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rhagfo

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pismopete wrote:

I lay awake at night knowing I can't get my dually through a drive through.


I can get through some drive trough's, I can also fit in many parking garages height is more of an issue.


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Posted: 12/15/19 07:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo wrote:

pismopete wrote:

I lay awake at night knowing I can't get my dually through a drive through.


I can get through some drive trough's, I can also fit in many parking garages height is more of an issue.


The inability to go through an automatic car wash in my area is one of the biggest downsides.

My next truck will be SRW.


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I'll help stretch out the thread.

For towing on the road, there is no argument. Those duallys with the big wide hips are the winners.

But, drop the camper and hit the woods, those duals are a big pain in the mud, you cannot stay in the tracks or climb out and run the edges. Then, when you get back to a paved road, you have to check for rocks between the duals. Ever pry rocks out of a dually with fenders? What a muddy mess. This can be avoided with triple dual chains, but then you have to chain and unchain, another muddy mess with fenders.

So, how do you use your tool (truck)? What is your compromise?

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Thomas,
Only option in your case, is narrower vehicle.
Some of the rock stuck in the duals can be eliviated with singles. A wide track single is still going to cause you the width issues....

At the end of the day, any and all answers are as correct, as they are wrong, depending on the ultimate answer of, how do you use your truck. If I could get an LD super single for my class 3-6 dually trucks in heart beat I would.

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Bionic Man wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

pismopete wrote:

I lay awake at night knowing I can't get my dually through a drive through.


I can get through some drive trough's, I can also fit in many parking garages height is more of an issue.


The inability to go through an automatic car wash in my area is one of the biggest downsides.

My next truck will be SRW.


From my VW Golf to my two DRW's I never have used an auto car wash. I simply don't miss what I never used.


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Cummins,
If your like me, wait for next Misty day, spray soap on vehicle, take brush or equal to it, let nature rinse!
Carwash?!?!?

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blt2ski wrote:

Cummins,
If your like me, wait for next Misty day, spray soap on vehicle, take brush or equal to it, let nature rinse!
Carwash?!?!?

Marty


Well you could wash your car 6 days a week for 6 months a year with that method around here!

This is the only frickin place I've ever washed my cars in the rain!
The upside is you don't have to blow/wipe them down to keep the water spots off. Rain water rinse baby!


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blt2ski wrote:

Cummins,
If your like me, wait for next Misty day, spray soap on vehicle, take brush or equal to it, let nature rinse!
Carwash?!?!?

Marty


Good idea, no spots!

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I really hate driving my dually if I'm not towing, so I don't. If my truck had to be a daily driver I would probably switch to a SRW truck. Maybe when I'm old and don't tow anymore.


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I get in my LongHorn DRW and I constantly think and tell my wife how much I LOVE my Truck. Sure it may be EASIER to drive a SRW when it comes to finding a parking spot. That is really the only minor negative for me. I simply look for an end spot and pull up on the curb or park out and take two.

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