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Posted: 03/08/12 10:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with most of the others on this thread, your problem will be pin weight and the only real answer to that is to get a DRW.

If you try to overcome this by loading everythign heavy behind the wheels you will create a stability situation and that is far more dangerous that being overweight.


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469whj469 wrote:

This weight police says that you will be to heavy. If you are buying a new truck make it a DRW 1 ton for that weight 5er. Having done it for a number of years don't go by the ratings provided by truck mfg they are to high.



If truck ratings are too high then how do you know DRW will work?

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Ok all. I took the opinions of all the "weight police" experts and ordered a 3500 SRW. I now feel much more comfortable with that decision after what everyone has commented on. For me, I work alot and don't travel but long weekends and within 4-5 hours of my home so I feel comfortable that I've made the right decision (thanks to all of you) to just order a 3500. Boy, those 3500's are hard to find in stock.

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Done! Good luck I hope it meets all you need.
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