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Old 02-11-2003, 06:30 AM
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I'm getting ready to buy a new GM truck and cant decide what to get. I need a long box and want atleast a extended cab. Crew cab long box's only look good in a dually, so question is. How are crew cab, long box dually's to drive on a daily basis over a extended long box 2500. Ive test driven both but think I would need more drive time to make a choice. All are 4X4 and diesels. Has anyone owned both or had alot of seat time in either?
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Old 02-11-2003, 06:50 AM
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by the dually,I have the second one registered in FL,LOVE it,gets great fuel milage,better than the little ones,got mine from john g on the board,owned it for a year and a half now.
 
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The duramax is great, it pulls my 36 APACHE really well. I will probadly go with a dually next time. This time I went with the crew cab short box HD 4X4.
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Dually's haul well. But I gave up mine as a dayley driver. It's like 22 ft long and wider than most parking spots. My biggest complaint: I have to wash it by hand. In the winter it is a ***** to keep clean.

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Go to the DieselTruckResource web site for more Diesel 4x4 info than you can digest.

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Old 02-11-2003, 02:40 PM
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You can buy a 3500 with single rear wheels. I have an F-350 extended cab, long bed, 4x4 with single rear wheels that I used to drive every day. I also pull my boat with it. However, my next truck will be a crew cab dually, but I won't be driving it every day. The current truck was fine for a daily driver, just expect to park in the back of parking lots because they are so long.
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I also have looked at new trucks and was told they don't have a 3500 single rear wheel diesel crew cab for 2003 only dually. if someone knows different I sure would like to know. Also what about Fords dually for 2002, I was looking at a loaded diesel crew cab, need some thoughts on it good or bad. Also what it should sell for has 16,000 miles.

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I'm gonna go w/ GM because I can get GMS pricing and have had the best luck with. GMS pricing + rebates 2500+ 500 auto show rebate = $10k+ off sticker. I can get 4.7 interest & trade & money down so I think I will take rebate. I have heard 18-20mpg with single wheel and about 15-17mpg dually, does that sound right?
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I have to agree with most of the guys here. I love my 2000 chevy 3500TD crewcab long bed dually too. Its really comfy and tows well. But it is not my everyday truck. If it was, I think I'de be looking for a single rear. because its tough in parking lots and yes.... they dont have a car wash for duallies.
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I am in the const. business so everyday truck would mean mostly jobsites and everyday running around. I also like the dent & rust proof rear panels on the duallies.
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