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Old 04-12-2024, 07:12 AM   #1
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1 ton Dooley

always better to have more truck than you need because when you upgrade your fifth wheel you will not have to buy another truck. My rule of thumb any 5th wheeler trailer over 10,000 pounds it's best to get a Dooley.
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When you look at the specs many 5th wheels should be pulled with a medium duty truck. When it comes to trucks the lightest tool is not always the best or safest.
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Old 04-12-2024, 07:52 AM   #3
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This is a great first post.

It's DUALLY, by the way.
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This is a great first post.

It's DUALLY, by the way.

Unless it is Tom.
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This is a great first post.

It's DUALLY, by the way.
Give him a brake.
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Don't hang down your head (Tom) Dooley, we all knew what you meant, and agree. We have an 11,000 GVWR 5th wheel with a 250, and wouldn't go heavier with this truck.
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I never would have thought of Tom Dooley as a charter member of the weight police.
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love my dually towing...bit of pain driving and sightseeing when we get there.
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Good post. This has been on my mind. I just need to figure out how to fit one into my world. It just doesnít fit well. Car washes, driveway space, and on a few trips weíve gone on weíve gone places a dually canít go. It would definitely do a better job with my current trailer and the last one.
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Presuming this is a serious post with a bad spell check error a 10K fifth wheel is within the capacity range of a lot of 3/4 ton trucks. My F350 srw long bed gives me a nice cushion with my Pinnacle and it handles it better than any rig I've ever had. I've owned a couple of duals because my weights called for it. My personal preference is a single for general driving but if I needed the capacity of a dual I would have one.

I have a new F350 on order which I should get next month sometime. Same configuration as my current truck. I didn't get the sun roof or the FX4 off road package to save some weight and increase the payload somewhat. I wouldn't use either option anyway.
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X2 on what F350 said
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We rent a car for a couple of days if necessary. Very few places a dually can’t go.
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Presuming this is a serious post with a bad spell check error a 10K fifth wheel is within the capacity range of a lot of 3/4 ton trucks. My F350 srw long bed gives me a nice cushion with my Pinnacle and it handles it better than any rig I've ever had. I've owned a couple of duals because my weights called for it. My personal preference is a single for general driving but if I needed the capacity of a dual I would have one.

I have a new F350 on order which I should get next month sometime. Same configuration as my current truck. I didn't get the sun roof or the FX4 off road package to save some weight and increase the payload somewhat. I wouldn't use either option anyway.
Iíve often wondered why the manufacturers still make both a 3/4 ton and 1 ton single rear wheel. In many applications, those trucks are now virtually identical.
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Iíve often wondered why the manufacturers still make both a 3/4 ton and 1 ton single rear wheel. In many applications, those trucks are now virtually identical.
In many states itís a lot more money to register a F350 than a 10K GVWR F250. Thatís also why Ford offers a 10K GVWR option on their F350. Kind of like a Jedi mind trickÖnothing to see here.
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In many states itís a lot more money to register a F350 than a 10K GVWR F250. Thatís also why Ford offers a 10K GVWR option on their F350. Kind of like a Jedi mind trickÖnothing to see here.
And a lot of states or HOAs consider a 1 ton a "Commercial" vehicle, whereas a 3/4 ton is a "private" vehicle. Very little physical difference between most 3/4 and 1 ton trucks (assuming 18" wheels and same engine).
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if if you really want to be safe , really love your family , you would pull that pop up with a Peterbilt or a Kenworth. or better yet you will stay at your home will a Hemet on
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if if you really want to be safe , really love your family , you would pull that pop up with a Peterbilt or a Kenworth. or better yet you will stay at your home will a Hemet on
Grins here. Dooley, brake, but what's a "Hemet" got to do with it?
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I completely agree. To me a dully wouldn't of been practical for a DD. My 2020 f350 made a much better choice. I got it with the 5th wheel prep package just incase.

I ended up with a travel trailer with a dry weight of 5400 lbs. It's perfect for our needs and the ford pulls it beautifully
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A few posts up I mentioned I was considering a DRW but it doesnít fit into my world. Well, I decided to shoehorn one into my world after all.

Went for a test drive found it wasnít the big scary terrible riding machine I expected. Then, the dealership let me bring one home to see if it fit on the driveway where Iíd have to park it. Well, it fit.

So far Iíve done all the normal daily driving stuff and no issues. Even went through a car wash. And while itís 2Ē too long for my garage, I can go in at an angle have room to close the door.
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