Long Bed Tow Better Than Short Bed? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 Old 07-22-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
fairhaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Somewhere On The West Coast
Posts: 203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Long Bed Tow Better Than Short Bed?

I'm about to sign the papers on a 2010 F350 FX4 Lariat CC long bed. My current truck is a 2008 F250 4x4 XLT CC short bed. I read somewhere that a long bed will tow better (what ever that means) than a short bed. Any truth to that?

2010 F350 Lariat FX4 CC Long Box, Line X, Pueblo Gold, H&S Mini Maxx, DPF/DOC Delete, Flo Pro Down Pipe Back Stainless Exhaust, Flo Pro EGR/Cooler Delete with High Flow Intake Elbow, S&B CAI, MBRP Exhaust Tip
fairhaven is offline  
post #2 of 15 Old 07-22-2010, 06:27 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
johnny9r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have had both long and short bed and I feel like my long bed is a bit more stable. Overall it's not that noticeable

08 350 Lariat CC LB
johnny9r is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 07-22-2010, 06:29 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
isellpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Long box dually is the king, plus I think the short box looks odd.
isellpower is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 07-22-2010, 06:31 PM
FJuanfiddy mod


 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,821
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Thanks: 132
Thanked 182 Times in 162 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
Quote:
Originally Posted by fairhaven View Post
I'm about to sign the papers on a 2010 F350 FX4 Lariat CC long bed. My current truck is a 2008 F250 4x4 XLT CC short bed. I read somewhere that a long bed will tow better (what ever that means) than a short bed. Any truth to that?
That old theory only applied to regular cab trucks. Once you get into ex cab or crew that doesnt apply anymore

Email: Dave@powerstroke.org
2011 F150 Ecoboost Crew cab lariat. Custom tunes from KEM and 5Star, and Unleashed
2012 F150 Crew Cab Ecoboost stock for now-Totaled March 12 2015
2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

Leveling kit, 315/70/17 Kelly TSRs on Method race wheels
ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
Dually LED lights from Stealth Automotive/Xpedition Outfitters
No Limit Fab 6.0 Cold Air Intake
http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/default.asp
http://nolimitfabrication.com/
Dave is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 07-22-2010, 06:47 PM
Serving Our Country!

 
WD40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Benton, AR
Posts: 2,318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I like the long bed dually for pulling a fifth wheel RV or a gooseneck, myself.
They sure hold the road good and the ride is great.

Doug

2006 Ford F-350 Crew Cab Lariat 4X2 PSD 6.0 TorqShift Automatic Transmission. Upfitter Switchers Chrome Door Handles,
Oxford White with lower part being Arizona Beige Metallic.
Creative Coating Sprayed in bed liner.
20K Reese 5th wheel hitch.
Mods. 4in. Silverline stainless steel exhaust
BD Diesel XMonitor
Bama ZooDad


35 HitchHiker
Is it time to go camping?

http://video.superdutydiesel.com/vid...200180b9bd.htm
EX-USN
Doug
WD40 is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 07-23-2010, 03:55 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
muntu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
less chance of a 5th wheel/goosenek making contact with the back of the cab with a longbed .

2008 6.4 job3 F250 3:55 gears 10K gvw silver stretchcab 8ft box.timbrens and goosenek hitch.51 gal aux tank.
muntu is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 07-23-2010, 06:03 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
pistolpete837's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bear Creek,NC
Posts: 929
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to pistolpete837
I have hooked the same gooseneck with the same load to a lb and sb. Lb is definitely more stable

Peter
2008 F-250 XLT FX4 SuperCab ShortBed
H&S Mini Maxx, DPF/DOC Delete, AFE Intake, Airdog, Terra Grappler
556 HP 1059 TQ

Farm Truck
2006 F-250 SD SC LB FX4, B&W turnover ball, Durabak liner, Cobra CB, cat delete
pistolpete837 is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 07-23-2010, 06:27 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
YodersStrokin96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New Riegel, Ohio
Posts: 1,679
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
we only ever had long beds to pull our goosenecks, plus we like our bed room

--->Zach<---

1996 CCLB, XLT PSD, 4x4,
Auto, Autometer Guages, Matts Tunes, Stage 1's, AIS Water/Meth, Intake/Intercooler,
D66, gutted EBPV, Built Tran. dual napa Tran. Cooler and . . . More
1995 Ranger XL 2.3L 2x4 More Photos -->Truck <--
YodersStrokin96 is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 07-23-2010, 06:58 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
j21black's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave View Post
That old theory only applied to regular cab trucks. Once you get into ex cab or crew that doesnt apply anymore

Are the wheelbase's the same? I would assume so. Just curious.
j21black is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 07-23-2010, 06:59 AM
Premium Member
 
Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: FL
Posts: 4,715
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Thanks: 57
Thanked 93 Times in 75 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by muntu View Post
less chance of a 5th wheel/goosenek making contact with the back of the cab with a longbed .
+1 My father in law has lost two back windows with his short bed and his fiver.
Snake is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome