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I would like to put my 24 ft goose neck stock trailer on a ridgeline............NOT!

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It last won this award in 2006.

Time is a flat circle. :lol:

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Just a week ago, I saw an Avalanche(you know, 4dr with little bed on the back that is covered), with a mattress strapped to the roof.  Seems their "truck" wasn't much of a truck when you can't haul anything with it.

I do have to comment.  The "mini" truck has been around since, what?  the 70's?  The Datsun, Chevy Luv, ranger, S10.  All great, but I agree, not what you would call "truck of the year".  But I suppose it is all in WHO you ask.  Kinda like the last election?

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Maybe they based their decision on this one?

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Freightrain,I believe the Avalanche was voted the ugliest vehicle of the millennium,so what can you expect! At some point hopefully after we are all gone infants will drop out of the womb clutching a smart phone! They already have them when they swim the Rio Grande!

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4 hours ago, BillyT said:

The word "Truck" is a misnomer when applied to that yuppiefied car with a bed! Ever notice that the media always uses the word Truck when there is an accident involving a pickup!? The growing anti truck sentiment in America guarantees that when the word truck is used (especially when the pickup is at fault) the readers or listeners will pay more attention to the broadcast! Some of you who run Kentucky will remember when that drunken asshole in the Toyota pickup caused the crash that burned all those kids to death in the school bus,The state put up a memorial sign calling it a "truck bus" crash The actual truckers of America protested until they changed the sign to read "pickup bus crash" good for them!

It really pisses me off when people call pickups "trucks". I've got a brother in law that says this, every visit we have to argue about it.

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Lol first I heard of this......(OH YA RITE) ahahahahahahaha....bob

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2 hours ago, RowdyRebel said:

Don't be bad-mouthing the mini-trucks! I guarantee my little '86 Ranger (4-banger/5-speed) has probably hauled more weight in the bed and towed bigger trailers than 75% of the folks running around in their mall-crawler jacked up 3/4 and 1-ton diesel pickups with the stacks in the bed and the nuts hanging from the seldom (if ever) used trailer hitch. Body on frame construction with and actual bed. Hell, BOTH my Rangers (have an '86 and a '92) have bigger beds (7') than most of the new "full size" trucks sold these days that sacrifice bed space for interior cab space without stretching the wheel base out. Hell, the mega-cab dodge only has what, a 4' bed? That isn't a full-size truck. That's an upsized Explorer Sport Track. At least Ford got that much right...kept the Explorer badge on that useless little quad-cab "truck" instead of calling it a Ranger.

A full-size pickup should have an 8' bed. If not, it isn't "full size". If you need a bigger cab, the wheelbase and overall length needs to be bigger to keep the 8' bed...otherwise, you don't have a "full size" pickup. Short beds on pickup trucks just look silly and are useless. Of course my buddy with the body shop LOVES the short-bed 3/4 and 1-ton truck trend...people that TRY to use them like a real truck and pull a gooseneck or 5th wheel tend to blow out the rear window if they have even a momentary brain fart maneuvering around corners and such when the trailer gets into the back of the cab. Oops. Hope that wasn't one of those fancy power sliding windows, 'cuz they are extra pricey.:thumb:

There are mini trucks and a glorified car with a small cargo "bed". The Ranger, Dakota, Comanche and such are / were real  trucks. even the Rabbit Pick up could carry a good load ,not like these posers.

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Honda ridgeline and even tho I'm a diehard gm guy, the avalanche are possibly the ugliest and least useable vehicles I have ever seen

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unless you can put a full 4X8 sheet of plywood or sheet rock in the bed without breaking it, i consider it a car. 

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With the tool box in the bed of my F250's 8 foot bed, my '92 Ranger has just as much cubic feet of space in the bed...a little longer, but a little narrower...but still enough to haul an assembled kitchen table and 6 chairs. No tailgate on it, so a 4x8 sheet of anything just tips sideways and lays over one bedside. The F250 also has the gooseneck ball in the bed that prevents anything from being layed flat in the bed. Got to put the nose against the box and the tail up over the tailgate.  My '86 Ranger has a 5.5' wide by 7.5' long wood flatbed on it...so it's the only thing I've got that a 4x8 sheet of plywood or sheet rock would lay flat in/on...so I guess by your standards, it's the only real truck I've got. F250 still gets the job done, though...

 

Problem with the short beds is once you put the tool box in, you've lost yet ANOTHER 2' of bed space...

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I'm not sure about the 1st generation Ranger, but on the 2nd generation there are "pockets" in the side of the bed where you can place a 2 by 6 crosswise and carry 4 by 8 sheets above the wheel wells with the tailgate down.

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yup. build a little platform to go over the 5th wheel ball and plywood fits in there just fine. 

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