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Question for 2011 DRW owners

For those of you driving a 2011 F-350 DRW, is it your daily driver? How is it for that?

Getting ready to order a new truck still deciding between the GMC and Ford, but leaning more towards the SD. It will be my daily driver and the size over my current crew cab SB makes me wonder. At the very minimum I guess automatic car washes is out of the picture.
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( At the very minimum I guess automatic car washes is out of the picture. )

Yes they are, and the truck will seam so big to you for a few days when you first start driving it, but with in a week it's old hack, just like driving any other car or truck.
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I use to drive around a 4500 series Chevy 4 door with a dually bed. That was as a dd too! lol. I dont know bout the other guys but I sure feel that my 2011 dually is a lot easier and skinnier to drive then past/present duallys I own.
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i went from a Mercedes S550 to an ML350 and now an F350 DRW. Took some getting used to but i just worry about turns now. No problem.

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i went from a Mercedes S550 to an ML350 and now an F350 DRW. Took some getting used to but i just worry about turns now. No problem.
Boy there is a change.

I'm not to concerned with the driving part, my real job has me driving fire trucks, mainly a 43' long 110' ladder truck.

I guess it will just take some getting use to wit the "not being able to park where I want" routine.

Drove another one last night, this time with my wife to see how she handled the ride quality (bad back/neck).

It is different then my SB CC, and a bit bigger then the GMC but not bad, good mirrors.

Although I do think I would unlock the radio and add a camera to the front end, hidden in the grill most likely. That hood is big!
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if u have a bad back, the ride is a little bumpy. I just slow down.

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I'm worried about just the opposite. I've been driving DRWs as my dd for 15 yrs and now I'm getting an SRW and worrying that it won't feel enough like a truck.

Anyway... you'll probably get used to it. The turning radius has been improved and that was the most frustrating thing I had with my DRWs. I never minded not being able to go through drive-thrus or car washes. I never minded parking way out in the parking lot... safer for the truck anyways... and I never minded the little extra width while driving except for a little extra paranoia that some idiot would clip me. Every once in a while you'll have to squeeze thru a construction zone where they have set the cones too narrow... but you won't hit 'em with your fenders... if they're too narrow you might clip 'em with your mirror.

I taught my youngest to drive in my 6.0 DRW. He did fine with only one hair-raising curb clipping when trying to pass a bus on a narrow airport road. That was interesting!
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The only thing you really need to look out for are places like the bank drive thru, etc, where it can be tight quarters. First thing my neighbor asked me when I got mine was "how long before you clip something with one of those fenders?"

I've always parked way out in the lot anyway, but make sure I do now to keep others from clipping the fenders.

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Mine is a dd. No sweat as far as I'm concerned. Proud to be an American!

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Mine is a dd. No sweat as far as I'm concerned. Proud to be an American!
Glad you like your new truck Grizzly.

And THANK YOU for serving my country young man.
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