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croixflats

Tall sides on truck beds.

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What is with this trend with the new trucks and having such high sides to the beds of these trucks. Its a pain in the ars to climb into the truck just to get a chain saw out.

Seen the new ford looks like you need a step latter to get anything. I would rather buy a truck from the 90s so I can access what need from the sides.

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I believe the new Fords have a step on the sides to reach on the side

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Those steps seem pretty dangerous in the winter.Especially after a couple of beers out on the lake.

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They add the steps because they understand the tall sides are unreasonable. To me they are no longer trying to make a truck you can work out of. Now they seem to making them into an suv and for the weakend warrior. Maybe thats where the money is for them, for those that just want a truck to look cool in and maybe haul the atv ounce in a while.

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what is the bed height of a classic silverado vs a new body silverado

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I was commenting on the sides and how tall they are. Not the height of the bed. Put it this way I'm 5' 10" in a classic I can place my hand over the side of by the rear window and place my palm face down on the bed know I'm lucky to touch the bed with my fingers with out scratching the paint. Now the chevy is know where near as bad as the new ford. Dodge is just .as bad.

These are the half tons I'm speaking of.

Heck I have a 3/4 ton GMC that I can almost reach the center of the bed. That one I cheated its only 2 wheel drive

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i know but i am interested in the bed height to know if a x2 would fit in the back with the tonneau cover rolled out over the top of it

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The sides on our '02 Sierra are 19.5 inches and on a '09 Sierra the sides are 21 inches.We can't quite close the tonneau w/ a Yukon in the back,but I bet it would be close with a new one.

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how do you like your yukon and do you ever pull it behind an atv or sled

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Well it's actually my uncles,but he hardly uses it. I love it and will be buying one,or an X2 for next year. Otherwise we have a Mankato Tent and Awning 5x8 we use. He has the hitch for the Yukon but i've never used it,he says it works pretty well.

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