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Old 02-26-2010, 10:03 AM   #29
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Crew Cab is the only way to go. I have had 86 F150 extended cab w/no extra doors - what a PITA to load and get into. 98 F250 regular cab, long bed, nice tow vehicle but no interior storage. 2002 F250 Super Cab w/suicide doors, long bed - suicide doors difficult to use in a parking lot. 2007 F250 Crew Cab short bed - actually 2" shorter than the 2002 Super Cab, way more convenient to get into and load, also extremely more comfortable for passengers. Added a tall Snug Top cap to the bed which makes for nice covered area for bikes and other gear.

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Old 02-26-2010, 06:03 PM   #30
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Any opinions out there for Toyota Tundra vs. Dodge or Chevy? We're looking for a new (to us) crew cab to tow a 1975 sovereign.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:48 PM   #31
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Why buy an ordinary truck? Tired of your Hummer? How about an MRAP? - Airstream Forums

But if you'd like something more conventional…

We have a Double Cab Tundra (2007). It has 4 independent doors which makes it easier to load things—if you have to open both doors on one side, they are always in the way when you are in a parking lot and trying get groceries out a shopping cart. Our 2002 Tundra had that set up.

The CrewMax is about a foot longer inside and that space comes out of the bed. It's 5.5' and the only option on that one. The Double Cab has a standard 6.5' bed and you can get an 8' one—20.5' of truck. The Crew Cab costs more, less payload, the extra rear seat space seemed unnecessary, and the bed is too small. 6.5' is fine for most uses.

That space behind the front seats is wonderful. Things you want to stay clean while traveling go back there and the bed is for things that can get dirty. We have a tonneau on the bed, but dirt always gets in the back of a pickup because the tailgate doesn't seal like a door. This happens most on dirt and gravel roads. The seats fold up which gives substantially more floor space and allows storage of heavy things down low—that's good place to store tools, compressor and other very heavy stuff between the axles. It's also more secure than the lock on the tonneau, or seems so.

These big trucks are more difficult to park, especially in parking lots. The sonar helps when you can't see that Prius behind you. The size is the trade off to have a powerful enough truck to tow many trailers.

The Tundra has performed very well, though I'll mention the gas pedal recall before someone else does. That's a bummer.

If you want something with more class: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...tml#post813688

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Buy a Toyota if you want to go really fast!
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:13 AM   #33
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Buy a Toyota if you want to go really fast!
I've tethered mine to a post and we just like to watch it circle around and around at 120 mph. Better than watching figure skating and I sure admire all that torque.

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