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Old 05-18-2019, 10:41 PM
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Default DRW F450 crewcab vs SRW F350 Supercab

Hello folks...
I am looking for a little recommendation here.
I have a 2008 F450 crew cab with an expensive Scheid Diesel 1000lbft+ engine. I use this truck to tow one of 28' Featherlite (enclosed), 26' (Sundowner aluminum enclosed), or a gooseneck 4 horse Sundowner trailer with living quarters. Pulling any of these is like nothing.

But I have been thinking about getting a new F350 Supercab/Long bed so make the truck a little more practical. We don't need crew, and I like the Ford Supercab with long bed. The new 6.7 Powerstroke makes enough power. My wife hates my F450 since she smells the diesel and sees a "little black puff" here and there! She worries that the smoke makes the horse sick; I am not sure! We will also be switching to a 2 horse trailer.

A new SRW will be more civilized and will keep wifey in the truck a bit longer. But I am little worried coming down from an F450. Stability, ride, wide track front axle, GAWR, etc...
PS: I have had my CDL for 36 years and so I know a little about tractor/trailers..

thanks in advance...

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Old 05-19-2019, 09:35 AM
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Go with a new 450 if youíre going to upgrade to a new Ford. With the wide track front end itís significanty easier to daily drive than a SRW or DRW 350, and you still have all the safety benefits of a dually.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:15 PM
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Thanks PGas32.
Of course F450 is the way to go, but I was trying to downsize and I am hoping that some folks have done some heavy haul with the F350 SRW... Anyhow, I think that I am overthinking this.
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Old 05-22-2019, 12:29 AM
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We have both for work, the SRW longbed tows ok, but the 450 has a better turning radius, and better brakes, plus heavier duty tires (17.5s vs 16" wheels). The 350 longbed is still a big truck and if you can fit the mirrors in the space, then you can fit the DRW as you know. For the car trailers, the 350 or even a 250 with airbags is plenty. The horse trailer, I would think hard about the need for a DRW. Not knowing your distances, speed or weights you're towing on the horse trailer I can't say for sure. Rare you ever wish for less truck when things go bad!
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Igooz View Post
Thanks PGas32.
Of course F450 is the way to go, but I was trying to downsize and I am hoping that some folks have done some heavy haul with the F350 SRW... Anyhow, I think that I am overthinking this.
FWIW, I have a Sundowner with livings quarters (except itís a 1 car model instead of your 4 horse ) and one tow with my SRW 350 prompted an upgrade to the dually. I didnít like the idea of driving around with my family knowing that I was well over my payload limit, never mind the fact that I couldnít see anything at night because the headlights were pointed up toward the moon

And in my opinion, thereís no reason for the 350 dually to exist given the advantages that the 450 holds.
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