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6 versus 8

can you guys tell me the advantage of an 8 foot bed over the 6??? or why you like 6 better?

I sure like the 8 but wow is that a long truck!
still a work truck that might need 4 x 8 ply or sheet goods or just flat out just storage space!

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the 8 has a bigger fuel tank, had I know that I wouldn't of spent 1250 on a titan tank


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the 8 has a bigger fuel tank, had I know that I wouldn't of spent 1250 on a titan tank
and OP you already stated that 8ft comes in handy. I don't have a problem in my cclb, and I use it as a daily driver city driving.

And short bed is 6.5' right?

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bigger tank plus stability

now that I have a new single rear wheel long bed I see that there are really not a lot of issues . I always had dually trucks and they are the issue with parking, etc. The fuel tank and bed space are awesome...
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Went from a string of 6.5's to my current truck with the 8' bed and wouldn't have it any other way. I won't go back to a 6.5 as the convenience of the 8' has me sold. I like the bigger fuel tank. I like have a superduty that has the bed to carry some weight and sizable items.

Mine is a daily driver. I go through drive thru's and have no issues with the length. Sure, it might be a pain less than 2% of the time in a tight parking lot. But, honestly, I normally park in no man's land (even when I had 6.5' bed trucks) as I hate inconsiderate people who ding doors.

People have both and love both. If you want to carry bigger items and have more fuel capacity, then don't hesitate. Good luck.

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I have the long bed for hauling firewood and hay. And sometime down the road Id like to get a 5th wheel.
Heck if the Dodge Mega cab came from the factory with a long bed Id probably have one of those. Now that would be a beast.

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this is my first 8ft bed and i love it. bigger fuel tank, more room to fit stuff. Best thing for me is being able to load my dirtbike in with the tailgate up. Plus a long bed is a necessity for my line of work.

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Yeah...ditto on the toys fitting better. My quad (2 Up touring model) fits with the tailgate up. I like that!

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now that I have a new single rear wheel long bed I see that there are really not a lot of issues . I always had dually trucks and they are the issue with parking, etc. The fuel tank and bed space are awesome...
What's the short gallons versus the long tank gallons??
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I think mine haas 37.5 and the short beds are around 26 I think.

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