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Old 04-18-2016, 10:15 PM   #11
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I haven't owned either the mega, or the crew cab ram, yet.....

We are going to be purchasing a new tow vehicle in the next year or two to replace the F150. Partly to the lethargic power of the 5.4L, but mostly due to the lack of cab space. We have a supercab, not the super crew and as a family with three and four year old boys we are really dreading any trips with all of us in the truck. So for my coming usage I am going to test drive a mega cab, and unless there is something glaring that I dislike about it then that would be the ram I buy (if I chose to buy ram, haven't made that decision yet, and it will partly come down to which of the big three the wife prefers to drive, and who gives us the best price for the options we want)

My kids are only going to get bigger, and I am hoping for a 10-15 year truck, so the biggest can possible makes sense. I am already used to a 6.5' bed, so no worries there. I did see a mega cab dually this afternoon, they are rare around here, but boy are they a sharp looking truck. Something about Those wide dually hips on that short box just works!
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:42 PM   #12
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The 2015 F150 with the real short bed has a ton of back seat room which we use to haul groceries and stuff. The 2016 F250 SuperCrew carries few people and then only adults 4 hours or less at a time. They say it is comfortable ~~ I drive always so no personal opinion.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:54 PM   #13
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I think this depends on the status of the vehicle outside of towing really. I like the super crew (F150 - 2015) because of the ridiculously large back seat. I'm 6'4" and can have my drivers seat all the way back and put my twins in convertible car seats with out them kicking the back of my chair.

I have the 5'5 box and honestly after the rolling cover, it just isn't large enough but then again neither is my garage. I def. feel the 145" wheelbase which is great when I am commuting, not so great when towing.

I'm going 6'5" box and 3/4 - 1 ton on my next one. Hope to have a garage built by then to fit it. Figure out the balance of time you'll be using the vehicle for towing compared to everything else.
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:50 AM   #14
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Did anyone consider the Mega Cab but decide against it due to cost/availability but wish they had opted for the bigger cab?
yes, because of cost.
I wish I had gotten the bigger super crew instead of the super cab (f150).
6 years ago the $3-4k seemed like a big deal. now that the truck has been paid off for the last 3 years or so, I think a few more payments wouldn't have been the end of the world...

having to open the front doors for the back 'suicide' doors to open is a pain, especially with little ones we had to get into car seats. Now they can buckle themselves in, but still it's a pain. Makes getting in/out of the back in parking lots a pain; I tend to park way out to avoid being cramped or dinging cars.

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Old 04-19-2016, 09:52 AM   #15
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New or used? If 2012 or older, the MegaCab weight ratings are absolutely abysmal. 2013 and newer is fine.
I have a 2008, Mega Cab and I am pulling a 2016, Cedar Creek 34RL with no issues at all. The only place I thought that could be an issue with the truck was the wheel/tire load capacity. But this would be true for most 17" E rated tires that are offered for that model year. So I upgraded the tires and rims to a higher capacity load rating. I now could not be happier with the truck and the handling of the truck when load.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:11 AM   #16
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I have a 06 mega and love it. I tow a sierra 365saq 5th wheel and have never had a problem. I have a slider hitch and have never put it in the back position. I would buy another mega in a heartbeat because I have 3 kids and a dog that have to be in the backseat every time we take a trip. With that being said if I only had 2 kids I might consider a crew cab. The only advise I will give you is if you go mega cab get the 3500 SRW because the payload on a 2500 can be as low as 1600 pounds. The weight of that cab really eats into the payload. I just looked at a 3500 mega big horn and the payload was 4180 pounds. Other than that it just depends on how often you are going to need the extra space of the bigger cab but that will be the decision you have to make.
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Is Mega Cab worth the extra cost?

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I have a 2008, Mega Cab and I am pulling a 2016, Cedar Creek 34RL with no issues at all. The only place I thought that could be an issue with the truck was the wheel/tire load capacity. But this would be true for most 17" E rated tires that are offered for that model year. So I upgraded the tires and rims to a higher capacity load rating. I now could not be happier with the truck and the handling of the truck when load.


I don't know the payload on your truck, but I looked at more than a few 2012 Mega Cabs and they all had between 2,000 and 2,500 lbs. of payload. Which is remarkable when the equivalent crew cab/long bed/same year/same trim was 4,000+ lbs. (mine is 4,300).

Note, I didn't say it couldn't pull a bunch, but had I bought those *duallies*, I'd be 2,000 lbs. over payload capacity with my current setup. I know people pull my camper with it and with 2500 versions of it but I can't believe they're coming in under GVWR.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:11 PM   #18
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My current truck is a 2015 crew cab, my previous truck was a 2007 crew cab. I looked at the mega cab and the current crew cab and felt the increased size in the crew cab made for very comfortable seating for adults compared to the 07 it wasn't worth the expense.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:17 PM   #19
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I have a 2013 Mega Cab 2500 diesel. I replaced a earlier megacab 1500 with this one. I love it. Plenty of room for humans and dogs. No problem pulling a 16,000 gross weight 5er.
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I had a 2008 MegaCab 2500 CTD and loved it. Wonderful and my passengers always appreciated the leg room and reclining seats. Over all it was 22 ft in length w the 6.4 ft bed.

I now have a 2016 CrewCab Ecodiesel 1500. I love it. It has the 6.4 bed also. The new CrewCab has great room and since we don't use it as much for passengers, I don't mind and it is 20ft in length.

If I was hauling folks regurally or on long trips w me and I had plenty of garage room, I'd pay the extra and get the MegaCab. I believe you'll get your money back on resale.

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