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Old 03-12-2018, 09:29 AM   #21
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I don’t know about expert but some like me do have opinions LOL. Not always correct but we think we are and will fight to the death to defend same LOL
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:30 AM   #22
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The only reason I see in having it, is if you just bought a Brand New 250/2500 Series Diesel truck and then went out a purchased a DRV or big Toy Hauler in the 20K range that would grossly overload such a TV. But with this thing it carries the weight, has brakes on it, and I believe it attaches at several points like a Swivel Wheel trailer, thus allowing for backing and since the TV has the same engine/xmission as the Dually, would have the power to pull the setup even tho you would most likely be way over your Combined Gross.
Would I own on - NO Way, seems to causes way more issues than it resolves.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:36 AM   #23
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The only reason I see in having it, is if you just bought a Brand New 250/2500 Series Diesel truck and then went out a purchased a DRV or big Toy Hauler in the 20K range that would grossly overload such a TV. But with this thing it carries the weight, has brakes on it, and I believe it attaches at several points like a Swivel Wheel trailer, thus allowing for backing and since the TV has the same engine/xmission as the Dually, would have the power to pull the setup even tho you would most likely be way over your Combined Gross.
Would I own on - NO Way, seems to causes way more issues than it resolves.
And that is why I say ďFriends donít let Friends buy undersized trucksĒ!!!!!

So letís agree that best advice for NEWBEES is buy the 1 ton diesel dually 4x4 and be done with it right? Iíll get my popcorn 🍿 now LOL 😝!
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:43 AM   #24
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James, I will not argue the point at all. When we were first looking to upgrade from our TT and 1500 Chevy in 2005 I was just looking at 2500 Duramax Chevys, but could find a Long Box and full Towing Package, so while working up an order the Salesman says "That new Dually we have has all the options you're looking for and I'll make you a better deal on it vs ordering". Well the rest it history, now on our Third Dually and third 5th wheel.
BUT I still wouldn't own an Automated Safety Hitch!!
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:20 PM   #25
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One of these gizmos plus a heavy fifth wheel and you've STILL got to buy an expensive tow vehicle to safely handle them both. Why waste the $$ ?!
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:20 PM   #26
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I donít know about expert but some like me do have opinions LOL. Not always correct but we think we are and will fight to the death to defend same LOL
I like being shown Iím wrong. I learn something I didnít know every time.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:51 PM   #27
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Right. I can see a possible savings in fuel consumption because of better airflow and this system frees up the bed of your truck, however, at the moment it just seems like a "nice to have" and not a necessity.
Probably worse fuel mileage due to extra weight Do not believe better airflow would save much fuel IMHO
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