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    I pull almost the same ToyHauler as you and feel there is no need for the hassel of a dual rear wheel. Keep in mind driving through the malls at christmas time, and when it comes time to replace tires (cost).

    I've pulled tandum trailers a couple of times tipping the scales over 12,000 lbs and if you load the trailer smart you'll never have problems with it swaying.

    Now if you were pulling 16,000 lbs or more with out a doubt I would tell you to get a dually, but 10,000 lbs is'nt that much for a diesel.

    Also keep in mind that mine is a 2005 2500 dodge ram quad cab. Their is'nt much difference between the 2500 and 3500, other than the ride being stiffer on the 3500.

    I have a buddy that pulls a 17,000 lbs toy hauler with a 2500 ram and has NO swaying. He is the son of a large trucking compay and has his pick of trucks and he opted for a 2500 dodge.
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    Has anyone looked at what their trucks can Legally pull. I know for a fact that there are a lot of peeps pulling too much trailer with a truck. If you have an accident you can be charged for a number of things up to and including vehicular homicide. Your insurance company can and will drop you.
    It is not about what your truck can pull it is about what you can stop.
    I pull a 5th wheel that weighs in at around 13,500.
    A 1 ton is a wise decision if you are pulling something big.
    The nice thing about a dually is their resistance to wanting to fishtail going down the road. The 8 sidewalls on the rear resist side flexing very well.
    The extra cost of the tires sucks but the extra safety going down the road is great.
    In the sand the extra flotation when pulling off to park is great. I have not been stuck with mine and have even hooked up to other (single) trucks and trailers to pull them out.
    I have talked 4 of my friends who thought Duallys were just a wast of money into buying one to pull with and all are like me and say" once you pull with a dually you will never pull with anything else". And yes I drive mine on a daily basis.
    My wife drove the truck and trailer this weekend and commented about how easy it is to drive even in a side wind.

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    You are exactly right air. I can't believe people can honestly say there isn't a big difference. I've towed light and heavy with both and I would get the dually hands down. There isn't a big difference in how a 3500 is built compared to a 2500, other than a dually is made for towing, otherwise they probably wouldn't exist. I don't see very many single wheel 18 wheelers on the road, lol. I wanna get one and put 19.5's on it, they look better and offer a better rated tire. Hey Chris ... maybe start a poll so we can vote, I'm curious to see how that would result.

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    I would love to have a dually, only downfall for me is washing them! Here during a Michigan winter the last thing you want to do is get out and hand wash your giant truck..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryans' Roostin' Raptors View Post
    I don't see very many single wheel 18 wheelers on the road
    Umm, the 18 wheeler that I drive only has 10 tires... My truck can carry 27.50 tons all day long. On a big truck that is about 400lbs per axle less with super singles.
    The reason you don't see them has nothing to do with towing, it is cost per tire. $1200 for the ones I have. And if you blow one you are parked until the tire truck gets there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryans' Roostin' Raptors View Post
    Hey Chris ... maybe start a poll so we can vote, I'm curious to see how that would result.
    Good idea.....done...now go vote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdad View Post
    Umm, the 18 wheeler that I drive only has 10 tires... My truck can carry 27.50 tons all day long. On a big truck that is about 400lbs per axle less with super singles.
    The reason you don't see them has nothing to do with towing, it is cost per tire. $1200 for the ones I have. And if you blow one you are parked until the tire truck gets there.
    Yeah I know the ones you are talkin' about, they look sweet ! I was making a joke with my post you quoted, hence the lol. That spare tire thing can work on a pick-up too as long as it isn't carrying a heavy load.
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