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Old 03-18-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Is there anybody on this forum now pulling a Redwood with a short bed and without a slider?
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Just get a bed stretcher and stretch it to a long box, problem solved
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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I dont know if they had a slider or not but I saw a Red and Black painted Redwood heading south on 93 in NH just N of the Hooksett tolls last thursday night with a Black Ford Short bed pulling it. Boy it looked PURDY!!!!
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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Well my wife and I are kind of thinking that way. I know my truck is set up to pull the Redwood that I have ordered but it will be at it's limits sooo my wife is telling me to get rid if the truck (2011 F350 SRW 4x4 Lariet fully loaded) and get dually. I LOVE MY TRUCK and I'm not sure what to do. I know I'll take a bath on the truck even though it only has 30,000 miles on it.

I'm going to talk with a few dealers tomorrow and see how bad I'm going to get hurt.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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You'll probably take a 10k to 20k hit good luck tomorrow.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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Wow, it's not often that a man's wife tells him to go out and buy a new Dually!! Pinch yourself three times on the way to the dealer and do the deal before whatever she took wears off
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #7
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I would keep the truck.



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Just because you have a rdually doesn't mean you have more tow capability...I am llooking at a dealer provided 2008 rv & trailer towing guide and believe it or not there is a 500 lb less tow capacity with the DRW....maybe because of the added suspension and wheel and tire weights....See if your dealer offers this brochureThis is one great brochure.....It gives information on weig ht distribution, backing, turning,braking,towing on hills,parking,accelerating and passing,driving weith an automatic transmission, driaving with speed control and much more..This is a great piece of literature. Ford's booklet Id is RV-VER8173-0807 found on back cover under the Ford logo Retailer Education and Training.
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My attempt at humor above notwithstanding, I agree with Lillyputz. You already have the truck, try towing the rig first then see how you feel about how it tows. I have a shortbed and was told by Brian at Redwood that their delivery guys use shortbeds without sliders to deliver the units and they have no problems. So why not try it first before taking a big $$$ hit on trade-in.
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All of the above is correct if you have the truck already try it first and then decide. The only real advantage to dual rear wheels is stability.
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