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Old 07-06-2015, 05:29 PM   #21
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Shouldn't you look at complete engine and tranny ratio? Just looking at rear gear doesn't tell the story. You need to go from engine to Tranny to rear and then tire size.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:19 PM   #22
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Thats correct. Both offer about the same high gear tranny ratio and tire size I believe....unless you go with the manual Ram.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:26 PM   #23
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Sorry for the derailment, I'll try to shut up now.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:02 PM   #24
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I appreciate all of the feedback.

As of now, I am planning to get a 3500 SRW. I plan to buy used though, and it seems the supply is much deeper on the DRW side. I may end up with DRW.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:26 PM   #25
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gtsum2, how much more truck is the DRW than the SRW?
Ram srw comes with 3.42 only. I didn't order the aisin tranny and wish I did as it boosts the torque and hp a bit. However I weighed myself today with a fully loaded toy hauler as we r in the middle of a 2500 mile trip and were heavy with clothes and food a quads in the back. I was 16520 on the hauler and 12500 on the truck (3500 on the pin). I'm 100lbs over my 7k rear axle (under tire ratings) and 100 over the truck gvwr.

This is the heaviest I would ever be with my toy hauler but the extra torque with the aisin and the 3.73 rear end and two more wheels for more stability in the truck would be welcome. Especially in the mountains. 16500 with 3.42 rear end and srw is at the very max for the truck IMO...I will be ordering the drw when I get home.

Ps I have no idea how so many people out there tow heavy toy haulers with a 3/4 ton and say "it does great"??
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:12 PM   #26
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Love my dually. Also my daily driver. I'm just selective about my parking and never in a drive-thru. Same width as our 5ver.
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:24 PM   #27
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My Dually is a daily driver too. It's great in the snow.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:56 AM   #28
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I have a 2013 f350 6.7 DRW 4x4 this thing is a towing beast. The 4x4 I can't tell any difference in the snow and I live in Michigan .I go thru most drive thru's not a problem just watch out for her wide hips .The cons takes a football field turn around in, forget about car washes you want fit .If you get the four door long box it takes all of the parking spot and still hangs out some . Would I purchase another one ? Yes
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