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Old 07-01-2015, 09:10 PM   #31
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Question for DRW owners. Is the rear tire life any better with duals? What about gas mileage difference? My SRW Silverado Duramax is all I need for now, but never know if I'm going with a bigger TT. I've been known to change my mind before....
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:13 PM   #32
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Question for DRW owners. Is the rear tire life any better with duals? What about gas mileage difference? My SRW Silverado Duramax is all I need for now, but never know if I'm going with a bigger TT. I've been known to change my mind before....
Too soon to know for sure, but compared to my old f250, the tires aren't wearing at all. My sabre ate the tires off the rear of that truck in 15000 miles and they were E rated Firestone's.
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:29 PM   #33
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I have owned 2 3500 Chevys drw duramax's and went to a 3500 duramax srw. I have not seen any difference and like the narrower rear end. The srw is just as stable a platform as the drw from my experience. Pulling a CC 38rd 42 feet with no problems.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:58 PM   #34
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Went from a F350 SRW 6.0 to a GMC 3500 DRW 6.6 and wow what a difference in handling. Yes it maybe a couple feet longer and wider but I have yet to not find a place to park him. Will never go back to a SRW.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:12 PM   #35
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Went from a F350 SRW 6.0 to a GMC 3500 DRW 6.6 and wow what a difference in handling. Yes it maybe a couple feet longer and wider but I have yet to not find a place to park him. Will never go back to a SRW.
Think it's really fair to compare the ford to a GMC? I mean, come on. . Love my GMC 3500 drw!!
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:22 PM   #36
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A DRW gives you more stability but a lower towing capacity. Unhooked it is a limiting factor in the city.

The primary difference between the 3/4 and 1 tons is the rear suspension. I know the Ford 250 and 350 are largely identical. Ask most truck owners what is best and they will tell you it is what they are driving. That is a good thing since it means they are satisfied.

I have a 3/4 ton Ford 250 Diesel SRWand love it. Lots of power for my Silverback 31 RK. 100k power train warranty. Happy camper.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:17 PM   #37
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I love my dually. My trailer doesn't really require it, but I'd rather have plenty of capacity rather than run tires close to max. I was back and forth before I ordered the truck, and once I priced both out the SRW and dually, the dually cost about $1,000 less. Same options, more capacity and less money was a no brainer. The Ford SRWs sit so high in the back also and that was a consideration too. I have my Reese Elite set to the factory position, and the trailer pin box in the factory position, have 8-9 inches bed clearance and the trailer rides level. I've seen the trailer come close enough to the bedrails as it is. I also use the bed of the truck and climb in and out quite a bit so 4" lower is great.

Would a SRW truck do the job? Yes. Would it be easier to park? Doubtful, as Ependydad pointed out it's not the width, it's the length that gets you. My truck is every bit of 24' long. But so is a CCLB SRW. Width is a factor but it's very minor. One big thing to learn if you don't already know is never, ever, pull into a parking spot, that's how you get stuck with these monsters. Some campgrounds it sure would be nice to have a short truck to get the trailer in and out, but out on the road, I'll keep my LWB.

As an aside, there is no new option for a shortbed dually, aside from a megacab Ram, but given the cab size I don't know that the truck is really any shorter overall than CCLB. GM hasn't built one since the late 90's, and Ford's short run of them ended in 2010.

I'd buy the dually.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:56 PM   #38
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I just bought my F 250 SRW with a Supercab. Wanted a short truck for daily driver. This is the same length as the F 150 i traded but the wheelbase is 3 inches shorter. I have plenty of capacity for future upgraded. There are 2 of us, a little dog. We don't need the crew or the loss of CCC it brings, a 6 3/4 ft box, 4 wheel drive definitely as well, never owned a trucks without it. I have the stability, unrivalled power stroke torque and horsepower and exhaust brake.
Enough truck for what we need for a trailer.
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I went from a 2010 Dodge short box swr to a 2015 Silverado dually. all I can say is WOW! This the real deal. Wish I had listened to my friend sooner. Go dually you won't be sorry.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:41 AM   #40
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Precisely! Exactly WHY so many build variations.

As previously posted, each personal towing adjustable weight is individually selected when loading.
Adjustable meaning what I choose to carry in my truck bed ( a 40 pound bicycle ) minus a 60 pound plus tail gate ( I use an 8 pound metal mesh gate which locks in ) and then low tank levels in the RV and weight distributed accordingly.

Towed x USA AND BACK, up hills, down hills, heavy storms in Amarillo,
dust storms with low visibility, etc.
NEVER once any RV or truck concerns except weather. I travel at 62 mph on all major highways and it is sooooo relaxing and enjoyable travel. 🏁
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