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Crew Cabbers...? for you

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Bad Luck, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    How many of you have a D/A combo? What blade are you running? (yes, I know GM doesn't reccomend this). How does the truck handle the weight?

    Gas jobbers, I think the crew cab short beds are a little longer than a ext. cab short bed. How is your turning radius? Do you have problems with doing residentials???


    JRKRACE Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    The CC is about 9 inches longer than an ECSB, which is what I had. I thought it would be a hassle in residentials, but I have gotten used to it and don't even notice the length anymore.

    I look at it this way: I need the crew cab a lot more times than I need the plow so it has worked out for me.

    Only thing I wish I did was to get at least an 8 ft blade rather than the 7.5 I have now.:cry:
  3. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    I really wanted the crew cab. But after driving both I went with the EC.Big difference in turn radius. Have res. areas to do and still need to get the family in. If your looking at D/A combo Id consider the EC to keep the warranty issue.Still good for resale with D/A package.

  4. BL,

    I love mine. I do about a dozen residentials. As previously stated, I need the CC many more times a year than the plow. You only notice the length in the tight driveways. The key for me is the 8.5 foot Fisher. I had a 7.5 and modified it like my signature says and it makes all the difference when turning and plowing. I've already offered my opinion on the DA in your other thread. Happy shopping!
  5. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Hey, where did you put your roof light? on the ribbed part, or towards the front where its flat? Have any pics?
  6. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 688

    I got 'em all. EC RC. The CC is not a big deal; only occasionally gets in the way. Gotta haul the kids around so it was well worth it.
  7. Jeff,
    Mine is on the ribbed part of the roof near the back. I used the Whelen magnetic mount kit and covered the magnets with one layer of duct tape so it wouldn't scratch the paint. I have a quick disconnect on the wire for removal in the off season.
  8. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    I'd get one with a plow. Who wants to do residentials anyway?