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bulldog95 04-09-2015 05:40 AM

Looking for help on getting into diesel truck world.
Any help on this subject would be helpful. I am looking at getting a diesel truck between 2000-2007, 4x4, 4 door, possibly dually since I'm not sure what kind of camper and size I get. It will possibly be daily driver and part time tow rig. Any help on reliable trucks and possible size of truck needed to do what I might need it for. Any answers would be helpful.

dietz4ibanez 04-13-2015 01:10 AM

I think it just comes down to starting to look at trucks in your area to see what you like.

We've given you some good info, now it's time to look and test drive.

That being said, I doubt you will need a dually unless you find a good deal on one. I've pulled a lot of weight with SRW trucks and never even thought about the need for a DRW truck.

The only time you really need a DRW if you were going to have a lot of payload on the truck and then it will come in handy if you were also towing in addition to whatever goes in the bed.

For instance, I own a Landscape company and have a 2014 3500HD Duramax that is DRW. It's really nice having the dual rear wheels in combination to the extended axle. This really makes hauling a heavy load resulting with good stability. Sometimes I have a 8-10k lb load in the bed and it does it effortlessly.

I would also consider a dually if you were considering a goose neck trailer with a heavy tongue weight. If you were going to have a heavy tongue, I'd rather have it over the axle than on the hitch on the back of the truck.

Hopefully, you find this info useful.

Mixedbreed 04-15-2015 10:06 PM

Well said Brian. Nothing better than the load at the axle.

drperry 04-16-2015 12:24 AM

If you want a 5th wheel over 35 feet long, you'll like the dually...

Bumper pull, doesn't really matter... Unless you're loading a quad or side by side in the bed, then the extra stability is nice...

If you're getting an actual camper that goes in the box of the truck, you'll be happier with a dually.

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