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BradW

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Posted: 12/29/19 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

I would switch back in a heartbeat if I went with a lighter TC or needed the truck for a daily driver. I don’t use my DRW as a daily driver. There are tradeoffs going either way.

The DRW does have disadvantages, but I can get by with one for the times I don’t have the TC on.


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I find it interesting that those that complain about how hard and hard to park a DRW have never driven one!
My DD drives a VW Jetta for work, then drives 2004 Ram SLT CC long bed DRW, for dealing with her horses. She has no issues!


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deltabravo wrote:

billtex wrote:

The new generation SRW trucks have payloads of 4000


The new GM HD SRW trucks have a higher GVWR than my 2009 dually. I looked at a 2020 SRW 3500HD yesterday, GVWR was 12,200


But....if you believe the real world GVW is better on a new srw than a 10 year old dually, you don't understand trucks.
I don't mean you personally, but rather anyone who just believes the numbers without understanding vehicles.


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rhagfo wrote:

I find it interesting that those that complain about how hard and hard to park a DRW have never driven one!
My DD drives a VW Jetta for work, then drives 2004 Ram SLT CC long bed DRW, for dealing with her horses. She has no issues!


Since it isn't obvious, my F450 is a typical Crew Cab DRW. Yeah, I've only put 55K on it, but I think that counts as driving one.

Not everyone has a DD as well as a DW, so I guess your rules are different. I wouldn't mind having both, but I don't think the DW would agree. That's a joke if you didn't catch it. [emoticon]


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There is trade off to everything. We drive a vehicle only couple times a week, so 1 is technically more than enough.
But I don't see much convenience of driving Superduty for sack of potatoes, or to the church.
No matter SRW, or DRW, I still keep sedan for city runs.
Sure this is not the economical way, but owning Superduty never will be economical.
Now sacrificing safety by buying oversized camper for undersized truck is whole new story. Tell me about it?





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Two trips across country with 39' 5er and one to and from Alaska with a 12'4" high TC, only a handful of times did I say, wow.....a drw would have been wonderful to combat the side winds hitting broadside while crossing open prairie land. I understand the wider footprint of the drw and it's benefits.

I don't mind parking a drw with an 8' body and four doors for I always park far away from others. One I like the safety of having no bozos parking near me and two the extra walk is good for the old body.

If I had unlimited funds, a drw would probably be my next big purchase. One fact remains for me, I like the 'looks' of a srw compared to a drw. That being said, each model has pros and cons.

Kind of boils down to preference and funds availability.

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I currently have a 2020 Ram 3500 long bed diesel on order, should be here in the next week. I did a lot of soul searching before I ordered it, debating DRW vs SRW. In the end, I ordered a SRW. The DRW option was $1200 more, insignificant in the overall price of the truck. The deciding factor for me is the way I use my truck. I spend a significant amount of driving time hauling a snowmobile trailer to Quebec and Ontario every year, and don't want to do the snow driving with a dually. As soon as the truck arrives, we are going to pick up a new truck camper as well. It will be at or a bit above the payload limit of the new truck when it's loaded with "stuff", but that's the best trade off for me for the way I will use the truck. Everyone's situation and risk tolerance is different. You need to do what's right for you.


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I have been back and forth depending if I really need the stability a DRW gives..I have one now because I need the extra stability that the dual wheels give in uneven terrain with a TC onboard..

Side note..Several comments on DRW in snow..I do not understand these because mine does extremely well on snow and ice,maybe because my tires are siped and narrow compared to the newer DRW tires...over 12% narrower..Maybe that's the reason huh...

Trucker wanna be...LOL What does driving a 1-ton DRW have to do with trucking..Nothing at all having been a trucker..

Oh and the parking and daily driver..I live in a Ranching and Logging town and on any given trip downtown,I see 4-5 DRW's parked somewhere..I just park out away from the door smashers even if in the soccer mom van..Some people just don't care if they smash the side of your car with there door..So,I park away..

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billtex wrote:

Anybody changed from Dually to SRW?

Why?

Are you happy with your decision?

What do you haul that made you want a dually?

The new generation SRW trucks have payloads of 4000#+...this may be a game changer.

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Its an interesting question , and if you noticed , no one has answered it directly . The pros and cons of srw and drw have been dicussed 1000's of times . It is pretty much common knowledge at this point . Just an observation on my part , I don't recall anyone commenting on going from drw to srw . There have been many that have gone from srw to drw , all were positive . Ultimately you will have to decide what is best for your weights and usage . Good luck


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Its an interesting question , and if you noticed , no one has answered it directly


Um I thought I did..I have been back and forth with both,changing from SRW to DRW and visa versa..The reason for a DRW for me is stability,the reason for a SRW is availability..Neither one trumps the other IMHO other than heavy loads..

The majority of my TC's have been on SRW and they are less stable than a DRW even with smallish campers but the SRW certainly can haul campers very well..

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