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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 12/15/19 06:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"SRW for me. I would prefer to compromise with a smaller trailer than the wide truck."

Truly sad many don't think like you!

"OH I only tow a short distance a few times a year" "It handles just fine" "It has the same brakes and engine as a DRW"

The list goes on and on!


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When you have had a chance to tow a 23k DRV wide body that is 13'5" tall in 40+ mph winds hitting you at a 45 from the front towing at 75mph and feel totally secure and solid you have no idea how good the towing is with a modern DRW.

You people always on or over the edge I truly hope you never get into a OH Sh!T situation with your load.

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Grit dog wrote:

Good job boys, but we're only 3 pages into the hypothetical scenarios and rhetoric!


I’m just commenting to help push it to page 5....


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Dually. Because it throws more snow when doing donuts in the abandoned parking lot


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

When you have had a chance to tow a 23k DRV wide body that is 13'5" tall in 40+ mph winds hitting you at a 45 from the front towing at 75mph and feel totally secure and solid you have no idea how good the towing is with a modern DRW.

You people always on or over the edge I truly hope you never get into a OH Sh!T situation with your load.


I don't think there are many people pulling 23k DRVs with SRW trucks .... you need a dually. However, the 2020 Ford SRW F350 is rated to tow up to 22000 lbs. I wouldn't be surprised to discover that a 40 ft, 22000 lb triple axle fiver tows very nice behind a new srw 1 ton. For tandem axle fivers I think anything much over 16,000 lbs and it's time to give up on the SRW truck.

* This post was edited 12/15/19 10:36am by 4x4ord *


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4x4ord wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

When you have had a chance to tow a 23k DRV wide body that is 13'5" tall in 40+ mph winds hitting you at a 45 from the front towing at 75mph and feel totally secure and solid you have no idea how good the towing is with a modern DRW.

You people always on or over the edge I truly hope you never get into a OH Sh!T situation with your load.


I don't think there are many people pulling 23k DRVs with SRW trucks .... you need a dually. However, the 2020 Ford SRW F350 is rated to tow up to 22000 lbs. I wouldn't be surprised to discover that a 40 ft, 22000 lb triple axle fiver tows very nice behind a new srw 1 ton. For tandem axle fivers I think anything much over 16,000 lbs and it's time to give up on the SRW truck.


It’s nice YOU understand the triple axle trailers have a light pin allowing these higher weights. Problem arises when people say “it’s rated to tow XYZ” and their RV has well over 20% pin.

I do think there is a point that a SRW is unsafe at these upper weights and being so LOOOONG.

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kw/00 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

Good job boys, but we're only 3 pages into the hypothetical scenarios and rhetoric!


I’m just commenting to help push it to page 5....


Me too...but between the 2 SRW 2500's and the 1 DRW 550 in "the fleet", I can do a bit of picking and choosing what is best on any given day.

...not sure this will make it to 8 pages....


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We have (1) DRW that's primary job in life is to tow a cattle trailer. We have (3) 1 ton SRW trucks that handle the rest of the farm and ranch work. Both types have gooseneck hitches that tow a gooseneck to haul an occasional implement.


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I can tell you that I have driven a CC long box SRW, CC standard box SRW, and Regular Cab long box DRW. In my parking deck, the CC Long box was most difficult to maneuver. Because the DRW is short, maneuvering is no problem. I do get more than one parking spot. Going through the entrance and exit gates is slower and focused.

So there are compromises to be made.


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I lay awake at night knowing I can't get my dually through a drive through.

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