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Old 07-22-2010, 03:07 PM
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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?
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:27 PM
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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
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:29 PM
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Long box dually is the king, plus I think the short box looks odd.
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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
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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.

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Old 07-23-2010, 03:55 AM
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less chance of a 5th wheel/goosenek making contact with the back of the cab with a longbed .
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I have hooked the same gooseneck with the same load to a lb and sb. Lb is definitely more stable
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we only ever had long beds to pull our goosenecks, plus we like our bed room
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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.
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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.
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