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Old 04-26-2013, 02:27 PM   #11
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Not Dodge bashing but I for one could never understand why the crew was so small.

Both Ford and GM had full size crew's and the Dodge could hardly fit a average size adult.

I am glad E that they have finally made a truck that fits your needs!!


I think you may be mistaking the quad cab for the crew cab. The quad cab comes with 4 normal doors and quite often gets mistaken for a crew cab. Ther is also a crew cab version which is the same size as ford and chev and a mega cab version which is the largest of all the cabs. I do like the flatter floor surface of the Ford crew cab versus the dodge.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:36 PM   #12
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I have not looked at the Dodges in quite some time (I like Fords myself) but the first crew cabs that were in the newer body style (2005+) were extremely small when the company I work for bought them. Then they introduced the Mega and that was a bit better.

Once again Just my opinion!
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:39 PM   #13
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I have not looked at the Dodges in quite some time (I like Fords myself) but the first crew cabs that were in the newer body style (2005+) were extremely small when the company I work for bought them. Then they introduced the Mega and that was a bit better.

Once again Just my opinion!
Yep - that's it. My 2012 had as roomy of a Crew Cab as the Ford. Different feels to each and each had their pros/cons.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:59 PM   #14
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I would bet they did nothing other than raise the ratings as the megacab's were always just the short box on a long wheelbase quadcab ( now probably a LB crew) that they used the extra inches gained from the box change to put the new cab on. I really miss the room we had in our megacab and may go back to one someday after the taste of 42 trips for warranty in the first 25 months goes away.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:32 AM   #15
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From reading about it they mention an all-new hydroformed frame. Not sure what that means but I attributed the beefier numbers to that detail. I could be totally off though.

I have no particular brand loyalties but right now I fancy the Rams followed by the Fords. I think what swayed me is the under seat storage, floor storage, and the Rambox. I had a really good experience with Ford though. I traded my '06 Navigator for my current '11 Ram Laramie. Couldn't be happier (except that I didn't have the foresight to get a bigger truck for towing purposes).

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How do they get the numbers

My truck 2008 ram mega SB. GVWR 9000 Unloaded frt axle 4522 unloaded rear axle 2900 GAWR frt 5200 GAWR rear 6010. Total unloaded axles 7422 Total Gross axles 11210. Wouldn't the carrying capacity be 11210 - 7422 = 3788? Yet payload is 9000 - 7422 = 1578?? Tires are capable of 3195 per wheel all around. I'm guessing it's suspension and frame that make the difference? I understand max trailer as that is probably due to engine, trans, and diffs. Yet there is no difference in the drivetrain of a 3/4 vs. 1 ton! What am I missing?
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