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I drive a 8 FT bed truck and will not have a short bed truck. I see too many short-bed trucks and 5ers with broken windows or a boo-boo on the cab.

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Really a simple fix is a no compromise LongBed Truck.

Don't tell me how a LB won't fit in your garage or how hard it is to park etc.

My wife drives our RAM DRW Crew cab in Down Town Palm Springs, CA.


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TXiceman wrote:

I drive a 8 FT bed truck and will not have a short bed truck. I see too many short-bed trucks and 5ers with broken windows or a boo-boo on the cab.

Ken

I see a few also...... Altho ones I see some are long bed trucks like my work buddies '19 4wd 2500 long bed Ram/Cummins.
He has no rv trailer but his back glass/cab damage was taken out by a 1200 lb round bale he thought didn't need tied down.
Or a F350 srw short bed 4wd same damage done by a transporting a feeder bin from one pasture to another.
Just because we see a LDT short bed that has a busted back glass or dented cab does not mean it was done by a trailer.
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Short bed vs long bed.
I own short bed srw trucks and a long bed crew cab 3500 drw.
My 3500 long bed sits in the tractor barn as it will not fit in my garage and close the door nor will it go where my short bed srw trucks have to go in town or off road places.
Its always amusing at the same ol' opinions/reasons everyone should own a long bed truck .....like they do.


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TXiceman wrote:

I drive a 8 FT bed truck and will not have a short bed truck. I see too many short-bed trucks and 5ers with broken windows or a boo-boo on the cab.

Ken



I have seen many long beds with caved in beds from dropping a fifth wheel on it , things happen . I have also seen many short beds with no dents in the cab. In all honesty since the new rounded cornered on the fifth wheels , I haven't seen a dented cab in a long time ,that ,and the Andersen hitch .

Situational awareness will prevent many of these mishaps, long bed or short.

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Solution to the garage is too short...when we had our last house built, the garage was long enough and wide enough for my 1 ton, crew cab, long bed dually.

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^So Ken, if thinking of buying a new long bed dually, you should build a new house/garage for it to fit in? Home building kind of spendy right now, as are the new trucks!

Cummins12V98 said: "My wife drives our RAM DRW Crew cab in Down Town Palm Springs, CA." That is commendable, and you are lucky to have her! Not many drivers would want to double tow your rig, up/down the left coast, like you do. Yup, some folks are more capable, less likely to have damage, in various towing situations.

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Let’s put it this way , I’ve seen fifth wheels being towed , and backed by many that it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference what truck they have it’s just plain scary .

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Really a simple fix is a no compromise LongBed Truck.

Don't tell me how a LB won't fit in your garage or how hard it is to park etc.

My wife drives our RAM DRW Crew cab in Down Town Palm Springs, CA.


DW drives our long bed DRW to town all the time, our DD drives her 2004 Ram 3500 DRW long bed all the time and also tows her two horse trailers one two horse and a four horse with small living quarters.


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I take my 3500 drw long bed crew cab 4wd chevy to town also....but it sure won't go or fit every where I may want to go. My wife will ride in it but will not drive it in town.

Were in the middle of cow/horse country out here. Lots on cow/horse queens driving a one ton drw crew cabs/srw short and long beds pulling a 40' LEQ or a 4 horse slant or a 21k tri axle GN or tandem dual axle stock trailers or a 30-40' 5th wheel rv trailer.

GM/Ram/Ford trucks with long and short beds are well represented out here....folks drive what they want....even a Ty'uta on occasion.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Really a simple fix is a no compromise LongBed Truck.

Don't tell me how a LB won't fit in your garage or how hard it is to park etc.

My wife drives our RAM DRW Crew cab in Down Town Palm Springs, CA.


I don't think you can call down town Palm Springs "town"... I was recently there for the first time and was surprised what a slow moving town it was. Lots of places to park in lots of on street. Go to down town LA and try to park in a garage, then let me know how that goes.

Honestly, I think you can take a dually most anywhere, but if I had to do it often, I would choose a different daily driver.

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