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Posted: 12/18/14 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After looking at one ton trucks with dually wheels, I prefer the one ton trucks with single rear wheels. What would I be giving up not getting the dually wheels?


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More carrying capacity, more stability, not having to pay for 2 extra tires.....just off the top of my head


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Go to the manufacturers website for that truck model and look at the specifications. You'll see that the DRW has a higher towing and carrying capacity than the same model SRW. You give up maneuverability which even with a SRW is all that great. You probably take a hit on fuel mileage too with a DRW. Plus your tire expenses increase by 50%.

Whether you need a DRW depends on what you expect to tow. SRW will tow medium sized fifth wheels easily, but when you get to the longest and heaviest fivers you'll want a DRW.


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agesilaus wrote:

........ You'll see that the DRW has a higher towing and carrying capacity than the same model SRW......
Higher carrying capacity for sure, tow rating probably not and may be less by the weight of the two extra wheels.
GCWR is probably the same for the two trucks so if the dually weighs more the calculation of GCWR minus truck weight results in a lower tow rating,
But in the fiver world carrying capacity is king!


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agesilaus wrote:

Go to the manufacturers website for that truck model and look at the specifications. You'll see that the DRW has a higher towing and carrying capacity than the same model SRW. You give up maneuverability which even with a SRW is all that great. You probably take a hit on fuel mileage too with a DRW. Plus your tire expenses increase by 50%.

Whether you need a DRW depends on what you expect to tow. SRW will tow medium sized fifth wheels easily, but when you get to the longest and heaviest fivers you'll want a DRW.


What expenses increase 50%?[emoticon].Other than tires that one changes out "whenever", I buy two more...oil changes the same, air filter the same...Less mpg? So paying a little more for fuel..don't know if all that equates to 50% more on expenses....Don't know about giving up maneuverability...heck, I still go through drive throughs..May take a bigger parking space, but truck is my daily driver as well as my TV and it maneuvers in and out of traffic just fine[emoticon]

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The pin weight of the 5er is the primary issue of DRW vs SRW. They have really boosted the carrying capacity of the newer trucks. But there still comes a point where you need the DRW due to heavy pin weights. Check the payload ratings of the truck(s) of interest and then see if it is enough to carry your 5er.

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Don't scrimp and wish you had the dually later it's a cheap option at $1,020. If you are talking a larger RV don't limit your self.

Nothin better than the rock solid towing experience with a Dually.


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Till March I've always had SRW. I got by just fine, but knew I was overweight. Wanted to trade for a longer trailer so went and got a dRW F350. I was very impressed with how it handled just running down the road. Then we hooked to the same 5th, and was shocked just how nice it pulled. More stability and less strain on the driver. True will have to buy extra rear tires some day, but the long bed DRW is so much easier to handle things.


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If you are within the weight limits and don't expect to buy a bigger trailer in the near future, the SRW is a nice option and will save you some money with little downside.

If the SRW will be over the weight limits, go with a dually.


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Don't scrimp and wish you had the dually later it's a cheap option at $1,020. If you are talking a larger RV don't limit your self.

Nothin better than the rock solid towing experience with a Dually.

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