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Old 11-29-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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F350 diesel truck long box vs short for pulling 5er

Considering F350 diesel crew cab trucks to pull a 5er. I'm finding that there are more short boxes available than long. Looking at 2011 models. Can I get some pros and cons.

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Old 11-29-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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I just bought my F-350 in March. It is a crew cab long box and I absolutely love it. I am so glad that I got the long box. It was also cheaper because it was a left over 2012 and they don't sell as well.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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I have never understood the fascination with a short box.
Mine is a LB and I use it.
20 inches lost due to chest tool box but 4 bolts and I got 8 feet of space.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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If you need more space, get a long box. I have a short box and my wife is happy.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
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I currently have a 3/4 ton short bed and pull a 5ver. I will be upgrading to 1 ton in '15 and will get a long bed.
I want room for a decent fuel cel tool box combo.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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Have a 2011 long bed and just have a pull behind TT. When we upgrade to a 5er we will be all set. Have seen 3 or 4 broken rear windows on short beds from getting the 5er to far jack knifed. Not a pretty picture.
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Have a 2011 long bed and just have a pull behind TT. When we upgrade to a 5er we will be all set. Have seen 3 or 4 broken rear windows on short beds from getting the 5er to far jack knifed. Not a pretty picture.
One body shop in town has a wall full of pic's of tight turns.
I can see where it is spendy to replace the rear window.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:02 PM   #8
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A long bed gives more stability and you won't need a slider hitch.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:08 PM   #9
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Love my f350 long box compared to my f250 short box.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:08 PM   #10
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I have a 2011 f 350 and we needed to get a short bed because I don't drive it often and I needed it to fit in my garage so it wouldn't be in the way on the driveway blocking the vehicles that get used all the time. Dealer installed a Reese 20k slider and I can make a complete u turn in my culdesac without sliding the hitch back. All pros no cons.

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