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How well the pickup will turn is determined by the wheel base, not the number of tires or weight rating.
Everything is a k-turn when parking since I had the 8' bed put on, but I love it.
That sawmill weighs close to 4,000 pounds, so do not expect to get a significant increase in fuel mileage.
I put many many miles pulling this trailer of 8500lbs load of antique pumpsto engine shows with a slide in camper on 1500 Chevy trucks with no problems.
Because of bigger steering,brakes,frames and just GVW numbers .
I have air bags on my F250 which does not increase the load capacity, but they do level it up nicely.
I've been doing a lot of reading lately and it seems that those who do a lot of off-road driving with campers (including some truck camping magazine sites) recommend the SRW over the DRW and a lighter/smaller camper.I'm wondering if this isn't the best option: F350 extended cab, long box, 4x4 SRW with 7 to 7.5' wide camper no longer than 8 1/2 feet long and weighing in around 2500-2700lbs wet. This would put the camper fully loaded around 3500lbs, keep it narrow for those narrow roads (trails) I most often find myself and light enough for an SRW. Probably want air bags and maybe better shocks with a very good set of wheels and tires under it.My driveway to the cabin is as narrow as 9 feet and 3 miles long of pretty rough road and I find myself constantly towing the mill into places like this. I'll drive 1o0 miles down the interstate then turn off onto some 2 lane road for a while and then off onto a dirt track or narrow road to get to the mill site. I also use the truck to drive up that 3 mile driveway in the winter all the time (once or twice a week or more) with chains on.
No matter what stay away from a Ford 6.0, you'll find them cheap as they have lots of problems. Steve
With an F350 I can go heavier
Quote from: ladylake on August 11, 2016, 05:57:39 pm No matter what stay away from a Ford 6.0, you'll find them cheap as they have lots of problems. Stevehttp://www.littlepowershop.com/common-6-0-powerstroke-problems-issues-and-fixes/From this article I'm thinking they might be the answer Actually I'm thinking of an '08 6.4 instead......no emissions testing where I am either (note: I'm not advocating breaking any laws)
I have a landscaping business and pull a trailer that is over 10k lbs. I had a F350 but upgraded to a F550 because it has a higher gear ratio in the rear. Both were diesels. For my needs I required the diesel engine but for pulling around a 4000 lb trailer you don't need diesel and might consider gas. I've heard of people that have gas engines in their F350's and they get 8 or 9 mpg. The diesel only gets a few mpg more. The problem is all the pollution controls on these engines rob them of mileage. I've heard the Chevy 6 liter gas is a very good engine if you don't require the torque of a diesel. Although I like the creature comforts of a new truck I'm becoming more fond of my old truck that doesn't have all the complexities of these new trucks. And in my state vehicles older than '96 don't require inspections .
Hello, We have had a 08 6.4 F350 SRW for about 200,000 miles. I have maintained it through the complete time. Towing I get about 12 mpg and empty running about 70 I get around 15 mpg.
In my experience dual wheels provide a much more stable towing vehicle and if the brakes on your trailer ever fail to work the dual wheels of the truck are able to stop the everything much better.
Today's trucks are not built like they were 40 years ago.
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