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Posted: 10/08/18 01:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get the specs for the trailer you want first....unless you are simply trying to justify getting a dually...then follow the advice of the people who tell you to get a dually if you are pulling a pop up.


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Posted: 10/08/18 05:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do your homework on the TVs that you might be looking at. Check out the GVWR of each. I have a dually to haul my 35 ft 5er. I had a 3/4 ton pulling the same trailer and was a bit over the GVWR but now feel much safer and the braking is much better. Mine is a daily driver and I don't park 2 miles away from the place I want to go into. My dually is a long box, crew cab, so it is long.It's also a diesel. I don't understand why people are so afraid of parking lots. If it fits I use it.


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Sounds like dusky is the way to go. Not trying to justify it, I’d rather a single wheel, but I’m most likely to get a big 5th wheel.

Pipeman, you bring up another question. Long box or regular[emoticon]hort box? Or will that depend on the particular 5th wheel as well?

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Posted: 10/08/18 07:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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irollman wrote:

Sounds like dusky is the way to go. Not trying to justify it, I’d rather a single wheel, but I’m most likely to get a big 5th wheel.

Pipeman, you bring up another question. Long box or regular[emoticon]hort box? Or will that depend on the particular 5th wheel as well?


MegaCab is the only short box Dually out there. Then there is the debate over sliding hitches etc. Get the longBed, then you will have room for a proper toolbox!

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irollman wrote:

2oldman, thanks, those were interesting reads.
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irollman I have a long box because we dry camp a lot. I have a 50 gal aux fuel tank at the front of the box, in front of the 5th wheel. Behind that I sometimes put a 50 gal water bladder that looks like a gigantic awol bag. Behind the 5th wheel I can put another 50 gallon water bladder that lies flat or a 35 gal blue tote for pumping my black water into and then transporting it to a dump in the vicinity of where we are camping.The 3/4 ton was a short box and I had an automatic slider that took care of the 5er when making turns. When we bought the 3/4 ton my wife wanted a crew cab model. When I asked why, she said "well what about mom and dad and your dad?" Made sense and then when we got the dually and our parents had passed away but we have grandkids whom we babysit and pick up from school 2 weeks out of the month. Believe me when I say sometimes the truck isn't big enough. I would have gotten an HDT but my better half said "NO", so that took care of that. Long box/short box will depend on GVWR of the trailer you get. I prefer the dually. Another thing to remember about a 1 ton dually is, it doesn't ride like a Cadillac and my wife will attest to that. Rougher ride but it's a truck meant to haul heavy things.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

irollman wrote:

Sounds like dusky is the way to go. Not trying to justify it, I’d rather a single wheel, but I’m most likely to get a big 5th wheel.

Pipeman, you bring up another question. Long box or regular[emoticon]hort box? Or will that depend on the particular 5th wheel as well?


MegaCab is the only short box Dually out there. Then there is the debate over sliding hitches etc. Get the longBed, then you will have room for a proper toolbox!

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I guess if you need a proper toolbox as you say. I found a lot easier ways to carry what tools needed without having to have that monster in my bed . To each his own.

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Dually!!!

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Posted: 10/08/18 01:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To pull a big heavy 5ver; a dually ... for a daily driver; a one ton SRW. I tow up to 30,000 lbs with my SRW, but for the amount I do that my SRW does just fine. For my 16,000 lb RV, I wouldn't want a dually even if I towed daily but for regular towing of over 16k lbs I would go dually.


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