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Help choosing DRW or SRW 7.3L

I currently have a 1999 Crew Cab Single Rear Wheel (SRW) Long Bed 2WD 7.3L and am looking at possibly getting a 2000 Crew Cab Long Bed 4X4 and one of the options among the trucks I am looknig at is Dual Rear Wheels (DRW).

I will be towing my mowing equipment by trailer a good deal of the time and possible doing snow removal. I already know how hard it is to park my SRW in a parking lot and don't know how much harder it would be to park a DRW in a parking lot.

I assume the DRW would be a benefit to my towing efforts, but how much really? Also, does the DRW really handle worse in the snow as I've heard from somewhere? Also how much will mileage be affected in the DRW?

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The main reason I chose a SRW was being able to go thru drive thru's.. This might not seem to be that big of a deal, but just pay attention on Monday how many times it might be a problem.

Also, there are the extra 2 tires to replace.

IMHO, unless you're pulling a goose neck, fifth wheel or extremely heavy loads I don't think it's really necessary.

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My DRW is the same in the snow to me in my opinion, I use the 4x4 anytome roads have snow...

Drive thrus have not bveen an issue for me yet, had mine 3 weeks now...

I did tow with it once so far... tows awesome!!

Cannot wait to start taking boat all over this summer 12K load

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I'm all about the DRW, I love mine, bad a@@ looking truck and a very stable tow rig...with that said, for your application I would go with a SRW only because you plan on snow removal, DRW for me work great in the snow, its all in your ability to drive, but the cost and manuverability with a 10 foot plow blade could get dicey??? If your trailers will always be on the heavy, say 10K# or over, then you would benefit from the DRW. My brother-in-law owns his landscaping business and has a DRW for his enclosed, but 3 others are SRW for everythuing else inckluding snow plow.....just my 2 cents

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you don't need a dually for a lawnmower trailer. If you were pulling something real heavy, then I'd go for it.

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Your not going to see much benefit from a DRW until you get into large/heavy loads that like to sway. that is the biggest advantae to a DRW over a SRW, sway control.

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Your not going to see much benefit from a DRW until you get into large/heavy loads that like to sway. that is the biggest advantae to a DRW over a SRW, sway control.
Yea... old Bessy did pretty good, but sometimes the Semi's would toss her a bit...

Cannot wait to pull FF behind the dually!!


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