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Old 07-22-2015, 09:14 PM   #51
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Congrats on the Dually. And wait when the aluminum can needs body work!
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:39 PM   #52
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LOL *EXACTLY* Mike!
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:32 AM   #53
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I know its a week old thread, but gone to offer my $0.02...
Thanks for posting real life figures. It's good to see reality, not just what we want to believe.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:43 AM   #54
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Wife wants bigger trailer
We need to step up to a DRW 350 to handle the weigth
HOA recommends parking vehicles in garage and DRW won’t fit.
Find storage for DRW TV
One side garage is empty and needs filling
Buy a 1967 Chevelle or Camaro to fill the empty spot
Hmmmmmm
Honey, when do want to looking for the bigger 5er
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:56 AM   #55
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Congrats on the Dually. And wait when the aluminum can needs body work!
For anyone worried about "aluminum can" lookup. That plane flying overhead is made of the same material.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:05 PM   #56
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Wife wants bigger trailer
We need to step up to a DRW 350 to handle the weigth
HOA recommends parking vehicles in garage and DRW won’t fit.
Find storage for DRW TV
One side garage is empty and needs filling
Buy a 1967 Chevelle or Camaro to fill the empty spot
Hmmmmmm
Honey, when do want to looking for the bigger 5er
Oh, that is a slippery slope. I fell so bad I had to add another garage (oh look room for just one more, I kept saying).



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Old 07-25-2015, 11:58 PM   #57
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I recently went through this same dilema....I chose the DRW. I went from a 1500 towing a 6k lb TT and am now towing an 8200lb TT with a 3500 DRW. Huge difference! I would not even consider an SRW with a fifth wheel. The cost between an SRW and DRW is less than 2k. It takes a little getting used to parking wise but I typically just head for the back of the lot. It also helps to back in if you can't get a good remote spot. Most of your drive through days will be over as well but I think of these as pros.
The real pros though are the safety. You will also have much bether trade in value with the DRW....the dealer will up charge an SRW buyer but will beat up a trade in.

You can always request a 24hr test drive and see if you can tolerate it as a DD......good luck!
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:07 AM   #58
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Underground parking garage in Cincinnati- length was way more of an issue than width (though, fitting through the entry/tool booths made me pucker quite a bit!). I find this true almost everywhere.

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Old 07-27-2015, 12:06 PM   #59
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For anyone worried about "aluminum can" lookup. That plane flying overhead is made of the same material.
I was J/K Notaz.

One BIG advantage of aluminum is if you live up north you will not have to worry about body rust through!
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:50 AM   #60
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And now...as the saying goes GAME OVER GANG!

Meet your new Daddy (we just found out today that ours that is on order will be a 2016! SO glad we waited the extra month or so! - 8-12 weeks to delivery, we can't wait!)

Weight Police? We don't need nooooo stinnnnnking Weight Police!! Tows more that a Ford F450? W00t! 7,390 Payload? Yea we WILL haul the kitchen sink (or at least that 70 Gal Aux tank )

(YES, I know, Ford will go large this fall with their F350 and "beat" these specs, but theirs will be a beer can and we will be all steel goodness )

2016 Ram 3500 Lets You Tow an Even Bigger House – News – Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

Odd the 2016 Superduty site I looked at makes no reference to aluminum being used, the F150 has aluminum. I hope the front axle problems get worked out for current owners, that's pretty scary recall/repurchase.


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