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Honky
10-03-2012, 11:48 AM
Been kicking around the idea of moving up to a 1 ton dually. Mostly because the camper Iím looking at is 4000 LBS and the max legal payload of my truck is 2000LBS

The questions to you dually owners is the day to day driving. How is it for driving, parking, in the snow Also for those that take it off road how do you find say driving in the snow ruts of standard with trucks?

dirka dave
10-03-2012, 12:23 PM
More fuel, 6 tires to replace.

If you are going to park it and drive something else then ya.

RIFF RAFF
10-03-2012, 12:50 PM
I always take up 2 spaces when I have Reeces truck for parking. A little extra walking but thats ok. I do the driving on the coke in the snow (reece scares the poop out of me) Snow kinda sucks, If you are in narrow ruts the back duallys can pull you around a little bit. But if you ask Reece he loves it. Put some airbags on it load the camper and you will be amazed at the difference. No more sway. We would never do a camper again without the airbags. It does make that much of a difference.

FU Toolbag
10-03-2012, 01:23 PM
I've been driving crew cab duallie's for years. never a problem.

EIEIO
10-03-2012, 01:43 PM
I've been driving crew cab duallie's for years. never a problem.

Stock duallies. Not 40 foot long abortions. [cheers]

Tunabomber
10-03-2012, 01:50 PM
the only thing i know on this topic is that if your thinkin dualy dodge deisel make sure you get the manual transmission.

Happypants
10-03-2012, 03:30 PM
Just put a fully rear diff in ur truck kev, and the extra leafs,

Trailjunkie
10-03-2012, 05:07 PM
do it kev i park in any normal spot and no difference in day to day driving.and i drove mine down to hale with the camper so i don't see the downfall. super stable with yer load on.

just don't drive like bruce.lol

kootenaycat
10-03-2012, 09:26 PM
the only thing i know on this topic is that if your thinkin dualy dodge deisel make sure you get the manual transmission.

Except you lose 200 ft/lbs of torque over the automatic. Didn't realize this until I got my 2012 G56 home. :mad: Yah it pulls hard on the highway but from what I've read, because the stock clutch can't take the power they derate the G56 in the first 3 gears so it's not even getting 610 ft/lbs off the line. Mine is hit and miss, feels like the variable vane turbo is stuck at the position for higher rpm. Some days it's a dog off the line up to 2100rpm then takes off. Other days it starts to pull hard at 1500rpm like my old 5.9 did all the time. Once I'm in 6th gear it works well, don't have to downshift at all from 70km/h and up even on the 8% grade on the Salmo-Creston.

And fuel economy around town is about 2mpg less but for some reason highway mileage is worse. Went to Sask last month and went from 15L/100km around here to 17L/100km and worse I got was 23L/100km on one tank. And these are calculated by hand at each fill up. Hoping it gets better after break in, only got 6000 km on it now

Happypants
10-03-2012, 09:34 PM
Get a good TC and a big trans cooler, along with a deep pan and a good gauge, 90% of the time stuff slips, melts, or fuses together is because of heat, either that or upgrade to a bigger clutch and flywheel if u get a manual, and there a bit of a pain to drive thru town, with a standard, my f250 is a pain when u hit every fucking light in ridge from one end to the other,

4skin
10-03-2012, 10:33 PM
do it kev i park in any normal spot and no difference in day to day driving.and i drove mine down to hale with the camper so i don't see the downfall. super stable with yer load on.

just don't drive like bruce.lol:dontknow:what youre not supose to lift the inside wheels on corners lol ive had mine to hale with camper to
and think mine is about 2 feet taller than your old camper

trailburban
10-04-2012, 08:08 AM
if your not going to use the fact that it's a dually often, and a single rear will work, i'd go singles myself.
but to contradict myself, the dry traction is way better in a dually. Once you do some upgrades and chip it, you'll with you had the dually every time you try and rip off the line and the tires just smoke.
down side is you can't do cut out flares on a dually.

I'f you're looking to buy new, swing by an international dealer and check out the Terrastar. Nice truck, and price is right. Last I remember you could order them in a CC 4x4 too.

