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Posted: 08/08/20 04:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a dually and it is my daily driver. I don't have a problem with it at all. It is 9 years old and a diesel, long box, 4 door and seats 5 people.I haul a 35 ft 5er with it. In my opinion there isn't any reason to be leery about using a dually as a daily driver. My 3 cents


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The more weight I get on the pin of my fifth wheel hitch in the bed of my truck the nicer the truck pulls. I would much rather pull a 14000 lb 5ver having a 3000 lb pin with my SRW than a tag trailer of any weight.


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I pull 13,500# with my 3500 SRW long bed diesel and have never felt that I needed more truck.

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I tow a 40' 5th with a 2800 lb pin weight and I still have 1000 lbs left over in my 2014 F350 crew cab long box. I do have the 11500 lb GVW option though. thats one thing to look at for the truck, you can get higher payload and GVW packages depending on options.

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15K loaded 5th wheel is well within all numbers for any of the new SRW 350/3500s. I probably wouldn't go too far above that without going up to a DRW.

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1 ton SRW will handle anything w/ ease under 15k. No need for DRW in the senerio you spoke of.


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ACZL wrote:

1 ton SRW will handle anything w/ ease under 15k. No need for DRW in the senerio you spoke of.


Yes, but it must be a properly equipped SRW, Go back a few years and they will not have enough payload capacity.

On the newer truck, look for the yellow sticker on the drivers door jamb. It will provide the payload capacity of that particular truck. With the paylaod capacity, you can add the trailer loaded pin weight plus the hitch, plus passengers, plus any cargo to get your total payload. This total must be lower than the payload on the sticker.

You can use this method or weigh the truck and get the base line numbers.

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^^^^ or many of us ignore the payload number and detetmine the maximum pin weight by subtracting the truck's approximate rear axle weight beore hooking up the trailer from the rear axle weight rating.

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4x4ord wrote:

^^^^ or many of us ignore the payload number and detetmine the maximum pin weight by subtracting the truck's approximate rear axle weight beore hooking up the trailer from the rear axle weight rating.


The determining factor for me would be the tire ratings . No idea what the newer 1 ton SRW trucks come with these days ,but mine came with tires rated for 3640 Lbs. in 2014

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We started RVing with a 10,000 pound 5er and a SRW f350 V10 truck. All was well. Then we bought a 12,700 pound 5er and the same truck wasn't as much fun. It lacked adequate power on the steeper grades and the trailer seemed to push the truck around some. So we bought a F350 DRW 6.7 and the difference is miraculous. This truck makes towing a breeze. By the way, the new trailer is a Grand Design. We absolutely love it.


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