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Old 11-04-2018, 07:32 AM   #41
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Plan "B"?

Depending on the sense of humor of your neighbors , about parking a different approach might work for you.

A tractor from an 18 wheeler with a sleeping cabin, in many states , with a couple of goodies added, can be registered as a motor home.

Insurance about $125 a YEAR from Progressive, and no CDL required .

With a hot knife the second axle can be removed if you live in the East where tolls are insane.

You will still have to observe the motor home length laws for towing , but you will only be stuck with a real HD truck ride when towing , not 99% of the use around town.

These trucks can be had for $5,000 or so .
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:45 AM   #42
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There are no shortage of opinions on what is the best size truck for you. The best thing you can do is try before you buy if possible. Personally i would not tow that size load with anything less than a 3500 dually with a class 5 hitch. I prefer a gn or 5th wheel over a bumper pull. They are less affected by cross wind and ride better at speed. Gearing wise. go with 4.10's if you can. the gear splits work well at hwy speeds(60-75 range). the exhaust break is also a very nice thing to have as is the air helper spring.



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Dual vs single rear tires on the 3500 series is another interesting discussion topic. Once the OP decides if he really wants a 31 then we can advise him on GVW, truck color, axle ratios, tires, leather trim and bed liner.
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would not tow that size load with anything less than a 3500 dually with a class 5 hitch.
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All good info wrt safety and functionality, and I agree.
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