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    Final update since I was finally able to put something on the back of the truck(Yes, it’s been eating me alive waiting to tow with this truck). And I must say, this truck oozes confidence. I’m not positive on the weight of my camper(estimating about 8,500 lb) but I hooked up without weight distribution bars (truck sat down onto the “work” springs and that was it, about 1-1/2” squat), or sway controllers and hit the road. All I can say is wow! Enough confidence to rest my elbow on the armrest and hold the wheel with one hand on the wheel at about 4 o’clock. Never again will I go back to a single rear wheel truck. Is this truck overkill for my camper? Probably, but most towing will be pulling the camper, and we’ll vacation is all about relieving stress, not adding to it.
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    Nate, nice truck!

    I recently bought a dually as well. No more limitations. I can whatever whenever. Groceries? Yup. Gooseneck? Sure.

    Yeah, it's not quite as maneuverable as an S10 or a Taco, but it's not any wider than a 1/2 ton either. If the mirrors fit through before, the dually fits through just the same. You do have to be conscious of the tight corners though.

    Either way, seems like I'll always have a dually sitting in my driveway too.
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    Nate,

    Like I said on the previous page of this thread, that truck should solve all your towing issues for sure! The only downside of the added flotation of the dual wheels is the somewhat lower traction on snow, slick mud and wet grass when the bed is empty...but how often is that?

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckv View Post
    Nate,

    The only downside of the added flotation of the dual wheels is the somewhat lower traction on snow, slick mud and wet grass when the bed is empty...but how often is that?

    Chuck
    Rain occasionally, mud and snow? Bite your tongue! Even the wife said “why don’t we just get a hotel room at the beach so we don’t get sand in the truck.” She’s great.
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    Nice looking truck, Nate! I agree, nothing like a dually for stability while towing, especially when towing in windy conditions, or going down mountain passes.

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