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Old 08-19-2018, 07:11 AM   #81
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that's the problem when you buy a short bed truck and not a longer bed
Since my towing of our camper is around only 15% of my total driving in my truck I think the convenience of the SB over the LB (significantly shorter turning radius) greatly outweighs the small inconvenience of having a slider or more recently a Reese Sidewinder hitch.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:18 AM   #82
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I would like to post a NEWSFLASH for all of you who think your setup is the PERFECT setup for EVERYONE on the planet.

Here is the Newsflash...............IT ISN"T!!!

They make all the different versions of trucks, RVs and most all products, because there are more than one Perfect solution for different people.

I don't mind advice, but I HATE criticism for my choices, particularly when those offering up such criticism typically have NO Earthly idea of my personal needs, uses or preferences.

This post is not in reply to anyone in particular, or even only this thread, BUT, as my Dad used to say "If the shoe fits, Wear it!"
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:47 AM   #83
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that's the problem when you buy a short bed truck and not a longer bed
Try doin' this with a long bed truck:
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:00 PM   #84
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Well since i bought the truck last year with NO INTENTIONS of ever owning a fifth wheel, short bed was my choice, all is well now so the people that seem to like to critisize peoples options can u please not reply, i love my 5'er and i love my slider now.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:21 PM   #85
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Well since i bought the truck last year with NO INTENTIONS of ever owning a fifth wheel, short bed was my choice, all is well now so the people that seem to like to critisize peoples options can u please not reply, i love my 5'er and i love my slider now.
Right... Although I have never needed my slider... But I got it just in case.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:27 PM   #86
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Right... Although I have never needed my slider... But I got it just in case.
i have mine now and i use it for hooking and unhooking, that way i dont have to deal with lowering and raising the tailgate. learning new things everytime i pull, lol some are the hard way LOL
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:42 PM   #87
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How do yo not need to lower the gate? I'd smash mine unless I went way high to go over it.does not matter where the slide is at.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:45 PM   #88
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How do yo not need to lower the gate? I'd smash mine unless I went way high to go over it.does not matter where the slide is at.
im sorry, what i meant was without slider, i had to lower gate back up so far raise gate to hookup, and reverse unhooking, with slider in the rear pos i can leave gate down and connect, it wont hit camper that way, sorry for confusion,
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:47 PM   #89
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OK that clears it..
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:19 PM   #90
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I would like to post a NEWSFLASH for all of you who think your setup is the PERFECT setup for EVERYONE on the planet.

Here is the Newsflash...............IT ISN"T!!!

They make all the different versions of trucks, RVs and most all products, because there are more than one Perfect solution for different people.

I don't mind advice, but I HATE criticism for my choices, particularly when those offering up such criticism typically have NO Earthly idea of my personal needs, uses or preferences.

This post is not in reply to anyone in particular, or even only this thread, BUT, as my Dad used to say "If the shoe fits, Wear it!"


And they probably canít fly a helicopter either.
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:45 PM   #91
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How do yo not need to lower the gate? I'd smash mine unless I went way high to go over it.does not matter where the slide is at.
I bought the Husky 5er tailgate. Never drop it to hook or unhook...
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And they probably canít fly a helicopter either.
But if you ask them, I will bet they THINK they can
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But if you ask them, I will bet they THINK they can


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I would like to post a NEWSFLASH for all of you who think your setup is the PERFECT setup for EVERYONE on the planet.

Here is the Newsflash...............IT ISN"T!!!

They make all the different versions of trucks, RVs and most all products, because there are more than one Perfect solution for different people.

I don't mind advice, but I HATE criticism for my choices, particularly when those offering up such criticism typically have NO Earthly idea of my personal needs, uses or preferences.

This post is not in reply to anyone in particular, or even only this thread, BUT, as my Dad used to say "If the shoe fits, Wear it!"
100% agreement with this comment.

[PS to the other poster: I CAN fly a helicopter, and have the FAA Commercial/Instrument Pilot's Certificate to prove it! LOL]
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:01 PM   #95
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that's the problem when you buy a short bed truck and not a longer bed

I'm very happy that you love your long-bed. Man up and be happy for those who LOVE OUR SHORT-BEDS. The measure of a man is NOT the length of his bed.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:27 AM   #96
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I'm very happy that you love your long-bed. Man up and be happy for those who LOVE OUR SHORT-BEDS. The measure of a man is NOT the length of his bed.
That is accurate, succinct and cute. I wish I had come up with it.
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Try doin' this with a long bed truck:
I'm confused I take my long bed off road in worse areas than in your pictures.


But I agree with you to a point, but what is your point ?


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I'm confused I take my long bed off road in worse areas than in your pictures.


But I agree with you to a point, but what is your point ?


If you would have started at the other end of that road with a long bed...your truck would still be up there.

And those shots were taken maybe 10 years ago...
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The measure of a man is NOT the length of his bed.
It is not the size of the wand...but the magic in it!
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It may be.. But at least I fit into those tiny @ss parking spaces.. Mostly.. LOL
I never met a spot I could not get into but again I am use to a 53 ft trailer
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