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Old 12-25-2011, 04:41 PM
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All the dually stuff is overrated nonsence.If it has enough power to pull it,its all good,I did have to add air shocks to get it to ride level when pulling the boat,It looked funny to me towing with the nose down some.
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All the dually stuff is overrated nonsence.If it has enough power to pull it,its all good,I did have to add air shocks to get it to ride level when pulling the boat,It looked funny to me towing with the nose down some.
I love these photos!

I bet that short wheelbase is great for maneuvering around the ramps!
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It's all in the tongue weight.
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how much more speed with shorties? lol
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This combo works well;
Truck looks too small. Not long enough whellbase.
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@huskyrider Any 1/2 ton pickup can tow 8000-9000lbs now.


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Can it,,,,yes,,,,,should you,,,,HELL NO !!!
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A dually is very seldom "needed" .

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But when it is,,,,its sure nice to have it !!!!,,,,,and it can be the difference between just an underware chance,,,,or calling a wrecker and your ins comapny
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All the dually stuff is overrated nonsence.If it has enough power to pull it,its all good,I did have to add air shocks to get it to ride level when pulling the boat,It looked funny to me towing with the nose down some.
Here ya go. 34' Phantom...tow vehicle is a Lexus GX470 (4x4) which is a rebadged, luxury Toyota Four Runner, but I do have a ride leveling air system for the tongue weight (standard in the Lexus). Tows great, disc brakes on trailer, but...I have towed it from Florida with a Dodge Hemi pick-up truck which was a nice truck to tow with for me. I must admit, I would like more truck (a 2500 would do).

Your picture reminded me of my situation.
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DRW vs SRW will never get a clear answer but I can tell you a DRW is a pain in the azz for a daily driver.
Is this Russ or Faith?

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This forum cracks me up sometimes....at one end of the spectrum there are guys that say you rarely need anything other than a 1/2 ton to tow....and at the other extreme guys saying you need a Kodiak or F550 to tow a 28 footer.

Very little middle ground from what I've noticed.
I dont think anyone mentioned using something larger than a 3500 to tow a 28 footer.

The brakes on a F350 ( dualley ) are impressive. I had no issues stopping a 42 I had, on the trailer when the trailer brakes went out. No problems all all stopping. F250 I doubt the outcome would have been the same.

Braking power and truck weight vs boat weight make a big difference in the ability to control things in a bad situation. I have towed with less than a 3500 series, pulling a heavy load, and the boat will control and push the truck around.

Bigger is better, IMHO.
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