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Old 02-16-2010, 11:00 PM   #15
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Our F250 crewcab is the only vehicle in whose back seat my son actually fits... he's "only" 6 foot, but sits tall... the crewcab has been a blessing for family vacations; if we need to make time (sans trailer) 900 mile days are quite doable; this wouldn't work if the back seat was uncomfortable. There's many a trip I've driven home w/ a truck full of sleeping passengers.

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:44 AM   #16
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I thought long and hard about this before buying current pickup. While thinking about this and also in regular life experiences, I've ridden in the back of both extended and crew cabs. It seems to me that if we made captured Taliban combatant ride in the back of the former, this could potentially qualify as a Geneva Convention issue. But I've found it comfortable and no one has ever complained about the ride or room, in the back of my crew cab.

Of course, it is harder to park, and I see that as the only drawback. To me, given the a) better room, b) more usable interior cargo space when/if I want to fold up the seats and use it, and c) longer wheelbase stability gain, the parking issue is a minor nuisance. I'll take that tradeoff every time. It is also comfortable up front. Last Saturday, I towed the A/S a bit over 850 miles in one day, and emerged tired but not exhausted.

BTW, I do think that the shorter cab units are better looking. But I'm not in a beauty pageant.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:09 AM   #17
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I am in agreement with others.. Very happy we have the Super Crew. We got it for the times we had the grandchildren with us. We would never go back. It has been one of the things that has really been a plus when we needed it.

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Old 02-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #18
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When we were looking for a new tow vehicle (our present one is an '03 Dodge Dakota with an extra-cab), one of our goals was to try to keep the overall length down. We thought an F-150 SuperCab was the way to go, with a 6.5' bed. We weren't thrilled with the "suicide door", which couldn't open without the front doors opening as well. Then we saw the SuperCrew, with its huge rear seat area and perfectly flat floor with the rear seats folded up, and realized that the extra interior storage room compensated for our decision to get a short bed, keeping the overall length to ~20'. Expecting the truck around the first week (can't be soon enough!). I don't think we'll regret the SuperCrew choice.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:09 PM   #19
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Thanks for the laugh 2Air....funniest thing I've seen in days.
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:32 PM   #20
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Could this be 2AIR's first camper set up?
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:38 PM   #21
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I have driven an extended cab Tundra for 10+ years with the suicide doors and I am now in the market for a full crew cab. While driving, it is very uncomfortable to have passengers in back behind the driver. Unless they are kids you have to pull the seat almost all the way up to accomodate them. Not the best situation for the driver or passenger even on a short trip. Also, loading anything in the back seat (groceries, etc.) with cars on either side is difficult to accomplish. I'm looking forward to the additional room.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:22 PM   #22
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I have a 2008 F250 Superduty Crew. Within a week I removed the rear seats and installed an elevated plywood floor about a foot above the deck. We have tons of storage under the floor and above as well. It really is like having an extra room behind your front seats. We also added an ARE color-matched cap over the bed of the truck, so we now have "almost" as much storage as we need.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:13 PM   #23
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We recently got a new to us 2003 Dodge diesel crew cab dually 4x4. There is enough room in the rear seat for our 18 yr old son (6ft tall). Granted I do need to move my front sit up a bit to make him comfortable for longer trips. We love our crew cab! A longer wheel base is always a plus for stability.

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Your 2003 Dodge is not a true crew cab. They were called Quad Cabs and Dodge maintained that they were the roomiest extended cab on the market and that is the segment they competed in. You'll notice that the rear doors are not full size as compared to the front doors.

Dodge then came along with the Mega Cab - bigger even than a crew. In 2009 they finally came with a true crew cab on the 1500 and now on the 2500 and 3500 for 2010.

To answer the original posters question. Yes. If adults are going to ride in the back on a regular basis - go with a crew cab.

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Old 02-17-2010, 08:28 PM   #24
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Better without the "Crew" in the Crew Cab

We bought our '06 25ss last December. In January we found the TV - our '06 (unintentional but somehow poetic that they are the same year) Chevy Duramax Crew Cab. The plan was to add a cap for the bed after we had a bit more experience with this whole camping thing. Then we took off for some winter camping. Where to put the "stuff"? Ah! In the space we made when we folded down the back seats - and some space it is.

And boy! Did that storage space come in handy. The cap is still in the plan but if we had to do it we could manage with the storage space in the cab. Pretty cool.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:27 PM   #25
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Your 2003 Dodge is not a true crew cab. They were called Quad Cabs and Dodge maintained that they were the roomiest extended cab on the market and that is the segment they competed in. You'll notice that the rear doors are not full size as compared to the front doors.

Dodge then came along with the Mega Cab - bigger even than a crew. In 2009 they finally came with a true crew cab on the 1500 and now on the 2500 and 3500 for 2010.

To answer the original posters question. Yes. If adults are going to ride in the back on a regular basis - go with a crew cab.

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The trade-off was in wheelbase. One could have the Mega-Cab and short bed OR QC with longbed (mine) with 163" wheelbase. The Ferds were up to 172". Dodge finally saw the light.

For a "real" truck, try this one: Mega cab with 8' bed (aftermarket):

Precision Bodyline: MegaCab LongBed Conversions

Wheelbase has got to be pushing 200".

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Old 02-25-2010, 07:23 AM   #26
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here is another vote for a crew. I have an F150 crew and it replaced an F150 extended. The improvement was huge! I now have plenty of interior room with the rear seat folded up for boxes and stuff, or down for kids and the dog. Everyone is much happier.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:19 PM   #27
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I have both an extended cab '95 Chevy and the crew cab GMC. The Chevy is the work horse of the two (---camp truck, nasty weather truck, daily driver, etc.) and I can't say enough good things about it - with the exception of the extended cab set-up! For the record, the '95 Chevy didn't come with suicide doors, which makes putting groceries and other cargo in the back of the cab a real PITA! The other negative comment I've heard about, relative to the extended cab and suicide doors is that the roof of the truck is a lot weaker (---due to the longer span from front to, back) and more prone to collapse in a rollover. The middle post in the crew cabs apparently makes for a much stronger body.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:21 AM   #28
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Add me to the side of the ledger under the heading "now have a crew cab, won't go back"
Yes, us too! And the dogs love it.
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