Moondog
10-04-2012, 10:25 AM
I already told you just buy a Dodge 5500 long box single axle problem solved [cheers]


http://image.automotive.com/f/32232028/2012-Ram-5500-chassis-cab-towing-chart.pdf

Honky
10-04-2012, 10:35 AM
Everything on that chart is a DRW

Honky
10-04-2012, 10:38 AM
TrailBurban it's all about the payload and being over the GVW with a camper on. I need a payload of at least 6000LBS

Moondog
10-04-2012, 10:41 AM
sorry wrong list

http://image.automotive.com/f/32232103/2012-Ram-chassis-cab-technical-specifications%20.pdf

B
10-04-2012, 11:50 AM
id keep the truck u have buy a goose neck trailer long enough to take the camper and a toy or 2 behind it

dirka dave
10-04-2012, 11:53 AM
Just go buy a peterbuilt.

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Pegleg
10-04-2012, 08:36 PM
id keep the truck u have buy a goose neck trailer long enough to take the camper and a toy or 2 behind it

exactly what im going too do!!!!!oh yeah

C-Dog
10-04-2012, 08:53 PM
id keep the truck u have buy a goose neck trailer long enough to take the camper and a toy or 2 behind it


No shit eh that's totally the way to do it for sure..there is some nice set ups out there

longhorn
10-04-2012, 09:01 PM
Saw this dually at 100 Mile mud drags.

trailburban
10-04-2012, 10:40 PM
that an International CXT, limited edition of the 7300 4x4 model with all the bells and whistles you could imagine. they go for $140,000 used.
It's an overkill truck that drives like a dump truck (because it is one).

Trailjunkie
10-05-2012, 01:27 AM
just buy the dually kev , you know youl just be wondering what if ! if yah don't.

vajayjay
10-05-2012, 07:20 AM
That one at the mud drags has an axeless 5th wheel and its racer on a gooseneck, its quite the rig

Happypants
10-05-2012, 09:28 AM
I'm with Doug, go buy the dually already!!

4skin
10-05-2012, 12:21 PM
You know you want it

pumpkin
10-05-2012, 01:59 PM
4X4 custom built class A motorhome[36] A truck and camper is just a stepping stone to a M/H anyways.

Honky
10-05-2012, 02:14 PM
I think I'm on the right track here :-)

Whiplash
10-05-2012, 04:03 PM
I think I'm on the right track here :-)

what kind of truck do you have now?

Honky
10-05-2012, 06:12 PM
2006 dodge 2500 with airbags

C-Dog
10-05-2012, 08:29 PM
That one at the mud drags has an axeless 5th wheel and its racer on a gooseneck, its quite the rig

I was gonna say that looks like a camper placed on a Gooseneck with room on the back for his racer :D

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10-05-2012, 10:32 PM
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just some different looks and ideas remember a goose tow's much better than a bumper pull and you can turn twice as tight to get in and out of places and one your ther u can discconnect and you have your truck to do what u need to do with out packing the entire camper every time and a 10" camper with triple slides sucks on a dually to load and unload and drive around with ...


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http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/tow-rigs-trailers/860646-pbb-tow-rig-trailer-build-threads.html


that should keep your reading for a few hours ...

digger
10-06-2012, 09:53 AM
I have a 06 dodge dually crew and an 11 1/2 artic fox that weighs 3900 lbs empty,handles great.i air bagged it and that's it.wouldnt trade it for anything.

Trailjunkie
10-06-2012, 11:41 AM
just some different looks and ideas remember a goose tow's much better than a bumper pull and you can turn twice as tight to get in and out of places and one your ther u can discconnect and you have your truck to do what u need to do with out packing the entire camper every time and a 10" camper with triple slides sucks on a dually to load and unload and drive around with ...


my2cents


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/tow-r...d-threads.html (http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/tow-rigs-trailers/860646-pbb-tow-rig-trailer-build-threads.html)


that should keep your reading for a few hours ...


that's fine if you only have one hobby, wheeling. some of us are boaters to.... how's he supposed to tow his boat and bring the sleeping quarters.campers the most versatile you can bring jeep or boat or why.
and with the hotel sized camper dually is the sh#t kev . ddoooiiittttt !!!!!

C-Dog
10-06-2012, 02:40 PM
that's fine if you only have one hobby, wheeling. some of us are boaters to.... how's he supposed to tow his boat and bring the sleeping quarters.campers the most versatile you can bring jeep or boat or why.
and with the hotel sized camper dually is the sh#t kev . ddoooiiittttt !!!!!


With Kevs $ I'm sure you could figure out how to get boat and trailer winched up behind the camper where the Jeep or what ever sits lol it's just $$ lol