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Old 10-22-2006, 09:01 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Druupy
I did read that article about 1 ton trucks.
Wasn't it titled "How can we make the chev look best?"

I don't agree with their conclusions.
In the Edmunds test, they ran all 3 pickups through the same tests and the Chevrolet dually did better than the they said it was the winner and you don't agree..... Don't confuse me with the facts, my mind is made up?

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Old 10-22-2006, 09:36 AM   #16
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A few months ago I was in the market for a used PU. In talking to several used truck dealers, I posed the GM/Ford/Dodge question. Every one of them said they would all do the job, but in terms of quality and resale they would rate them in the order I did above. GM - Ford - Dodge.

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Old 10-22-2006, 01:32 PM   #17
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Wow! Thanks all. You all have given me much to chew on before I blow "Big Jack" on a truck not likely to have alot of miles put on it.
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:34 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by redeagle313
If you really have to have a dually, look at, they did a recent test of the three dualies and they said the GM pickup was the hands down winner. Here is the link to the article.
Hi, I also don't agree with this test. They said they loaded them all with 81% of their maximum load, but did not say how much the load for each was. Which one carried the most weight? Why not try all of them with the same load or with a 34' Airstream. All three towing the same trailer. Why did the Dodge have to have the Mega Cab and why did the Ford have to have the King Ranch option? Was this purposely done to make the Chevy cheaper, therefore look better.

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Old 10-23-2006, 01:23 AM   #19
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Duallies won't fit in the carwash. Two extra tires to buy. Wider turning radius.
Stiffer ride for the A/S. Lower mileage. You sure about this?
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:47 AM   #20
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Dual rears because of the potential of a flat?
Dang...a rear flat is wet dream compared to a front...
When a front going out, you may still get wet from the uncontrolable excitement.
You may even talk to God.

No need for a dually just for tires.
3/4 T is great, and has same brakes a 1 T.

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Old 10-23-2006, 03:00 AM   #21
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You can also get a 1 ton rating in the single rear wheel configuration. And is some cases it is actually rated to tow a bit more weight

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Old 10-23-2006, 05:38 AM   #22
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Ford went to a larger displacement diesel engine because of new emmission regulations not because of problems with the 6.0. There were problems early in the life of the engine but by the time regulations had changed these had pretty much been ironed out.
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Wouldn't it be easier to redesign for emmission regulations then design & build a new engine?

The 7.3 was built by International, wasn't the 6.0 built by Ford?

I thought the new 6.4 is again built by International, not sure?
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just get a dodge, get her done.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:59 AM   #25
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I am not quite sure why you would want all that heavy springing for a 25' trailer, or for a 34'r for that matter.

One of the big cons against having too much heavy rear springing is the fact that it will beat your trailer to death, literally. Your hitch and thus the front of the trailer will have a very rough ride because there will be practically no give in the rear suspension. Therefore, when going over rough roads or poorly designed bridge transitions, you will be SLAMMING the front of the trailer up and down, instead of a more cushioned ride. This will have a severe effect on the frame and the internals of the trailer. Just as too little spring can be dangerous, too much can be destructive. Somewhere in this forum is a discussion on this very subject.

Seriously consider a 3/4 ton diesel picking up truck or comparable SUV. You will be much happier with the ride especially sans trailer.
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After a moment of "hysteria," and being "slapped silly" by colleagues for my "moment of weakness," I think I can safely rule out any further thoughts of acquiring a dually. 3/4 ton though sounds like it may make more sense for me.

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