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Aahhyes68

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Posted: 09/20/07 04:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am looking for a used truck to pull a 5th wheel that we do not own yet, it will also be my daily driver.

It will be a 1 ton diesel with a long bed (unknown mfr., best deal really), I have came to this conclusion reading this forum. I thank you all !


My question is this:

I really do not wan't to drive a dually daily, but if it will serve me better than a single wheeled rear axel I'll consider it a bit more.

Pro's ?? Con's ??


I wan't to hear it all, the good, the bad and the ugly [emoticon] !


I thank you gentlemen in advance !

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Wide hips are a little tight on older city streets. Otherwise no different than a SRW.


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I have the new 6.7 Dodge Mega Cab DRW.

It is the short bed so it is a little more maneuverable than the long bed. I have a slider hitch for the 5'er.

I don't drive a ton of miles but it is big, doesn't fit well in parking spaces but I like it and would recommend it.

I have a 39 foot 5'er and it pulls it like it isn't there. I can't say enough about the new Dodge.

You get used to the width.

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Lots of previous discussion on it:

dually or single?

Dual v single 2

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Weight carrying capacity will be the biggest difference. You FIRST need to determine what you want to pull, TT, smaller fiver or large fiver? That and pin weight will dictate what you should buy.





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I use mine as my daily driver. Just have to watch not to go into any narrow places. Also takes slightly under 30 achers to turn in a circle...LOL....
Love mine, would never change. Good luck to you.


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donn0128 wrote:

Weight carrying capacity will be the biggest difference. You FIRST need to determine what you want to pull, TT, smaller fiver or large fiver? That and pin weight will dictate what you should buy.


I wan't the ability to tow a 5th large enough to accomodate my family of five. I also wan't room to bring along the MIL too, she's a good ol' bird [emoticon].

I don't wan't to limit myself with the truck purchase.

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When DH lets me drive the truck I really enjoy driving the big ole thing. Duallys don't bother me in the least, as a matter of fact of love the look. I just make sure I park farther out in parking lots and the walking does me good. I have got to say that it is a change from my little 2000 volkswagen but hey I can handle it.


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[quote=Aahhyes68 I wan't the ability to tow a 5th large enough to accomodate my family of five. I also wan't room to bring along the MIL too, she's a good ol' bird :). I don't wan't to limit myself with the truck purchase.[/quote] With that said, a dually will offer the most options. I find my dually is no different than my old 1/2 ton. Heck my Dodge has a lot better turning radius than the old truck too.

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