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.
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.