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Old 02-18-2015, 08:32 AM   #1
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what truck should I buy

Buy the cedar creek 38rd fifth wheel
hitch weight-2190
axle dry weight-11250
unloaded vehicle weight-13440
gvwr-16190
cargo capacity-2750
dual axles-#7000
can I get away with a ford f 350 dissel single wheel
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:02 AM   #3
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well that is no problem...... have no wife do I need a dually
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:15 AM   #4
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Well, I have ordered a 3850FL Cardinal with about the same figures that you are showing and I am going to tow with either a 3500 or f350 crew cab short bed srw mainly so I can keep it in my garage. I have never tow with a dually but I can see the advantages of such a tow truck. Good luck!
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Buy the cedar creek 38rd fifth wheel
hitch weight-2190
axle dry weight-11250
unloaded vehicle weight-13440
gvwr-16190
cargo capacity-2750
dual axles-#7000
can I get away with a ford f 350 dissel single wheel
You will be right at the max with a F250 go with a f350 and have some wiggle room. Single wheel f350 would be fine.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:27 AM   #7
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Buy the cedar creek 38rd fifth wheel
hitch weight-2190
axle dry weight-11250
unloaded vehicle weight-13440
gvwr-16190
cargo capacity-2750
dual axles-#7000
can I get away with a ford f 350 dissel single wheel
I assume you are talking new. If so, yes.
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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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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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My understanding is that DRW is worse in wet/slick environments, though. If this is true, it should be considered if towing in inclement weather is a possibility. Maybe others can confirm?
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The dry weight of that trailer is toward the upper end of where my 3500 payload will allot so I would go with the dually to give you the added stability and extra payload allowance
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