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Old 10-02-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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I'm eyeing up a used 2010 Ford F350 XL Crew Cab (upgraded cloth interior and power/electronics package) w/FX package, 8' bed, 6.8L V10 dually. It's certainly more than enough to pull our Jay Feather 29L (5,500# empty) but do you think this would be too much truck if the most we are sure we'd ever upgrade to is another TT in the 7,500-8,000# dry weight range? Also, would parking a dually on the street in front of our house (community neighborhood) cause any problems with the side sticking out too much?
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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Towing with a 1 ton is so much better than with a 1/2 ton. More stable, less away, less white knuckle. We made the change for our JayFlight 29 BHS from a Dodge 1500 to a silverado 3500. We loved it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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You can never have to much truck. Lol
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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Personally I will never tow with anything other than a 1 ton dually again. Everyday driving takes some getting used to. Parking is not really that big of an issue. I parallel park on city streets whenever I am home without issue.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:22 PM   #5
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Sounds like a nice find. A workhorse without the unnecessary bling. Sure you know it won't be ringing the bell with fuel economy, and if you live in an HOA neighborhood, I'm sure they'll let you know if parking it on the street is a problem. My guess is some board member will see it and say "no overnight commercial vehicle parking" on the street, even though it isn't.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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It is a lot of truck. Personally unless you are thinking of a 5th wheel, I would stay away from a dually. I have had friends buy them and trade them in a year or so later, as they drive rough and they go through tires faster on the back end. 2 cents but never owned one.
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As others have said in the past, "you can never have too much truck". I subscribe to that thought but a dually would never be in our plans cuz the DW can't handle that much truck.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:05 PM   #8
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Towing with a 1 ton is so much better than with a 1/2 ton. More stable, less away, less white knuckle. We made the change for our JayFlight 29 BHS from a Dodge 1500 to a silverado 3500. We loved it.
Amen! Just made the switch to a 1 ton last month and I love towing with it.
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OP: I wanted to add I'm towing our WhiteHawk 27DSRL with an '05 Ram 3500 SRW diesel. We previously owned a fifth wheel that loaded for the road tipped the scales near 13000 pounds. Since our trailer went on a "diet", the truck is waaay more than needed, but with the long wheelbase tows the trailer very nicely (and I do use a WD hitch with sway control because Dodge recommends it).

Would I get rid of the truck? No way, it's paid for!
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It was very hard for me to let the truck go when we traded the truck and trailer in for a new Greyhawk. The truck didn't last very long on the dealer lot!
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