigTrimSelect
where you can 'build your own',
and man do they have a few options and different combinations.
this might easily be the biggest choice to a 'haulers future if you drive a lot, tow a lot, different terrains a lot, plus use it to drive to work and to the grocery store when you aren't chasing the trails

i fooled around with this 'build' site the other day, and you could really spend a solid few hours there,
and the funny thing is, all the options still aren't there, but at least it gives you a real good idea of whats up

and i know the website i posted is a Ford site, but frankly i know all Big-3 are workhorses, i just happened to run into this site, probably all 3 have similar

how much does the website peg your choice at?
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Oh oh....Fatdog's got F350 fever!

Kid in a candy store...that's all I got to say! You got my numbers!
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