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Posted: 01/29/19 09:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo wrote:



Just have to ask, how does that 5er tow/ride with less than 15% pin weight?? I would think it would be a bit of a bucking bronco.


Here's a Video I made of the test run performed while I was building the thing.



I have 400 lbs of ballast in the front closet to get the weights where they are. At those weights it handles just ok. Any less weight on the pin and it's terrible. Bucking isn't so much a problem but swaying is. I am planning to move my trailer axles back 20" which should put the weights where I want them.

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In the resort we are in for the last many winters it looks like the dually trucks are becoming more popular now.

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larry barnhart wrote:

In the resort we are in for the last many winters it looks like the dually trucks are becoming more popular now.

chevman


Along with 5th wheels getting longer and heavier. Chris


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larry barnhart wrote:

In the resort we are in for the last many winters it looks like the dually trucks are becoming more popular now.

chevman


Along with 5th wheels getting longer and heavier. Chris


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I still don't have an RV yet but bought a 2018 F350 DRW. It can tow rigs that are more than I can afford, but you never know what the future brings. It's my daily driver and for months I don't think there is any place I wanted to go where it wouldn't fit. Park farther from the store? I do that with all the vehicles I own. But the car wash places is an issue......

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lcseds congrats on your DRW. You'll be able to safely and comfortably tow a wide range of RV trailers/other trailers with that truck when the time comes. (thumbs up)


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larry barnhart wrote:

In the resort we are in for the last many winters it looks like the dually trucks are becoming more popular now.

chevman


Larry -

Good to hear that trend. I'd say that's a real good thing (safety and capability). I get to say fewer prayers for other folks...

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lcseds wrote:

I still don't have an RV yet but bought a 2018 F350 DRW. It can tow rigs that are more than I can afford, but you never know what the future brings. It's my daily driver and for months I don't think there is any place I wanted to go where it wouldn't fit. Park farther from the store? I do that with all the vehicles I own. But the car wash places is an issue......

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lcseds wrote:

I still don't have an RV yet but bought a 2018 F350 DRW. It can tow rigs that are more than I can afford, but you never know what the future brings. It's my daily driver and for months I don't think there is any place I wanted to go where it wouldn't fit. Park farther from the store? I do that with all the vehicles I own. But the car wash places is an issue......


There you go. When 5er shopping time comes around you won't be running from the showroom out to the truck to see if you have enough truck for the rig inside that you like. You already have enough truck.

Now, install a hitch before you go shopping so that the dealer can see that you are prepared to take one away now & he needs to put a very sharp point on his pencil. If he doesn't the next dealer down the road or the next town will.

You are ready to pull not play games.


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jay5er wrote:

Just remember one thing DRW (dual rear wheel) will NOT go through a Car/Truck Wash !!


There are a few Car/Truck washes that can handle a DRW truck. You just have to look for them.


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