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Old 04-20-2016, 03:06 AM   #31
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Where would your Casino night passengers sit? Or are you talking mega-cab versus crew cab?

It will definitely be a crew cab of some sort. We really love the Durango and it tows better than you might guess I just don't have GVWR capacity for passengers. It is important to me that my passengers are comfortable, we travel to Casinos for poker tournaments. We went to the auto show and sat In the back seats of all the trucks. My wife thought most were comfortable but I was only comfortable in the Mega Cab because it reclined. I think that after a few hours, sitting straight up could be uncomfortable. The big problem is that most of the available Mega Cabs are Laramie or Limited with all the bells and whistles and are running $64K to $70K which is way over budget. I know I can order a truck to my specifications but it seems you lose the ability to negotiate price.

I sure wish there were still 3/4 ton SUV's. I know there are many skeptics but the Durango tows 7300lb/32ft and stops just fine. I did the Columbia Gorge in high wind and the Oregon Coast under a high wind warning and never crossed into another lane.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:59 AM   #32
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I think there us some confusing info going on here...

There is no way a chevy extended cab has as much leg room as a crew cab ram... I would agree with a quad cab, but crew is much bigger... I have had both.

A mega cab is not a longer truck than a crew cab with the 8 bed.

I realize it very confusing, but let's try to give the OP accurate feedback.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:24 AM   #33
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for me I am looking at what I can get 4 doors and 8 ft bed bigger is always better
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:11 AM   #34
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I will chime in here since I just traded my crew cab for a mega cab. One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the mega cab rides much better due to the longer wheelbase.

My crew cab *long bed* is the same in length as a mega cab. I don't recall wheelbase, but do feel like they're very close.

And, I'm betting they weight close to the same. Maybe slightly heavier for the MC.

BUT- I'm guessing that what you're saying accounts for the huge difference in payload capacity on the 12s I looked at. Ram did something suspension-wise which makes them ride smoother and more "car-like". It also impacted their posted carrying numbers. I just don't know what it is.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:14 AM   #35
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It will definitely be a crew cab of some sort. We really love the Durango and it tows better than you might guess I just don't have GVWR capacity for passengers. It is important to me that my passengers are comfortable, we travel to Casinos for poker tournaments. We went to the auto show and sat In the back seats of all the trucks. My wife thought most were comfortable but I was only comfortable in the Mega Cab because it reclined. I think that after a few hours, sitting straight up could be uncomfortable. The big problem is that most of the available Mega Cabs are Laramie or Limited with all the bells and whistles and are running $64K to $70K which is way over budget. I know I can order a truck to my specifications but it seems you lose the ability to negotiate price.

I sure wish there were still 3/4 ton SUV's. I know there are many skeptics but the Durango tows 7300lb/32ft and stops just fine. I did the Columbia Gorge in high wind and the Oregon Coast under a high wind warning and never crossed into another lane.
Keep looking we just looked at a 2016 3500 mega cab big horn sticker 62k they said we could get it for 53k. It had 8.4 inch radio with nav heated seats and steering wheel and many other amenties. I agree the laramies get a little to expensive.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:39 AM   #36
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We love it. There are gives and takes though. We upgraded from a F150 super cab long bed. There just wasn't enough room in the back for the kids. There is room and plenty more now. I love the extra space behind the seat for things like tools, bags, gun cases, etc. I don't think it is any more difficult to access that space over any other crew cab truck. I can see it being an issue if you have larger tires. The short box stings a bit. I liked being able to put full sheets of plywood in the bed with a closed gate with the old truck. Not so much anymore. The truck lives in the garage so length was a premium. As is the mega short bed is about two inches longer than the old F150. As far as towing, we don't use a slider and have not had an issue. I am sure that there are those that will ridicule me, but we were turn limited with the bumper pull and we are limited just the same with the FW. Good news now with the 3500 is that I can carry a full bed of rock, dirt, or whatever vs just a small portion of that.
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