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Cummins12V98 wrote:

ReneeG wrote:

southernsky wrote:

Do yourself a favor and go with a 3/4 ton. More than you may need but the comfort in pulling is priceless.


Why not go all the way and purchase a 1 ton? Now THAT is all you will every need, unless you end up upgrading down the road to a monster FW. Our current TV and FW match up perfectly with a little weight room to spare.



Little room to spare?

The info I saw was your RV has a 14k GVWR? That is in 3500 SRW territory and looks like your truck is a DRW. What makes you combo so close on ratings?


I was being facetious. We preferred the DRW. Never looked back from our previous SRW F250 V10 4.1 RAR


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Thanks! I was gonna say what the heck.

This is interesting. I winter in the PalmSprings, CA area along with many full timers and have noticed even 32' 5er's are being pulled by DRW trucks much more than in the past.

I think many are starting to realize they should NOT be cutting so close to the limits of their tow vehicle and are ready for a larger RV if they decide to do so.

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Cummins12V98 wrote: "I think many are starting to realize they should NOT be cutting so close to the limits of their tow vehicle and are ready for a larger RV if they decide to do so.

Nothing wrong with having a bit more truck than you need! [emoticon]

Lol...On my earlier wheel/tire thread, I was waiting for the "need a bigger truck" comment! [emoticon] Didn't happen

Jerry





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Thanks! I was gonna say what the heck.

This is interesting. I winter in the PalmSprings, CA area along with many full timers and have noticed even 32' 5er's are being pulled by DRW trucks much more than in the past.

I think many are starting to realize they should NOT be cutting so close to the limits of their tow vehicle and are ready for a larger RV if they decide to do so.


Per our TV, we can tow a much heavier FW, but this one is just right and the DRW adds stability in our opinion.

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MFL wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote: "I think many are starting to realize they should NOT be cutting so close to the limits of their tow vehicle and are ready for a larger RV if they decide to do so.

Nothing wrong with having a bit more truck than you need! [emoticon]

Lol...On my earlier wheel/tire thread, I was waiting for the "need a bigger truck" comment! [emoticon] Didn't happen

Jerry


It was closed too soon as that was the next comment. [emoticon]

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Per our TV, we can tow a much heavier FW, but this one is just right and the DRW adds stability in our opinion.


The stability really comes into play when the CHIZNITZ hit the fan.

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Per our TV, we can tow a much heavier FW, but this one is just right and the DRW adds stability in our opinion.



Renee's wife asked me several years ago about why we had a dually truck. I said my reasons and had a nice visit but when they bought their dually I was happy to maybe have helped in their decision.

chevman

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larry barnhart wrote:




Renee's wife asked me several years ago about why we had a dually truck. I said my reasons and had a nice visit but when they bought their dually I was happy to maybe have helped in their decision.

chevman


Amen Chevman!

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