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Old 09-09-2016, 10:48 AM   #1
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How Silliy is this?

While in the process of civilizing my chore truck, I remembered that when I installed the dump body on its chassis, I included features to make it easy to remove and reinstall.

20 minutes of work will leave about 1200# of flatbed and hydraulic cylinder in the barn. The bed is also about 4" wider than the cab. Leaving us towing a TT with a cab-and-chassis only, 1-ton truck.

Would the weight and width savings be worth it?

Or is it just too damned butt-ugly to even consider?
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:57 AM   #2
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We've all seen the picture in the Montblanc post. Not gonna win a beauty contest either way...


No offense intended, but that is not concourse quality yet.


Question is probably one of practicality. Will you be putting any gear on the flatbed? Bikes, genny, anything? If you're not hauling any gear, why carry the weight I guess.
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is it just too damned butt-ugly to even consider?
If you gotta ask then you already know it's pretty butt ugly... but who cares?
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:30 AM   #4
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We've all seen the picture in the Montblanc post. Not gonna win a beauty contest either way...


No offense intended, but that is not concourse quality yet.
Aw, c'mon. It'll take 3rd in a field of two!
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I'd leave it on.
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Question is probably one of practicality. Will you be putting any gear on the flatbed? Bikes, genny, anything? If you're not hauling any gear, why carry the weight I guess.
That was my thinking...

We generally didn't carry much in her pickup's bed.

The 1kw genny stows in the trailer. The lawn furniture we sometimes carry will stow easily in the dinette area.

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So I've got 1 "It could be worth it" and 1 "Who give a [blank] how ugly a rig is".
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I'd leave it on.
Any well-reasoned, thoroughly explored, and well grounded ideas on why you hold such an absolute position on the matter?
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Any well-reasoned, thoroughly explored, and well grounded ideas on why you hold such an absolute position on the matter?
Because it looks more "hillbilly"!!
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What are the benefits of taking it off? Fuel savings? You can't be payload limited with the combo in your sig.......

I'd leave it on as well. Too much hassle to remove it for a camping trip and then to not have a box on the truck. You never know when you will need to carry something in your travels.

The ride quality of the 350 will also deteriorate without any weight on the rear end.
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I would leave the bed on. I sometimes drive a stake bed and many times I need to strap something on that I had originally not planned on hauling. Too many uses to take it off. Besides, I think they look good.
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