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Old 03-31-2016, 08:36 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by 450Donn View Post
I dont consider short bed real trucks.
If you want to play that game, I don't consider crew cab trucks real trucks. Trucks are for hauling stuff, not people. Crew cabs should be painted orange and owned only by the local highway department.

I like my short bed extended cab truck because I park places a longer truck can't, and needed a climate-controlled place for my dog. Given that I don't have a house anymore, I don't need to haul drywall or studs anymore (and even when I did, having the tailgate down for the few miles wasn't a big deal compared to being able to get it in my garage).

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Old 03-31-2016, 08:48 AM   #30
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My short bed truck hauls my fiver with no slider, just wish I would have opted for the extra cab.


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Old 04-02-2016, 09:34 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Live 2 Camp View Post
Sliding hitch - key here is to remember to use it!

I remember some time back (been out of the 5th wheel scene for a while) when Dodge trucks would buck the passengers to death. I'm hoping those days are long gone with any manufacturer or wheelbase.
Never had an issue with this...
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:39 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by 450Donn View Post
I dont consider short bed real trucks. Real trucks have an 8 foot bed. Then you have enough room for a full sheet of plywood, sheetrock or a bunch of sruds. Besides with a short bed you need or at least should have a slider hitch. You loose storage room and save maybe two feet of turning room.
As for the dually/SRW debate, regardless of what the wife thinks, if you need one to carry the weight, get it! Nothing worse than being at the trucks limits or overloaded when traveling.
All I have to do is put the tailgate down and I can carry just as much lumber as you or sheet rock I had a dually and would sweat when it was tire time. Due to my wheelbase on the megacab I'm just as stable as a dually...

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