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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-20-2019, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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New truck and towing

Ok so I have a 2018 3500 8ft dually flatbed and Iím thinking about going to a 3500 single rear wheel 8ft bed or maybe a 6/12 depending on towing capacity. I haul a 1000s Polaris RZR on my flatBed and tow a 37ft camper with 1200 lb of hitch weight. I Will buy a rack that Goes up over the cab to haul the RZR .!my question is will I get sway when towing ?With the dually set I donít but I donít particularly like this big truck.anyone been down this path already.! I would like this to be the last heavy duty truck I buy. Thanks for your help in advance..

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I’ve had more LB DRW trucks then SRW trucks and I would never go back to SRW because I tow nothing lighter than 15k. My 2012 Dooley is a long bed and I built the RV hauler bed so that the back end is shortened and the back corners are clipped off so when I tow a fifth wheel I have plenty of space between the bed and the trailer. I would also never go back to a short bed even if I didn’t tow a fiver.
If you get an SB flatbed I would look into mounting the hitch behind the axle a few inches so you don’t have cab clearance problems or bed corner problems. Craig

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I don’t tow a 5er our camper is a bumper pull.here is my setup. I don’t want another flatbed.
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... AND you can maybe try BSIG's SRW before you make the swap.

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... AND you can maybe try BSIG's SRW before you make the swap.
Thanks but Iím wanting to get away from such a wide truck.
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A SRW 3500 will do what your asking, but IMO you are going to be raising your center of gravity by putting your RZR on one of those ramps, and going to a narrower wheelbase. I'd just keep what you have, it's a good looking setup and probably works well.

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Thanks but Iím wanting to get away from such a wide truck.


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A SRW 3500 will do what your asking, but IMO you are going to be raising your center of gravity by putting your RZR on one of those ramps, and going to a narrower wheelbase. I'd just keep what you have, it's a good looking setup and probably works well.
Yes it works well but I really donít drive it other than towing because itís so wide and hard to maneuver around. Itís a lot of $ sitting around for the amount I use it and if a single rear wheel would do the job it would be better all the way around.
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Ok and your point is?
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Ok and your point is?
He wants to swap you parts. Depending on your gear ratio I would also entertain the thought. I even have the same color bed to match your cab.
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Jumpinjoe - I think you're missin something here (or maybe it's me), but 2 guys have expressed interest in swapping their SRW rear ends for your DRW. That should interest you and get you the narrower truck you want. The possibility offers another, and huge, advantage to you. You can likely test your load on an SRW before you make the swap - or do a trade in - that way you know for sure if the SRW meets your needs.

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