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Me Again

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We already haul two wheelers.

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Me Again wrote:

We already haul two wheelers.

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Those look like 1 wheelers to me. [emoticon]

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Me Again wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

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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So in the Summer in the NW, which gets the most miles, the 2015 duallie or the 2nd gen SRW? Seems we went to lunch in the 2500.


I know the fealing you're referring to. I felt that way about our Yukon Denali. It was always a pleasure to drive. I really appreciate my Ford when I'm towing but the rest of the time it's just a truck, there's not really much to appreciate. It rides rough; handles poorly; terrible on fuel; accelerates slowly and depreciates quickly.


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It's hard to understand some of you guys. To tender to drive a truck other than for towing. How would you ever have managed when trucks really did ride rough, especially 3/4 and 1T's? My wife has had Caddies and now drives a Buick and doesn't mind the ride in the dually a bit. We take it many times instead of her car and did so even when she had one of the Caddies





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hornet28 wrote:

It's hard to understand some of you guys. To tender to drive a truck other than for towing. How would you ever have managed when trucks really did ride rough, especially 3/4 and 1T's? My wife has had Caddies and now drives a Buick and doesn't mind the ride in the dually a bit. We take it many times instead of her car and did so even when she had one of the Caddies


I'm happy to use my pick up for all my driving needs but I recognize it does most things poorly. It would be easy to find a vehicle that would be far better in regard to ride, handling, acceleration, economy and aesthetics. When it comes to towing I would rate my truck as excellent.


If you use your truck to do what your Cadillac could do I have to wonder why? hard to understand..

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Super_Dave wrote:

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.


your entitled to your opinion, but just don't understand. why you and others find DRW to be so difficult to drive when not towing. As I have said before it isn't a smart car, but it isn't a class 8 either. I do have pictures of Class 8 backed into a supermarket parking lot between the lines one space. I see that 20% of the issue is size and 80% is perception of the size. I back into most parking spaces, easier to do, safer when leaving.


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I just want to throw this out there to those that think new truck are so much bigger than 15 years ago. This is a side by side size comparison between our 2001 Ram 2500 Quad Cab long bed and our new to us 2016 Ram 3500 DRW long bed.

Front View, the hood is a bit taller.

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Front bumpers even this is the length difference.

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Yea, the new Ran has big Hips!

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This is the one that surprised me! Bed height within 1".

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"Yea, the new Ram has big Hips!"

Don't know how they measure out, never needed or had a lot of interest in a DRW, but the Ram DRW sure looks to be more sleek than the other brands.

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Love those defenders of the DRW as the ultimate overall vehicle.

Folks, sorry to tell you, but your DRW does not ride as well or better than a luxury car or SUV. Doesn't matter the brand.

And it isn't as easy to park as a car or SUV.

Its a great towing platform undoubtedly. But just like with anything else, there are trade offs. And overall drivability is one of them. I am happy to have my DRW for towing duties. But that (and hunting) are about all I use mine for.


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Bionic Man wrote:

Love those defenders of the DRW as the ultimate overall vehicle.

Folks, sorry to tell you, but your DRW does not ride as well or better than a luxury car or SUV. Doesn't matter the brand.

And it isn't as easy to park as a car or SUV.

Its a great towing platform undoubtedly. But just like with anything else, there are trade offs. And overall drivability is one of them. I am happy to have my DRW for towing duties. But that (and hunting) are about all I use mine for.

This is a towing forum. It's not surprising that a DRW would be the ultimate overall vehicle.


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