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post #1 of 18 Old 02-01-2014, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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I am getting an F-250 or 350, but will the SRW and DRW make a big difference in pulling a 48ft gooseneck? I am wanting SRW so I can do other things with the truck but I am not sure if I need DRW. I will be hauling my 98 GT and 97 Cobra along with tools and such. I run HPDE with Nasa and will be hauling long distances. Sorry if y'all get these posts a lot, my dad used an 06 250 for a 20 foot enclosed which is a paper weight to these trucks. Thanks, Ben

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Depends on how often you will be towing? If it's often I'd go dually if not more than a couple times a year I'd go F-350 single rear wheel.
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Dually, if you tow it often.
Check your weights.
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Talked with a state trooper in WI, they will make you unhook and then you have to get right truck to tow trailer or hire someone.
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That big of a trailer I'd want a DRW.
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48' gooseneck and long distances? I vote DRW.

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I keep leaning to the DRW option because of the size, but I won't be towing all of it but a couple of times, I will usually pull it with one 'stang and racing equipment at I would guess 16,000 pounds? That's why I think a SRW will be ok with some towing mods.

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How many miles do you figure while your towing this 48' trailer? No "towing mods" will give you the stability and safety of a DRW truck.

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"towing mods" won't put more tires on the ground and thats what you need pulling that kind of weight.
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Nuttin like havin that fat azz behind you when your pullin some weight around.

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