View Full Version : Off roading with duals

02-15-2007, 11:44 AM
Going out to Death Valley this weekend hauling my Lance camper. Have been out there many times & a favorite drive is the Titus canyon road. Last time out drove a company owned all wheel drive wagon about 125 miles off road, about an hour from home the rear shocks let go :evil:

First time out with my new 06 F350 XLT 6.0 PSD CC 4x4 DRW tow boss truck. Was wondering if this beast is capable of doing some of these roads? the long wheelbase is a concern may be some tight spots out there :spin:

02-15-2007, 12:14 PM
Well i am sure it can get around... The thing you need to realize is that these vehicles are rated for doing specific things. So taking it off-road you might put some extra stress on parts that are not rated for it. I am sure you can tool around a bit on some trails without a problem. Just beware of what your driving over like rocks and such.

I took my stock F-150 everywhere and i never had a problem with it. But in the end the only way to be safe is to make those stress points stronger with a kit or something.

Thats my outlook... anyone else?

02-21-2007, 11:08 PM
these things can do some pretty amazing stuff off the road, a buddy of mine and I chased his bosses class1 car in terrible town/primm out by vegas with his bosses 350 dualie and we made it threw some pretty tight spots out in the middle of no where but the only problem we came across was at one point doing about 45 or 50 mph the rear wheels picked up a pretty good sized rock inbetween the set of tires and uhhhhh..... threw the rock which subsequently ripped off the fender:eek: needless to say his boss wasnt too happy about this

02-22-2007, 10:01 AM
Just the kind of info I was wanting to here about!

Played it pretty safe off road over the weekend, had my camper mounted which makes for some slow tedious concentration making sure your not hitting a canyon wall with the camper in the tight spots. Overall yea you can off road these beasts but not sure I'm willing to damage a new $$$ rig.

Next time won't be so lazy & tow my other 4x4 :wink:

02-23-2007, 12:20 AM
what kind of camper do you have on your dually?
I've taken mine off road a few times. Nothing extreme, though. Side hills are a little scary.

02-23-2007, 10:18 AM
Have a 95 Lance 8000 Squire (10' 9") really a bit large for true off roading. The camper is one of those good news bad news purchases, It sat for over 10 yrs & is in literally new condition generator had 3 hrs on it (good news). The original owner passed away shortly after purchasing it & his Wife left it sit until She passed away. The bad news was that rodents had gotten into it mainly nesting in the generator coming in through the exhaust pipe hole & a few wasps had nested in vent holes requiring a bee keeper to remove them. So am currently rewiring the generator as the critters chewed through the harness in a few spots & crapped all over the motor. Otherwise it is like new with a weeks worth of cleaning:cheers444:

Am currently wrestling with either going with a hitch extension or having a longer tongue on my car hauler. Have a 72 Pinzgauer that I had towed before getting the camper. No real need for off roading the truck & camper with one of these :wink:

Couple pics of my old truck w/ camper & Pinzgauer...

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/8962/pismolance4gk1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9655/pinztowrig2yr3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

08-06-2007, 09:10 AM
hey keep a pc of webbing or rope in your truck.
When i wheeled my dually it would pick up rocks between the duals. Tie the rope or webbing around the rock and then to your bumper,out she comes.