Posted 08-15-2002 at 19:16:42
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Back in 88 I bought a new Dodge pikumup with all the options. I really loved that truck, first (and only) new vehicle I ever had - and I was 43 when I got it !
Anyhow, I bought a slide in camper for it and we all lived happily ever after. After about 160k miles, it is still running fine although it's not quite as peppy as it was. I recently inherited an 89 GMC with 57K on it and all of that in Az. So the Dodge goes to my nephew and I drive the GMC.
Putting the camper in was a surprise ! It just barely fit 1/4 in clearance on each side !
I measured the Dodge and found the tail gate is 4" wider than the GMC. Also found out the later GMC's are about another one and one half inches narrower than the 89 ! The Dorfs appear to be even narrower !
Tell me oh, great country people, why full size trucks are getting narrower ? Is it the $2 ea the manufacturer saves on the metal? Is it that they think it will increase MPG ?? Do they ever think many people NEED the bigger older sizes ?
Any know ?? Any one else disturbed about the trend ?
As Bartle And James once said, "Thanks for your support."