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post #1 of 9 Old 07-19-2007, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Dually vs SRW for Long Towing?

I would like to get some information from folks that work thier trucks. My Father is looking for a Dually to haul a 32' to 39' 5th Wheel Travel Trailer. Is there any advantage to getting a Dually over the SRW 250, or 350 that would make the extra mass, and width worth it? They are planning on traveling a lot with the trailer, coast to coast. Also some thoughts on 4WD vs 2WD for hauling as well.
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for hauling a 5th wheel in excess of 32' I'd say he'd be happier with a dually. It will definately help with stability especially in the cross winds. 2wd or 4wd is personal choice, I like it myself but you loose a bit of mileage. If you're going to be traveling in snowy, icy areas IMO its a must.

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Ok since I am new, what is IMO ?
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I haul a 36' montania between the chicago aera and corpus christi with a 94 f250, it does just fine.. the Ozarks dont bother us (me & the dog), or hte truck!! Last trip i went down to the lake of the ozarks on some almost 3 lane roads and steep hills an it handled it just fine....... That was b4 NE mods..

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I haul a 36' montania between the chicago aera and corpus christi with a 94 f250, it does just fine.. the Ozarks dont bother us (me & the dog), or hte truck!! Last trip i went down to the lake of the ozarks on some almost 3 lane roads and steep hills an it handled it just fine....... That was b4 NE mods..

Do you have a Dually or SRW ?
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The dually is only available in a one ton (F-350).

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Hmmmmm sounds like a candidate for an Airstream trailer,but they are not 5th wheel and only up to 34 and no garage . For extended time on the road they are pricey but great....about 8000 pound max weight. Must use an equaliser/stabiliser.
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I like the dually, but maybe I am biased. Oh, and I never buy a truck without 4 wheel drive. If it gets ya out of a slick spot just one time, it is worth it.

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