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Dang it...need to go bigger

Bought a new 2017 3500 Megacab SRW back in 17. It handles all my towing needs with no issues...until...wife informs me we need a toyhauler. No just any toyhauler, one with a GVWR of 20k lbs.
I've kept mine stock and plan on keeping the dually stock as well. Question is...used or new. I like the new huge control screens but it's not all that.
Just want your opinions
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Bought a new 2017 3500 Megacab SRW back in 17. It handles all my towing needs with no issues...until...wife informs me we need a toyhauler. No just any toyhauler, one with a GVWR of 20k lbs.
I've kept mine stock and plan on keeping the dually stock as well. Question is...used or new. I like the new huge control screens but it's not all that.
Just want your opinions
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I have a ‘19 1500 and a ‘17 CTD. I like them both. I’d probably go new if your wallet wouldn’t protest too much. I like warranties. Used, especially “almost new” used, you won’t pay much less and could be inheriting someone’s headache. Of course, first-year models on the “new” HD platform could have their own headaches, but that’s what the warranty is for.

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not sure from your post if money is included in this equation or not, but if its not i would go new with warranty. That being said you can find some pretty good deals on a year old model with low miles.
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I'm impressed a wife would say, "we need a toyhauler". She's a keeper.
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I'm impressed a wife would say, "we need a toyhauler". She's a keeper.
That’s a double edge sword!

Mine said yes to camping and this is what she settled on us buying....

Thank God it didn’t have to include a new truck!
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I’m saying let’s notnworry about the truck right now, how do I find a woman who not only enjoys things like that but wants bigger campers and atvs
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Yeah, she is a keeper. Married 25 years now. She has her lifted TJ and a new JLU rubi so outdoor stuff is always a go.

I'm finding some 2017/2018's with warranty still. But I've always had a problem with going over $75k for a new truck and losing 10-15k driving it off the lot.

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Just keep in mind always “HAPPY WIFE, HAPPY LIFE!”

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Just keep in mind always “HAPPY WIFE, HAPPY LIFE!”
Also let her know the new trucks come with a “passenger seat eject” option so do not piss me off when I’m driving.

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I went with a DRW and the Aisin to pull my 20K residential fiver. I had to trade in my 2014 with the 68RFE that did not like the 20K fiver. It did not like the stop/start at the stop lights. Aisin handles it well with the 4.10 gear sets and 14K factory air suspension!

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I picked mine up with 17k miles, 2 years old. Still has drive train warranty, no problems and it cost 20K under new price. I can afford the new ones, I just refuse to. I tow an 11k pound camper, moving up to an 17k pound camper (GD Momentum 351) next year. For a 20k lb camper and bigger, I might look for the H.O. model. Let someone else pay the drive off the lot $$ is my motto but do what makes you happy!

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Another option if you like your current truck is swap the axle to a dually and maybe 4.10s if you don’t have the Asin transmission. New flatbed or just find a used dually bed. Just a option
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