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Old 11-11-2004, 02:27 AM
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Wow Cgarrett... that truck has got to fly when you stomp on it when not towing. 8.1, shortbed, standard cab; that thing has no weight to it.
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:10 AM
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Dually's don't raise the tow capacity just make the truck a little more stable when towing.. Imo If you use the truck for towing heavy loads on a daily basis go with a dually but if you just use it on weekends or less go with a srw their easier to get around in tight places.
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Dually's don't raise the tow capacity just make the truck a little more stable when towing.. Imo If you use the truck for towing heavy loads on a daily basis go with a dually but if you just use it on weekends or less go with a srw their easier to get around in tight places.

Bingo. I agree with this.
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Old 11-12-2004, 11:25 AM
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Make sure you check the hitch on ANY truck. Most tow packages have a class IV hitch. One should really consider moving up to a Titan Class V hitch for added capacity.

Just FYI.
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IMHO, the dually will make it more stable, but I wouldn't sweat pulling it with a SRW truck as long as the brakes are setup and working on the trailer you're pulling and your hitch is rated for the load you're hooked up to.

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IMHO, the dually will make it more stable, but I wouldn't sweat pulling it with a SRW truck as long as the brakes are setup and working on the trailer you're pulling and your hitch is rated for the load you're hooked up to.

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All 3/4 ton trucks do not have the same towing capacity. You need to make sure that the truck you buy is rated for the capacity you need. Also a class V hitch platform is a necessity. Be careful because if you have an accident while towing, both your auto and boat insurance companies will verify that the truck was rated for the load you were hauling.
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As far as brakes between a srw chevy 3/4 hd they are identical to the dually,as is the frame,ring and pinion size,sway bars etc,Smitty
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