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Old 03-13-2014, 02:21 PM   #11
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... is to have DRW. Good luck parking that in a parking garage.
Sigh, great post until you completely lost it at the end.

I've driven my DRW all over the place including multiple city garages in Baltimore. One even had the spiral entry/exit. With that one, I even had the joy of going to the top and coming back down looking for a spot in a filled garage. I won't lie, it was a little stressful; but definitely doable.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:25 PM   #12
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That's you, my wife drives the truck to her parking garage at work I have a 4 door company car.

She ripped the mirrors off the Yukon imagine what she would do the the hips on a dually....
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:31 PM   #13
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That's you, my wife drives the truck to her parking garage at work I have a 4 door company car.

She ripped the mirrors off the Yukon imagine what she would do the the hips on a dually....
It is me and likely my wife- and, I'd bet most DRW drivers could do it.

But your post made it out like it wasn't doable. YES- they have their negatives, but so do every other vehicle out there.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:37 PM   #14
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That or a ford
LOL... I will take my general any day, ford will prob change out this eng any day now, seems like they cant get it right the first time, 7.3, 6.0,6.4,6.7 what is next??? Can`t put the 6.2,or 6.5 into this mix they were both junk and that was 14 years ago and since no displacement change since
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:31 PM   #15
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The actual trailer weight will be closer to 7800lbs. At least that's what my yellow sticker says. By the time you're done loading up everything, you'll be in the 8500-8800 pound range.

I tow with either a diesel Excursion or F250 diesel. Both have hitch rating of 1250. No problem towing with with but do get a good wdh. It makes a big difference for sway control. That's ALOT of camper behind you
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:19 PM   #16
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Guess I should of bought a Yukon instead of a HD
Yep...and he probably got 15mpg towing uphill @ 70mph ...heard those stories before!
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Yep...and he probably got 15mpg towing uphill @ 70mph ...heard those stories before!

Ha ha good one. Here it is at fishing bridge about 8mpg uphill.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:41 PM   #18
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I hear ya...
I once owned a 37' TT weighing in at 9500lbs loaded towing with a 3/4 ton gasser truck...was it doable...absolutely...was it fun...heck no!
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I have the same trailer and pull it with a 2013 F-150 Ecoboost with Max Tow Package. It is a big trailer and you definately know it is there, but I would not say it is white knuckled. I have not had any problems getting passed by semi's. Now a 30 mph crosswind at 60mph is a different story. It is amazing what slowing down 5 mph can do! The Ecoboost has tons of power, in fact it gets up to speed in a flash and once there drops into 6th and rarely downshifts going up and down light rolling hills. The twin turbos stay spooled and keep the truck right in the power band so when you need to go it is just waiting for your foot. Would I like to pull this trailer with a 250 or 350, sure. But I drive a lot of miles for work and once unhitched 21-23 miles on the highway sure feels good! My recommendation is load up your trailer for camping, get the family in the truck and head to the scales. Make sure you are balanced out and within specs. There is a ton of storage space in the back so it is easy to move weight behind the axles. Take is easy and tow smart, you will will arrive is style! P.S on my last trip to the Thousand Islands in NY State I averaged 9.9 mpg towing.
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I have the same trailer and pull it with a 2013 F-150 Ecoboost with Max Tow Package. It is a big trailer and you definately know it is there, but I would not say it is white knuckled. I have not had any problems getting passed by semi's. Now a 30 mph crosswind at 60mph is a different story. It is amazing what slowing down 5 mph can do! The Ecoboost has tons of power, in fact it gets up to speed in a flash and once there drops into 6th and rarely downshifts going up and down light rolling hills. The twin turbos stay spooled and keep the truck right in the power band so when you need to go it is just waiting for your foot. Would I like to pull this trailer with a 250 or 350, sure. But I drive a lot of miles for work and once unhitched 21-23 miles on the highway sure feels good! My recommendation is load up your trailer for camping, get the family in the truck and head to the scales. Make sure you are balanced out and within specs. There is a ton of storage space in the back so it is easy to move weight behind the axles. Take is easy and tow smart, you will will arrive is style! P.S on my last trip to the Thousand Islands in NY State I averaged 9.9 mpg towing.
Know what you mean about mileage when not towing...I get 19-21 on the highway with a 7K lb diesel...sure feels good
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