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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.
2006 F250 King Ranch 6.0L - 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ 4" rear blocks, ARP Studs, EGR Delete, 4" TB MBPR Straight Exhaust, SCT Tuner w/ Quick Tricks, Innovative, and Gearhead tuning, Blue Spring Upgrade, Dieselsite Coolant Filter, ScanGuage II, Dyno-Tune EGT guage, High Idle, Custom Wood Steering Wheel, PAC Aux Input, Ipad Mount, 5% Tint all around w/ 50% Windsheild Tint