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Old 02-01-2015, 04:28 PM   #51
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That's true....but you get alot of extra towing capacity when you upgrade to a dually which is why I'm going with that
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Old 02-01-2015, 06:56 PM   #52
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That's true....but you get alot of extra towing capacity when you upgrade to a dually which is why I'm going with that
Good choice.

It is hard to imagine having regrets about having too much payload capacity (pin weight + hitch + cargo) or too much towing capacity.

Depending on your brand choice, if you have a choice on axle ratio I would suggest 3.73 or 4.10 (Not 3.42 ).

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I have yet to hear anybody complain about too much truck, power or peace of mind when towing. A dually is a good choice. As far as who has the better truck, I don't think you can pick a bad one these days. Its all about who gives the better deal.
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I went to a single wheel 1 ton last year from having 1 ton dually for the past 14 years. Have been very happy with my 1 ton single wheel. Pulled a Keystone Everest then moved to the CC 38rd and has been pulling fine so far. Have not seen any stability issues.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:28 PM   #55
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I was only concerned that I need the dually because it will give me the recommended 20% allowance that I need for the heavier cedar creek 36ckts. I'm aware that the difference between the 3/4 and 1ton single wheel is minimal.
Where is this ficticious 20% leeway rule written. I've bought several new trucks over the years. None of them ever stated a gross weight minus 20% on the weight sticker on the door post. This is the dumbest thing I ever heard. Does that mean that my Gross weight is 13,200# minus 20%...I don't think so. If it says 13,200# that's what the Engineers designed it to haul and that's what i feel safe piling on....I see no reason not to haul a 36CKTS with anything that has the load capacity to do the job, whether that's a 3/4, 1 ton single rear wheel or dually. If the truck manufacturer says it's good, it's good.....
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:32 PM   #56
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You seam a little angry. If you research you will find it.
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Total Bliss there is no rule about 20% of towing capacity. The 20% you are referring to is a suggestion from others...a safety factor. If the manufacture says the truck will pull 17k safely, it will pull 17k safely if properly equipped.

If you’re full timing and plan on moving around a lot, I think the dully is a good choice. However, an F-350 with the single tires could pull the camper if you don’t carry a lot of stuff with you and do it safely.
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This is not from others that I received this info, it is from an informational site for rvers, "changinggears.com" under "Tow Vehicle Sizing". Not the auto industry. I never referred to it as a rule, I referred to it as a recommendation. Safety is a choice. I don't make decisions based on rumors or other's experience. I base it on industry standards and recommendations. But thinking that I am just going to be ok is not ok for me. You can do whatever you want, that's what's nice about America.Happy Camping
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If you stay within the manufactures limits, you will be safe. The percentage you choose to stay under that is your choice. I don’t believe there is an “industry standard”.
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After seeing everyones setup in the past few years, my guess is that the “industry standard” is 20% the other way!
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