Join Date: May 2018
Location: we live in a high mountain valley in the hi country of northern arizona
My own experience with a number of different tow vehicles is that it is worth it to change over & assume the additional expense of a "dualie".
Yes - of course with proper anti-sway equipment, you can "get by" - for years I pulled our 11,000 lb. boat & trailer with our Ford Explorer, which, if I understand what I read correctly, is only basically a half-ton.
With my present truck ( a "dualie", obviously ) I use an ordinary bumper hitch in the receiver the truck came with; without the time-consuming & potentially dangerous anti-sway equipt., it is easy to hook up and disconnect when the situation requires. And, of course, steady as a rock at ANY speed, including in high winds while being passed by, or passing big 0TR rigs.
Life is a series of choices. Personally, I find cute girls a more entertaining hobby than my old stamp collection hobby....!
2013 3500 long bed crew cab. Purchased at approx. 80,000; now have 91,000, convert to CP3 & DPF cut out, cleaned, re-installed. Otherwise bone stock except for air-shocks in rear, together with one leaf removed from spring pack for softer ride. Would never ever think of something as nasty and as anti bunny wabbet as a full-delete...after all..dosnt everyone like the fun & excitement of being stuck by the side of a Interstate in the ran while towing when one's truck's computer decides to go into "limp mode"...?.