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Old 03-04-2016, 09:39 PM   #1
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Can I turn my SRW into a dually?

I wonder what the cost would be, I know it could be done, make pulling my camper more stable


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Old 03-04-2016, 09:52 PM   #2
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it can be done, but sure not cost effective. Would be expensive to do with OEM parts, and aftermarket kits just don't look good. You would have more payload and GVWR technically, but wouldn't show on your door sticker or registration. Could get you in trouble. Just find your self a dually truck.
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:53 PM   #3
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They used to sell kits to do this - not sure if it still sold by any aftermarketers these days .....

A friend of ours did his Ford years ago actually


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Old 03-05-2016, 10:46 AM   #4
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I wonder what the cost would be, I know it could be done, make pulling my camper more stable


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What size tires are you using on the truck? Are they stock? I would suggest that you could go to a Rickson Wheel and tire combination to improve your stability. They offer a 19.5"X7.5" wheel and either a 245/265/285/70R 19.5 tire that will fit on your truck. This is cheaper than doing what you are thinking and will provided the stability. See attached link.

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I am using in the summer when I tow my trailer; a LT285/70R/17 Nitto Dural Grappler tire that is rated for 3750 LB load at 80 PSI. with Mickey Thompson SideBitter II wheels these are rated for 3480 LBS load support. The tires are run at 70 PSI which supports a load of 3415 LBS.

Using this tire and rim combination was night and day difference in towing my 34RL Cedar Creek.
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Cowboys do it all the time. Mostly with a complete dually rear end from a wrecking yard. That and a set of fenders will do the job. I friend of mine did it but went to a nice custom flatbed for pulling a big horse trailer that has the living quarters up front. Those trailers have a hefty pin weight.
Not real sure but I think he had to do something different with the driveline.
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Here is one we did a while back. Little choppy out on the road but great for getting in to those tight campgrounds.
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Here is one we did a while back. Little choppy out on the road but great for getting in to those tight campgrounds.
Plus it is really ugly
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Wow what great ideas.
I did an Arrowcraft conversion all by myself.
It was easy, parts were all at least as good as factory, I put the fenders on my self, and paint shop painted them to match for $250 bucks.
Having 8 sidewalls instead of 4 on the rear tires made a difference in not only safety but sway in wind gusts,
If you are not a handy guy trade in the truck!
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