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at that length i would go dually. it will just give you a little peace of mind when towing that long trailer. it takes a little getting used to but once you do it is no big deal. also the price is not that much different. i dont regret going bigger even with my little tiny trailer.


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Posted: 03/20/12 06:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Based on the commercial I saw Dodge is the only choice, the impression I got was if you choose anything else you simply need to watch it again. It might also be worth noting that the legendary Cummins engine apparently scares off ford trucks when in a face off situation in old western towns.. They also showed the three in a race in some desert and the Dodge was clearly in the lead.. Just saying.. [emoticon]

pretty funny commercial

* This post was edited 03/20/12 06:55am by five'er *

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i Had to do that choice 2 month ago and look at my pics below and you will know the awnser

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but all will tow fin .its personal choice if you look at all the big 3


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Do you have good idea as to what that big Dodge gets for highway mileage yet?


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Posted: 03/20/12 07:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do what I did! Dodge Ram 3500 Dually Crew Cab 4*4, 4.10 gears and hauling and towing perfection!


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Posted: 03/20/12 08:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boy, this is going to be quite a thread. We have almost all of the major debates in one topic:

Ford-vs-GM-vs-Dodge
Dually-vs-Single
New-vs-Used
Shortbed-vs-Longbed

All we need is Diesel-vs-Gas and 4wd-vs-2wd and we will have ALL of the major debates bundled into one hot topic! [emoticon] [emoticon]

Anyone for popcorn???


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Posted: 03/20/12 08:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I were buying a NEW heavy duty pickup today, it would be a Dodge, Dually, Diesel, Crew Cab, 4wd, Long Bed, Manual Trans, 4.10 axle, SLT trim.

If I wanted a NEW pickup with single rear wheels, I would buy an F350SRW, 4wd, 6.2 gas, 4.30 axle, Crew Cab, Long Bed, XLT trim.

If used, well I already have what I wanted in used trucks. See signature. [emoticon]

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Posted: 03/20/12 08:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As much as I like the new Dodge trucks, to get any serious payload capacity with the Dodge, you must go with the Dually.

The single rear wheel Dodge trucks just don't have high enough RGAWR, GVWR and Payload capacity to compete with the 350/3500SRW trucks from Ford and GM.

Maybe some day Dodge will upgrade their 3500SRW trucks with significantly higher RGAWR and GVWR to match the other 2 brands but, at this time, Dodge simply does not compete with the other two in that category.

The Dually trucks from all 3 brands are pretty evenly matched for RGAWR, GVWR and Payload capacity.

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4x4ord wrote:

The new 1 ton SRW trucks will easily handle a 15,000 lb trailer. All three are pretty amazing trucks but the GM lacks allot of details that Ford has included - things like more power adapters, LCD screen, the Ford mirrors are a huge upgrade over GM's, much nicer locking council, 120 volt inverter, 7 wire and 4 wire trailer plug. Heated seat switch for passenger that can be turned on without climbing across the truck. The Ford shows what gear the transmission is in and allows the driver to lock out any number of the top gears. Ford has a bigger back seat with no hump in the middle, the back seat folds forward allowing for a bit of storage behind the seat as well as having the seat lift up to access storage bins underneath. More comfortable seats and if you get the King Ranch the leather is genuine leather as apposed to the pleather of the GM. Ford comes with factory running boards. Personally I wouldn't buy an older Dodge unless you like the idea of your truck feeling like a tractor even though the Cummins is a great engine.


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Posted: 03/20/12 09:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CREATO wrote:

Mile High wrote:

Ford is the only tow vehicle endorsed by Toby Keith for towing - the others are just toys.

Well...you asked!

Seriously you would be better off in the TV section, and narrowing down your question to a few topics.



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