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Old 02-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by krsmitty View Post
Are you asking about when you are towing? Only have experience with a s/b, but could not see how there could be any significant difference for "backing up" or "maneuverability". The only difference I could see would be what I mentioned earlier about s/b and slider hitches etc. With a s/b you can not turn as sharp as you in can with a l/b. Unless you have a slider hitch. There may be some "ride differences", but others would have to answer that one.
Just interested in towing differences. We've heard that the extra length on a long bed makes backing a little more difficult then the short bed. Just wanted more opinions.

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:16 PM   #12
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Short box is easier in parking lots. When ever I have had a short box I found times when I was wishing it was longer. I have never wished a long box was shorter.

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Old 02-09-2012, 10:41 AM   #13
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Short box on a TT long box on a 5er... unless you know how to load the TT... long box makes for a slightly smoother ride but is harder to park solo... same with dullies... harder to park and wont fit in car washes..

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