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Old 04-08-2002, 10:03 PM
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Formula1. Mine is also 4x4. Its come in handy, even with the posi rear when making some real tight turns on wet surface....grass...etc.
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I just bought a 2002 F350 PSD Crew Cab Dually 4WD. One reason I picked the Ford vs the Chevy were the mirrors - the ones on the 3500 were horrible. The Ford mirrors extend out. The 4WD will come in handy in the snow/sand - I don't anticipate needing it for trailering.
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I just bought a 2002 F350 PSD Crew Cab Dually. One reason I picked the Ford vs the Chevy were the mirrors - the ones on the 3500 were horrible. The Ford mirrors extend out..
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2001 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab dually 8100 4wd Allison 1000.
Was spoiled after the first
tow. Can see the trailer tires with the mirrors extended. I can't go back to
a little truck. The Allison
is the best part.
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I tow my Cigarette Playboy with a 2000 F-350 dually. I can see great with he mirrors extended The truck tows very well. The worst part is trying to get through a small drive-through or parking garage.
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Old 04-09-2002, 06:26 PM
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i have owned a 2001 GMC dually for about a month it has the 8.1/allison trans, what a truck this thing hauls like no tomorrow.
it is only 2wd and ivebeen on some steep ramps, with no tire spin at all.
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Well, it's just about time to splash, so I might as well take the truck down and hook up the rig and see for myself how it'll tow.

I'm sure there will be no lack of power with the 8100/allison, that's for sure . (I'd never thought I'd buy a GM product over a Ford!!)

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I have a 1995 crew-cab dually diesel the mirrors extend out and make trailer tires easily visable, have 194,000 on it would take off for California tommorrow if I needed to...two wheel drive , no problems on any ramps...yet.....Fred
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I have a Chevy 3500 Dooley 4X4 and love it. I tow a 32' Fountain with a combined weight of around 10,000 lbs. I just drop the tailgate and can see the whole trailer and tires. The only thing that I hate is that you can't take it through an automated car wash.
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I towed with a SRW for several years. It was fine on two lane roads at 60 MPH. But get out on the interstate going 70 in a strong crosswind with semi-trucks, and it became white knuckle time.

We bought an F350 crew cab dually 4x4 and the difference is very noticeable. The lateral stability in high winds and when passing or being passed by semi-trucks is incredible. There is not even a hint of wiggle out of the truck. Its very comfortable to drive towing 10,000lbs at 70 mph. I will never tow anything over 8000 lbs with anything but a dually.

Seeing the rear tires is not a problem if you equip the truck with the proper mirrors. I think all the big three offer extendable mirrors that allow you to see the trailer tires when towing, but retract them out of the way when not towing.

As far as the 4x4, we live in the North where it snows, and you do not want to get caught in the snow with a dually that is only rear wheel drive. It has also come in handy on very steep ramps that are wet.
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