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Old 12-20-2014, 12:40 PM   #15
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If you have a garage you might want to check overall length. Hobo
As with any pickup, good advice. We have the F150 Super Crew and love it. The rear seats fold up and create a very large, open area in the back. Great for dogs & gear. Iím also able to load in my drums with cases and equipment case along with a guitar player & small amp... Important in inclement weather (guitar players tend look funny all wet). Also have been able to carry dressers, end tables, chairs, etc. from vintage stores there. Those fold-up rear seats make all the difference.

Another simple thing Ford did with this truck that I hadnít seen on my other trucks is with the sun visors. When you unhook one from it's cradle, the visor can slide 2-4Ē +/- along itís rail so that when you pull it to the drivers side window, you can slide it back & forth depending upon where the sun is. Can also slide it more towards the center for when the sun is smack-dab in the middle. I remember wondering years ago why they didnít do that on cars. Such a simple thing, really. But I digress...
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:48 PM   #16
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Total length of the 2015 F150s:

Shortest is regular cab 6.5 foot box: 17'6"
Longest is super cab 8.0 foot box: 20'9"
Crew cabs come in between those numbers.
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:33 PM   #17
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Crew cab if you ever have passengers, either human or four-legged-
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:14 PM   #18
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Super Crew Cab.

Hi, if you ever plan on going anywhere with adults in the back seat, for any distance at all, you need/want the Super Crew Cab. There is also much more room for stuff inside too. I bought mine with a 5.5' bed because of the wheel base and the depth of my garage. Glad that I bought the 145" wheel base model. Also my dog needs plenty of room.
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:48 PM   #19
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Little difference in purchase price when new ... much larger difference in price when sold or traded in down the road ... +++for the super crew.
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:34 PM   #20
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I pull my 25' Safari with a 2012 Super Crew with ecoboost engine. I wanted a super cab but couldn't fine a newer model since most folks seem to want the crew. Now I am very glad that I got the crew. It is simply a question of whether you want to store things inside or out. I have more than enough space for things I want to keep secure, including my dog, camera equipment, groceries, other purchases, hiking gear, etc.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:26 PM   #21
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Skater - How are you liking your Ram for a TV? I just ordered a 2015 Ram 3500 SRW 4x4, Crew/8' box with Cummins and 6 spd stk. for our new TV. Curious as to your experience?
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:37 PM   #22
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Skater - How are you liking your Ram for a TV? I just ordered a 2015 Ram 3500 SRW 4x4, Crew/8' box with Cummins and 6 spd stk. for our new TV. Curious as to your experience?

2200 miles in, mostly towing, and we love it. Of course, our previous truck towed our trailer very well, too, but it required frequent refills of coolant. The engine in the Ram is quiet and more efficient. The DEF thing is a little hassle, but not a big deal; there's a gauge on the dash for it so there are no surprises.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:27 AM   #23
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Over the pass 20 yrs I have own every diesel towing vehicle except dodge , my mistake .i currently pull my 1988 29 ft. Excella 1000 with my 2011 supercab ecoboost along with a 24 Searay boat and in a pinch a whisper watt 85 kW site generator. I travel up and down the west coast 6% to 8% grades are not a problem however unlike the diesels there is little engine braking you need to keep an eye on the down hill as speed will increase ,I Stay in the far right lane and use what ever gear I went up the hill to come down and use the same speed the truckers use with out riding the brakes .its hard to pass up,the interior space ,with the seat up and the doors wide open you can stuff it like Santa's Sleigh and keep it dry
I forgot my 2011 has 140,000 miles on it
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:28 AM   #24
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The Ford F350 Super Duty is our third towing Pick Up. All have been Crew Cabs with 6.5' Bed. Would not go any other way and there are only two of us and our dog. I would suggest however, two points. (1) the rear area of the F150 is larger in that crew over the super duties (2) the bed area may not have the payload capacity but the bed is deeper, the sides and tail gate can carry more volume under a cover. (3) the tail gate on the super duties can be opened and put in the open position without hitting the jack on the AS, the F150 being deeper and therefore tailgate taller cannot, this tailgate hits the jack.

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My 2000 SuperCab makes wind noise where the two doors touch when going around a corner.
My other concern of a Crew Cab is the turning radius or just the overall length.
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My 2000 SuperCab makes wind noise where the two doors touch when going around a corner.
My other concern of a Crew Cab is the turning radius or just the overall length.
As far as I know, 8 foot boxes aren't available on crew cabs anymore. The longest trucks are Super Cabs with 8 foot boxes, darn tough in the Walmart parking lot.
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As far as I know, 8 foot boxes aren't available on crew cabs anymore. The longest trucks are Super Cabs with 8 foot boxes, darn tough in the Walmart parking lot.

Not in the half ton models, usually. Sometimes you can find them in the "contractor" versions of the trucks, which are usually pretty stripped. For a crew cab + 8' bed, you almost have to go to a .75 or 1-ton truck. (I spent a lot of time looking into this over the summer.)
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:46 PM   #28
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i have had both versions in a Ford. the crew cab, IMHO, is the way to go as not only can you carry 5 big adults in comfort, it also gives you a bunch of storage space inside the cab.

the extended cab in the Ford is no where equivalent to the extended cab in a Tundra so don't mix up the two manufacturers thinking they will be the same.
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