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Old 11-14-2019, 03:26 PM   #21
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Here's a nice used one if you wanted to spend less. Just fly into Portland and drive it home

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...014835387.html
Well most likely would carry and tow the Fusion, BUT that 2012 only had a GVWR of 12.300#.
Ram "upgraded" the 3500 both SRW and DRW in 2013 and the DRW GVWR went to 14,000#.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:43 PM   #22
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Well most likely would carry and tow the Fusion, BUT that 2012 only had a GVWR of 12.300#.
Ram "upgraded" the 3500 both SRW and DRW in 2013 and the DRW GVWR went to 14,000#.
Ah...good point. They keep making them beefier. When it comes to that monster Fuzion, "go big or go home"
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:11 PM   #23
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I am getting response from my earlier comment on what truck you might look at.
Again, YOU DON"T need a dually. Secondly, they don't make short box duallys. And lastly, some of the new one tons can and do pull what you are looking at.



For those who seem to disagree do your research. https://www.etrailer.com/faq-best-20....aspx#Full-Ton


https://www.gmc.com/trucks/sierra/2500hd-3500hd
Basically you're saying YOU don't want a dually! Which is absolutely ok, unless you plan to tow/haul/stop a 19k lb toy hauler safely, then you better have a dually, that new Ram pictured with the short bed above would do nicely, or stay home.....
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:25 PM   #24
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Having gone from a sb srw to a long bed dually, I found the tow more comfortable/ relaxing. And the empty ride much better. Within months you will have adapted to the extra length/ width and will shop for parking spots that accommodate. Not saying you need it... but I can stand walking a bit further to the store from a back of the lot spot.
Good luck shopping, patience will pay off, but be ready to act when the right deal comes along.
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:31 PM   #25
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Skip the Dodge and get the Ford. I don't think you can get a short bed in a dully. lol
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:34 PM   #26
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Skip the Dodge and get the Ford. I don't think you can get a short bed in a dully. lol
Ram makes a Mega cab SB pickup.
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:21 AM   #27
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Russ, so help me, I don't think that some of these people read the posts. How many times will we have to say that Dodge Ram makes a short bed dually.....
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:24 AM   #28
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Old 11-16-2019, 07:46 AM   #29
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Wait....what? Ram makes a SB Dually? Never heard that before. Are y'all sure of yo' facts?
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:38 AM   #30
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I am getting response from my earlier comment on what truck you might look at.
Again, YOU DON"T need a dually. Secondly, they don't make short box duallys. And lastly, some of the new one tons can and do pull what you are looking at.

For those who seem to disagree do your research. https://www.etrailer.com/faq-best-20....aspx#Full-Ton

https://www.gmc.com/trucks/sierra/2500hd-3500hd
To be frank, this is horribe advice - and it has been posted twice! Max towing capability listed in the "research" is nearly meaningless.

We have a 40' Raptor with a GCWR of nearly 28K including our CanAm SxS.
We love our 2017 F350 DRW TV. I think any of the big 3 DRW's would be just fine based on preference and availability. As you consider "older" truck model years, make sure to check capacities - current trucks have significantly improved capabilities over earlier (say 5-10 years) versions.

Good luck with your search & happy camping!
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:55 AM   #31
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BTW, PIN weight has a lot to do with the way your trailer is loaded. Any weight you put behind the trailers wheels will reduce the PIN weight.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:09 PM   #32
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Not to be a party pooper but the OP posted his question on the 12th, got the pot stirred, and that was the last time he was on the site. Why go to all the trouble of giving advice to a person who isn't going to see it?
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:07 AM   #33
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As you consider "older" truck model years, make sure to check capacities - current trucks have significantly improved capabilities over earlier (say 5-10 years) versions.
And here is an example.

Our 2004 Dodge dually had a crew cab and long bed (2wd). It had an auto trans and a 5.9 cdi Cummins turbo diesel. That particular Cummins was rated at 305 HP and 600 lbs of torque. It had a GVWR of 11500# with a GCWR of 23500# when using the factory installed 4.10 gearing. Big difference when compared to a like equipped 2019 year model.

We were limited to trailers having GVWRs of 14.5K and below. Ours was 14.1K.

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Old 11-25-2019, 09:34 AM   #34
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Towing Question

To All: Thank you all for for your input and advice. I was upstate hunting with little access to internet!!I did get two things that will help me.
Def need short box dually to fit where my lot is. And I will look at later model trucks due to increased towing specs. But can’t/won’t spring for brand new one. Ouch!!
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:58 AM   #35
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Not to be a party pooper but the OP posted his question on the 12th, got the pot stirred, and that was the last time he was on the site. Why go to all the trouble of giving advice to a person who isn't going to see it?
And now you have the answer provided by the OP. Personally, I enjoy the sharing of knowledge not only for the OP but for those who are interested enough in the subject to respond. Since I don’t consider myself to be the “consummate expert” on any RV subject, I enjoy the fact that other forum members are willing to share their knowledge and experiences. That’s why I get involved.
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