Crew Cab Long Beds Why Are They Not Popular
Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:53 PM
Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:21 PM
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:37 PM
doverarjim '99 2500 Ext. cab 6.0l, auto, 3:73 Traded
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:46 PM
I see a lot of Ford SuperDuty Crew Cab Long Boxes though, but a lot of 1 ton GM and Chevy trucks rolling around my neck of the woods!
Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:46 PM
The biggest reason that I know of is garage size. Most house garages will not hold a crew cab long wheel base truck. So unless you build your house for the truck to fit, it wont happen. That is one of the reasons that they started making that 5.5 foot bed so they would fit in cookie cutter houses. My next new truck will be crew long wheel base.
i think there are just a bunch of week end warrier's that carry the kid's more than they work it and they would be challenged if they had to drive a crew cab 8 ' bed work truck ,they take about 40 acre's to turn around .
Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:05 PM
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:08 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 01:18 AM
M I'm used to driving firetrucks of various sizes and ambulances of various sizes for many years.
Turning radius is just a matter of thinking ahead. Backing can be a pain but can be done slow and easy and is easier with the sonar
I too, wanted to haul lumber and other items with the tailgate up.
I know my truck will never fit in a garage but that is ok.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 01:57 AM
2) 1500 series trucks are great DD's for people like me. Why do those of us who get crew-cab 1500s always get the short bed? SIMPLE, there aren't any other options... the 1500 crew cabs ONLY come with a 5'8" bed. IMO, and in my case, my truck is taking the place of having a mini-van or other SUV... so i didn't even have the option to get an ECLB.
3) With all that said, I don't like the 5'8" bed (except when parking in the city)... i really wish our crew cab trucks came with the standard 6 or 6.5' bed. But an 8' bed would just be impractical for me.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 04:38 AM
i think the ccsb looks better than the lb. i dont park any car/ truck in my garage, its for working in and i dont want to play musical cars when i need to do something. only way for me to get a long bed would have to be a dually, i love dually's, but i dont need one. funny thing around my area is, i can tell you who else doesnt need a dually with the busted fenders driving around. lol
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:01 AM
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:26 AM
One issue that I've run into, especially when driving my 96 ext cab 8' bed is that people won't give you a break when you gotta swing wide or go up and back an extra time when getting out of a spot, all they give you is a look like WTF why can't you move in 1/2 a second like all the little go-kart cars running around. And they look at you crazy when I gotta swing a little wide to avoid driving over the concrete island in a parking lot.
My 2500HD is a 6.5' bed and I would have gotten an 8' if it wasn't for this one having the exact options/ color/wheels I was going to order. And I figured I still got my 8' box on the 96 for larger stuff.
The only places I see running crew cab long beds are all the lawn services around here. They can pack about 6-8 Mexicans in the cab and they have themselves a little lawn cutting army .
Edited by Shatterz, 19 November 2009 - 09:27 AM.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:04 AM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:17 AM
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:45 AM
Edited by 99chevy7.4L, 19 November 2009 - 10:47 AM.