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Old 09-04-2018, 05:51 PM   #21
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Get a 6.7 Ford F-350 SWD or DWD I have the Alpine 7355 40 ft my F-350 docent even know its back there
I doubt that 😊. My 6.7L Ford dually tows a triple axle voltage, and it's definitely aware of its presence.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:10 PM   #22
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After upgrading two trailers that required two truck upgrades, I followed the advice of my service advisor to buy the biggest truck I could imagine needing. That's why I went with the dually.

The new truck has a payload of 5300 lbs and is rated for towing a 27,000 lb fifth wheel. Could have had a 31,000 lb rating if I had bought a truck with the 4.10 rear end. With this trailer upgrade, I had to upgrade the SRW F350 that only had 3500 lb payload. Adding the required fifth wheel hitch prep and fifth wheel hitch to that truck and with Jan, me and the dogs in the truck, we would have been about 500-600 lbs over on payload and 1,000 lbs over on rated towing capacity with the new trailer (hitch weight 3140 lb).
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:22 PM   #23
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After upgrading two trailers that required two truck upgrades, I followed the advice of my service advisor to buy the biggest truck I could imagine needing. That's why I went with the dually.
Sound advice. Since OP is looking at a Montana, I wouldn't look at anything less than a 350/3500 DRW.
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:30 PM   #24
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Never worry about size of rig again.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:25 PM   #25
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Never worry about size of rig again.
On the contrary, I'd be always wondering if that beast would fit into or be a place to park it at every park/campground. Solved one problem only to create another. My GMC3500 will easily tow anything we'll ever want to put behind it!!!
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:25 AM   #26
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With a 2k+ hitch load , I would go with a f450 Diesel or similiar. I have a trailer with a hitch wgt of 2k and The one ton (2009 F350 DR W Diesel) works great with it , but another 500 lbs and I would have to go to a F450. After 38 Yrs of towing Fivers ,I have gotten to realize what I need .


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The F450 Dually CrewCab will get you LESS Payload Capacity than the F350 Dually CrewCab!
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:30 AM   #27
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Get a 6.7 Ford F-350 SWD or DWD I have the Alpine 7355 40 ft my F-350 docent even know its back there
You need to be more aware of your surroundings.....That ^^^^ statement is laughable! I've got a 2016 F350 DRW Diesel and a 13K tow behind Toy Hauler and it's very easy to tell when I'm hooked up to it or not.
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Old 09-08-2018, 05:49 AM   #28
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The F450 Dually CrewCab will get you LESS Payload Capacity than the F350 Dually CrewCab!
I completely agree. Do the math carefully. The increased weight of the F450 due to the heavier duty components comes directly off the payload. Since it has a GVWR of 14000 lbs(same as the F350 DRW) the payload is less.
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