Last post on Dec 04, 1998 at 4:16 PM
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Oct 04, 1998 (2:01 am)
Thanks JB, we will call chad. I have never heard of such a thing and it makes me happy to know there is a choice. Unfortunately, the pirce is totally outrageous. I really have to think about the benefit of the short bed vs the long bed--there I thought about it. I DON'T WANT TO DRIVE a cc long bed.
#8 of 16 Paso....ditto!!!
Oct 04, 1998 (7:43 pm)
My son and I were riding home from a car show this afternoon, and sure enough, we saw a Dually, CC Long bed----first words from my son....Dad, that looks like a limousine!!! Good Luck on your choice!! JB
Oct 05, 1998 (2:05 pm)
Once you're in the CC already, why not go for the long bed (I drive a CC LWB DRW myself). It's only 15" shorter -- that's not that much of a percentage difference on a 22' truck.
Oct 07, 1998 (11:43 pm)
paso, I have a short bed dodge and tow a 5th wheel with no problem. Had no problems towing it with the short bed ford that I had before. Most 5th wheels 30' and under have an extended pin box and pose no problem to the short bed hauler. If your pin box comes straight down thats a different story....
Oct 08, 1998 (6:20 am)
There are lots of problems with hauling with a short bed. The goosneck has to sit at the axel and that only gives you 24 to 25 inches between the front of the trailer and the back of the cab. A hard turn could have your trailer into the cab. The Pullem enterprises hitch is super for the fith wheel people. It makes it possible for you to turn with the trailer sliding back to adjust with the turn.
I had a long talk with the people there and is is possible for them to reconfigure the the balll hitch to make it a regular fifth wheel hitch so I can pull my horse trailer with the short bed truck. The problem is that it is very expensive and you have to leave the hitch in the bed, therefore loosing the use of the already reduced bed. I think I am going to have to get the boat after all-I just don't want that huge thing, in addtition to a 22' trailer. Yuk! Wish this shortbed would work.
#12 of 16 araz
Nov 24, 1998 (2:42 am)
On the subject of Fords that are too high, and give the "nose up" attitude on your fifth or goose neck rigs.... Ford is addressing this problem thru a dealer installed lowering kit. They claimed they overlooked the trailerering crowd when the Super Duty series came out 5' higher than anyone else. Got this from Trailer Life Magazine. As for short beds and fifths/goosenecks, I tow a fifth with a SB truck-the hitch is an inch or so behind the axle centerline, but the difference to me is not remarkable.
#13 of 16 araz
Nov 24, 1998 (2:43 am)
Whoops that's supposed to be five inches higher----
Nov 24, 1998 (6:24 pm)
How tall is the Dodge 3500 4X4? Next to each other there didn't seem to be more than a couple of inches off between it and my F350 4X4. Certainly not 5"!
#15 of 16 araz
Dec 04, 1998 (5:51 am)
Just got back here. Who said anything about a Dodge? I thought his concern was a Ford that was too high.
Dec 04, 1998 (4:16 pm)
Exactly. The implication is that the Dodge 4X4 is not (never heard anyone say much about it). My point is that they're not that far different in height.