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RetiredRealtorRick

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Posted: 06/29/22 05:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PButler96 wrote:

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Yes, height of bed rails and height of hood DO count, as they make for a bigger truck, more difficult for some people to maneuver and park, as those measurements affect visibility, especially for a shorter driver. You can't pick & choose which dimensions make a truck bigger and which don't. They ALL come into play. That's like saying the length and width of my house count when calculating the size of it . . . but the height does not. Really? [emoticon]





Sit on a pillow and duct tape a block of wood to the bottom of your right foot, maybe practice parking some, problem solved. My 5"-1" wife has no problem driving and parking a GMC CC longbed. I can't find the specs on a 2 story or split entry truck but I'll take your word on it LOL.


LOL! Funny! Congrats to your wife.


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Posted: 06/29/22 06:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PButler96 wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:




Yes, height of bed rails and height of hood DO count, as they make for a bigger truck, more difficult for some people to maneuver and park, as those measurements affect visibility, especially for a shorter driver. You can't pick & choose which dimensions make a truck bigger and which don't. They ALL come into play. That's like saying the length and width of my house count when calculating the size of it . . . but the height does not. Really? [emoticon]





Sit on a pillow and duct tape a block of wood to the bottom of your right foot, maybe practice parking some, problem solved. My 5"-1" wife has no problem driving and parking a GMC CC longbed. I can't find the specs on a 2 story or split entry truck but I'll take your word on it LOL.


I find the interesting, as the rail height between our 2001 Ram and 2016 was about 1”.
My daughters 2004 Ram 3500 developed a transmission cooler leak, and she had an equestrian event to tow to. We measured rail height and the were the same her 2004 and our 2016. We bought a Curt ball set and she borrowed our truck to pull her four horse with living quarters gooseneck to the event.


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RetiredRealtorRick

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rhagfo wrote:

PButler96 wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:




Yes, height of bed rails and height of hood DO count, as they make for a bigger truck, more difficult for some people to maneuver and park, as those measurements affect visibility, especially for a shorter driver. You can't pick & choose which dimensions make a truck bigger and which don't. They ALL come into play. That's like saying the length and width of my house count when calculating the size of it . . . but the height does not. Really? [emoticon]





Sit on a pillow and duct tape a block of wood to the bottom of your right foot, maybe practice parking some, problem solved. My 5"-1" wife has no problem driving and parking a GMC CC longbed. I can't find the specs on a 2 story or split entry truck but I'll take your word on it LOL.


I find the interesting, as the rail height between our 2001 Ram and 2016 was about 1”.
My daughters 2004 Ram 3500 developed a transmission cooler leak, and she had an equestrian event to tow to. We measured rail height and the were the same her 2004 and our 2016. We bought a Curt ball set and she borrowed our truck to pull her four horse with living quarters gooseneck to the event.


Interesting story. Does it have anything to do with 2022 dimensions, and not specifically to Ram trucks?

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