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Supercab and kids

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by shovelracer, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    I'm in the market for a new personal truck. I currently have a chevy 2500HD extended cab as my personal driver, but my fleet is mostly Fords already and frankly the new chevy interiors just do not do it for me. All my work trucks are regular cabs. What are your feedbacks on the Super Cabs and the seat room particularly the rear seats. Currently I have plenty of room in the Chevy, but while looking at the Fords it seems the rear seat is more flat and small. Sort of reminds me of older Toyotas just in a full size. Car seats are my concern as is reasonable comfort on lengthy trips. For what it is worth the truck will be a 6.2 with a long bed, and total length is a concern, hence not the 4 door.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    For car seats they are ok. Had a car seat in mine ,but now that that are older some times its a fight as to who sits in the front.
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    Supercab and kids: those words do not go hand in hand.
  4. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    Care to explain?
  5. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    I have an extended cab and it works fine. I guess it would really depend on your height and needed leg room. My wife and I are short so there is plenty of room for adults in the back seat. We even did a three hour drive with two adults in the back and I got no complaints. I had a crew cab before this and didn't use it enough to care to buy another!
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    My last 7 SD have been SC. there isn't awhole of room for easy access to baby seats. Its doable just not favorable
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    I will admit I do love the look of the supercab and miss it abit
  8. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    Thank you for elaborating. I'm not sure any pickup is favorable. If I could guarantee I would never pass it down to my company or ever use it for hauling than I would just spend the same amount on a nice Audi.
  9. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    go with a crew cab and dont look back
  10. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    My uncle has 2 kids with his 01 super cab. They seem ok on long trips. How much longer is the cc? I think that might be a better option.
  11. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    i have a cc 6.5 foot box we plow and tow with it always had regular cabs did not notice that much of a length difference
  12. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    From personal experience my dad has a supercab, it sucks! They kids will be fighting for the front seat. Im 20 now and its impossible to fit in a supercab when your 6' tall.
  13. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    SC long is about 20" longer than Reg cab. CC long is about 40". SC long and CC short are comparable as is SC short and Reg long.
  14. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I got my 05 ford F-150, with a super cab just for the kid factor.

    Love it. Plenty of room for the kid in the back. With only one kid, I can put up the 2/3rd section of seat in the back and still keep all my tools and odds and ends in there.

    Then the car seat sits on the 1/3 section behind the passenger seat.

    Now, I know you want a longer bed and such, but personally, as a grocery/kid getting, I'd go with an F-150 super cab with the short bed.

    I like the fact that the truck still will make super sharp turns and is viable as the residential snow rig.

  15. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    With the turning radius of the new Fords I would go Crew Cab...actually I DID go crew cab. Went from a crew long bed to a crew short bed. I can plow anywhere my regular cab can. It honestly doesn't feel any different other than the back window is 3ft further back. The crew cabs today aren't like the older SuperDuty trucks where you needed a football field to turn them around.
  16. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Crew cab.. Normal opening doors. Doors they(kids) can open get in/out without you opening yours. No more needs to be said
  17. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    2 crew cabs, 1 super cab

    2 car seats

    Used both styles a few times. Crew cabs all the way, they are just easier with kids. Plus, we can pack kids, parents, grandparents in the crew cabs and do family things if needed.
  18. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,733

    CC are the way to go if you plan to keep the truck for any length of time, your kids will out grow a super cab and it would be better for hauling adults.
    As far as bed length goes how often do you really need a long box and for what purpose. I've always had a long box on everything and next go around I'll do a short box when I replace my CC, a CC with a long box can be a PITA to park in town.
  19. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,320

    I have 3 kids trust me go crew cab, I have had extended cab Ford's, Chevy's and Dodge Quad Cabs none of them work great with car seats. Have a Crew Cab F-350 and it works great
  20. 4wydnr

    4wydnr Senior Member
    from N. IL
    Messages: 151

    Bingo! I'm going crew cab on my next truck.