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Old 02-01-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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250 or 350 to tow 334QB?

We're brand new to RVing and about to pull the trigger on a Wildcat 334QB, and I have a question about what tow vehicle to buy.

We will be traveling full-time for a full year around the country, my wife, my son, and myself.

Will a 250 diesel be sufficient or should I get a 350?

I do not want to cut any corners with regard to safety or ease, but I also don't want to waste money unnecessarily. And, we will be using the truck, of course, to get around town etc. I don't want to be limited by terrain.

I'm also thinking I should get dual rear wheels?

Thoughts, advice, appreciated.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:22 PM   #2
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IMO I would say go with a 350 drw. With as much as you're traveling and the trailer weight it's better to be safe.
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IMO I would say go with a 350 drw. With as much as you're traveling and the trailer weight it's better to be safe.

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Old 02-01-2015, 02:12 PM   #4
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There is always going to be a debate regarding SRW vs DRW, however with a GVWR of under 14,000 lbs you do not need a DRW. Decide which make and model along with wheel configuration you prefer and go with it. Happy rving.
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:25 PM   #5
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the 250 and 350 are the same truck except for the 250 has a 2 inch block between the leaf springs and the axle and the 350 has a 4 inch block and two more leaf springs If the 250 doesn't have a camper package . The registration might be higher on the 350 in some states do to the higher GVW. I would need much more weight info before I could suggest one over the other
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:31 PM   #6
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For the small price difference between a 250 and a 350 go with the 350, you will not be dissatisfied.
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ummm, probably 450 or 550! LOL!!
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My thought behind the drw is with that much traveling and weight why not have the extra confidence in your tires? Better to have that kind of weight spread across 4 tires rather than 2.
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With a pin weight near 1,800#'s and a gvwr less than 15,000#'s, either a 250 or 350 would do okay. As said, for the small extra cost the 350 might be the better way to go.


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For the added stability, at not much more expense, I'd personally go with the 350 dually....
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