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Old 01-19-2020, 12:05 PM   #1
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Need a truck

I recently purchased a Pinnacle 36FBTS. I now need a tow vehicle. It has a 16,500 pound max weight. I want an F350 but donít know if I should get a dually or single rear wheel.

We live full-time in our fifth wheel. We both work full-time, so we will not be traveling all around until retirement. We will maybe get 3 to 5 trips a year until retirement.
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:19 PM   #2
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I would want a Diesel dually, 350 or 450.
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:31 PM   #3
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Get the dually. I bought a 2019 F350 SRW in March and we bought our 2019 Pinnacle 36FBTS in August of last year. (Very expensive year ��) Didn't give the whole weight issue too much thought thinking this truck should be enough. The truck I have pulls this RV great. Plenty of power, etc. But the truck's pay load capacity is just over 3500 lbs. With the way we currently use it, weekend trips and maybe a long trips once or twice a year, I don't have too much concern. But, when we retire and start traveling for longer periods of time that will change. We will start loading more stuff, most of it in the front (bedroom and lower storage), and that will significantly affect the hitch weight and the 3500 lbs is not going to be enough. As a result I will likely be upgrading to a dually in the future. If I would have purchased a dually the first time I would not find myself in this situation. Just my thought.
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:19 PM   #4
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I have a 2017 Northpoint 375BHFS and I pull it with a 2015 Silverado 3500 crew dually and dont regret the dually one bit. MUCH more stable on the back end of the truck. Two 5th wheels ago I pulled a 34' Montana Mountaineer with a SRW and bought a dually a few years later and what a difference a dually made. IMO, like others have already posted, get the dually and dont look back. You wont regret it either.
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Iím pulling my 2016 Pinnacle 38FLSA with a 2009 F450 dually. Plenty of power and extremely stable. The height of the truck is perfect that Iím towing darn near level. I bought my F450 used. No need to pay new truck prices unless you have money to burn!

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Old 01-19-2020, 05:58 PM   #6
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Yep, and let me say the same that have been already said, a dually is what you need, believe us you want regret it and you are going to be full-timing to, oh yeah.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:40 PM   #7
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X2 on the dually. Solid and stable going down the road.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:49 PM   #8
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IMHO you are in dually country when the 5th approaches 16k. Our 5th scales about 13k with 3k on the pin, a 16k 5th would be around 4K on the pin. My 350 would be about 600 over the Rear GAWR. MY 5th GVW/Pin is 23.6% and my calcs use 25% so I think they’re in the ballpark.

That said I met a guy with a 16k toy hauler and towed with a 150, he had air bags (tows great) and then he mentioned he leased the TV and got a new one each 3yrs. No thanks.
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Thank you everybody. I’m going in today to try to make a deal.
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Let us know how you make out and good luck.


When I bought ours a year ago I did not know much about trucks (still learning) and chose ours by running my fingers down the Ford Towing Chart until the numbers lined up with some room to spare. We share those numbers (we are at 16,750 trailer GW). Got the Crew cab for the pets and groceries. Got the Long Bed since I did not know much about sliding hitches.


I found out well after the fact that I made the right choice. Only surprise was the poor turning radius but I was planning to give up U-turns anyway. It's our only daily driver and both Joan and I love driving it. Nice long walks from the back of the parking lots. They say the F450 has a tighter turning radius but I just was told that it's only 5' tighter - not even half a lane.
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We have had a 1996 F350, 2004 F350 and now a 2008 F450 - long bed, dually. The 2004 F350 was at its limits when we purchased a 2007 Cameo by Carriage which is why we upgraded to the F450 (purchased in 2007). Wife would periodically drive the trucks to work (wouldn't fit in the garage where I worked) and really didn't notice a major difference in turning, etc. But while towing the trailer, yes, the F450 has a tighter turning radius and that was a big difference. And yes, we park in the back 40 and pull in our mirrors (really wish others would be that considerate).
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Well I have been trying to find info about that whole towing scenario. I already have a 2018 Crew Cab Ram SRW (non-dual) diesel. Payload is rated at 4140, and rated near 18000 lb towing. Its going to be close, but I think I will be able to do it based on what i have found. Dual wheels are great if full-timing it and not needing the truck for more use than towing a fifth wheel, but I feel its a whole lot easier to drive the SRW. I have a 6'4" box with a sliding hitch. Seems for every DRW vote I find a SRW vote. I ended buying a 2020 North Point 383 FKWS. Dry Hitch weight is around 3500 so going to be interesting. Not full timing right now so wont be overloading the trailer side.
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I got a 2019 Ford F-350 4x4 Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 8 ft. LB DRW
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Nice! That is the same truck we went with, you're going to like the way it pulls your new rig. Don't know how much this matters to you but the owners manual recommends driving the truck for 1000 miles before towing. Figure it's better to follow Ford's recommendation so we did.

Enjoy your new truck.
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I got a 2019 Ford F-350 4x4 Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 8 ft. LB DRW
Prove it! We need pics! Lol
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I got a 2019 Ford F-350 4x4 Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 8 ft. LB DRW
Technically, can a dually be a 4x4? Maybe it should be called a 6x6.
This is coming from someone who obviously doesnít have enough to do today . . .

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Technically, can a dually be a 4x4? Maybe it should be called a 6x6.

This is coming from someone who obviously doesnít have enough to do today . . .



Nice truck!


I think u need a 3rd driven axle to be a 6x6 technically lol, but not matter what u call it OPs truck does look nice!
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NICE TRUCK!
The color will go with just about any trailer to hook to it.
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I got a 2019 Ford F-350 4x4 Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 8 ft. LB DRW
Good choice. Our Dully pulls our Pinnicle very easy. Don't even know its back there. Is that a Diezel ? Don't know much about Gas Dully's but don't think it would be good for that kind of Weight. But like I said I know nothing about them ?
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