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Old 01-14-2016, 08:28 AM   #11
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Long box for us regardless. When we had a fifth wheel, no worries on turns, the longer the truck the better the ride, 8' plywood fits with tailgate closed, ATV fits (With tool box) and tailgate closed. Parking, no worries, I always park way out there anyway. If I could afford the conversion, it'd be a 6 door long bed.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:36 AM   #12
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I have a 6 1/2' bed and a slider. Wasted my money on the slider. I have never used it, and don't think I ever will. I will replace it with another 6 1/2' bed when I buy my next truck.
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Old 01-14-2016, 06:18 PM   #13
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I just bought a long box even though I have a travel trailer
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:30 AM   #14
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I upgraded our TV 1st before even knowing weather or not our new camper was going to be another TT or 5th Wheel. So I decided to get a LB anyways. Now we have a 5'er on order and can't wait. Yes, my TV is Very long and I just park way out in the boonies when I go to the stores. It's not only because it's just easier, but I don't need 'another' person backing into me because They can't judge how long my truck is.

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Old 01-17-2016, 10:42 AM   #15
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Back when I had my 5er, my TV was a long box. No slider hitch. Never had an issue with turns. Even had to do a couple of hitch ups from the jack knife position. The only issue I had involved my standard tail gate. I either had to raise the king pin above the tail gate, or drop the tail gate, back up till the pin cleared, and then close the tail gate, and finish hooking up.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:47 AM   #16
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"Normally", the long bed offers a little more GCWR than the short bed, not much, mind you, but there is normally some difference. Having owned both SB and LB trucks, I like the towing experience more with the long bed, and usually, you have a larger capacity fuel and with the long bed. They both have their pros and cons...just a matter of choice.
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:59 PM   #17
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Go Long Bed!! Here's a few more points.

I had a short box with the Pullrite superglide hitch. The hitch was an auto slider and worked great. However the downside is you can only hitch / unhitch from straight on to 16 degrees max. I have had several occasions that required greater than 16 degrees.


Plus the hitch is heavy and even though you can remove it in three pieces it still takes two. It also was recommended to spray lube on the slide rails each trip.

My long bed truck has more bed storage, larger fuel tank, and a hitch I can lift solo. Plus the hitch was half the price of the slider.

The cost difference between short to long bed new was 800 if i remember.

I had a 2012 F350 with a 26 gal factory tank my new long bed is 35.

There is nearly no difference to in parking either truck. Both are big! Park in the back of the long and enjoy a the walk!

If you have any doubt go with the long bed you won't regret it. Good luck!
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:49 PM   #18
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I've owned both short and long bed trucks. While owning the LB I've never said I wish I had a SB. However on the 3 occasions that I've owned SB's I've wished I had a LB. I will NEVER again own a SB pickup. The ride is much better, You can haul a FULL sheet of plywood with the tailgate closed.
My choice of truck would be a long bed Megacab. However Dodge won't build it.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:23 PM   #19
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On my Ram 2500 4x4 crew cab, the wheelbase difference between a shot & long box is a full 20 inches. That could make turning & backing a tad more difficult. But should also translate to a more comfortable ride going down the road.

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Old 04-02-2016, 08:43 PM   #20
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There is a company that will stretch the frame and build you a long box mega cab, for a fee. I've always been tempted to go that route since I like the mega cab, even though I'm a ford fan. I'd own either.
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