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post #1 of 8 Old 11-23-2013, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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what style truck to get?

i'm not an owner YET, lol

i'm shopping around, but I have a few things that are a must.

4x4, crewcab. power everything, with a manual transfer and lockouts.

this truck will be used as a daily driver, except in the near future I'll be getting a 5th wheel camper (late 80's early 90's) and i'll be hauling a 20ft car hauler with a good size tractor. also the occasional gooseneck around hay season

it will be a used truck,05-09 years,

but I'm not sure on what engine yet, 6.0l or the 6.4l? i'm looking for the best fuel mileage, good power, i'm also thinking a cummins(but I hate the truck they are in....)

also i'm not sure if I would need the shortbed or longbed, I like the shortbed for ease of maneuverability, but like the longbed because I can put just about anything in it, and I know I won't have any 5th wheel to cab problems.

any input would be great,
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That's all personnel preference. You can pull 5th wheels with a slider hitch if needed in a short bed. Mine is a short bed and I don't have any complaints. I can turn a gooseneck past 90 degrees no problem.

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i've narrowed it down to two trucks, one longbed one short,

shortbed is an FX4 Lariat, with electronic transfer, but it is fully loaded with a ball in the bed. NO aux switches, 155,000 miles, 1 owner $22k

longbed is an XL, nicely equipped, has the manual transfer. tow package with the aux switches 140,000 miles $19k

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The long bed will distribute the weight better and handle better. The Short bed, will turn better and has nicer shocks, (and a bit nicer interior). If you plan on running a tool box, factor that in as well. The long-beds also have larger fuel tanks which are nice when traveling down the road. The short beds are obviously easier to park when un-loaded. Which is more important to you?

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Aux switches can be added easily, the wire loom is under the dash and u just need to buy the switches. I like the short bed better.

Edit: I've owned both long bed and short, if your gunna do any kind of lift with bigger tires I say long bed- they look way better IMO than a shorty with bigger tires and lifted. If your gunna leave it stock height and stockish tires then go with the shorty.
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I park my cclb Dually up front at my local grocer, it's scratched dented and old so I don't worry much, but I'd get the long bed if you have that much to haul and seems like your gonna be hooked up a lot, the short bed is obviously better equipped with amenities tho

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Haven't personally owned a 6.0L or a 6.4L but a friend of mine has had nothing but issues, breaks down everywhere he hauls with his 6.0L. 6.4L is a power house but you're going to suffer in fuel mileage. The Cummins are good, I'd go 01-03 personally if you're going to go that direction. I've hauled with both a short box and long box; as a daily driver its nice to have a short box, fits in more places, easier to park and turn around but if you know you're going to be doing a lot of hauling the long box is going to be a better choice, plus you have more bed room for other stuff (tool box and miscellaneous crap) when you're hauling a gooseneck trailer. Heavy loads and long distances I'd say check out a dually, though not needed, its gonna haul nicer. Basically it comes down to personal preference. Good luck
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