What Is a Dually Truck?

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We offer a comprehensive selection of pre-owned trucks for you to choose from. When you’re shopping for the right truck to tackle your Phoenix adventures, you’ll often compare different factors like diesel vs. gas or even the difference between manufacturers. There’s a lot that can go into finding the perfect truck for your needs, but one important factor you may not have realized is the configuration for the rear axle in trucks. Many trucks are offered in an SRW or single rear wheel configuration.

They look like any other vehicle on the road with four tires on the road. However, if you’re looking for extra performance, you’ll want a DRW or dual rear wheel configuration in your truck. These are also commonly known as dually trucks. But, what is a dually truck? Dually trucks have dual rear wheels on each side. This means you’ll have four sets of tires on the rear wheels of a dually truck, equaling to six total tires if you count the front axle. Learn more about dually trucks today with Rocky's Auto Credit!

Benefits & Drawbacks of Dually Trucks

When you’re opting for a truck, towing and hauling performance is an important factor to consider. Although SRW trucks have more than enough performance for most drivers, opting for a DRW truck provides even more capability. If you’re looking to tackle the most demanding jobs in Glendale, opting for a dually truck may be a smart move. Before you opt to take one home, here are some benefits and drawbacks of dually trucks:


  • Exceptional towing & payload capabilities
  • Better stability with heavy cargo & trailer loads
  • More equipped for fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailers
  • Safer thanks to more performance with added tires
  • Higher resale value


  • Higher premium than SRW trucks
  • Decreased fuel economy
  • Tougher to maneuver on tight roads

Popular Dually Trucks

Now that we’ve answered, “What is a dually truck?”, and we’ve touched on the benefits and drawbacks of a DRW truck, are you curious about which models are offered in a DRW configuration? We’re here to help. Before you decide on your favorite dually truck to add to your Tempe garage, let’s take a look at some of the popular dually trucks available:

  • RAM 3500 DRW
  • Ford F-350 DRW
  • Chevrolet Silverado 3500 DRW
  • GMC Sierra 3500 DRW
  • And more!

We Can Help You Find the Right Truck at Rocky's Auto Credit!

If you think a dually truck will help you tackle the Mesa jobs successfully, we’re more than happy to help at any of our locations. We look forward to getting you behind the wheel of a dually truck so that you can safely and comfortably handle almost any tough task. Let us know today how we can help!

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