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Old 03-11-2016, 01:23 PM   #29
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You can get a Tradesman with the crew cab and long bed. Just as big as the mega.
No you can't not in 2008. The Crew Cab does not have the storage space that the Mega Cab has in it. Also I have my truck set-up just the way I like it with no payments since 2008. But I did put 5K into the truck to get it the way I wanted it to be.

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Old 03-11-2016, 02:15 PM   #30
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I've gone LB/SC, SB/CC and now LB/CC all SRW and have to say that so far the current version has been the best for our use. Yes, even that can be a handful in a tight parking lot with the overall 23 foot length. Those parking spots just aren't wide enough to make a turn from a lot aisle. A dually is even worse. Now, is a dual wheel pick up a better prime mover for a 14,000 RV? It may be but then it may be more then you really need particularly if you plan on using that truck as a 95% daily driver and a 5% tow vehicle or even used as a tour vehicle after you get somewhere. It also cost more to buy, drive and maintain. A nice point with our SRW - it fits in our 24x24 foot two car garage while dually can never go there. Do your homework with the spec sheets for whatever brand you choose and you may be surprised as to what each product line has to offer. Here on iRV2 - it's only opinions and bigger seems to always be better - whether it really is or not

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Old 03-19-2016, 09:24 AM   #31
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FYI, The RAM Crew Cab short box has a wheelbase of 149.3"
The Crew Cab long box has a wheelbase of 169.3
The Mega Cab (short box only) has a wheelbase of 160.4"

You can't get the Crew Cab short box in a dually
You can't get a Mega Cab with a long bed

To me sacrificing the long bed for a Mega Cab is worth it. I'm 6'6" and I can sleep in the rear with the seats folded down. Not that I'd want to, but I could. The rear seat leg room is pretty close to the same with both, but the Mega seats recline which is a big plus if you carry folks.

At only 9" shorter wheelbase than a Crew Cab long bed the handling characteristics are probably pretty similar. Both are problem children when it comes to U-turns. With some/many trailers you'll want a slider hitch of sorts with the Mega short bed.

I know nothing about GM or Ford as I've only had Dodge/Ram trucks for the last 42 years.
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BTW, just as an advertisement for RAM, (I am not paid) the Crew cab has some great under rear seat storage and they have 2 floorboard boxes that come in handy. The Mega has room under the seat to stuff items, but you have to remove them to fold the seat down. You can carry your mother-in-law behind the rear seat though, just gag her first. The Mega has a storage container behind the seat on the floor but it is fairly worthless except for small items.

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