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Old 01-02-2014, 12:38 PM
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Dually or SRW

I currently have a 2006 F250 SRW short bed with air bags in the back. I pull a 32' boat that is about 37' overall with motors and trailer tongue. I weighted the boat and truck on a CAT scale and it came out to just shy of 21,000lbs. That was with full gear, full tank of gas in the boat (not by choice) and truck. The trailer is a bumper pull and probably has about 2800lbs of tongue weight. Then I usually fill the bed of my truck with gear. The bags help a lot with the weight and keep the rear suspension from traveling so much over bumps but the ride is just still very bouncy. I have been towing for a long time now with all different trailers but this is my largest. I know the bounciness is part of towing but I was just curious if a dually would fix this or possibly a new F350 SRW long bed. I have never towed with a dually before and I feel like the new SRW trucks are no different the what I have. Would a new SRW or dually have a better ride or am I going to experience the same ride with any trailer.

I usually tow about 5,000 miles a year with the boat and then about 10,000 miles without a trailer. I think I definitely want a long bed because I keep filling up my short bed.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:53 PM
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Honestly I don't get the bounce like that, have you tried a WD hitch? I feel a Dually has only changed sway for when I tow largely
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If your rear is bouncing, it may be time for better rear shocks.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:20 AM
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I just put on some rancho 9000xl shocks on about 30k miles ago. I also have a 2in leveling kit in the front and 350 blocks in the rear. I don't think my boat trailer has room for a WD hitch either.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:21 AM
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It just seems like a lot of tongue weight on the rear axle.
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