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Old 10-28-2005, 09:02 AM   #15
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I had three SWBs before I finally bought a LWB. Even though I never had a problem with the SWB and a Lil' Rocker hitch, my son did. Lack of experience. Not paying attention. Anyhow, I got a new sliding rear window out of the deal.

With my LWB crew cab - ride is better. Loading room is better. And, I can carry 8' material with the tailgate up.

Takes more to turn it around and you can really fill up a parking spot at Wal-Mart.

LWB is not as sexy as a SWB - at least with the younger, sport-minded crowd. But the LWB sure knows how to handle the road and the load. My SWB could get a little 'loose' around a corner with the trailer pushing just a bit. I've never felt that with my LWB.

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Old 10-28-2005, 10:30 AM   #16
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To me a short box is an 1/2 truck if ever you install a rool top cover you will regret having a short box. it is not as easy to park but since exercise is good you park farther in the parking lot nobody hits your truck and you enjoy a better ride

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Old 10-28-2005, 12:13 PM   #17
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You have to be careful in making a blanket assumption it is OK to put on an extended pin. Many fiver frames will not handle it. And, I have seen many a side rail wrinkled good by being hit with the extended pin. Been there, done it. Not fun. Last truck was short bed.

2003 Dodge HO 6 speed Laramie Dually, Jordan controller, RDS fuel tank, Air Ride 25K hitch
Carriage 36' fiver, Onan 6500, Prosine 2K inverter, 3 slides, MORyde IS and Kingpin
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