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Old 05-11-2003, 07:49 AM   #15
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Had a short bed, won't do it again. Just one more thing to think about in tight quarters.

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Old 05-11-2003, 08:42 AM   #16
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I have a LB, and perfer it as I have a crossbox toolbox that sit on the floor and carry lots of stuff. I wouldn't be with out dual fuel tanks either.

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Old 05-12-2003, 07:59 AM   #17
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I have an F250 - 2002 - Lariat - crew cab short box. I pull a 2001 2955 Montana. I have absolutely NO problems with turning. I installed a slider hitch just in case I would but have never used it. My 5th has nicely rounded corners up front and it has an extended pinbox. I can tow with my tailgate down! Surprises a lot of people.
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Old 05-14-2003, 04:41 PM   #18
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I, like everyone else, like what I drive. I have a F350 CC Short Bed with a Pulliam Super Glide hitch. It is an automatic slider and moves the pin back 18 inches in a 90 degree turn. One big advantage is that I can make a u-turn, with the trailer on a normal 4 lane street. Long beds don't even come close, and 450/550's are comical trying to follow me and turn like I can. Hitch is expensive, but truck and trailer repairs are also expensive. They now have a small model for up to 16K and the large model (Mine) up to 24K. Get whatever you want. you will enjoy either one but I sure like my turning ability.

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Old 05-14-2003, 05:44 PM   #19
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I just want to thank eveyone for the advice and opinions. To someone inexperienced in towing a 5ver, and who has to drive the tow vehicle everyday, all your opinions count. I really appreciate the effort taken to reply.
2 kids, 2 dogs, a wife, a boat, big truck, & a big camper; what's so confusing?

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Old 05-18-2003, 09:42 AM   #20
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I tow with a short bed and like it just fine, except for occasionally having to use the slider hitch, which is not much of an inconvenience. If you have an extended pin on your fiver you might not even need a slider. If I were buying another truck, towing would not be a factor for me when considering bed length as both work fine. My decision would be based on how large a bed I needed and other non towing requirements, such as maneuverability and parking.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:22 AM   #21
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we have just got a new jayco series1500 does anyone have one of these?? we have a 99 chevy extended cab v8 short wheel base do you think we will have any problems?we are putting in a slider hitch thanks
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:27 AM   #22
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Long bed, crew cab all the way.
The more wheel base you have, the better the towing is.
Also with the long bed, you can turn however you want and not worry about hitting the cab.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:46 PM   #23
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Read recently in a forum, can't remember where, the trouble this fellow had manuvering around the campgrounds in some state parks. Concensues was the short bed can make your life easier. A suggestion is see if there is a web sight dedicated to your make of vehicle. http://www.ford-trucks.com/ is mine and between these 2 sites the info available covers just about everything.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:47 PM   #24
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My last two trucks were CC short boxes. My present truck is a CC LB. Bigger tank, longer WB, and no need to buy an expensive auto slider hitch because face it, when you need the hitch to slide, the manual slider might not be convenient to use.
I hope I never own another SB truck.

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