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Old 01-08-2015, 08:58 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by asquared View Post
Interesting. I was always afraid of a dually for width. Sounds like the issues are ones I'm already adjusted to.
The hips aren't any wider than the mirrors.............

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Old 01-08-2015, 09:09 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by ferguson65 View Post
The hips aren't any wider than the mirrors.............

Yep, the mirrors are like expensive whiskers.

And asquared, if you're used to the truck's length and turning radius, you've cracked the hardest part of a dually. My wife and I went from a SUV (Durango) to this and we've had a pretty decent go. We had some initial paranoia over the width and took turns very wide, but we ultimately got comfortable with it.

I won't debate SRW vs. DRW for towing- I can only say that duallys aren't as much of a pain to drive as they're commonly described.

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Old 07-13-2015, 11:06 PM   #53
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I thought I'd give a brief update to this story.

After a few weeks driving the dually, it's no longer an issue to drive or park. As long as you find a good spot, or take up two when it's extra tight.

I have now driven over 13,000 miles and have been on many types of roads. By the way there are many bad road's through the US, and there is nothing to prepare you for when you hit a bouncy dip in the road towing at 65+ mph. It's times like these that I'm glad I have a dually. Even with the occasional very bouncy bump, I've never felt like the truck was even close to being out of control.

I've only had to stop once or twice towing up mountains (to cool) as well as slowing down to about 35mph and that was up the Rockies. Otherwise there has been plenty of power from Utah to DC. A few miles of 7+% grades are fine, but 10miles etc of 5+% gets the heat up.

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Old 07-23-2015, 12:11 AM   #54
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Hello Matcheson,

Good to hear from you again. Glad it all worked out.

We have now traveled from Dallas to Oregon, through the rockies and cascades, and are on the coast right now. So far, the 1-ton Chevrolet Diesel has not shown any signs of struggle of strain. Temp stays at a level like we were not towing. Mileage around 12 mpg. We are enjoying our trip so far with our Chevrolet 3500 Diesel/Alison and the 37' Columbus by Palomino.

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