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Old 12-24-2011, 07:11 PM
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We pull our 31 Sonic (9,000 dry) with a 2011 F350 SRW. The guy we bought it from used a 2011 F250 SRW, both diesel of course. I don't feel the need for a dually with this setup and the triple axle Eagle. If you have a gooseneck trailer a dually is the only way to go, IMO.

Dually is great no doubt, but the truck is a daily too, it's just easier and we feel plenty safe. Many have and will point out there are times/circumstances when a dually is best....
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:29 PM
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Man, here we go.

For the boat you're towing, I'd say a 3500 SRW is fine. Dually is nice, but yes, have a car as your daily driver. My opinion,

A question that has been asked a billion times before. I like duallies, but you will have no problems finding SRWs that will do the job with the 311. If you are not looking to step up, a 3500 SRW would be my choice. Personally I like to be on the safe side. It'll never hurt, but a must? No.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:44 PM
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Should I run a crossover or leave the stock water pump on?
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Should I run a crossover or leave the stock water pump on?
Hmmm. Yes and you'll need a PSI blower with that.
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Single will work just fine

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My 3500 HD drw pulls my top gun great! I have alcoa 22.5 on it. My wife is five ft 2" and the only thing she requested is steps. Srw will pull it but why play around? Man up! Drive mine every day. People that say I don't need it don't know how to drive and shouldn't be trailering. If a little is good too much is just enough!
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Srw will do just fine dually will be better but it's like using a tall deck 540 to make 500 hp. I'm a full time firefighter and I'm the driver so driving a dually through the city is no big deal to me But I prefer srw
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My 3500 HD drw pulls my top gun great! I have alcoa 22.5 on it. My wife is five ft 2" and the only thing she requested is steps. Srw will pull it but why play around? Man up! Drive mine every day. People that say I don't need it don't know how to drive and shouldn't be trailering. If a little is good too much is just enough!
Got any pics of that 3500 with 22.5"?
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Unless you let your wife use the dually, and she whips it through a parking lot too fast and tears off a fender...

...you will NEVER regret buying a dually.
I regretted it and I went from a dually to a SRW and have no regrets at all. I'm on my second 2500HD since the dually. My truck is my daily driver. The only plus for the dually for me was in towing on the highway.

With a dually, I could not go through a car wash, bank drive thru, into a parking garage and even some fast food drive thru's. The dually also had to be in 4wd if there was even a 1/4 inch of snow on the ground.

I tow about 10.5k about 4000 miles a year with no problem behind my 2500HD.
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