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Old 09-26-2017, 03:07 PM   #1
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Looking to Pull my New 383 FBC

OK, looking for some good old fashioned advice from my friends on here. Purchased a brand new 2017 Columbus 383 FBC about a month ago and have it on our permanent site. Going to be looking to pull it in the future as retirement nears and would like your feedback on the best truck to pull it. Lots of weight (I believe 2800 lbs) on the hitch weight and will be about 16,000 lbs total (with our stuff in it). Figuring a dually is an given but just not sure which is the best way to go in terms of diesel engines and reliability. Open for all suggestions. Thanks everyone!!
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:10 PM   #2
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A dually is not a given but a diesel is. Do a search about why dually's came about and are not necessarily part of the equation with today's frames, suspensions and tires. Also, hitch type is VERY important. My opinion is B&W only.
I tow 16,000+ lbs oh so easily with my 2016 Duramax, non-dually. I also tow behind a 10' trailer with a gold cart loaded.
I would add a tire pressure monitor to the fifth wheel and set the trailer brake around 5.5.
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:43 AM   #3
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We have the same trailer and pull it with a 2010 Ram 3500 Cummings single rear wheels. No problems at all. Pulls easier than our 2009 Everest 35 foot 5th did.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:34 AM   #4
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The problem with the SRW GM is that the towing capacity is 17600, not much leeway for anything else. I have a 295RL and I just traded in my SRW for a dually and love it. The only disadvantages I see are parking spots, drive thru, car washes so far.This also gave me 5700 extra lbs of towing. So far happy with my decision. I had a 2500hd gas first, then the diesel 3500hd, now the 3500hd dually. The stability in wind is awesome as well
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:06 AM   #5
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I think dually really would be great. I talked to a lady at a rest stop who contract hauls for a factory about her new 3500 Ram dually. She loves it in the wind but otherwise hates it for the reasons stated- parking, tire costs, car washes. She hauled for years with srw and her next one will be a single. So, another opinion. I would love to test drive a dually with our C in tow.
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I vote for a dually!

Ive had dually's for years and think thats the way to go if you dont need to drive thru mcdonalds everyday. Get a flat in dually, keep on going. Drift over center line bumps..outside tire will let you know b4 front tires hit...Extra weight in bed... no problem! on and on...get the dually!
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