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ppine

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Posted: 05/12/19 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with the above posters. Parking a dualie is not so easy. They are wide. A SRW will do 90% of what a DRW rig will do.

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Posted: 05/12/19 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

drw v srw 2019
Advantage/disadvantage dually
dually or no 2011
More dually w/5er 2011
Dually vs single 2014 in fivers

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We having been towing our 35’ high profile 12,500# 5er for 12 years, first with a 2007 F350 6.0 SRW and now with a 2012 F350 6.7 SRW with no problems. Cruises at 70 over flat to rolling terrain in cruise control and tow/haul. And handles Colorado mountain passes easily. No stability issues even in high winds.

Dedicated tow truck I might consider a DRW. But mine is used far more as a daily driver and I do not want a DRW for that.

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Posted: 05/12/19 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hornet28 wrote:

What are your reasons for figuring a SW is better in every way?


Maneuverability, parking, off-road performance, driving on snow and ice in the winter, replacing 4 vs 6 tires at a time and looks (subjective but my opinion). DRW carries a heavy load better which is great if you need that, but if you don’t a SRW is a better choice.


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IdaD wrote:

hornet28 wrote:

What are your reasons for figuring a SW is better in every way?


Maneuverability, parking, off-road performance, driving on snow and ice in the winter, replacing 4 vs 6 tires at a time and looks (subjective but my opinion). DRW carries a heavy load better which is great if you need that, but if you don’t a SRW is a better choice.


I agree, I have a DRW and a SRW. I prefer the SRW for everything except towing at max GVW and since the DRW is an '06 and the SRW is an '18 there really isn't as much difference as you would think when towing heavy. I am sure a current DRW would be that much more capable, but if I had to chose one, I would have to really need the extra capacity to go DRW.


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Posted: 05/12/19 05:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have towed with both for many miles camping and doing car shows all over the country. I prefer the srw for the following reasons.
Easier to park in todays small spaces.
I never had my srw hydroplane on the interstate in rain when unloaded. I did with drw.
Two less tires to buy.
No problem rotating tires.
No stability issues with either one.
No stars from rocks on rear fenders.
That was enough for me.


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Max weight of 5er: 14,000 - almost 15,000, a 1 ton SRW will be okay. Go above 15,000, go with a DRW. Yes I do miss my sb SRW for 99% of my everyday whatever's. But for towing rig in sig ( 16k fully loaded), ended up w/ a DRW and love it


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We have a 12K trailer, we would be just under spec for a SRW truck. Our Mountaineer has a 2800# scaled pin weight, very close to 25%. That with what we carry as cargo in the truck puts us very close to 11K GVW with the truck. A trailer with a lighter pin weight percentage and less cargo in the truck would make the numbers better. I don't ever see loading our trailer all the way to it's 14,400 GVWR, but if the pin weight percentage stayed at 25% it would have maxed a SRW truck out
Since we bought the truck to tow a 5'th wheel with, and don't use it much for other things we have a DRW truck.


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Posted: 05/13/19 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The dually will be more trouble than help.

hornet28

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Sure seems to be a lot of dually haters here. I bought mine 10/13 and have put just over 100K on it so far. If in a parking lot either park out a ways or back in. Mine is a CC LB and I can parallel park it on city streets. But I'm from the old school where you had to be able to parallel park during you drivers license test in order to pass.





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