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Dually Trucks

I didn’t want a dually truck.  Like most people, I imagined many issues with the width.  Most of that was unfounded, I assumed it would not go thru car washes and drive thru‘s.  The fact is that if your SRW truck MIRRORS will fit, then a dually will fit.  Another fact is that a dually is a superior towing vehicle almost every time, so don’t worry about the width ... seriously, if your mirrors fit, the truck will fit.  Once my DW learned this, she was perfectly comfortable driving a dually and now wonders what all the fuss is about.  The very large upside is that it is safer, more stable and better equipped to tow 5th wheel trailers (and almost everything else) than anything else.  Consider this when you chose your tow vehicle.

A little clarification ... a dually won’t go thru some car washes and it may not go thru some drive thrus ... but there are definitely car washes and drive thrus that are dually accessible.  I will say that the far end of the parking lot is our friend😏

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Ron and Janice


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I would agree, once you get over the perceived intimidation of a Dually Truck they are no problem as an every day driver.
I have been driving my Dually truck as a daily driver for years now, through drugstore drive thru's, large city's like downtown NY City, Hoboken NJ, Dallas TX, Houston TX, Atlanta GA, Philadelphia PA, Miami FL just to name a few.

The benefits of towing (Stability, ride quality, safety) with a Dually far out weight the intimidation of driving one everyday.


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I agree that the Positives far outweigh the Negatives


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FWIW, if you can't get into the drive thru lane.... parking it and walking in is alway a good option, especially if there is line up at the drive thru window.biggrin 



Brian, Cindi & Josie (our fur baby)

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My dually has a crew cab & a long bed, and is around 21 feet long. It fits (barely) width-size in a standard parking spot, but not length wise. So I go to the back and look for two length-wise spots.

I wouldn't try to take it to a big city downtown parking garage; but otherwise it's fine.

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