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Old 04-21-2012, 09:38 PM   #29
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We pull a 2008 Copper Canyon with a short box F350. It's our dedicated trailer puller, but also gets used for a driver on occasion as well. The pros are that it fits in the garage, easier to park, and my wife will drive it. Our little 5th wheel has an extended pin box, and we have a Reese 16K hitch on a manual slider. We just have to be careful if we encounter a tight turn. Having a long box would elmininate any worries though.

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:44 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Franka548 View Post
It depends on what brand truck you have also, the GM extended cabs have a 6.5' bed and the crew cabs have a 5.5'...
Not true.

I have a 2012 GMC 3500HD crew cab and it has a 6.5' bed.

Currently, all GM 2500 and 3500 trucks have 6.5' or 8' beds. 5.5' beds are only available in GM 1500 trucks.

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:53 AM   #31
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I run an '06 Dodge Mega Dually Diesel (short box) and I planned to buy a fifth wheel converted to goose neck hitch. I also have a headache board so I lack clearance for fifth wheel and now haul a TT. NOTE. When you hide the goose ball upside down within the fitting, the ball sits DIRECTLY over the rear differential. Don't slam down a heavy load in this position or you may break your differ case.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:45 AM   #32
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Having been a custom house builder truck and a 5er tow vehicle the obvious choice was a 4x4 dually crew cab long box. As a builder I need a truck that I can fit 4x8 sheet goods inside the bed, and get onto land without a road in all weather, as a tow vehicle, I didn't want to worry about tight turns pulling a 5er. I also have a house in North Shore Tahoe. I need a 4x4. Even getting 9 x4 sheets of shear panels and buying long lumber I needed a big truck. With a lumber rack I can easily handle 20 foot lumber and siding no problems. My truck is expected to work as hard as I do and my 6.7 liter Cummins diesel does so without complaint. It pulls a 40 foot quad slide 5er and handles my contracting business easily. No, it's not cute, it's a beast and it can not be parked inside. It's too tall, too wide, and too long but it pulls like a freight train. I didn't want a warm fuzzy and a slider hitch for my truck. I wanted something to get the job done no issues in all wearther. It does, and it does it well. I'm a long bed dually guy all the way.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:08 PM   #33
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Long bed...tows better, can't knock out the rear cab window and you can haul more "stuff."

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