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Posted: 02/25/07 11:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why do you like an SRW over a DRW. Now I know that anyone that loves his SRW most-likely hasn't driven a DRW truck. I don't want this to turn into a bashing post. Just say what you think the advantages are.

And I dont want to hear "because I couldn't afford it".

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Because I really do wheel my truck and there are lots of places a DRW couldn't fit. Also with the choice in campers I made to allow me to wheel my truck/camper combo, there is no need for the DRW's enhanced capacity/stability capabilities.


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Ease of use when the camper is off. Which is most of the time other than vacations. Try parking a Dually down town it isnt going to happen unless you pay for two spots. Mud, sand and snow all of which are mortal enimies of a dually.

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I'm the same as TSK350. In my case, I have to park in places that are barely big enough to manuever a SRW. Yes, sometimes I even fold my mirrors to park. It would be possible for me to park somewhere, but it isn't worth the extra effort for me. The height of my truck is enough of a limitation for me. I'd rather compromise and have a lighter camper.


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I needed a handicap ramp in my garage for my dad to get into and out of the house. So this meant moving the wife's car over slightly to the right. When I put my 2500 into the garage, I can't open the door to get out unless I angle the truck into the corner of the garage. If I had a DRW truck, I would have to take out my chain saw, and cut out an opening for the rear wheels to clear the door jambs. Not a good solution. Could park it outside and let it get dirty. Didn't like that. Could build another garage, liked that idea, but am too tight. So I live with what I have.


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Posted: 02/26/07 04:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For a daily driver not hauling a truck camper, an SRW is obviously a much better choice of vehicle to be driving back and forth to work in than a DRW.

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Because SRW does everything better than a DRW except hauling a big load.
A SRW can be upgraded to haul a load safely and effectively enough to fit MY needs. It's all a trade off. I would rather give up the DRW load advantage for the added SRW utility. YMMV[emoticon]


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#20 Home Depot wrote:

Because SRW does everything better than a DRW except hauling a big load............ It's all a trade off.

Yep, it's all a trade off. But at some point (camper weight and trailer weight), an SRW was no longer an option for us.

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