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Old 06-24-2018, 01:06 AM   #1
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Its me again! Getting ready to purchase a 2019 3961 RK Redwood and was curious what other Redwood owners tow with and why? We are considering either the Ford 350 dually or 450 dually. We are Ford people but opened to others opinion. Thank you in advance
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:49 AM   #2
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I tow my 2016 39mb with a 1998 international. I prefer the larger truck because of it weight and stopping power. it has a lot more room in the front between me and the dash so I can stretch my legs out for the long hauls. its not too bad on MPG I get 11 MPG.
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If you're Ford folks you DO NOT want my opinion! Any one of the big 3 duallys will git er done.
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:04 AM   #4
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HAHA! Thank you. Yes we are Ford people because the Chevy truck was pure headaches from day 1 and friends with Dodges only complain about owing power so I ran scared and stayed with Ford. Never had problem 1 and we have towed RVs, boats, and heavy loads. But we still like to see what everyone uses. Thanks again
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:07 PM   #5
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Our previous setup was a 2010 F250 with airbags which did great. We towed a 33' Artic Fox, 44' Raptor and 38' Gateway with this truck. Probably was overweight with the Raptor but it still did great. We upgraded this year to a 2018 F350 SRW knowing we were getting a heavier 5th wheel. Our first tow I thought, went pretty good. We are usually in one spot for 8 months to two years so having a dually wasn't really for us right now. I think if we traveled more I would prefer a F450.
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:41 PM   #6
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I pull a 2012 36rl with a 2017 F350 DRW. On the interstates I run around 70 mph on the two lanes I run around 60 mph. My previous truck was a 2012 F350 DRW with 3:73 gears this truck has 4:10 gears. Fuel milage is 9 1/2 - 10 1/2 pulling, empty around 15. I dont really see the need for an F450. I do prefer the 4:10 gear over the 3:73, pulling the mpg is about the same about 1mpg less when empty
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:30 PM   #7
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Just double check the numbers on 350 vs 450, because the 450 is a heavier truck it actually has less pin weight capacity. Pretty much most on here are using Duallies of the Big Three.
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:07 PM   #8
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You may want to check the turning radius of the 350 vs 450. I believe the F450 has a better turning radius. I certainly wish my Ram had a better turning radius!
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:22 PM   #9
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We custom ordered our 2017 Ford F450 Super Duty Lariat with the RV tow pkg to pull a 2018 3991RD Redwood. Towing we get 11-12 mpg. Not towing we average 16 mpg. Truck handles RV easily. Really like the short turning radius and retractable/folding mirrors when not towing We stay in the 60-62 mph range currently until we replace the factory issued tires. Very happy with truck performance.
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I was referring to the RV tires in previous post. Not the truck tires!
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