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Old 01-31-2016, 08:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My dad ran a heavy 5er with his 3/4 ton for a year until we realized it was wearing the rear tires out significantly faster than the front. It was a very tall unit & wind resistance was horrible. He upped to a dualie. Keep an eye on things.

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Old 01-31-2016, 08:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Will those fit?
My 305-55's are 33.2 x 12.01 and they barely clear.
285-75 are 34.6 x 11.2 and
275-65 are 34.1 x 10.83
I'm running Duratrac 275 65 20's on my 3500, rated for 3750lbs. I don't know if you can find higher rated tire than what you have in a 55.

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Old 02-01-2016, 09:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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My dad ran a heavy 5er with his 3/4 ton for a year until we realized it was wearing the rear tires out significantly faster than the front. It was a very tall unit & wind resistance was horrible. He upped to a dualie. Keep an eye on things.
Did he rotate his tires? My rears also wear faster because of weight but I rotate them between 7500 and 10,000 miles depending on the weight I'm towing. Last set of tires went 92,000 6-7/32's wear left when I replaced them.
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
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they were rotated with every oil change, only ran one year that way before upgrading to a dually. It was obviously to much for the truck. The dually as dad said was what he should of had to begin with as it handled it much better all around.
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When I towed my 40 ft 5ver home with a 2500 I knew it handle Ok .Except in the high wind.
I looked for a dually and it was a night and day difference to me anyways.Way better handling and stability
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When I towed my 40 ft 5ver home with a 2500 I knew it handle Ok .Except in the high wind.
I looked for a dually and it was a night and day difference to me anyways.Way better handling and stability
There was a huge difference between towing two different 5th wheels, a 28' Keystone Sprinter and the 31' Wildcat I have now with my previous '96, 6.5 2500 and my LB7 dually. Straight roads, no crosswinds, no semi's passing, not much difference. Bring on twisty roads, crosswinds, and semi's blasting past you, the dually makes for a much more relaxing drive. Excitment towing over the road is way overated. I'll take boring every day.
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"Excitment towing over the road is way overated. I'll take boring every day."

Exactly why I went with a med duty truck
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:11 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Not trying to talk anyone out of a dually.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:18 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Dad drove over the road long hauls for 8 years while construction was slow in the 90s . as said already its too much like work when you have a bad combo.
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