The Download on Dually Trucks

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When selecting a truck there are many considerations. Truck buyers often find themselves wondering if they should select single or double rear wheels. To help with that decision, we’re giving you the download on duallies to make your shopping experience a little bit easier.

The fact is the dual rear wheel truck was designed for people towing and hauling heavy loads. However, the dual rear wheel truck often doesn’t offer greater capability than a single rear wheel truck. The benefit is in stability and safety. Let’s take a look at some of the stability and safety features that a dually offers.

In a Ram 2500 or 3500, many features to make towing and hauling easier already exist. Trailer sway control, smart diesel exhaust brake, and a chimsl-mounted rear-facing camera are just a few of the features that help keep you and your load safe when you’re towing. However, the biggest advantage for towing heavy loads comes in the form of the dual rear wheel. Dual rear wheels offer a wider stance for your truck, increasing stability when towing heavy loads.

The Download on Dually Trucks

In addition to a wider stance, dual rear wheels lessen the load on the individual tire, decreasing the risk of overloading. Another major consideration when towing heavy loads is braking. The increased tread contact that dual rear wheels offer can improve braking performance when compared to a single rear wheel truck. Not all benefits are focused on stability though.

Dual rear wheels can be an advantage in the event of tire damage as well. If one tire should become damaged, the additional tire can help maintain a level of control until the truck can stop safely. For long hauls and heavy loads a dually might be the right truck for you. Luckily, Ram Trucks offers many options in a dual rear wheel configuration. Available on our Ram 2500, 3500, and Chassis Cab trucks, a wide variety of trim levels and powertrain options can fulfill any need you might have. Visit www.ramtrucks.com to learn more.

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  • Ariesmydog

    Which models come with a standard transmission?

  • Robert Klein

    I asked this question on another blog, but it seems appropriate here also.
    I am ordering a new 2015 3500 dually with the 6.4 gas engine. I would like to order the air ride rear suspension. I have a 4500lbs truck camper and will pull a 17ft boat. Is the rear suspension a good idea, ie. will it work well, or should I go with the full leaf springs and aftermarket air bags? Also, will I get a softer ride with the air suspension when the truck is empty?

  • Robert Klein

    How often does the ‘leveling’ function on the 3500 rear air suspension check for level? ie. is it just when stopped, or does it constantly try to compensate for level? What happens when you are on a back road full of potholes, does it get confused and try to level the truck from side to side?