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Notakwanon

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Posted: 01/31/20 05:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A great set of replies! THanks to all. Those photos are perfect. TM..


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Are you looking to buy a new truck or a newer used truck?

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Every truck camper I have owned has been on a regular cab truck except my current one..It was never an issue..Having said that,I wouldn't own another one with a truck camper with the extended cabover..The extra storage the extra cab brings is worth its weight in gold with a pass through window from TC to truck...With an extended cabover they look silly...lol..Sorry Specta...With an east to west old style cabover they look normal..

All in fun...


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GeoBoy wrote:

Are you looking to buy a new truck or a newer used truck?


I've been on the net looking at used trucks, but having trouble finding one I want to buy. Very likely I will order a new one.

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jaycocreek wrote:

With an extended cabover they look silly...lol..Sorry Specta...

All in fun...


That's OK, I chuckle at your's too. [emoticon]


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It's the extended cabovers that seem weird with a regular cab..This one has the old east to west bed,not the extended cabover..

I don't think they make these anymore in a 8ft+ hard sided TC,could be wrong!

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Good luck op with your hunt..

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We hauled an 11' 1969 Franklin on a Regular cab truck for years. At traffic lights, you have to learn to stop back for enough so you can still duck down to see them. Wasn't a problem back then because they didn't have the sensors in the road, but still should be okay most of the time.

Ford still makes a SuperCab so you are in luck. If necessary, custom order what you want. The price isn't going to be any more than buying one off the lot, you are just going to have to wait 8-10 weeks for it to be built.

The garage I can't help you with, but parking a longer truck is a breeze. Just learn to back into the spot and it will be much easier. With the backup cameras available today, just about everyone should be able to back into a spot. Or do like my wife does when she's forced to drive my truck, park out in the parking lot and get a little extra exercise.


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When looking for a regular cab on the lots we could find a lot more F150s and F550s.
And with regular cabs more likely to need muscle power to move seat and open windows.

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Yep, a regular cab with an extended cabover can look a little odd.

But with the camper off they're not near as goofy looking as a extended cab or a 4-dr pickup. [emoticon]

I didn't choose my camper because it looked good on my truck. I picked the camper that I wanted to go on the truck I wanted.


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Does my truck make my camper look big? LOL

So I ended up with a goofy looking rig. I like it. [emoticon]

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JRscooby wrote:

When looking for a regular cab on the lots we could find a lot more F150s and F550s.
And with regular cabs more likely to need muscle power to move seat and open windows.


Mine's a work truck and I think the vast majority of regular cabs out there are. No PW or door locks. It does have cruise control. That's all I need.

Here in town where I live a see a couple that never were work trucks.

I prefer the looks of a regular cab. The shorter turning radius and being easier to park are two of the things I like most.

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