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Cuemaker

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Posted: 09/10/13 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I currently have a 36.5' class a Winnebago Journey DL diesel... I am thinking about a 5er (alpine) with F-350 dually... Some of the different posts I read is that the f-350 dually is a rough ride.. In a perfect world I could test the rig with the original equipment, but the couple still lives in it. Could I get some response here about this configuration. It can be purchased as a unit (truck and 5er)...

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Posted: 09/10/13 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rough ride compared to what? those trucks ride pretty good so I am told. My fathers 03 f 550 8' bed rides rough. Is it going to ride rougher then an f 150? Yup, but you'll get used to it.


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Would I be happy with the ride after driving 25000 mi in a air ride diesel motorhome...or would My DW think (oh******this rides rough)... I currently have a third vehicle chev 1500 4x4 2006. It rides pretty darn good. I guess going to a dealership and test riding a f350 dually would be a good idea...

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Compared to my 1500 my F350 SRW rides south when empty, my said the Kubota rides better. Loaded with the fiver its rides really nice but that is expected as the suspension is made to carry and pull heavy loads. Test a truck out before you make the purchase. Good luck.


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Posted: 09/10/13 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The dually in my signature rides pretty smooth but on uneven pavement the 5th wheel can buck and give a rough, jerky ride.


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My F350 DRW rides just fine. Longer wheel bases ride better and rides better with a load. Air bags did help the ride while towing.

If I had the money I'd love to swap out the rear suspension and make it like a big trucks suspension. Auto Flex air ride suspension offers such a system but the swap out is around $4,000 last I checked.


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I your rides going to be like your MH's NO. With that said, it really depends on the roads you travel and the loads you carry. Like others have said an empty truck rides great, while a loaded one not so much. The biggest ride problem is in the "chucking" which is the transferr movement between the FW and truck. Smooth road smooth ride. There are alot of options to help make the ride smoother, air bags, air type king pin boxes.


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Posted: 09/11/13 05:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a dually albeit a GMC. It is a 1 ton truck designed to haul heavy loads. It doesn't ride like a Caddy. It is rough riding and more so when the tires are aired up to 80 lbs for towing. It does ride better when I drop the tire pressure down to 50 lbs when not towing, but still not like a caddy. It is a truck.


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Posted: 09/11/13 05:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In 2011 Ford changed the suspension and these trucks ride better than the older ones. My F350 dually rides better than my older F250.


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Well I have a 2010 F350 CC Dually 4X4. The truck rides great towing my 5th wheel. I will say unloaded on rough roads is not a caddy, but its not bad. I love the ride of my truck and we have even driven to VB from NY with no camper and took the truck for a better ride.


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