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I think DillonJM asked the right question - the answer to which points the OP in the right direction. The replies favoring the DRW are of the sort get enough truck to do the job - (aka, no gun is too big) - hard to argue against that. But I think, by the very nature of the question the OP already knows that. The OP also knows he'd experience disadvantages to a DRW - what he needs to figure out is, in his case, is there a quality solution - quality meaning, "meets requirements". Personally, I advice the OP not yet jump on the DRW solution - he does not want a DRW if it is NOT necessary (too big a gun is sometimes left behind and you find yourself without a gun when you need one). OP's prior experience, which DillonJM asks about is relevant. If his prior truck was DRW, and he's wondering if it's practical to drop down to a SRW, it's likely marginal at best. If his prior truck was SRW and marginal, it is possible a new SRW would do the job .
So with all that ing - something totally unrelated scratched one of my nerves today - let me add another possibility. Very likely converting to 19.5" wheels would give him a SRW truck without the negatives of a DRW, and seems to me a pretty good option/solution/improvement/backup plan to make the SRW fit the job 100% of the time, without having to drive a DRW 100% of the time.
2015 RAM 3500 CC LB SRW, 4x4, Aisin, BigHorn, 8.4an, Husky-X, Duraflap, cabin air filter, LTX MS/2, Maxiscan MS310, Super Z cables, US Cargo 60K recovery strap. Also 1998.5 NV4500, RWD