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hedgehog48

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Posted: 11/11/19 02:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know the shortbed has the 34 gal. Tank. The main thing for me is diesel pumps are usually easier to access when traveling with a 38’ fifthwheel in tow.

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hedgehog48 wrote:

I know the shortbed has the 34 gal. Tank. The main thing for me is diesel pumps are usually easier to access when traveling with a 38’ fifthwheel in tow.


I can't imagine anyone with a new SRW short box 1 ton diesel not enjoying their towing experience but if I were going to pick one thing to complain about with my truck it would be the small fuel tank. However, it doesn't bother me enough to justify spending $2000 on an aftermarket fuel tank or make me wish I had a long box.


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hedgehog48 wrote:

I am interested in upgrading my tow vehicle and had a question, is the 176” wheelbase crew cab longbed f450 more maneuverable than a 156” wheelbase crewcab shortbed f350?


I think it is....

Watch this video and see Marc do a U-turn from the left turn lane:

This link takes you to the point in the video just before the U-turn:

U-turn in an F-450


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deltabravo wrote:

hedgehog48 wrote:

I am interested in upgrading my tow vehicle and had a question, is the 176” wheelbase crew cab longbed f450 more maneuverable than a 156” wheelbase crewcab shortbed f350?


I think it is....

Watch this video and see Marc do a U-turn from the left turn lane:

This link takes you to the point in the video just before the U-turn:

U-turn in an F-450


Of course, in large parts of the country that turn could get you a ticket...

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RAM 3500 4x4 CC SB SRW 149.5" WB has a 43.9 turning diameter! A 350/3500 SRW will handle your 201 3160 just fine. Go drive all three. I think you will find the GM and RAM turn much tighter than the longer Fords. Chris

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dup post.

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4x4ord wrote:

hedgehog48 wrote:

I know the shortbed has the 34 gal. Tank. The main thing for me is diesel pumps are usually easier to access when traveling with a 38’ fifthwheel in tow.


I can't imagine anyone with a new SRW short box 1 ton diesel not enjoying their towing experience but if I were going to pick one thing to complain about with my truck it would be the small fuel tank. However, it doesn't bother me enough to justify spending $2000 on an aftermarket fuel tank or make me wish I had a long box.


I can't imagine spending the $ to upgrade to a behemoth F450 from a short bed gasser, unless that was really the wrong choice to begin with.... I mean probably was since Gasser and 5th wheel generally aren't a great combo.
If towing is mostly what it's used for then yeah, but sounds more like buyers remorse and not making the same mistake twice by going overkill on round 2.

Which is good I suppose. Know plenty of people who are like goldilocks. Too big, trade in, too small, trade in, just right, new camper, now too big/small, rinse and repeat.
By that account, a F450 pickup is pretty much a 1 and done solution. Go for it!


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