Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
T asks: What happened to eight-foot (and larger) truck beds? IMHO new trucks with extended cabs look stupid. How do you haul 12’ sheets of drywall?
My reply: You can still get eight foot beds; all current 1500s offer them. The problem is that many dealers don’t stock them – which makes getting one a pain in the rear, sometimes.
And because some of these trucks are no longer offered in regular cab form (e.g., the 2019 Ram 1500) you’re forced to buy a much longer truck, with an extra pair of doors you may not need or want – in order to get the eight-foot bed that you do.
But my main gripe – to go off track a little bit – is with the bedwall height of all new trucks. I’m much taller than the average man (6ft 3) and even for a guy like me, accessing the bed’s contents is difficult without a step ladder.
Many of the new 1500s actually come with one for just this reason.
It’s as silly as wearing a codpiece.
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