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Old 02-24-2014, 01:32 PM   #21
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Dually all the way. Load feels lighter and more controllable. The trade off is you have to remember to "button hook" or you'll het a few curbs....
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:33 PM   #22
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all the people putting bags on their 3/4 tons, could have had a 1 ton for same money and no need for bags. I'm glad I went with the 1 ton single wheel. Hardly any more money than 3/4 ton and you have much more payload due to auxiliary springs
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:59 PM   #23
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As most folks know, air bags only smooth out the bumps. They DO NOT increase payload or GVWR. Only upgrading to the next level truck will do that.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:17 PM   #24
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As most folks know, air bags only smooth out the bumps. They DO NOT increase payload or GVWR. Only upgrading to the next level truck will do that.
exactly, that's why I can't believe single wheel 1 tons don't outsell 3/4 tons. Your talking maybe several hundred dollars for a lot more payload. Sounds like a no brainer to me. Same ride quality, as you won't touch the auxiliary springs till you get a bit of load on it.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:09 PM   #25
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Do you need a dooly?
I do not need one so I didn't buy one.
3400 lbs payload is adequate for me.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:16 PM   #26
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:33 PM   #27
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I had 3/4; one ton SRW; now one ton DRW. Of the three I like the DRW, feels like one solid unit going down the road.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:38 PM   #28
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Not sure where you live but an empty dually is a nightmare during Minnesota winters. Make sure you really need it.

My 2012 dodge 3500 was awful with stock general tires. Put a set of nitto terra grapplers and it is great in the snow and does great on the open road.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:57 PM   #29
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:33 PM   #30
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Do you need a dooly?
I do not need one so I didn't buy one.
3400 lbs payload is adequate for me.
This is the first question, need a dually? Will your fifth wheel fully loaded come close to a 17,500 – 18,000 ton capacity? Is the “stability” a necessity or psychological?
Other considerations:
How much sightseeing will you do when you get to your destination? If you plan on driving your TV, then a ton has some advantages.
Chevy 1 ton circle radius nearly 56 feet v ton 51 feet. Parking…you get it.
A will do a little better on fuel and will ride and corner better. A ton with bags gives you the ability add support when needed, let the air out when not needed for better ride.
Air bags do not add payload, they do level the TV, (headlights and safeguard against bottoming out). Many 1 ton owners use them as well.
Another question is will you be requiring 4 wheel drive and/or going off road…if so, additional advantages with a ton.
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