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post Jan 23 2017, 01:22 PM
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Cannot understand the current fixation with short and shorter bed pickup trucks. Fine for pulling a TT or even a 5er but no good for a TC. The current trend seems to be a short box with a huge cab (usually 4 doors). I think they look odd with no bed to speak of.

The shorter the bed, the shorter the TC, the less available space inside and typically, short bed pickups are also short on payload capacity as well. Finally, the short and shorter bed trucks usually are short on power, all negative impacts to hauling a TC with any substance.

Myself, I'd never buy new unless it was an 8 foot bed and at the very least a 3/4 ton truck with a motor to match the payload capability.

I consider 1/2 ton short bed pickup trucks to be a status symbol and grocery store hauler and not much else

I realize the RV industry builds short box TC's but they are real tight inside for one and lack many features that long box campers have and secondly, most, if not all require extensive suspension modifications to their carry trucks to be able to even haul a camper.

Seems counter productive to me....

I don't get it.
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SidecarFlip   Current fixation with short bed pickups   Jan 23 2017, 01:22 PM
december45   Ive got a f250 short bed, when i got it, the bed s...   Jan 23 2017, 08:01 PM
SidecarFlip   Not familiar with that model. I have a Lance 91...   Jan 23 2017, 08:53 PM
Backroad Joe   Breakover angle! I have a 2006 Dodge 2500 5.7...   Jan 26 2017, 02:34 PM
SidecarFlip   Not sure what 'breakover angle' is and if ...   Jan 27 2017, 12:52 PM
twilliams   hello men. I have a short bed 1/2 ton 2dr. I have...   Feb 11 2017, 06:27 PM
Backroad Joe   [QUOTE]I don't get it. I guess you won't...   Feb 13 2017, 02:25 PM
SidecarFlip   I camp 100% off road and I've never had an ...   Feb 15 2017, 01:48 PM
Nobody   First time I ever saw/heard he term 'breakov...   Feb 16 2017, 07:39 PM
JADE RACING   After reading replies some people have very strong...   Feb 16 2017, 10:56 AM
Wardster   I'm not part of the current fixation you speak...   Feb 17 2017, 02:55 PM
Spanky   I have heard the term "breakover angle" ...   Feb 18 2017, 12:28 PM
Backroad Joe   To clarify, breakover angle is what one exceeds w...   Feb 23 2017, 11:56 PM
Nobody   Thanks Joe, now I understand your post(s)/termin...   Feb 24 2017, 11:08 AM
RV_Tech   I know what "breakover angle" is, but ne...   Feb 24 2017, 03:41 AM
december45   I got a short bed as described above, because that...   Feb 24 2017, 09:33 AM
jamesdaclark   I have a shotbed Dodge quad cab 4x4. I purchased i...   Feb 24 2017, 12:42 PM
Checkswrecks   New guy here who has heard the "no use for...   Apr 18 2018, 09:13 AM
wintertree   I never have owned....nor will ever own a short bo...   Apr 18 2018, 07:58 PM
Elkins45   Why short bed trucks? The short answer is CAFE sta...   Aug 24 2018, 12:03 PM

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