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Currently I tow a 37' TT with a Ford Excursion. We are looking at going FW within the next 5-6 years, and will be upgrading (obviously) to a truck as soon as possible so that maybe it can be paid off before we trade in the camper. Conventional wisdom states more wheelbase is better with a TT, but is that true for a FW? I'll need to be getting a crew cab, but a CC 8' bed truck towing a long TT is going to be a bit to get used to until we make the switch to FW. Probably going Ford 7.3 gas, F-350 SRW. From those who have towed both (TT and FW), do you ever wish you had more wheelbase with a FW?

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Lots of people pulling fivers with a 6.5 ft bed so I doubt it's a problem. I went with an 8 ft bed for the storage space. It's only 18 inches longer than a 6.5 ft so from that standpoint I really doubt there is a lot of difference. A fifth wheel hitch will just about use all your bed space don't forget.


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F-350 SRW Crew cab short bed. 37' fifth wheel is rock solid. Like above will go long bed for storage if we last long enough to need another truck.

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Also long bed never needs a slider hitch. Sliders tend to take up even more bed space.

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Real men do not drive short bed trucks !

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Real men do not drive short bed trucks !


Real men don't make comments like that unless their tongue is firmly planted in their cheek.

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I used to think my Excursion was long with a 137" wb.

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riven1950 wrote:

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Real men do not drive short bed trucks !


Real men don't make comments like that unless their tongue is firmly planted in their cheek.


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Your not long until your nearing the 60 ft mark. I'm just over 50 ft with the 5th wheel but 60 ft with my bumper pull car trailer.
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towed 30+ years with Short Bed..... went long bed this year and love the change.... no slider.... smoother ride... more room in bed of truck...


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