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Old 04-10-2019, 04:38 PM
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5.5 Box vr. 6.5 Box

I've been searching online thru SW Florida dealerships looking at leftover 2018s. There's a bunch to look at but everything with Supercrew cab looks to be 5.5 box length. Maybe just me but that proportion just looks wrong. Did Ford not make many supercrews with 6.5 bed in 2018 or are they mostly just sold by now?
 
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Old 04-10-2019, 05:04 PM
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6.5 bed is rare indeed, the 6.5 & Coyote motor is a Unicorn!
 
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:36 PM
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I have the 5.0 6.5 SCrew, there's a bunch on here.
 
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:30 PM
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Around here, it is now extremely rare but when I got my 2016 5.0 Screw with the 6.5, it was kind of common. By 2018, I could not find one.
 
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:37 AM
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I seem to see a lot of Supercrew 6.5 trucks driving around here, but I have seen very few on any dealer lots. I know when I was truck shopping (looking for an extended cab) probably 90% of the trucks I found were Supercrews, and probably 98% of those had the 5.5' bed. I think dealers just tend to keep the 5.5' supercrews in stock because that's what sells, a lot of people don't want the longer wheelbase.
 
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:22 AM
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When we got ours, the super crew plus 6.5' box could not be found on the lot of any dealer within the state. We had to order ours.
 
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:31 PM
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I ended up going with supercab to get the 6.5 bed and keep 145" wb for a bit easier drive-ability. I guess if you will have people riding in the back often you'd definitely want supercrew though.
 
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My decision on the supercrew was based on having kids, and the 5.5' bed on availability. I loved my old supercrew with the 6.5' bed, but I've been overall pleased with the shorter truck and driveability. The kayaks never fit that much better in the longer bed either. I will say, though, that everytime I see a supercrew with the 6.5' bed, I'm jealous. That never once happened the other way around when I had the longer bed. I was never jealous of the shorter bed. I never had to convince myself that the 6.5' bed was good enough like I often do with the 5.5' bed, haha.
 
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:03 AM
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I ended up going with supercab to get the 6.5 bed and keep 145" wb for a bit easier drive-ability. I guess if you will have people riding in the back often you'd definitely want supercrew though.
Same here, and it fits in my garage better.
 
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:22 AM
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A factor that many don't think about is how much better the Screw with the 6.5 bed rides. No substitute for a long wheelbase.
The really weird thing is Ford's pricing policy a 6.5 Screw with the 3.5 or 5L is actually slightly cheaper then the 5 foot bed! (Cnd pricing) Go figure.
 
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:39 AM
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I had a short box once, and said never again. I always think that I donít need the extra foot for daily use and driving, but that one time I need it, I think the world ended. This last trip to Florida, I would have never made with five of us and a short bed. I maintain that IF I ever compromise, Iíll have to get a topper instead of a lid to make up for the cubic foot loss... although my primary love for the 6-1/2 foot bed is 8 foot studs fit crossways and the tailgate still closes. With a locking lid. Itís all safe from sticky fingers.
 
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:32 PM
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Pulled up pics of trucks with both bed sizes and the screw with the 5.5 bed just doesn't look right to me. The cab is too big for the box in my opinion. The 5.5 bed would be a bit lighter though I would think. Not sure if it would be enough to make a difference.
 
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:03 PM
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Pulled up pics of trucks with both bed sizes and the screw with the 5.5 bed just doesn't look right to me. The cab is too big for the box in my opinion. The 5.5 bed would be a bit lighter though I would think. Not sure if it would be enough to make a difference.
Personally I think the back seat portion of the SCrew could be smaller, it's cavernous IMO. Might make the proportions on both bed sizes a bit better.
 
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Old 04-12-2019, 03:06 PM
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That was part of my reason for not even looking at the super crews...they are just HUGE and I don't need that much space back there. I almost never have anyone else with me besides my wife, and our dog rides in the back just fine with the seat folded up.

I will say also, I don't haul with my truck a lot but I've been glad for the 6.5' bed when I did. I had to take a bunch of old sections of fence to the dump last fall and as it was they were sitting on the tailgate. With a 5.5' bed they probably would have been hanging out the back.
 
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Having owned 5.5, 6.5 and 8' beds in several different trucks, I think they all have their uses. For a family vehicle, which a lot of people use F150's as, the 5.5' bed is pretty nice. the extra foot on the 6.5' bed is a sweet spot for me for my camping trips where I usually need to carry firewood, generator, kids bikes and other assorted junk. I never got full use from the 8' bed, but could see the use for a true work truck. I rarely carry lumber, and if I do, the lumberyard is 500 yards from my house, so I don't mind if it hangs off the end a bit.
 

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