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Old 09-22-2017, 05:23 AM   #1
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Dually Owners What You Like and What You Dislike

One of my son's friends has been asking me for years if I would sell my bullet proofed 2005 F250 Powerstroke to him. I gave him a high number and he said yes. Whether he comes thru with the money is another story.

We eventually want to move up to a 5th wheel so I am considering a new 2017 dually. I would love to hear from you what you like and what you dislike about your dually. I am looking for at all major brands; Ford, Ram, Chevy/GMC.
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We tow with a 2017 Ford F350 Lariat DRW and pretty much love everything about it. The difference towing between a single vs. dual rear wheels is unbelievable. Previously we had a 2015 F350 SRW as well as a 2010 F250 (which we still have as well), but hands down the dually is our preferred way to go.

What we don't like about it - I'll have to get back with you on that.
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Advantage "More Tires",Disadvantage "More Tires to rotate and buy"! Fenders stick out! I like a Dually for Big Loads and Looks! Youroo!!
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The dually is the same width as the trailer. That helps me.
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Advantage "More Tires",Disadvantage "More Tires to rotate and buy"! Fenders stick out! I like a Dually for Big Loads and Looks! Youroo!!
I think our 17" tires will be significantly less than the 20" on our previous F350 SRW. Plus, at Discount Tire we purchased the replacement certificates and lifetime rotate/balance so it costs us nothing but time to have them rotated.

Otherwise - yes, I fully agree - it's six vs. four when it comes to replacement.
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Just moved into a new to us 2015 GMC dually a couple of months ago. Absolutely love it and how it handles the trailer. The gas mileage isn't great but I didn't buy it for that reason so I can overlook that aspect. I lucked out in that it is close to the trailer color and we have had a ton of compliments on how the truck and trailer look together. The suspension is stiff so when not towing, the ride can be a bit rough but once the fiver is hooked up--smooth sailing!
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:13 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Roughly what mpgs are you guys getting with your duallys? I know there are alot of factors involved not the least is the weight of your camper, but just trying to get as much info as I can. I typically get around 12 mpg towing with my 05 F250 but that can vary from 8 - 16 depending on how many hills I have to go thru.
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I am usually around 13 while towing. I get about 18 or 19 when not loaded down with the trailer but I drive it very little just as a truck. That's what the Ford Focus is for--38 to 40 mpg!
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I cant belive your willing to part with your bulletproofed 6.0. lol But I dont think you will regret pulling with a dually I've done it a few times and its really nice .
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I cant belive your willing to part with your bulletproofed 6.0. lol But I dont think you will regret pulling with a dually I've done it a few times and its really nice .
It isnt easy but it isnt rated to tow more than 13,500 lbs and we eventually want to get a 5th wheel. Also, I gave a figure higher than I paid for the truck 7 years ago and my sons's friend said yes.
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