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Old 09-21-2016, 07:40 AM   #11
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What is the issue with a duelly? That would be new territory for me.
Just too big. No way in the garage. Too wide for another vehicle to pass in the driveway. Park in the back 40 everywhere as parking spaces are not wide enough for most to park next to without their door hitting the rear body.
But they sure have the payload. One was just too much hassle for me. I don't like using the sub, my truck is my preferred daily driver
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:30 AM   #12
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What is the issue with a duelly? That would be new territory for me.

For me, the dually issues are often more about the length than width- but that's because I have 22' of truck in a crew cab/long bed truck. The width is rarely a problem (especially, for Rams, when you consider that the width of the mirrors are the same for dually or SRW). I've had my dually in small towns, cities, garages, you name it.

Don't fear the dually.
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:33 AM   #13
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It looks like a few make the 4600-4700 lbs payload with the F-350 SRW and 164" wheelbase but these are the 2017 tow specs. I have a 24' long 3-1/2 car garage but the garage doors are only normal height but width shouldn't be an issue (SRW or DRW) if it goes in the 16x7 with the zero turn mower and cycles. My wife's Titanium can go into the single. I live on acreage and a large driveway wider than the garage. It's on the road where length might be more of an issue I guess. Wow - that 6.7 turbo diesel has 925 ft. lb. torque. The gas is the same as my Eco. So a diesel F-350 it takes and duel's are better but maybe not required for the payload with the right truck.

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Old 09-21-2016, 11:15 AM   #14
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If you are just a weekend warrior travelling a few hundred miles a few times a year, a SRW F350 should be fine but... if you're travelling thousands of miles each week - I would go MDT or HDT. Having a truck that weighs more than the trailer makes an INCREDIBLE difference to me. I've read on the HDT forums that you can buy & modify a HDT with 500,000 more miles of life left in it for a LOT less than a new dually.





Certainly overkill but better safe than sorry
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:23 PM   #15
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I believe we definitely fit the weekend warrior category. We will have taken eleven trips for 2016 and only one was a week long. The rest were weekends and a few long weekends. We do not plan on living in our RV or traveling much cross-country. Maybe three hundred miles one-way has been our extreme. More than that and we jump on a jet.

I hear you on the old axiom that the truck weigh as much as the RV. That sure left in a hurry as the RVs grew so much. I believe you on the lower cost of the modified big boy trucks but I do tool around the area in my truck so an SRW F350 diesel is a lot more practical although a duelly will work if needed.

Despite pulling a 9000# loaded TT I get 11.5 mpg or even a bit better with my Eco at 60-65 mph and it is a relaxing tow (36 gal tank). What mpg is common on a F350 diesel? I guess a bigger tank is better?
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What mpg is common on a F350 diesel?
My 6.0 is not great, roughly 10mpg pulling ~10,000lbs. I get 13-15 with mixed highway/city driving. I have heard the 6.7's are much better getting upper teens unloaded and low teens towing but someone with one can better speak to that.
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:48 PM   #17
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I was thinking the 6.7 for this setup. They are careful not to publish any info on mpg for these large trucks since it isn't required I have noticed.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:10 PM   #18
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I just looked and my local dealer has this sitting there. Maybe a bit overpriced but they negotiate. Is the 156" bed a problem for a 5er? The guy trading it pulls a long Avon TT and gets a new TV every other year (exact same model/setup).

http://www.reutherauto.com/used/Ford...earchDepth=2:2

http://www.windowsticker.forddirect....wNK3YFUYQ8M%3D
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VERY NICE!! That has the 3.55 axle; I thought you could get a higher ratio but upon further investigation that is the highest without going to a DRW

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Old 09-21-2016, 01:35 PM   #20
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I asked if the bed is too short for a 5er (156" WB). The owner's new F350 won't arrive until October so it won't be available until then.

My brother is telling me I won't like the F350 ride after riding on a cloud with my F150 Screw Lariat. lol It is very nice when now towing.
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