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    SRW to DRW

    Hello all. We live full time in a 390RK-R. I currently have a Ram 3500 SRW 6.4 and having dragged coast to coast twice I would really like the stability in wind and just easier driving experience when towing of a dually. I have my eye on a new 2021 Ram 3500 DRW 8FT with the auto level air suspension and max tow package and 30K Mopar hitch. My question is: Currently I have a pullrite auto slide hitch and I can turn my truck and trailer as tight in a roundabout as the truck will go over and over in cricles and it will never touch the cab. With an 8ft bed and stationary hitch, will I be able to do the same? Will I need to watch and worry about it contacting the cab of the truck? With where I back it in and out of I go to 90 degrees or a little more fairly often. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eizenjin91 View Post
    Hello all. We live full time in a 390RK-R. I currently have a Ram 3500 SRW 6.4 and having dragged coast to coast twice I would really like the stability in wind and just easier driving experience when towing of a dually. I have my eye on a new 2021 Ram 3500 DRW 8FT with the auto level air suspension and max tow package and 30K Mopar hitch. My question is: Currently I have a pullrite auto slide hitch and I can turn my truck and trailer as tight in a roundabout as the truck will go over and over in cricles and it will never touch the cab. With an 8ft bed and stationary hitch, will I be able to do the same? Will I need to watch and worry about it contacting the cab of the truck? With where I back it in and out of I go to 90 degrees or a little more fairly often. Thanks!
    The stability going from a SWR to a DRW is great. We did it 4 yrs ago and love being able not to worry in high winds or when getting passed by semi trucks. I've got a Curt Q20 on fixed bedrails that lets me make turns sharp enough to get into tight spots. Making 90 degree or just sharp turns put a lot of stress on the trailer suspension and tires so I always try to avoid doing this if possible. Even semi drivers try to avoid jacking in trailers to save tires and suspension parts.
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    With an 8 foot bed and stationary hitch, you're good to go on the dually.

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    I have an 8 bed and stationary hitch. I hate doing it because it stresses the spring hangers a lot, but I can make 90 degree turns without coming close to the cab.
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    Thanks everyone for the advice and info. Picked the truck up yesterday evening. Oh man it rides way better than I always imagined a dually would with the auto level air suspension. It's actually comfortable and rides better than my SRW did stock. Couldn't be happier with the purchase and is going to be night and day better towing with the long bed, 4.10's, and drw. Appreciate everyone on this forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eizenjin91 View Post
    Thanks everyone for the advice and info. Picked the truck up yesterday evening. Oh man it rides way better than I always imagined a dually would with the auto level air suspension. It's actually comfortable and rides better than my SRW did stock. Couldn't be happier with the purchase and is going to be night and day better towing with the long bed, 4.10's, and drw. Appreciate everyone on this forum!
    Congrats on the new truck! Now we need some pictures...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eizenjin91 View Post
    Hello all. We live full time in a 390RK-R. I currently have a Ram 3500 SRW 6.4 and having dragged coast to coast twice I would really like the stability in wind and just easier driving experience when towing of a dually. I have my eye on a new 2021 Ram 3500 DRW 8FT with the auto level air suspension and max tow package and 30K Mopar hitch. My question is: Currently I have a pullrite auto slide hitch and I can turn my truck and trailer as tight in a roundabout as the truck will go over and over in cricles and it will never touch the cab. With an 8ft bed and stationary hitch, will I be able to do the same? Will I need to watch and worry about it contacting the cab of the truck? With where I back it in and out of I go to 90 degrees or a little more fairly often. Thanks!
    I run a 2020 Silverado SRW, around 10k miles over the last year all over the United States, including in truly ice-frozen interstate in Pueblo, CO last year. I will never get a long bed dually, because it adds nothing. I've driven the high-winds of New Mexico, Texas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Columbia River Canyon (east of Portland) - which the worst, and all over Arizona. Dually is over-kill for no value, only cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptPicardo View Post
    I run a 2020 Silverado SRW, around 10k miles over the last year all over the United States, including in truly ice-frozen interstate in Pueblo, CO last year. I will never get a long bed dually, because it adds nothing. I've driven the high-winds of New Mexico, Texas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Columbia River Canyon (east of Portland) - which the worst, and all over Arizona. Dually is over-kill for no value, only cost.
    Oh this is going to be fun.

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    OP hasn't been on in a few months. Don't think we will be getting any pictures.
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