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Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw
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Reg
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2006-03-10 8:30 AM (#850 - in reply to #825)
Subject: RE: Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw





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Hosspuller,
There is a "trend" among Chev/GM owners to up their wheel size to 19.5 on the 3500 series. Kool factor seems to be the motivation, many of the same people also change their door handles to the ones used on Escalades, a REAL functional upgrade.
Go figger (-:
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laxpatrick
Reg. Aug 2004
Posted 2006-03-10 8:43 AM (#851 - in reply to #825)
Subject: RE: Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw






Posts: 242

Location: La Crosse, WI - God's Country
"Dual rear wheels or a 10 ply super single tires are needed to be a true one ton truck."

Last time I checked the "one ton" designation meant that the truck could carry 2000lbs of coal. As in a model T from like 1917 model.

Where's the industry standard that rates 3/4 and 1 ton trucks - especially by the number of wheels.

Granted, we've somehow come up with the accepted reference standards of 3/4 and 1 ton trucks - albeit without a benchmark, no?

LAXCummins
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AZ_newguy
Reg. Sep 2005
Posted 2006-03-10 8:53 AM (#852 - in reply to #825)
Subject: RE: Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw





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Location: Apache Jct, AZ
Originally written by hosspuller on 2006-03-09 7:14 AM

... Notice too, that the duallys all have roof clearance lights from the factory. It's a Fed DOT requirement in that weight class.


It is a width thing, not a weight thing for the roof and rear center lights.

This whole DRW/SRW, 250/350 is debated endlessly with each side firmly entrenched in their beliefs. Myself, I traded in a GMC K2500 SRW big block for a K3500 DRW diesel and will never go back to the SRW given my trailer and camper setup.

Mike
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HaulinHorses
Reg. Jul 2004
Posted 2006-03-10 9:15 AM (#853 - in reply to #825)
Subject: RE: Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw






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Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma
All joking aside, the earlier reference to parking & women being able to go to the store in a single wheel vs dually truck...puke!  I am a female and I have NO problem at all parking my dually in any parking lot, or going to the grocery store.  I've pulled trailers with both single wheel and dual wheel trucks, and anyone who says there isn't a difference is in denial.
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hosspuller
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2006-03-10 9:24 AM (#854 - in reply to #825)
Subject: RE: Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw





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Location: North Carolina
Originally written by AZ_newguy on 2006-03-10 7:53 AM

Originally written by hosspuller on 2006-03-09 7:14 AM

... Notice too, that the duallys all have roof clearance lights from the factory. It's a Fed DOT requirement in that weight class.

It is a width thing, not a weight thing for the roof and rear center lights. This whole DRW/SRW, 250/350 is debated endlessly with each side firmly entrenched in their beliefs. Myself, I traded in a GMC K2500 SRW big block for a K3500 DRW diesel and will never go back to the SRW given my trailer and camper setup. Mike

Okay .. Thanks for the correction...

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Broken Bit
Reg. Jan 2006
Posted 2006-03-10 9:34 AM (#855 - in reply to #825)
Subject: RE: Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw






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Location: Northern IN.
I believe that it has some to do with trailer width also.  Say, a 7' vrs. 8' wide trailer.  I've had both style pick-ups, srw & drw.  I get along fine with both.  only time I ever notice much diff. is when we have calves in the NOSE of the trailer.  Our goosenecks are 7' wide, that's what we prefer, our 8'6" wide wagons sit behind a FLD 112 Freightliner. (yes, it's a drw, LOL).  Even I have a little trouble fitting it into the parkin' spaces at the ol' Wal-Mart! LOL.

Edited by Broken Bit 2006-03-10 9:38 AM
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Terri
Reg. Jan 2004
Posted 2006-03-10 1:47 PM (#856 - in reply to #825)
Subject: RE: Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw





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Location: New Mexico
Try parking around here. In some parking lots it is a tight squeeze fitting my husbands mazda 6 in one spot. Most people just take up 2 spots. You'd figure that would give the stores a hint for when they repaint the lines, but no.
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hav2ride
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2006-03-10 3:10 PM (#857 - in reply to #825)
Subject: RE: Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw





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Location: PA
Parking is the same here. I think they make all of the spots for sub compacts! I just park far away and take up more spaces. The walk's good for me anyhow. :0)
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maque
Reg. Jun 2011
Posted 2011-07-22 9:10 AM (#5274 - in reply to #856)
Subject: RE: Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw





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Terri - 2006-03-10 1:47 PM Try parking around here. In some parking lots it is a tight squeeze fitting my husbands 6 in one spot. Most people just take up 2 spots. You'd figure that would give the stores a hint for when they repaint the lines, but no.

i was trying to park my truck here too. i was having a problem on the parking since then. i remember when i am new in driving i occupy 2 spots at a time like what you said. but now i was mad for those people.
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saddlepalpm
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2011-07-24 9:05 PM (#5277 - in reply to #825)
Subject: RE: Ok 1 tonners!! Your truck not you or your horse. srw vs drw





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I have asked my boss to make my parking space wider when they repaint our parking lot. He never has so I just crowd him a little! I drive a Dodge V10, extended cab, 8 foot bed and usually park out further in any parking lot. I take up two spaces when I can, because, well we are just longer then the average SUV. Husband drives a Dodge Dually, 4 door, 8' bed. He just crowds in anywhere as long as he has room. There is a lot more stability to using the Dually when towing our 3 horse, 12' LQ and with the EB, it is a lot safer. Our srw Dodge did the job but there was no whoa with the big trailer. We depended on the trailer brakes to stop us. We just recently got this new 2011 dually and I drove it home when we got it. It didn't feel bigger, just don't look back! It isn't any wider than the big trailer anyways.
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