We recently received this question from Jerry J. He hauls trailers and loads long distance and all over the country. He is focused on the GM Duramax truck. He is also considering on getting a chassis cab. Which HD dually truck is most comfortable?
I transport boats and all sorts of things. I’m looking at getting a one ton dually crew cab 4WD Duramax, but I am debating on the style: standard style or chassis cab with the dual tanks and a flat deck truck bed similar to what Mr truck has on his truck. My question is which truck is better for me since I do cross country from time to time and want to be very comfortable driving long distances to and from delivery locations and home in North GA. – Jerry J.
Jerry does not need to tow over 23,000 lbs, so overloading the total towing capacity of a GM HD dually is not a concern for him.
We have not tested chassis cab trucks, but Ford and GM heavy duty dually diesel trucks are the most comfortable riding trucks at this time. This is my personal opinion after driving all versions of these trucks over the last three years. I love the Ram HD because they are a little more fuel efficient and make all the right big-rig diesel noises. However, the latest generation of GM and Ford heavy duty trucks ride a little better.
I am not sure about the ride quality of a chassis cab with a flat/utility bed on it, but these trucks often offer more fuel capacity and thus more driving range when under heavy loads. If you like the ride, I would go for a chassis cab with extra fuel capacity.