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Old 04-23-2019, 10:39 AM   #15
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Ram megacab is not available with a long bed. The extra cab length takes up the wheel base that would go to the longer bed.
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:54 AM   #16
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Ram megacab is not available with a long bed. The extra cab length takes up the wheel base that would go to the longer bed.
Just the two of us and a few animals so doubt wed consider the megacab but backdoors are a must. I had a Tacoma extracab and swore Id never have a truck again with a cab that didnt have doors again.
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Old 04-23-2019, 03:36 PM   #17
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Just the two of us and a few animals so doubt wed consider the megacab but backdoors are a must. I had a Tacoma extracab and swore Id never have a truck again with a cab that didnt have doors again.
Back door on Ram Crew Cabs are standard size, unless buying new be careful with Mega cabs before 2013 as the Mega cab had a much lower GVWR, 2013 and up they have same GVWR as Crew Cabs.
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:31 AM   #18
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Just the two of us and a few animals so doubt wed consider the megacab but backdoors are a must. I had a Tacoma extracab and swore Id never have a truck again with a cab that didnt have doors again.
I was never going to buy a mega cab either. Until I opened the back door and looked inside.
The big bonus for the mega cab is the way the seats fold down for the dogs or storage. It is full length full width flat platform.
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Bed length matter?

I really need to quit saying never.

All options are on the table. LOL
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:46 AM   #20
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I do not worry about bed length on a pick-up truck for towing it is the wheel base that matters to me.

So, tell me which truck has the longer wheel base! A Ram Mega Cab short bed truck or a Ram Regular Cab Long Bed truck? I know, but do you know?

I have pulled with my Ram Mega cab truck for 10 years now with two different 5er's and two different hitches in this truck. This has worked out great for our needs and I would buy another Ram Mega cab truck again in the future when and if I need one.

Both hitches were slider hitches but my latest is a 18K Demco Auto Glide Hitch. I never have to get out of the cab again to release the hitch to the maneuver position now.
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I was never going to buy a mega cab either. Until I opened the back door and looked inside.
The big bonus for the mega cab is the way the seats fold down for the dogs or storage. It is full length full width flat platform.

There is a flat floor feature with the Crew Cab also.
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There is a flat floor feature with the Crew Cab also.
I really love that feature in my Ram. Very useful and my dog prob loves it even more than I do. Will never buy another truck without it. The under seat and floor storage boxes are great as well. Neatly stores my tools, bungees, straps, and jumper cables. I've only owned ford and chevy for decades and was reluctant to buy a ram but 2 years into ownership and I love that damn truck. The hemi + ZF 8 speed combo is the best drivetrain I've ever owned as well.
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There is a flat floor feature with the Crew Cab also.
In the crew cab the seat base folds up and back against the seat back. Then you fold out a shelf to make the flat floor. The floor is minus the thickness of the seat base and seat back.

In the mega cab the seat back folds down so the flat floor is the entire of the cab from the back of the front seats to the rear wall of the cab. It is higher off the ground but absolutely huge.
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Like your mamma said, son, size does matter. Get the long bed.
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What do you guys consider a "short bed" - am guessing a six foot bed?

Is a Chevy/GMC 6.5 footer (or Ford 6 foot 7 1/2 footer) considered a short bed?
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In the crew cab the seat base folds up and back against the seat back. Then you fold out a shelf to make the flat floor. The floor is minus the thickness of the seat base and seat back.

In the mega cab the seat back folds down so the flat floor is the entire of the cab from the back of the front seats to the rear wall of the cab. It is higher off the ground but absolutely huge.
How flat can the floor be and why is this important? I have never really checked this but as far as I remember the floor in the back of my GMC 3500HD is quite flat with the seats folded up. When we make the odd huge grocery run we stuff all the items there on the rear floor. I don't remember seeing a driveshaft hump or anything.
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You use to have trucks with the normal bed of 8' then 6.5' ish beds were short beds. This was back in the day when there were no crew cabs. Crew cabs and 4 doors changed everything.

Now you have 'long bed' trucks that are 8'.
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I have been pulling my 5er' for over a year and have never had to use the slider or even needed it as an option. If you have to cut that far your doing it wrong. Because my truck is a daily driver I did not want a long bed.
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