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Old 07-23-2014, 10:20 AM   #15
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I prefer an 8 ft bed in a pickup truck. I use a truck for more than just pulling a trailer. The 8 ft bed is nice to put plywood and other things in. If you ever want to use a full size slide in camper you will need a full size bed. Also if you haul stuff like motorcycles it works much better. I think I would rather have an SUV like my Excursion than a truck with a short bed. The Excursion is not that long but I can get 8ft boards in it with the doors closed and 12 ft boards in it all the way up to the windshield.

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Old 07-23-2014, 10:46 AM   #16
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We have a Supercab with an 8' bed, and I don't think I've ever made a "5 point turn" as claimed in this thread. Sure, a tighter turning radius would be nice, but I've never had a major issue. Backing into spots is often easier than pulling in, though.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:35 AM   #17
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We have a Supercab with an 8' bed, and I don't think I've ever made a "5 point turn" as claimed in this thread. Sure, a tighter turning radius would be nice, but I've never had a major issue. Backing into spots is often easier than pulling in, though.
You do know there is a difference in length between a Supercab with an 8 foot bad and a crew cab with an 8 foot bed, right? Like another couple feet in length.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:33 PM   #19
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:51 PM   #20
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You do know there is a difference in length between a Supercab with an 8 foot bad and a crew cab with an 8 foot bed, right? Like another couple feet in length.
According to this, for the 2015 model, it's 15" longer. So, it's longer, but not "another couple feet." Unless crew cab + 8' bed meant something very different back in 2002.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:55 PM   #21
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long wheel base issues..

It just depends on how skilled a driver you are.I ran into flood waters in MN last year on a narrow county road with no shoulders that was blocked off and backed up 1/4 mile onto a tree lined private drive,never a problem.
Nothing is as stable on the highway than a large wheelbase truck That weighs 9300lbs.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:23 PM   #23
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It just depends on how skilled a driver you are.I ran into flood waters in MN last year on a narrow county road with no shoulders that was blocked off and backed up 1/4 mile onto a tree lined private drive,never a problem.
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you da man..

1/4 mile backwards is a long fricken way especially on narrow road. I am guessing there was no or light traffic?


How about putting a hitch on front of truck to use in case of too tight camping spot or does that hardly every come up.

PS,, What is that in the back,, Harley or ATV
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That is a two up Can Am Outlander max 800 atv.By the way I backed around and thru the backed up traffic in MN.just returned from a 7800mile adventure and not once did I wish for a smaller rig




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We bought an inexpensive 5' x 8' steel utility trailer with drop-down ramp, easy to load/unload for the heavier hauling, and have a maneuverable short wheelbase truck to pull it and our Airstream.
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That is a two up Can Am Outlander max 800 atv.By the way I backed around and thru the backed up traffic in MN.just returned from a 7800mile adventure and not once did I wish for a smaller rig




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Makes sense for those who travel with that much gear.
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We bought an inexpensive 5' x 8' steel utility trailer with drop-down ramp, easy to load/unload for the heavier hauling, and have a maneuverable short wheelbase truck to pull it and our Airstream.
Cant take the trailer and Airstream together.I have trailers also.I like to take things on my adventures.A atv to me is a must for exploring places like Moab Utah , Taylor Park Colorado,Alaska or ???Sometimes I take a motorcycle along to enjoy the scenery or pack for a month of off grid Airstreaming.A short box,well I have had many they look cool but for me are not a option.
A short wheel base regular cab is also not a option for me due to severe space limitations (I sometimes take people with me) and the unique handling they all exhibit when hooked to a long trailer( I have had many short box regular cabs also).
They make different vehicles designed for different applications.This is the perfect one for what I use it for(the atv in the pics above weighs 850 lbs alone),I have found no faults or drawbacks with this setup.
I recently parallel parked with trailer attached in eastern downtown Duluth MN in order to go to a Diners Drive Inns and Dives recommendation for pastrami.Wanted a home made pastrami sandwich so..............
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Moflash, we all travel differently and nothing wrong with that.

As for "unique handling they all exhibit", we were uncomfortable with two different w.d. hitches on 140" and our present 120" wheelbase in strong gusting crosswinds. Put on the Hensley/ProPride hitch design and it is no issue whatsoever.
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