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Old 11-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #21
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Yea... just like the hotels with the phone and the hairblower in the bathroom...
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:18 PM   #22
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Dave I don't know much about the features of the Ram, but I can tell you the changes GM did to the 2011 and newer trucks are awsome. We can travel from Western NY to Florida and about the only time you have to use the brakes is when you come to a Stop lite or Stop sign. Just set the cruise and sit back and enjoy.
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Michelle, totally agree. Love that DuraMax/Allison/exhaust brake combo on GMC duallie!
I have to agree on the Dmax also. When I'm not towing, I'm getting between 18 to 19.5 MPG. Sometimes less because I cant keep my foot out of it. And my wife uses it to drive back a forth to</span>work sometimes 34 miles one way and said its the best truck I have bought yet! And when I towed to the rally we got 11.5 to 12 MPG as long as I stayed below 75MPH. 68 to 72 seems to be the sweet spot on my Dmax. And the Allison Trans is AWSOME!!</span>
As for hitches. We were in the same spot as you, going full timing. Were hoping to sell our home soon. (Crossing our fingers) so we can hit the road. Never having a hitch I only wanted to buy 1 time and be able to take it from one truck to another easily. Did a ton of looking and asking, searching on forums and finally decided on a Hensley Trailer Saver TS3 air ride hitch with the standard pin on the 5er. Alittle more then some of the standard hitches. I'm very glad I went this way. When I look in my mirror's I see my baby Floating behind me. The ride is incredible 0, nada, Zero chucking, and the bridge seam's are like crossing over a crack in a parking lot. My Wife even road in the back for 30 miles and opened up a full bottle of water setting at the kitchen table and it never moved or spilled a drop. The only thing that I wish I had, and will have someday is a Mor/ryde IS suspension on my Redwood with 17.5 wheel and tire combo. G614's should be standard on Redwoods and not an option that I have, but thats another subject. To bad this wasn't a option from Redwood. Good Luck in your search!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #24
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Rick,



I don't know if you have made a decision on your tow vehicle but I have some numbers for you:



GCWR for F25/F350 SRW with 3.55 differiential is 23000 lbs. F350 DWD is 23500 lbs.

Max trailer weight for the same vehicles is 15300 lbs. Max for the F350 DWD is 15700 lbs.

The F250 GRAWR is 6100 lbs.

I do not know the GRAWR for the F350 SWD or DWD.

Check out all the weight ratings of your trailer and vehicle to make sure you do not exceed the values. Comfort and confidence then become the determining factors.



BTW the numbers above are for 2010 Ford Super Duties.
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Thanks for the info but now I am confused. Is this saying I can't pull a trailer in excess of 15,700 pounds. I believe the weight of the 36 RL with gear is going to approach 16,000 lbs.
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Be sure to look at the rear GAWR listed on your possible purchase TV then find theactual weight of your rear axle then add all your payloads that affect the rear axle and add the trailer tongue weight then compare to what you have on the your GAWR label.......Try to find something over 10,500....depending on your tongue weight.
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Rick,



I don't know if you have made a decision on your tow vehicle but I have some numbers for you:



GCWR for F25/F350 SRW with 3.55 differiential is 23000 lbs. F350 DWD is 23500 lbs.

Max trailer weight for the same vehicles is 15300 lbs. Max for the F350 DWD is 15700 lbs.

The F250 GRAWR is 6100 lbs.

I do not know the GRAWR for the F350 SWD or DWD.

Check out all the weight ratings of your trailer and vehicle to make sure you do not exceed the values. Comfort and confidence then become the determining factors.



BTW the numbers above are for 2010 Ford Super Duties.
The Correct numbers for a 2011-12 F350are as follows:
4x4 crew cab srw 15800
2 wheel drive srw 16000

4x4 drw crew cab 20,300
2x4 drw crew cab 20,800

My RL loaded heavy with all my options has an empty weight of 14000. The thing to be careful with is the pin weight
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Thanks Dave. Those numbers feel much better. I am actually zeroing in on a 2010/11 350 4X4 dually. I think that looks pretty safe.
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Thanks Dave. Those numbers feel much better. I am actually zeroing in on a 2010/11 350 4X4 dually. I think that looks pretty safe.
Rick all 3 trucks will haul the Redwood. I was a chevy man for 30 plus years but unfortunately I have some VERY strong political views so I've bought my last GM. But i do think they make a great truck. Last year I bout my first Ford F350 and I fell in love. Unfortunately I found that because of the way I had the Redwood loaded with options I ordered, I had to trade my beloved F350 srw for a Dually. I went out and redrove all of the trucks even to the point where I was ready to eat crow and buy the chevy. However after driving the F350, the chevy didn't come close and even though I liked the Dodge dash and Cummings diesel, I was afraid of their transmission and their weights are lighter.

In my opinion ALL THREE TRUCKS ARE GREAT TRUCKS, but truly after you pull your Redwood with a dually, you wont go back to a srw. Rember to consider all the weight you're going to put into your truck, not just the pin weight. In my case I have my wife, myself, a dog and an extra fuel tank besides the weight of the hitch. It all adds up fast
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