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Old 02-24-2006, 08:19 PM   #1
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Talking Ford 350 DRW or Chevy 3500 DRW .....

which would be better....also diesel or v10 gas....dual rear wheels...long bed...trailer is either 25 ft. tradewind or 69 safari....

just asking...i want to make sure the truck will pull trailer at highway safe speed....

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which would be better....also diesel or v10 gas....dual rear wheels...long bed...trailer is either 25 ft. tradewind or 69 safari....

just asking...i want to make sure the truck will pull trailer at highway safe speed....

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My PERSONAL preference would be the Diesel... the rest is up to you, both Chevy and Ford make a decent pickup. I prefer the ergonomics of the Ford. My current TV is a 96 Ford F350 CC PSD LWB DRW with 4.10 limited slip...best I can figure is that is good for just over 100mph...and I suspect it probably could tow an Airstream at that fast too ...not that I am willing to try Long bed is nice if you carry stuff, but can be a pain in parking lots especially if you have a crewcab or plus cab. Dual wheels will help with stability when towing near max, but you have 2 more tires to buy and maintain, and it makes for interesting driving on slick surfaces like ice. You may want to consider getting an AirRide hitch that stiff suspension is going to put a beating on those Airstreams.

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A one-ton will be much harsher in springing than any other choice. A 3/4-ton ain't much lighter -- but 1-ton is overkill.

V10 = own an oil well?
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