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Old 02-16-2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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On crew cabs and extended cabs

So, is the weight, length, and expense of a crew cab worth it when carrying enough passengers that the rear seats must be used?
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
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At the end of the day, that is a personal judgment. I would love to have a crew cab. Another upside beyond the seating is the longer wheel base which helps when towing. If I could afford the crew cab, I would get it. Others probably feel otherwise.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:07 PM   #3
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I traded my extended cab on a crew cab and I wouldn't go back. The additional interior room is well worth it for the rear passengers especially when on long trips or for the ability to carry extra gear in the rear seat section with seat in the up position.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:10 PM   #4
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I have a Ford F-150 Supercrew and would not go back to an extended cab. My experience has been that the re-sell is much better on the 4 full door Super Crew than the extended cab . I'm on my third SuperCrew and really love them.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:18 PM   #5
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I think so, but have you looked closely at the 6 door truck in my avatar? But seriously, I don't like to sit in the back seat of extended cabs, didn't want to ask my friends or family to sit there either. The additional cost seemed worth it in the long run. I think you'll get some of the expense back when you sell it.

With a 30' Classic, I'm guessing you're looking at 3/4 tons. You should be able to get those in a standard 6.5' or the long bed.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:25 PM   #6
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Ask the passengers who have to sit there. The extended cab was great when we bought it in '98. Daughters were small, no problem. Now that they are adults and we still have the same truck it is a problem.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:36 PM   #7
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Add me to the side of the ledger under the heading "now have a crew cab, won't go back"
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Add me to the side of the ledger under the heading "now have a crew cab, won't go back"

Ditto...Love our SuperCrew!

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Old 02-16-2010, 08:59 PM   #9
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I have a regular extended cab with the suicide doors. My g/f's dad has a crew cab. When taking trips over 3 hours the crew cab is a blessing. I know with mine though, I rarely carry passengerrs, and it's hard enough to fit in to parking spots, and the crew cab is longer still. I'd consider a crew cab if I had kids, but for me the extended cab is fine
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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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Old 02-16-2010, 10:03 PM   #11
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the evolution of cab space...

started out towing in the open air with ONE seat, and this was ok...


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then opted for a double cab, with UPPER and lower seating...



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this was ok too but then my 3 legged towcow died.

so then came the crew cab long bed, about 24 feet of truck...


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but it really is, and i like that just fine for towing/hauling and ALL the other uses for a truck.

and it's great to have the cargo bay separate and enclosed but still have a back seat with high volume space.

on the ford side the extend cab trucks actually have BETTER front seats than the super crew cabs...

more support, separate head rest, better contours.

but the full crew cab is cavernous, sorta like having a FULL SIZE car interior AND garage space...

the back seat easily holds children, 2-3 adults and 1 can SLEEP back there with the space available.

the wheel base is clearly a bonus while towing and a hinderance in tight urban parking...

but well worth that minor issue for the towing bonuses...

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on the ford side the extend cab trucks actually have BETTER front seats...
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I agree, although I guess it depends on the particular characteristics of your bottom line, my F250 extended cab seat IMHO is much more comfortable than standard or crew cab.
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...my F250 extended cab seat IMHO is much more comfortable than standard or crew cab.
1 of the things i like/d about them was/is the UPPER back/shoulder support and the cut4 butt huggin'...

ok that's 2 things, plus all the other things...

like them so much more that i've considered buying a set to put IN the super crew truck as replacements.

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So, is the weight, length, and expense of a crew cab worth it when carrying enough passengers that the rear seats must be used?
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