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Old 02-05-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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Haven't seen this before, but good for a pinch.

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Old 02-05-2019, 08:40 PM   #2
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What a pain.
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I did like the tip on the ratchet strap. I need to try that, I've confused myself a few times trying to sinch things down.
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Isnít that the guy that has a board stretcher?

Just buy eight footers dude


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He lost me when he screwed into his lumber
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He lost me when he kept pulling stuff out he was going to need.
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Isn't it becoming clear to people they aren't making these trucks for tradesman anymore but for suburbanites to look cool?

6 foot bed, jumper cab, heated leather seats and all manner of stupid gadgets and upholstery? Who needs this? I remember the old F-series fords where you could squirt the cab out with a hose. Handy when it was full of mud. Wouldn't dare do that now.
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I'm sure someone will make you vinyl bench seats for the right price.
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I'm sure someone will make you vinyl bench seats for the right price.
Yeah what was once stock is now special order including 8' bed
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I'm sure someone will make you vinyl bench seats for the right price.
Dodge tradesman package, rubber floors, vinyl seats, just the right options.

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Isn't it becoming clear to people they aren't making these trucks for tradesman anymore but for suburbanites to look cool?

6 foot bed, jumper cab, heated leather seats and all manner of stupid gadgets and upholstery? Who needs this? I remember the old F-series fords where you could squirt the cab out with a hose. Handy when it was full of mud. Wouldn't dare do that now.
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Yeah what was once stock is now special order including 8' bed
If you buy used youíre pretty much stuck getting a 6.5í (or shorter) bed. The first time I saw a short box (5íer) was my drywallers. It looked ridiculous, I asked him what he could do with that bed? Haul a few buckets of mud and some tools. Iíve had a couple 6.5í beds. Not ideal but they work. Next truck Iím ordering one like Meta is doing now.
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Why doesn't he just get another strap and tie down the other end instead of that goofy board set up.
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I have that similar set up to haul my long ladder around.
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Dodge tradesman package, rubber floors, vinyl seats, just the right options.

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I agree....one of the last work truck models out there made for workin folks


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Why doesn't he just get another strap and tie down the other end instead of that goofy board set up.
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Why doesn't he just get another strap and tie down the other end instead of that goofy board set up.
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We should all have dash cams to surreptitiously capture creative hauling techniques. It's bad form to snap a pic when they're staring back at you.
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I've been truck shopping recently. Plenty of new 8' bed base model trucks around here. Far more crew cap short bed, but there are options.

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