dually pro/con - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 25 Old 03-31-2011, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
dually pro/con

gentleman, what are the downsides of owning a dually?

everyone that I talk to that drives a dually says they wouldn't drive anything else. Most who have srw say they will never have a dually. Wondering who is on the right side of the fence!

Considering going from 2006 250 srw to 2011 450

will be towing a boat that is about 50' on the railer and weighs around 15k about 6 months out of the year.

looking forward to your input!
mbmcdermott18 is offline  
post #2 of 25 Old 03-31-2011, 06:57 PM
Don't mind me



 
westcoaststrokin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Silverdale, WA
Posts: 27,592
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to westcoaststrokin
I will never own a SRW truck. I have towed in winds that would have flipped truck and trailer without the training wheels. The downside is fuel efficiency and parking, oh and tight roads.

Josh

04 F350 CC SB DRW IT HAS SOME STUFF

"Idiopathic, from the Latin meaning we're idiots cause we can't figure out what's causing it." House M.D.
westcoaststrokin is offline  
post #3 of 25 Old 03-31-2011, 06:58 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
YodersStrokin96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New Riegel, Ohio
Posts: 1,679
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
for something that size and that much out of the year i would go dually, i think its mostly prefence

--->Zach<---

1996 CCLB, XLT PSD, 4x4,
Auto, Autometer Guages, Matts Tunes, Stage 1's, AIS Water/Meth, Intake/Intercooler,
D66, gutted EBPV, Built Tran. dual napa Tran. Cooler and . . . More
1995 Ranger XL 2.3L 2x4 More Photos -->Truck <--
YodersStrokin96 is offline  
post #4 of 25 Old 03-31-2011, 06:58 PM
Premium Member
 
kingranch89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,442
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Why are you trailering a boat that big?

2007 F250 king ranch 6.0 powerstroke
SCT w/ custom tunes from innovative
5" mbrp exhaust
Studded and EGR Deleted

FINALLY SOLD!!!!
on to the next toy
kingranch89 is offline  
post #5 of 25 Old 03-31-2011, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Much more efficient to transport the boat over the road than the water. Plus she stays on the trailer, it is an outboard powered boat.

Interesting comment on the parking, i thought the 450 had the same slightly tighter turning radius than the 250 short box. I guess the width makes it hard to deal with?

On the narrow roads to you have to check your mirrors to stary in the lane or can you just drive down the road and stay within the lines?
mbmcdermott18 is offline  
post #6 of 25 Old 03-31-2011, 07:05 PM
My 6OH Hates Me


 
mudrunninpig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Nexus of the Universe
Posts: 24,835
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Thanks: 8
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I have had both. for towing, nothing beats the stability of a dually. it is a night and day diiference. the only downside I have is when its time for tires its 6 instead of 4.

Mike




"The Iron Pig"



mudrunninpig is offline  
post #7 of 25 Old 04-01-2011, 02:05 AM
The Silent Service

 
colo_dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,313
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 59 Times in 26 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I really enjoy my Dually, its my daily driver and towing rig. That type of load, you'd be hard pressed not to be with a F350 or F450, and I would really advise you go dually. In my opinion, I wouldn't tow over 10k in a SRW. The stability, and control that the DRW's give you is worth the hit in fuel milage. The lower gears of the DRW's handle that load better, and you'll actually see better milage from the 4.10' or the 4.30's with 15k hooked up, then you will with 3.73's.

Let us know what you decide to do.
colo_dually is offline  
post #8 of 25 Old 04-01-2011, 02:26 AM
Viking Heavy Diesel

 
Ryan Rønning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 20,714
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 8
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
A Dually is by far your best bet with something that big and heavy. I towed a 48' car hauler for a long time with the truck in my sig and every single mile was a miserable experience. The lift played a lot in to that but I need more stability. Josh is right about the wind, I have seen SRW's flip in high winds with large trailers, not that it doesn't happen with DRW;s also but it wont happen as easily.

Project Frankenstein


1997 Ford F-350, Dually conversion, Cobra 29 LX CB, 12000 watt converter, All LED lights, TW tunes, 4" DP, Napa Intake and lots of running lights.

Quote:
Originally Posted by XPLOSIV View Post
Thanks. I'll give er a good wackin in the morning.
Ryan Rønning is offline  
post #9 of 25 Old 04-02-2011, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the info guys, going to wait and see what incentives ford comes out with on Tuesday.

Ryan, I see you are looking at 6.4 450's. Do those motors have any problems other than the bad radiators in the 2008? Have been thinking about getting a used 6.4 and tuning and removing dpf.
mbmcdermott18 is offline  
post #10 of 25 Old 04-04-2011, 10:10 AM
Serving Our Country!

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 771
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I converted my DRW to a SRW...But thats because I never tow that much weight.... If I did tow heavy I would have kept it a drw.
But man, it is night and day difference in ease of a daily driver as a SRW.

2002 F-350, was a DRW, now a SRW (but kept the dana 80 ARB's front and back, 4.88 gears on 37's
AIS, 4 inch MBRP, 38R ww2, IHI bellowed up pipes
PHP 6 Pos Chip, swamps 140 volt mod
PMF coilovers and 4 link...front and back
2008 D60 up front, 2002 D80 out back
Psc hydro assist with ported hydroboost, p pump
fifty is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome