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Old 10-03-2012, 11:48 AM
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Moving up to a 1 ton dually ???

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

If you are going to park it and drive something else then ya.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:50 PM
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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.
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I've been driving crew cab duallie's for years. never a problem.
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I've been driving crew cab duallie's for years. never a problem.
Stock duallies. Not 40 foot long abortions.
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the only thing i know on this topic is that if your thinkin dualy dodge deisel make sure you get the manual transmission.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:30 PM
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Just put a fully rear diff in ur truck kev, and the extra leafs,
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:07 PM
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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.
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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. 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
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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,
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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.
what youre not supose to lift the inside wheels on corners ive had mine to hale with camper to
and think mine is about 2 feet taller than your old camper
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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.
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I already told you just buy a Dodge 5500 long box single axle problem solved


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