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    Re: DRW vs SRW

    Quote Originally Posted by 77Crash77 View Post
    Dually will stay planted. Can’t beat them towing.

    They suck in deep snow or mud because the dials hang up. Tire selection is tougher and two more to buy. Parking sucks.

    If I towed all the time I’d still have one. But I put on equal miles empty now. So the single is a trade off.
    All of this. They handle so well and so stable empty or loaded compared to a single wheel they feel like a sports car in corners. They suck in deep snow or mud though for sure. Be ready to use 4x4 a lot during early and late sled season and times you will not have the confidence to go through deep stuff. You need to religiously rotate tires as well.
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    Re: DRW vs SRW

    Quote Originally Posted by 77Crash77 View Post
    Not too bad loaded. You notice when you hit that slushy pile on the road with the dials though.
    I travel the parkway 15-30 times a winter revy bound and now matter the roads I'm making time. 120-135 with the dually and sleds on the deck.
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    Re: DRW vs SRW

    Quote Originally Posted by skegpro View Post
    How bad in the snow are we talking?
    IMO they suck in the snow unless loaded, I have studded Haks and even then I've got stuck in the driveway and had to shift into 4x4. Heavy azz diesel in the front doesn't like to move in the snow.

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    Re: DRW vs SRW

    Every truck sucks in mud or snow if you don't have proper tires, and a dually is no different.

    I would err on the side of caution, and run a little more aggressive then you think you may need- just for those times when you are in one of those ****ty spots.

    Currently, I have Procomp xtreme AT's on mine, 35 x 12.5. They are ok, but nothing like my studded toyo mt's were.

    As mentioned, you can't beat them with decked sleds, or towing a trailer in a cross wind, especially with dual 12.5 tires. Super stable.

    Someone mentioned a 450, and I'd re think that. That will severly limit your good tire selection, as they are 19.5" rims.

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    Re: DRW vs SRW

    Unless what you're towing/hauling actually justifies it, it's not worth getting a DRW. I regularly tow between 21k up to 26k on a gooseneck with my SRW, pulled same trailer with 5500 dually for a summer, the difference is very minimal and a 5500 is a lot more truck then a 3500 regardless if srw/drw. In snow/mud the dually was a bit nicer as the trailer was a dually so same tracks. 2 sleds on the deck needing a dually? That's like what 2500lbs if you're being very generous? A SRW will handle that perfectly fine, that's not even close to a load for a 3500 srw. I've had over 5000lbs on my srw and it's perfectly fine.

    Personally, I wouldn't take the opinion of someone who says they are pulling trailers at 130-140 because to be blunt, they are fawking idiots pulling a trailer at that speed. But that's just me.

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    Re: DRW vs SRW

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyle View Post

    Personally, I wouldn't take the opinion of someone who says they are pulling trailers at 130-140 because to be blunt, they are fawking idiots pulling a trailer at that speed. But that's just me.
    Pull a set of Super B's or a quad wagon on a secondary road in Saskatchewan for a while. A DRW with an enclosed trailer behind it is a piece of cake. Only worry is the wheel bearings on the trailer.

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    Re: DRW vs SRW

    I daily drive my dually and put on around 50-60k per year, I love the dually. No real drawbacks as I would drive a long box either way so just the extra width doesn’t make a difference, if I can’t get the dually in I likely wouldn’t squeeze a single wheel in. Works good in winter, just need to run the right rubber. I did upgrade to a 255/80/17 now and the truck looks much nicer for it, still space between the duals and the tires are quite a bit taller.

    When I look at pricing the savings to go to a SRW is not worth not getting the dually.
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    Re: DRW vs SRW

    Quote Originally Posted by cdnredneck_t3 View Post
    Pull a set of Super B's or a quad wagon on a secondary road in Saskatchewan for a while. A DRW with an enclosed trailer behind it is a piece of cake. Only worry is the wheel bearings on the trailer.
    I also pull heavy trailers, and I can assure you, I sure as hell don't pull them fast either. There is a lot more to worry about then a wheel bearing. Again just me, but when i'm weighting 100,000lb+ i'm not going over 100.



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    Re: DRW vs SRW

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyle View Post
    I also pull heavy trailers, and I can assure you, I sure as hell don't pull them fast either. There is a lot more to worry about then a wheel bearing. Again just me, but when i'm weighting 100,000lb+ i'm not going over 100.
    It's not the weight, it's the wiggle and soft shoulders that make the but pucker.

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    Re: DRW vs SRW

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyle View Post
    That's like what 2500lbs if you're being very generous? A SRW will handle that perfectly fine, that's not even close to a load for a 3500 srw. I've had over 5000lbs on my srw and it's perfectly fine.
    Personally, I wouldn't take the opinion of someone who says they are pulling trailers at 130-140 because to be blunt, they are fawking idiots pulling a trailer at that speed. But that's just me.
    5000 lbs in the box?? That's quite a bit isn't it?? Ford says the max load in the box for a SRW is around 3700 lbs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyle View Post
    I also pull heavy trailers, and I can assure you, I sure as hell don't pull them fast either. There is a lot more to worry about then a wheel bearing. Again just me, but when i'm weighting 100,000lb+ i'm not going over 100.
    100,000 lbs is just over a legal tridem load. I guess your part of the crowd that's clogging up the highways??

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