N/C LWB, 8' BED, 158"
N/C PAINT: RED CLEARCOAT
N/C INTERIOR: MEDIUM FLINT
N/C CLEARANCE LIGHTS
N/C CAPTAIN CHAIRS
N/C MANUAL LOCKING WHEEL HUBS
N/C 6 SPD HD MANUAL TRANS
$5,300 ENGINE TURBO DEISEL 6.0 L
$35 ENG BLK HEATER
$300 4.10 GEARS
$125 LT245/75R X 17E BSW ALL-TERAIN (4)
$125 REAR SLIDING WINDOW
INCL SPARE TIRE & WHEEL ALL-TERRAIN
$160 CAMPER PACKAGE
$230 TOW CONTROL
$220 PWR / HEATED / TELE TT MIRRORS
$305 17" FORGED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$85 UPFITTERS SWITCHES
$110 PRIVACY GLASS
$875 DEST AND DELIV
After 10 years and many 10's of thousands of miles of safely hauling our 9' 10" Lance on two different Ford SRW truck's, we will be ordering a new dually on Monday. We never had any real issues with the SRW trucks, no axle, tires, wheels, brakes, or spring problems. The SRW trucks were also daily drivers. We now have a Camry to wear out driving 70-80 miles per day commuting. We now find ourselves considering going to a heavier camper (4,000 lbs) and also towing a Jeep on a trailer (6,000 lbs & 600 tongue weight). So, IMO, a dually has become a requirement.
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Congratulations, Way to go. I've never owned a truck before this TC thing came along. I must say I do enjoy owning it (their just so dam handy to have around). But how in the hell do I get a more comfortable ride out of it (driving unloaded).
Brad, I certainly don't want to start the DRW - SRW rant, BUT you will love the dually for hauling the TC. After having a Lance 835 on an SRW and now the 981Max on the DRW I personally would never want to go back to a SRW to haul a TC.
Holy cow! That's incredibly expensive for a light-truck, man
That's about $36,340 with supplier discount, no?
If you're going to be hauling and pushing the very limits of that Ford 350 with your anticipated mega-load, you could buy a *much more appropriately equiped Medium duty* truck, for example, the 2006 C5500, with Generation IV Allison 6-speed Duramax 6600 for MSRP: $30,316 - $46,670 !!
That's great! I'm glad you decided to go with the diesel after all. I think you would have regretted buying the gas. Do you really think the 4.10 is needed? I have it because I bought off the lot and that is what was on the truck. I would not have ordered it unless I planned to tow a 35 foot 5'er (I hope I never sink to that level . 3.54/55 or whatever Ford offers has plenty of grunt for a TC even with a Jeep in tow, I would think. Dodges are going to pass you either way!
PS: Don't forget limited slip differential if it's not included in another option.
Thought a lot about the V-10. I drove two of them. I think they would have worked OK for me. V-10's are a strong, smooth and reliable motors. I could never get beyound the gas milage and "rareness" of that motor in DRW Superduties. Plus, I've have really enjoyed the two diesel I've owned.
The 3.73's would have been OK, but since I will be towing/hauling something 95% of the time, I'm going with the 4.10's. I had 4.10's in our '96. Lowed them towing, hated them driving 500 miles down the interstate towing nothing and screaming the motor.