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Old 10-19-2004, 11:21 PM
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I am now looking for a Dually truck and have come across a F-350 Dually 4x4, Is it ok for towing or should I go with the long bed version? The short bed is easier to park and turn, but does the long bed work better?
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:27 PM
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i like the long beds function better cuz they have almost 10 gallons more fuel capacity..... but the short bed looks nicer and is easier to get around in.....

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I tow a 31 Sonic with my shortbed dually, no problem.
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Default Re: Dually...Long or Short Bed

You can always build a tank for inside the bed. Toolbox/fuel tank combo thing. But just remember the longer the wheelbase the better it is for towing. Until you have to back it in somewhere
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If you drive fast on the highway, get a long bed. The longer the wheelbase, the straighter the driving. If you drive long distances, get the long bed. 99% of my driving time is forward towing. 1% of the time I am backing or launching the boat. I would never get a short bed. My .02
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Default Re: Dually...Long or Short Bed

What are you towing? There is a definate difference btwn the long and short bed. HOWEVER the short bed will pull well also. Are we talking about a Crew Cab, extended cab or regular cab?

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I towed a 42 OL to Sarasota w/ a short bed dually, and had a good ride, and maintained 75 mph comfortably. Plus it was great for launching and moving the boat around the Hyatt.
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James has a 37AT.

I would recommend the long-bed, although I like the looks of the shortbed better. I think the next person looking for your dually, being that they are looking for a dually, is going to want a long-bed more than a short-bed.

I think the towing capability difference would be minimal. Sent a PM to BeakBoater and/or DreamBoater here on OSO. They tow a 37 OL, and previously a 38 Fountain with a short-bed Ford dually; here in the VA/MD area where we do our trips.

James, is Reba going to be driving the truck at all?
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Also, 'Brad' here on OSO towed a 35 Playboy Cig with a SB dually for a long time.
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Default Re: Dually...Long or Short Bed

i think when it's a dully it really doesn't matter that much if it's long or short bed (of course 4 dr) cause the handling will be pretty much the same. the 4 dr short bed dully are pretty cool cause there unique. me personally would get it long bed

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