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work2much

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Posted: 10/17/20 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dually has the payload to handle pin weight. As an example our Dually has a cargo capacity of 5200 pounds. Our 15k gvwr 5th wheel has a pin weight of 3100 pounds. Add our aux fuel tank/tool box, fuel, passengers, dogs, small generator, hitch, wheel chocks and we are close to 5000 pounds of cargo capacity. A SRW would be over the cargo numbers for sure. I see many who do run over their trucks cargo ratings even guys with 3/4 ton trucks towing 3 axle toy haulers. Not here to judge others choices but for us we like the stability and cargo capacity of our dually.


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Hey everyone, thank you all for the great replies, I have learned a lot.

I am looking at a Chaparral 373mrbr which is listed as 15k GVWR so I think dualie (training wheels, hah) will be better. I actually found a new f350 crew cab dualie for 50,700 online so I am pursuing that.

Thanks again to everyone so far.

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18 F350 Lariat DRW FX4, is a pleasure to drive and tow.
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blaczero wrote:

Hey everyone, thank you all for the great replies, I have learned a lot.

I am looking at a Chaparral 373mrbr which is listed as 15k GVWR so I think dualie (training wheels, hah) will be better. I actually found a new f350 crew cab dualie for 50,700 online so I am pursuing that.

Thanks again to everyone so far.


That is a very low price for new, is it gas or diesel and what is the trim level?

When we were looking used, we knew we wanted Ram, Diesel, Aisin trans, 3.73's and power drivers seat. I am prone to leg cramps if seated in the same position for too long. Power seat allows me to change seat cushion angle. Well had typo be at least a SLT, with power seat option, Big Horn, drivers 6 way, well ended up with a Laramie with drivers 10 way and passenger 6 way seat.
I will say that "Base" trim levels are coming out nicely lately.


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rhagfo wrote:

blaczero wrote:

Hey everyone, thank you all for the great replies, I have learned a lot.

I am looking at a Chaparral 373mrbr which is listed as 15k GVWR so I think dualie (training wheels, hah) will be better. I actually found a new f350 crew cab dualie for 50,700 online so I am pursuing that.

Thanks again to everyone so far.


That is a very low price for new, is it gas or diesel and what is the trim level?

When we were looking used, we knew we wanted Ram, Diesel, Aisin trans, 3.73's and power drivers seat. I am prone to leg cramps if seated in the same position for too long. Power seat allows me to change seat cushion angle. Well had typo be at least a SLT, with power seat option, Big Horn, drivers 6 way, well ended up with a Laramie with drivers 10 way and passenger 6 way seat.
I will say that "Base" trim levels are coming out nicely lately.


Crew cab, 7.3L gas, XLT with power pedals/seat, 5th wheel prep, dualie, with bench seat, no nav.

Almost perfectly what I wanted, only thing I don't like is it's white.

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Diesel

Diesel

Diesel


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Allworth wrote:

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel


Well TFL tested the Ford 7.3 Godzilla in a F250 and other than being very thirsty it did very well. I believe it was towing 16,000#.7.3 Godzilla test

Not my cup of tea, I like the effortless tow with a diesel.

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This F-350 DRW could be ordered with about $3K discount. For $54K, this is a fine vehicle. Yes, it does not pull like a diesel, but for a fifth wheel up to about 16K, it will perform quite well.

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The difference in price between a diesel srw and a 7.3 litre gasoline powered dually is about $6500. You’d likely get $5k of that back 12 years down the road. For a 15k fiver I think you’d be much happier with a SRW diesel than a dual wheeled gasser.

* This post was edited 10/18/20 11:50pm by 4x4ord *


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4x4ord wrote:

The difference in price between a diesel srw and a 7.3 litre gasoline powered dually is about $6000. You’d likely get $5k of that back 12 years down the road. For a 15k fiver I think you’d be much happier with a SRW diesel than a dual wheeled gasser.


The diesel should also be a DRW due to the loss of payload due to the weight of the diesel.

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