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Old 01-31-2012, 03:20 PM
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Question brothers new truck choice??

so my brothers gasser f150 finally died off 289k on original motor and trans (rambo truck) were now converting it into a mud truck but he has to get a new truck. Its going to be a diesel because

1 our company trucks are duramax (from my experience HORRIBLE truck) and i use my 96 stroker instead and he wants to do the same

2 we haul our boat and camper together and yeah his gassers 302 wasnt doin much for that boat
now the dilemma is to get a SRW 4x4 or a DRW 4x2

we haul 36ft and 40ft trailers mon-fri our boss pays for fuel when working but we also live in well easiest way to say it in the middle of no where so if it rains a 2wd 8k lb truck will die going home but its questionable if the SRW will be able to hold up to the weight. our trailers are flatbed 20ft portable sawmills and other length is a normal flatbed to haul the wood. we drive into crazy places where the duracraps get stuck in 4wd without even the trailer so im wondering your thoughts on whether a dually or single?? because im no king of hauling so i dont really know the full benefits of the DRW VS SRW

any help appreciated in advance and it will definitely be an OBS the best looking trucks ever in both our opinions

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DRW 4x4!!!

I don't think any SRW will be able to legally carry a 40' trailer...
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only problem is we cant find any around here i dont think they made 4x4 DRW OBS trucks if they did id be all over that more than a black guy on a barrel of chicken and koolaid!
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only problem is we cant find any around here i dont think they made 4x4 DRW OBS trucks if they did id be all over that more than a black guy on a barrel of chicken and koolaid!
haHA!! ya they didnt make OBS duallys with 4 wheel drive... sounds like you need somethin tough, maybe a superduty dually with 4wd and a 7.3? surprised youd wanna use a personal truck for rough work like that
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haHA!! ya they didnt make OBS duallys with 4 wheel drive... sounds like you need somethin tough, maybe a superduty dually with 4wd and a 7.3? surprised youd wanna use a personal truck for rough work like that
Hey don't make fun!!!
I'm not very familiar with OBS trucks.
And why not a Superduty 7.3? that's what i meant lol
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:53 PM
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yeah honestly we need CATs or something superpowered but no choice but yeah I'm ok with using my personal truck because our boss says if it breaks on the job he fixes it since honestly my powerstroke outdoes the duramaxes easily. But do you know how common a 4x4 DRW OBS would be? It's honestly my dream truck lol but yeah my brother hates the dmax because those IFS pos trucks are horrible in most aspects

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:54 PM
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Sorry thought you said did I was happy now sad


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Old 01-31-2012, 03:57 PM
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And I love the superdutys but the bodys aren't hardened enough for him he beats up on trucks worse than me (both 21 he's adopted) and i had a 93 ranger that died off were pre 2000 fords all the way! Lol

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they are around. A lot are in regular cab dumptruck form. You could always take a SRW and convert to dually or a dually and convert to 4x4... or maybe you'll get lucky and find a dually 4x4 with a real bed. How much weight are you carrying?
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My last weigh in on my truck I was at 23571 and yeah I was struggling really bad a srw f350 ext cab long bed with that much weight I could barely stop and yeah without anything in the trailer but the sawmill It's around 19k I'll have to weigh for exact but yeah pullin all this offroad isnt much fun


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