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Old 12-11-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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Which Tow Vehicle

Just curious, we are looking at the 36ckts. Wondering which truck people are towing this model with.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:55 AM   #2
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Just curious, we are looking at the 36ckts. Wondering which truck people are towing this model with.
You don't mention if you already have a tow vehicle or not or if you're thinking of getting newer.

But, if I were doing it all over again, a unit that size would be pulled by a 1 ton diesel (or larger), prefferably dually for piece of mind and stability.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:34 PM   #3
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Owning a CKTS albeit an older model, I can say emphatically it needs a dually. Regardless of the advertised pin weight it will end up at minimum 20% and more than likely closer to 22-23% of the actual weight. In my case 13,500 pound fiver yeilds 3200 pin weight.
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We've pulled our 2014 36CKTS all over the country in all weather conditions with a Ford F-350 dually, and we couldn't be happier with the combination. Plenty of power (pulling and stopping), and stability in the wind.
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We have been looking at the 1 ton. Based on the weight of the 5ver, that is the one I'm going to get. I have seen and read that people are towing with 3/4's and was sort of confused as to the reason. I ran the numbers and even talked to the truck service guy at the dealership. So I'm convinced on the 1 ton.
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Good conclusion. Now all you have to do is actually buy the CC and the TV and you will be ready.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:40 PM   #7
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Now all you have to do is decide whether to go whole hog and get a dually or to go SRW. I have a 2013 Chevy DRW and love it for the stability. But a good friend has the 2015 Chevy 1 ton diesel SRW and claims there is no stability problem. He has a CKTS, mine is the next smaller RLSA.


BTW, many of the reasons I hear from folks who are hesitant to get the dually is that they want to be able to use it as their daily driver. I use my truck all the time in and around town and found no problems with it at all. My wife drives it as well (and quite likes it). And on the personal side, my grandsons love riding in it. They call it the "Urban Assault Vehicle". LOL - teenage boys!
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
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Our 36CKTS will be built in Jan. We looked a long time and read a lot. We just recently scored a 2012 Dodge 1 ton diesel DRW L O N G bed (8ft). I looked for a couple of months when this one popped up on the radar. We got it 2 weeks ago and is all I have been driving. I tell the wife it is because I want to get used to driving it. But it is just fun to drive!! shhh
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:32 PM   #9
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I have no problem towing my 2013 36CKTS with a 2004 F-350, SWR, CC, SB


I also pull a 4' X 6' enclosed trailer behind the 5er.




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Old 12-12-2014, 09:25 PM   #10
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A dually for sure just for the stability and safety, I have always been a Chevy guy and I love my 3500 but honestly any 1 ton from the big 3 will do the job.
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We pull the 38fl with an F350 dully (8' bed) and it feels like it's on rails. Never had any issues, even going up and over the Rockies.
I would recommend getting a slip tank to give you some extra range.


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Old 12-13-2014, 08:55 AM   #12
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First, must be a diesel. I've pulled with both the SWR and DWR. The DWR is by far the better option.
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DRW is the way to go for safety issues in itself, if you are unlucky enough to get a rear wheel blowout on your SRW truck while towing the fiver...ask me how I know!



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A dually for peace or mind.
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My daily driver is a 2014 GMC Denali 3500 Dually Dmax and it pulls our 36ckts all over the US of A.


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All depends on which brand and year of vehicle. My 14, Ram 2500 is rated to pull 200lb more than the 3500, and 2000lb more than the SRW. F350. Do your home work and get what fits your criteria. 2014 Ram with coils and new frame is rated at over 17200lb. Towing capacity
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All depends on which brand and year of vehicle. My 14, Ram 2500 is rated to pull 200lb more than the 3500, and 2000lb more than the SRW. F350. Do your home work and get what fits your criteria. 2014 Ram with coils and new frame is rated at over 17200lb. Towing capacity
but payload capacity will always be higher on a dually and stability much better
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:56 AM   #18
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We have a 14, 36 ckts. I bought a 14 F350 dually, 6.7. I look at them all and ready wanted a SWD. After much research and test drives. I went with the F350. My last 7 vehicles have been GM....but the new F350 simply have the most in what I look for in a TV. The Denali was a close second. After you drive a dually for a while...you will almost forget is a dually. Only downside is no carwash. A dually is without question the safest TV to pull a 5er. Good luck with your decision.
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After all our research, the one thing we didn't realize was the carwash. We both, just now, through our arms in the air with "wow" on our minds.
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I wouldn't think of pulling the 36CKTS with anything but a 1ton dually.
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