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Old 02-22-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Need advise on tow vehicle

I want to purchase a 1 ton tow vehicle for my fifth wheel and would like to stay away from dual wheels because I use the truck on a daily basis and a dual is too wide. What is the benefit of a dual and could I get by with a single wheel 1 ton.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:04 PM   #2
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Some info on what model you will be towing would be helpful, so our members know the weights involved.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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I will be towing a 2013 Jayco 365BDH. It weighs in at about 12,000 empty so I have to estimate about 15,000 lbs all loaded with passengers.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:40 PM   #4
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Pretty stout rig for a srw IMO. Getting real close to dually territory
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:01 PM   #5
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At over 15000lbs and 40' long and your pin weight you need the dually your just asking for trouble with a single rear wheel, on a dually if the mirrors fit your rear end fits, after a week you will be a pro at driving it.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:49 AM   #6
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I can't quote any weights, but I know from the Dodge Diesel forum that many guys who previously needed a dually were able to step down to a SRW with the increased payload/towing capacity of the newest generation trucks. I don't think you can beat the stability of a dually though for that heavy of a pin weight. I agree you could get used to driving a DRW pretty quick, not that different if you're used to a crew cab longbed anyways. You could always get a commuter as well... I sure miss our little Volvo wagon when we go to the city now that my wife has stepped up to a full-sized SUV.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:42 AM   #7
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We have Pinnacle that comes in at 16,000 lbs. We considered a SWR but after talking to several people with 5th wheels, we went with a DWR. It really adds to the stability and braking with the extra tires. I think you will get used to the extra width by driving it every day. I find the width doesn't bother me as much as the length; we have a crew cab, full box and it just doesn't fit in any parking spaces.

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We have Pinnacle that comes in at 16,000 lbs. We considered a SWR but after talking to several people with 5th wheels, we went with a DWR. It really adds to the stability and braking with the extra tires. I think you will get used to the extra width by driving it every day. I find the width doesn't bother me as much as the length; we have a crew cab, full box and it just doesn't fit in any parking spaces.

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