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Posted: 01/24/20 05:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This isn't really related to "electric" vehicles, but...

Speaking of how high pickup trucks are. It would be interesting if a vehicle manufacturer came out with a pickup truck with some sort of collapsible sides. Dodges (Ram) have the tool box bed (which I think is great), what about instead somehow having the side drop down 6 or more inches?

Also, it would be interesting if a manufacturer came out with a "low rider" truck... just take all the spacers out from underneath that they use to lift the trucks. Unfortunately I don't think it would sell enough to make it worthwhile. But I can dream!


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Got a Jeep mostly for farming.


You're a farmer too? A pretty versatile fellow.

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blt2ski wrote:

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wilber1 wrote:

Who wants a truck where you have to access everything from the tailgate because the sides are too high to lift anything over? Not me.


Meh. With the height of trucks nowadays I would think many aces from the back. Heh heh. My wife at 5’6” could never access anything from the side in any of our trucks. Besides with today’s tonneau covers you still have to go to the back to unfasten it and start folding it back. With the cybertruck you just push a button.


What's a tonneau cover?!? I've heard of canopy's, useful if you haul co striction tools like my sons. Really a major pita if like me, you haul bulk material like soil, rock bark etc doing landscape construction with truck. Have only had one xanapy. Spent 90+% of the time off the truck. Lumber pipe racks are useful.
Tonneau cover?!?!? Is that a fancy term for front engine compartment cover?!?!? Or bra like some VW bugs had to keep rock chips on hold?!?!?
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Nope. Not a canopy. Just google it. I think every manufacture offers them as an option. Also available after market. Essentially a sliding box cover. Kind of a standard thing where we are. Gives some security for stuff in the box as well as keeping the weather off of whatever you are hauling. Tesla’s is just an automated version.

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Tvov wrote:

This isn't really related to "electric" vehicles, but...

Speaking of how high pickup trucks are. It would be interesting if a vehicle manufacturer came out with a pickup truck with some sort of collapsible sides. Dodges (Ram) have the tool box bed (which I think is great), what about instead somehow having the side drop down 6 or more inches?

Also, it would be interesting if a manufacturer came out with a "low rider" truck... just take all the spacers out from underneath that they use to lift the trucks. Unfortunately I don't think it would sell enough to make it worthwhile. But I can dream!


I have long thought that pickups should be offered with reduced bedrail height for fifth wheels and slide in campers. The higher the bedrails the higher front room of a fifth wheel has to be to clear them.

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Or they could just stop building them so high. They worked fine before.


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wilber1 wrote:

Or they could just stop building them so high. They worked fine before.


Yah totally agree. Or make it an option. Or make it ride height adjustable like the cybertruck and the Rivian.

Seriously, with the amount of jacked up trucks I see on the road my guess is the drivers with the highest trucks are probably suffering from some kind of ***** size compensation complex. I would think MANY never leave the pavement and most have never had anything in them but a grocery bag....and I doubt they have ever towed anything. I have no problem with that as it is a personal choice. I get it, people like trucks. Meh.

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Reisender wrote:

wilber1 wrote:

Or they could just stop building them so high. They worked fine before.


Yah totally agree. Or make it an option. Or make it ride height adjustable like the cybertruck and the Rivian.

Seriously, with the amount of jacked up trucks I see on the road my guess is the drivers with the highest trucks are probably suffering from some kind of ***** size compensation complex. I would think MANY never leave the pavement and most have never had anything in them but a grocery bag....and I doubt they have ever towed anything. I have no problem with that as it is a personal choice. I get it, people like trucks. Meh.


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GDS-3950BH wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:



Got a Jeep mostly for farming.


You're a farmer too? A pretty versatile fellow.


Thanks! Started developing it and working on it weekends when resources become available as I started my professional life.

But had to drop and break off with the mistress: golf, unless it's on company dime "strengthening business partnership". LOL.

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Tvov wrote:

This isn't really related to "electric" vehicles, but...

Speaking of how high pickup trucks are. It would be interesting if a vehicle manufacturer came out with a pickup truck with some sort of collapsible sides. Dodges (Ram) have the tool box bed (which I think is great), what about instead somehow having the side drop down 6 or more inches?

Also, it would be interesting if a manufacturer came out with a "low rider" truck... just take all the spacers out from underneath that they use to lift the trucks. Unfortunately I don't think it would sell enough to make it worthwhile. But I can dream!


Colapsible sides are good idea,something Jpanese trucks had like forever
See at 5 min
https://youtu.be/w34xFrAbPBM

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free radical wrote:

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Colapsible sides are good idea,something Jpanese trucks had like forever
See at 5 min
https://youtu.be/w34xFrAbPBM


I just skimmed the video, looks interesting. Is that a custom / commercial body?

You can buy aftermarket custom rear bodies for US trucks and make them do whatever you want. I meant having a "factory look" rear pickup body that can drop down, similar to Dodge/Ram toolbox body.

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