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JAC1982

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Posted: 01/08/18 01:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And commenting on the dually front, it's fine out where we live as many parking lots are designed for trucks since that's what a lot of people out here drive. I've also driven it to work and I just park in the way back. But it is a pain to take it anywhere more crowded. We just don't do it.. we either take my Explorer or our commuter Ford Fusion.


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If you go to a dually Ford,get one with the wide-track steering,your turning and backing will be easy.Had 2 different SRW and went to dually,what a difference in wind,pulling out of mud,sand, bigger brakes.My rig is 38ft9in and get bumbed out of some CG.The main thing is can you back it in..Thus the wide track steering.I mostly dry camp,so ..check all the levelers and make sure high enough,restroom availabile w/o opening slide a must,also can you open frig w/o slide out.Spend the money and get an inverter/charger and your life will be much easier.also a min of 4 batts.Get a great mattress!!! I love my triple axle,it goes over the washboards way better than a 2 axle.Had both..,Many great places to camp w/o the campground all over the West,AZ,Utah ETC.Remember its the journey,not the destination that you should enjoy....1 more year and I'm out there also...


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2btowed, thanks for the advice. I checked into the wide track steering and there is a kit to add it but everything I looked at from dealerships made no mention of that as an option. I am hoping for a SRW.

The access is definitely a must. I had been told that by several people and it looks like bathroom bedroom are easy enough to find with access but the fridge requires a slide out to access on a lot of 5'ers.

I am more than capable of driving any vehicle, I just choose not to make it more difficult with the bigger DRW and longer trainer. Hopefully, I can find what I am looking for with the shorter length/ weight and be able to safely tow with a SRW setup.


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thegabrielles wrote:

2btowed, thanks for the advice. I checked into the wide track steering and there is a kit to add it but everything I looked at from dealerships made no mention of that as an option. I am hoping for a SRW.

The access is definitely a must. I had been told that by several people and it looks like bathroom bedroom are easy enough to find with access but the fridge requires a slide out to access on a lot of 5'ers.

I am more than capable of driving any vehicle, I just choose not to make it more difficult with the bigger DRW and longer trainer. Hopefully, I can find what I am looking for with the shorter length/ weight and be able to safely tow with a SRW setup.


With whatever you purchase, be aware of your pin weight compared to your GVWR and payload of the truck your purchasing.


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