5'-7" bed on a 2500 or 3500?

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Has anybody ever seen, or heard of, a 5'-7" bed on a 2500 or 3500 from the factory? I've personally never have, and can't find any reference to that offering. Includes looking at parts sites and companies that offer bed shells, tonneaus, and such. They only list options for the 6'-4" or 8' beds. I know the 5'-7" length is the common bed length on the 1500 crewcabs.
 

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Has anybody ever seen, or heard of, a 5'-7" bed on a 2500 or 3500 from the factory?
If there was, there would be about a 9" gap between the bed and cab.
There is no wheelbase that supports a 5.7' bed on the HD trucks.
 

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Nope. 5’7” bed has never been an option for the hd trucks. Even the megacabs get the 6’4” bed.
 

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Less bed is NOT an improvement or advantage. If you want a car buy that or an SUV. I bought a 2500 specifically to get a 8 foot bed and a crew cab. I need a truck I can load a quad in and still have room betwee n it and the tailgate for a moose and a couple of deer.
 

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I have seen a 5' 7" bed on a heavy duty truck.
They usually have a Transfer Tank or something in the space right behind the cab

or you could do something like this

 

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I've seen some MegaCabs that looked like they had a REALLY short box on them, but I've never bothered to get close enough to inspect them. Maybe its just that the elongated cab makes the 6'4" bed look really short?

But otherwise, as far as I know there isn't an HD truck that has anything shorter than a 6'4" bed from the factory. Any that do have had custom work done to them.
 

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I've seen some MegaCabs that looked like they had a REALLY short box on them, but I've never bothered to get close enough to inspect them. Maybe its just that the elongated cab makes the 6'4" bed look really short?
Mega cab DRW look very short. I think it's because we are used to seeing that 8ft bed on dually's.
 

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Mega cab DRW look very short. I think it's because we are used to seeing that 8ft bed on dually's.

Agreed. I get the point of the Mega cab, but I couldn't personally own one - they just look odd to me, even though they've been around forever.
 
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Less bed is NOT an improvement or advantage. If you want a car buy that or an SUV. I bought a 2500 specifically to get a 8 foot bed and a crew cab. I need a truck I can load a quad in and still have room betwee n it and the tailgate for a moose and a couple of deer.
Should have stated this in my original post. Somebody on another forum is claiming that 5'7" beds were available on 2500 series trucks, and that he has personally seen them and his buddy owns one. The original questions comes from somebody asking if 1500 beds were interchangeable with 2500 beds, and how the discussion about bed length came about.
 

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Should have stated this in my original post. Somebody on another forum is claiming that 5'7" beds were available on 2500 series trucks, and that he has personally seen them and his buddy owns one. The original questions comes from somebody asking if 1500 beds were interchangeable with 2500 beds, and how the discussion about bed length came about.

No, the HD trucks have never had a 5'7" bed. Even the Mega dually is a 6' 4", it just looks short on a dually.

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