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Old 02-15-2012, 11:14 PM
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DUALLY AS A D/D

Since I'm looking at a dually, and the boss has spoken about not getting another truck after this, it will be a D/D and tow rig.

Dually owners, how is your to live with during the daily grind?
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:04 AM
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That's what mine is. A daily driver. Not bad at all. Only thing that sucks is the fact that diesel repairs are not like a Gasser where you can usually do in an evening. They are more complex and time consuming. Other than that, I love it!! I do need to get a beater though just for stupid reasons as mentioned.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:09 AM
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Seems as if any year SD diesel is a mother to work on. Otherwise they seem really comfortable to me. Plan on adding a full air suspension so that will help. I imagine the wider hips is something you get used to, also. We have a third vehicle in case it becomes too much; seems like a waste to use these monsters as cars; at least they are getting some road time.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:20 AM
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Drive a f550 with a flatbed as a dd, before that drove my OBS dually as a DD its not to bad, if you get a longer one sometimes its a ***** to find a parking spot in small lots but other than that its great.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:26 AM
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I do it every day. Just get used to parking, i.e. backing into spots. You get really good at getting inches from the curb just going down the road.
Full air suspension won't help the ride UNLESS you get the Firestone kit that replaces the leaf springs with smaller ones and then relies almost solely on the bags.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:29 AM
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Mines a daily driver. There are times that you really need to pay attention to narrow roads/park lots/alley, or you'll rip off the hip fenders.

Being we have an extra set of tires, cost for 6 tires can get expensive. Not to mention but when you go to rotate your tires with "fancy" rims, you'll need to have a shop do it. To rotate the tires, four of them will have to come off the rim.


Some of the parking lots designed now a days SUCK!! They design them for small cars.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:53 AM
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Mines a daily driver. There are times that you really need to pay attention to narrow roads/park lots/alley, or you'll rip off the hip fenders.
Ahh yes.....or you may get a little close to another mirror and blast a hole in the back side of yours then find out the next day that the cover is something like 350 from Ford. Then you spend a Saturday repairing yours with fancy use of body filler after you recover most pieces from the initial impact.

Hmmm......wonder who did that?.....
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:42 AM
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I have a dually, crew cab, long bed. Most drive-thrus are off limits.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:28 AM
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"most drive thrus are off limit", i dont know where you live, but before i got my dually, the kfc was always a three point turn in my 350 cclb. im not even going to try it in my dually. going to the mall is ok, just expect a longer walk to the door.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:34 AM
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I've been using the '04 as my daily driver since the '06 likes to drip oil and as stated, drive-thrus and small convenience store parking lots are a thing of the past.
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