RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: SRW vs Dually

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > SRW vs Dually

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 6  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
Learjet

Louisiana

Senior Member

Joined: 02/21/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/20/19 04:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IdaD wrote:

This one is easy. DRW if you need the carrying capacity because you need it. If you don't, SRW because they're better in every other way.


Except! if a tire blows out towing a trailer...SRW not better [emoticon]


2017 Ram Big Horn, DRW Long Box, 4x4, Cummins, Aisin, 3.73
2015 Wildcat 317RL, MoRryde rubber pin box, Titan Disc Brakes, Trojan T105
B&W Ram Companion

Yamaha EF2600c tri-fuel generator
Champion Model 46595- 3000/3500w


jerem0621

Tennessee

Senior Member

Joined: 05/17/2009

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/20/19 05:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Learjet wrote:

IdaD wrote:

This one is easy. DRW if you need the carrying capacity because you need it. If you don't, SRW because they're better in every other way.


Except! if a tire blows out towing a trailer...SRW not better [emoticon]


If it’s a front tire you are still jacked up


Car Camper-Transport Vehicle is a 2011 Chevy Tahoe
Eureka Timberline 4
Favorite Brands:
Coleman, REI, Ozark Trail, and misc. Yard Sale finds

Family time is the best time!

~It’s kind of fun to do the impossible~
- Walt Disney-


philh

Belleville MI

Senior Member

Joined: 05/11/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/20/19 06:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

one costs more to put new tires on

blofgren

Surrey, B.C.

Senior Member

Joined: 11/26/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/20/19 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

philh wrote:

one costs more to put new tires on


I'm not so sure about that with the cost of the large tires on SRW trucks these days.


2013 Ram 3500 Megacab DRW Laramie 4x4, 6.7L Cummins, G56, 3.73, Maximum Steel, black lthr, RAM 20k sliding hitch, Retrax, Linex, and a bunch of options incl. cargo camera
2008 Corsair Excella Platinum 34.5 CKTS fifth wheel with winter package & disc brakes

blofgren

Surrey, B.C.

Senior Member

Joined: 11/26/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/20/19 07:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IdaD wrote:

This one is easy. DRW if you need the carrying capacity because you need it. If you don't, SRW because they're better in every other way.


Not true - DRW looks MUCH better! [emoticon]

blofgren

Surrey, B.C.

Senior Member

Joined: 11/26/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/20/19 07:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jerem0621 wrote:

Learjet wrote:

IdaD wrote:

This one is easy. DRW if you need the carrying capacity because you need it. If you don't, SRW because they're better in every other way.


Except! if a tire blows out towing a trailer...SRW not better [emoticon]


If it’s a front tire you are still jacked up
tires

Towing a large fiver, the chances of a rear blow out are MUCH higher than a front.

Another pro for the dually is that you can run a much lower pressure in the rear tires even when towing heavy which contributes to a much better ride. And I love how cool the tires stay.

deltabravo

Spokane, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 09/08/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/20/19 09:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Me Again wrote:

Just for the record, today's SRW have the capacity of your father's dually,


They don't even go back that far..

My 2009 dually is a wimp compared to the GM SRW trucks of 2011 and later.


2009 Silverado 3500HD Dually, D/A, CCLB 4x4 (bought new 8/30/09)
2009 Arctic Fox 811 (bought new 11/9/09)
2015 Nash 17k (bought pre-owned 5/23/18)
2008 Haulmark 8.5x20 toy box trailer

4x4ord

Alberta

Senior Member

Joined: 12/23/2010

View Profile



Posted: 11/20/19 09:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was on the Ford build and price site and found it interesting that when I selected an f350 platinum the default vehicle was a dually. When I changed my selection to a SRW short box the price increased by $1510.


2017 F350 SRW Platinum short box 4x4.
B&W Companion
2008 Citation Platinum XL 34.5

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/21/19 09:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

deltabravo wrote:

Me Again wrote:

Just for the record, today's SRW have the capacity of your father's dually,


They don't even go back that far..

My 2009 dually is a wimp compared to the GM SRW trucks of 2011 and later.


Only on paper, if you believe that.


"Yes Sir, Oct 10 1888, Those poor school children froze to death in their tracks. They did not even find them until Spring. Especially hard hit were the ones who had to trek uphill to school both ways, with no shoes." -Bert A.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/21/19 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IdaD wrote:

This one is easy. DRW if you need the carrying capacity because you need it. If you don't, SRW because they're better in every other way.


Aint gots da SEXY hips!


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 6  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > SRW vs Dually
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.