Originally Posted by pappy19
I went from a F-350 Crew Cab 4X4 long WB to an F-250 Extended Cab-Short bed. I can tell you from my experience, that the short bed is alot smoother both solo and towing. For some unknown reason, the long bed CC was SOOOO bad my wife would not ride with me if I was going on the interstate. I tried everything and finally went to Blisten shocks and Velvet Ride shackles. Those 2 things definately helped but it was still bad. When I bought my F-250 short bed, it was a whole better situation. The short bed doesn't "match" the sections of interstate like the long bed and doesn't buck much at all. Of course, a rough road is a rough road, and there isn't much you can do about that, except go on another road.
There are so many variables on the change from one vehicle to another. My F-250 Long bed rides worse with out weight in the rear or a trailer attached. It is so light every imperfection on the road bumps the rear end.
For towing long bed is better. I can tell from my experience of being hit by a police cruiser that longer is better. I nearly lost control. I believe I would have lost control with shorter and lighter TV.