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Old 06-11-2016, 08:15 PM   #61
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If you are worried about the aluminum bed, just buy a new Honda Ridgeline. Lol

2017 Honda Ridgeline Joins the Sharp “Rock Drop” Demonstration This Time – The Fast Lane Truck
I had one and the composite material is very strong.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:17 PM   #62
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More pop corn please Oh and I thought we were talking Ford/Chevy. Later RJD
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More pop corn please Oh and I thought we were talking Ford/Chevy. Later RJD
I am impressed this thread has stayed under this forum section and has not been moved to another.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:30 AM   #64
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Now that they are moving into the SD, it will be interesting to see what happens in the next few years as all of those steel fifthwheel and gooseneck hitches get bolted on top of those aluminium beds. I wonder if electrolysis will set it in? Basic chemistry fails me these days.

I would assume they have that resolved with mounting the bed to the frame, but doubt it is being considered here if it is a potential issue.

I'll wait a few years to see how that shakes out. By that time they'll have the 5.0l ecoboost with 500hp and somewhere north of 650ft/lbs of torque (totally made that up).
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If you are worried about the aluminum bed, just buy a new Honda Ridgeline. Lol

http://www.tfltruck.com/2016/06/2017...ion-this-time/

Well, it certainly gets top prize in the "Car Division."
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:07 AM   #66
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They'll sell like hotcakes. Just what a lot of Americans want. All the accoutrements of a car with a little bit of truck. This is the reason all I can find around here while truck shopping are $60,000 lariat, Laramie, or Denali crew cabs with wee little short 5 or 6 foot beds in them. Very few people seem to actually haul in their "trucks" today, which is why the aluminum won't be an issue for these high dollar grocery getters. I don't think a gallon of milk falling off the side will knock a hole in the bed.
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See, if I called someone's truck a high dollar grocery getter, I'd be condemned on this forum

I agree, its true that most folks wouldn't notice the difference since most don't use their trucks meaningfully except to pick up a bag of lawn fertilizer from Home Depot each Spring.

Although I'm a Ford truck fan, I will not buy an aluminum bodied one. I can't afford to take he risk that DW's high heels will bust thru the bed when we are loading the bed full of retaining wall blocks.

Next thing you'll hear is they are making is aluminum heads for engines or even aluminum instead of steel wheels. When will it end?

As for accoutrements, what is wrong with that? Just because I have power steering and power brakes, don't be hating me for it.
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I certainly don't hate anyone for buying what they want. I just don't like that the majority of the dealerships around here order loaded short bed trucks.

The aluminum doesn't really scare me, especially since I will more then likely have some type of bed liner.
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I may have gotten a little off topic before so this is more in line with the op's post.
http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/0...is-a-joke.aspx
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I certainly don't hate anyone for buying what they want. I just don't like that the majority of the dealerships around here order loaded short bed trucks.

The aluminum doesn't really scare me, especially since I will more then likely have some type of bed liner.
Good ole capitalism (I love it by the way..).. Supply and demand.. Trust me, if more people bought basic, long bed trucks, that is what would be on the lot. Most people want a truck so they can do that occasional haul but it is also their second 'car' and they want the luxuries. I don't blame em, I did.

You will also find many more 1/2 ton trucks that 3/4 and 1 ton trucks.. Again, most don't need a 3/4+ ton truck. I'm in my mid 60's and never needed a bigger truck until I bought a bigger RV.

I feel your pain though as all the bells and whistles add weigh and $...
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