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Old 08-21-2018, 10:17 AM   #1
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Truck recomendation for a Montana 5th wheel

So, looking to switch over to a Montana 3701LK but not sure what to pull it with. I am looking for recommendations from the experts. it has a GVWR of 16400lbs and hitch weight of 2600lbs. I have a few trucks in mind but......
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:32 AM   #2
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Plenty of discussion here on almost the same trailer. And I'm sure there are many other threads on the subject as well.
My take, you tow with whatever you feel safe with. But I will add that you are most likely looking at something DRW.
I tow about 3000 lbs. less than you with a SRW and payload is almost used up. Just a starting point for you to consider.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:35 AM   #3
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Well should be looking at a Diesel DRW if you want a pleasant towing experience. Brand is your choice, although personally I would get a RAM!
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:50 PM   #4
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1ton DRW minimum.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:57 PM   #5
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1 ton dually...
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:11 PM   #6
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1 ton diesel dually!!!!
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:53 PM   #7
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1 ton diesel dually!!!!
Do they still make a gas dually... that would be a waste of steel...
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Do they still make a gas dually... that would be a waste of steel...
Yes, I believe all of the big three still offer a 350/3500 DRW with gas engine.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:51 PM   #9
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Can't speak for Ford/Ram, but GMC's and Chevy duallies can still be had with a gas engine.
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Do they still make a gas dually... that would be a waste of steel...

I don't drive a diesel but I totally agree that they are needed in many applications. Javi makes a good point. IF I follow my own rules and require a diesel if/when I exceed 10-11k then what point is a gas dually? Pulled up the Ram website and checked out a Tradesman one ton dually with the 6.4 gas engine and a 3.73 axle ratio w/13,300 gvw. I would have to ask....why? I have the same engine and axle w/10k gvw, I can't imagine trying to strap that combo with what the dually could tow/haul; that would go back to the last statement...I do agree that it would be a waste of steel
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