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Old 06-30-2015, 08:34 PM   #1
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Looking to up grade our truck, DRW or SRW...

Looking for some thoughts on this? (Our current TV is a SRW)
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:26 PM   #2
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Go with a 3500 dually and a diesel. Ford, Ram, Chevy, whatever your preference. That way you can haul the biggest rigs that FR build and save yourself heartache having to change trucks in the future when you see the next 'must have' 5er.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:37 PM   #3
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This year I switched from a 3/4t Gasser, to a 1T drw diesel, and I'm loving it. Milage is double from my Gasser, but the stability is the best part. I feel very "in control " now. Always did with the 3/4t as well, but it's night and day.
Now, if I lived and regularly drove/parked in a big city, the drw/long bed wouldn't be much fun. Never had any problems on our travels though.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:41 PM   #4
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I upgraded from a 1 Ton SRW diesel to a DRW diesel and glad about it. Can't go wrong and you can tow anything on the market in comfort. They are all smooth and quiet rides towing or not.
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I agree go with a DRW
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:41 AM   #6
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The answer lies within your vision. For example: we have a 2500 Dodge, turbo diesel that pulls our 37 ft Silverback like a dream. We DO NOT need washer/dryer which we "plumbed" for resale but not the WEIGHT in that front closet. We destination tow. Meaning fresh water at 1/3 and other tanks purged.
Our truck suspension has added leaf springs which makes for a 1 inch loaded dip and excellent all wheel road contact.

Would we consider a front living model or larger unit? Absolutely NOT.
We cannot even fit a dually in our home driveway. Thus, no dually. At age 72, not buying anything bigger.

Just say'n as others have: buy for the FUTURE so your options are not limited. Lot's of nice units out there that you might gravitate towards.

Used duallys are ALWAYS IN DEMAND. You can sell them in a snap as long as the maintenance and care has been performed. Same for 2500 super duties with diesel and right equipment.

So make a decision and enjoy!
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:00 AM   #7
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I have a 1 ton diesel dually, 4x4, crew cab, long box and it's our daily driver as well as our puller. We went from a 3/4 ton diesel to this one. Feel much safer brake wise and stability. For the Canadian members, in Ontario, if thinking about a new dually, if the GVWR that is on the driver's door reads over 6000 kilos/13227.6 lbs, you will require a CVOR for the truck. So check them out. I think I just read on another site that the GMs are the only brand new ones that meet the exemption. Check out the MTO's website or call them for all the info. It sure is a mess for RVers who want to go to a 1 ton TV. You will find out when you go for the license plate sticker if you already own one or want to up the RGW for towing.
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:53 AM   #8
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Here's what we upgraded to;

2015 Ram 3500 4x4 long bed 6.7L Diesel with Aisin Tranny and 3.73 axle
5680 payload, 14,000 GVWR, 32,300 GCWR, 23,500 Max trailer weight
Pull my 18,000 lb. 5er like a dream!!!

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Here's what we upgraded to;

2015 Ram 3500 4x4 long bed 6.7L Diesel with Aisin Tranny and 3.73 axle
5680 payload, 14,000 GVWR, 32,300 GCWR, 23,500 Max trailer weight
Pull my 18,000 lb. 5er like a dream!!!

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How long is that big thing from nose to tail?

My long box super cab just fits the driveway.



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If you want the dually get it, I doubt you will be sorry for one second.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:07 AM   #10
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Great looking rig Mud!
Please the replies coming!
I'm pleasantly surprised on the comments from the DRW owners...kinda thought I would see a "wish I never bought it" reply...
We are hoping to pull the plug in 2 years and do some full time Rving for a few years...just trying to get or ducks in a roll (if one ever can...) before doing so...
Thanks again for the replies!
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