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Old 01-07-2015, 02:53 PM   #41
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:06 AM   #42
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My 2011 GMC 2500 HD diesel has been a great truck. It has a payload of 3100 pounds. You actually can increase the payload of that year because the engine,trans,rear axle, and frame is the same as the 3500. You can add a leaf in the back or other suspension enhancement if you need it.
I must go to different places around town. I have had a dually, a suburban, and srw pick up. The dually a good some of the time was an issue parking. That is why I went back to srw. We travel with another couple that have a dually and they always suggest we take our truck. But a dually hands down is a cool truck.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:34 AM   #43
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interesting....maybe the measurements in PA, NJ, MD & VA are different than others but in those states I have never not fit between the white lines in parking lots....or I have a narrow dually
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Well it's too late now, so I'll let you know how it goes. I have had to ensure I stay in the center of lanes, you have to be alert on some narrow back roads. But i'm sure I'll get used to it. As for parking so far the only issue is the length, not the width.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:48 AM   #45
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interesting....maybe the measurements in PA, NJ, MD & VA are different than others but in those states I have never not fit between the white lines in parking lots....or I have a narrow dually
I never said it would not fit. http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/ar.../t-174309.html
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:35 PM   #46
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interesting....maybe the measurements in PA, NJ, MD & VA are different than others but in those states I have never not fit between the white lines in parking lots....or I have a narrow dually
I'm thinking I like your narrow dually concept - got a feeling that I may have one too cuz I've never had it not fit...
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Do you already have the truck? or are you truck shopping? If I already had the srw 3500 I would go ahead and tow the trailer without another thought the silverback is a mid level fiver and should not be way over weight with a srw 1ton. There are guys pulling 40ft trailers that weigh some insane numbers with srw trucks, doesn't make it ideal or right but they do it.

If you are truck SHOPPING I would get the dually and be done buying trucks.
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I had a 08 2500 6.6L 2 wheel drive and pull my 40'er at 15k. The tuck pulled the weight just fine. I now have 10 3500 with dual wheels. The only reason I switched trucks is to get a newer model and I will be getting a bigger camper one day.
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Well it's too late now, so I'll let you know how it goes. I have had to ensure I stay in the center of lanes, you have to be alert on some narrow back roads. But i'm sure I'll get used to it. As for parking so far the only issue is the length, not the width.
Exactly. Wheelbase and length make it harder to park than width. So long as you back into spots and have enough room in the aisle to get out you're set. Duals haven't stopped me from parking anywhere I originally intended to.
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Interesting. I was always afraid of a dually for width. Sounds like the issues are ones I'm already adjusted to.
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