Originally Posted by surveyor13
I vote Long Bed. Extra area to store stuff on trips and my 2011 F350 turns as well if not better than my 2008 F250. I like the long bed look better too. I understand your boat parking problem too. When I am in Atlanta to get my boat into the garage I have to make a 90 degree turn backing up going down a hill and then into the garage. So far it hasn't been a problem. House in Pittsburgh I just back straight in so no problem there.
Well I have really tight spots and maneuvers its not your average turning. Some spots are too tight for my 05 F150. Thats why i am a lil worried about it.
Originally Posted by jdkinzenbaw
Shortbed unless you have a specific need for the longbox. With the shortbox, there are a ton of options out there to help you organize your cargo, etc. You can put almost anything in the 6 3/4' box...
If you need a full 8' box, just get a bed extender and leave your tailgate down when you've gotta have the full 8'. That's my .02.
I dont like the bed extender, I am putting a rollbak tonneau cover on it. I dont want stuff flying out of my truck. I need it to be closed off and locked.
The reason i like the 8' is because i will basically have a mobile shop running out of my truck. All my tools will be in a tool chest, and i will have straps, ropes, air hose, extension cords, skies, boards, boat dollies, come a longs, jack, jack stands, you name it.