Originally Posted by nilesrob
I have been looking at the 2008 F250/350's (crew cab), and part of the interest for me in the long bed was that it had a larger fuel tank. As an Excursion owner with a standard 45 gallon tank, I am spoiled.
However, yesterday I came upon a company (RDS Manufacturing in Perry, GA) that makes auxiliary fuel tanks. Now, I am sure there are other companies - I just happened to come across this one at Northern Tool.
Anyway, the ability to add an auxiliary fuel tank/tool box for me takes away the interest in the long bed. For my interests, I will probably focus more on an F350 crew cab/short bed, which would make it easier to park than a crew cab/long bed - the mother ship. If I never had to park anywhere, I might go with the long bed, but that is not the case.
By the way - the new 2008 F250/350 diesel is really an awesome machine - quiet, powerful, extendable/foldable mirrors - oooh baby.
Brad, The RDS is the tank I have, and it is the same one that Northern Tool sells. You can pick it up in Perry Fl. I payed $105.00 to have it shipped to Arcadia where I was last winter. I don't think you could drive down there and back for that. Also you can get the plain insted of the diamond plate and save $100.00. Good luck find what you want.