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Old 02-18-2015, 05:46 PM   #21
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We have a srw F350 4 door. TV we have no issues with towing a 49 ft 5er. We have sway control and fuel economy is reasonable. About 11mpg when towing with about 17,000 lbs with trailer. It's still under what rated capacity of the truck. I only see a benefit of a rear tire failure. But if you accelerate after a tire failure, you can correct a pull, then slow down with out Appling the brakes. I don't care for the width of the bed and always see body damage to dwr bed. Good luck in your choice.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:46 PM   #22
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Yes overloading TV I can't say for other states but in IL, if you carry more than your truck is licensed to you are looking at a ticket. And According to the ISP if your truck is over 8001 lbs you don't get B-truck plates you must have D plates also it now has to be safety tested 2 time a year. I would also say your insurance won't cover a wreck if that were brought up in the issues. I couldn't tell someone else how they should do things I only can say what I would do.
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:25 AM   #23
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you will be fine with the f350. I have the F350 dule and the only thing you get added I the dule is less trailer motion on the truck and longer tire life because of 4 tires.
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:33 AM   #24
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We have a srw F350 4 door. TV we have no issues with towing a 49 ft 5er. <SNIP>
You are pulling a 49 FOOT 5er?!?

And I thought the XLR Thunderbolt's were huge at 43 ft!

What 5er are you pulling?
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OK, We had a 1ton Ford single wheel pulling our 36' CK in all conditions over the US. Got 1ton Chevy Dually and would not change back to single axle. Dually much more stable especially in mountains and high winds. Also both were 4wd with limited slip which I appreciated many times.
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I have been eyeing the same model.

The advice I have been given is this can be towed fine it's a Single wheel *as long as*
1. Your travels are mostly in states east of the Mississippi
2. Not doing a lot of steep grade mountain/high country towing
3. The areas you tow in are not susceptible to high winds

For us this was not the case - when we retire we want to visit the High countries of CO, NM, UT and we dream of driving the ALCAN so a dually is in the cards for us


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That's not true I been through all those area's and mts. and a SW truck makes no difference compared to a dully for your reasoning to justify a dully. Even going across with the winds in Wyoming. Cross winds the whole State. Never ever had a so called white knuckle drive.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:20 AM   #27
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Excuse me, I didn't say anything about white knuckles or justifying purchases. After about 40,000 miles of towing with each truck, the dually never allows the rig to rock when braking in down hill turns nor shakes in 60 mph cross winds as the single wheel.
Just my experiences and my story and I'm sticking to it.
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I have a dually and a srw bronco they both do fine in snow, as long as there weighted down, bronco is a 4x but the one ton does fine unless it's due for new rubber.
86 F350, love to hear of older TV on the road. My uncle had a 80 E350 with a 460 in it. Changing plugs was a chore for sure. Couldn't kill the motor at all.
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Excuse me, I didn't say anything about white knuckles or justifying purchases. After about 40,000 miles of towing with each truck, the dually never allows the rig to rock when braking in down hill turns nor shakes in 60 mph cross winds as the single wheel.
Just my experiences and my story and I'm sticking to it.
I was not answering you at all. I was talking to Alabama BOB. never said you said that at all anywhere in my post excuse me. And I stick to mine. My F250 never did that in 60 miles an hour cross winds across Wyoming. Everyone has there own favorite Trk. and what it can do.....
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I concur with gljurczyk...well maybe except it should be a chevy 3500 duramax. . Just kidding


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