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View Poll Results: When you buy a truck, what length of bed do you prefer?
Gotta Be An Eight Footer 52 62.65%
Six And A Half Works For Me 25 30.12%
Don't Really Matter 5 6.02%
I Use A Van 0 0%
I Use My Car 1 1.20%
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:56 PM
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A short wheelbase is less stable while towing.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:35 PM
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Long bed no doubt about, especially if you get into landscaping and such. Only way I would buy a short bed is if it was a dailydriver to the shop and stuff. But I will always have a long bed also
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:45 PM
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I overload my 6.5' already.... 8' would be killer. Plus, the truck looks better with SB
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:46 PM
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i wish i had an 8foot bed
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:27 AM
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My daily driver and the truck i'm gonna be plowing with is a short bed, but it's a crew cab 3/4 ton so an 8' would make it huge, i had a dually like that, no more of those for daily drivers. My mow truck has an 8' bed, and that usually isn't enough. Eventually I would like to retire my 96 from everday duty and get a Super Duty F350 4x4 diesel dually regular cab with a 12' flatbed and hoist, it'd be a good all around truck for mowing, mulch, landscape, tree and shrub work, and to haul the salt spreader. For a work truck, at least an 8'. If I had to have only one truck it would either be the one I just described or a Super Duty 250/350 4x4 diesel regular cab with an 8' bed.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:56 PM
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for work 8'. personal is a 6', which i prefer for a dd (POV) unless its a regular cab.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:43 PM
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The bigger the better is what she always says.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:09 PM
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i think anybody who buys a 6 needs to have there head checkd but then again what do i know i cut grass and plow snow.
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I had a short bed, and wanted a long bed, for all the stated reasons. Now, I bought the long bed, and now want to buy a longer trailer. I am realizing that in some developments, a longer trailer with my long bed will not fit between the driveways of my customers and my neighbors. If I had gotten a short bed, another 2' on the trailer would make it fit just so. The only thing that goes in the back of my truck are a chemical tank when I am spraying, and sticks and crap that I pickup throughout my day. I didn't really need a long bed.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:03 PM
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My 4-door S-10 for go getting, small jobs, only has a 4.5 foot, barely enough room to fit a shovel in it at an angle. I made up for it with an 8 foot trailer.

My Dump truck has an 8 foot bed, works great.
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