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Old 02-25-2013, 01:52 PM   #11
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Remember... even the "36" RL which is (one of) their most popular model, is actually 40' 7" according to the Redwoodschematic.So except for the 31 and 34 (which are actually longer) everyone is towing that length.

Even with the long wheelbase of the 8' box crewcab dually, the RLis reasonable to maneuver at a campsite (as long as you have a pull-thru - ha ha). Plus it's so well balanced it tows like a dream - even with the two axles. Best I have owned.



Even if you feel anxious, purchase the dually anyway. It's been said many times herethat it's better to buy too much truck than to find out later that you don't have enough. Plus, it avoids that whole "dually envy" thing SRW owners inevitably get a few months after they purchase.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:13 PM   #12
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I am scared of the dully. Can't a F350 without being dully handle it?

I was also told 42 ft is too long. Will be hard to pull, most parks won't be able to accommodate it and too heavy. How true or important are these items??

Sharon

We have an F350 SRW and the max we can tow is 16,300 lbs, which is less than the 16,600 GVWR of the 38GK. We have a 36FL and are very close to the max weight and will also be close to the max load on the rear axle. I would prefer a DRW, but we bought the truck before knowing of Redwoods.

With the heavier weights on the GK I suggest you require a DRW.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:30 PM   #13
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Don't be scared of a dually. They are like dogs and can smell fear. My wife hates to drive our dodge dually but will if necessary. I just keep reminding here that if your mirror clears it, the fenders will also. Since it's a truck, curbs aren't a problem either.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #14
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My wife is the driver as she hates my driving. I have it made, no driving, I just hang out on my IPAD, watch a movie and take care of the Grand Kids if they are with us. The DRW pulls the Redwood easily. No problem in campsites, even at Disney World which has nice campsites but the access is tight, just go easy, and you can fit that coach into most camp sites. Pull throughs make it easy but if they are not available, the Redwood handles like a dream when backing up.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #15
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I just LOVE driving the dually. It's really easy once you learn to use the side mirrors. Just have to watch those extra wheels around corners and other cars.

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #16
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Tow my 36RL with my 2011, F350 with no problems. When I first pulled it felt a little light in the front of the truck but after a few pulls I have had no problems and can scoot down the road at 70MPH if I'm brave. As far as backing I had a 393RLS Open Range which was about 39 feet and let me tell you the Redwood is so much easier to park. Backs like a dream no need for pull throughs. I will say a dually with more rubber on the road it would handle a little better. As far as the perfect truck I think Ford has found it in the 2011 - 2013. It has all the power you need, gets good fuel milage, rides great, and with the new 25K Reese hitch you couldn't ask for a better combination.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #17
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I would question Redwood as to why only 2 axles. The HH has 3 and your weight is close to the HH. At the least you should have the larger 110 PSI tires and Axles.
As for not liking the dually, come on! I am female and haul 90% of the time by myself!!! It is just like anything else, once you get used to it you are good to go. I hate driving cars which I rent all the time due to travel for work. My everyday vehicle is a 250. All my trucks have been diesel. I have owned 5. You will love your Redwood!
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I would question Redwood as to why only 2 axles. The HH has 3 and your weight is close to the HH. At the least you should have the larger 110 PSI tires and Axles.
As for not liking the dually, come on! I am female and haul 90% of the time by myself!!! It is just like anything else, once you get used to it you are good to go. I hate driving cars which I rent all the time due to travel for work. My everyday vehicle is a 250. All my trucks have been diesel. I have owned 5. You will love your Redwood!
To accommodate the toys in the garage areathe GVWR of the 39HH is 21,000 lbs, which is significantly higher than any of the other coaches. Hence the 3 axles.
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No it's not too long. I've taken my trailer into state parks where they say that they only recommend 34 ft or shorter, without any problems at all. Remember the longer the 5th wheel the easier they are to pull and back in. As many have said, these trailer have GREAT road manners. The wind doesn't seem to effect them at all.

As for a SRW F350... I had a 2011 F350 CC 4x4 lariat that I loved but I switched over to a F350 Dually and you won't believe the difference in the way it pulls the trailer.

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Thanks to everyone who has posted. I had dinner with my niece tonight who just bought a Dodge Maxcab dully. She loves it. She pulls horse trailers around and thinks I will be fine in a Dully. Her 18 yr old daughter even pulls the horse trailers.

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