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An 8 foot truck bed is a bit of a rare sight, because a normal person buying a pickup will find considerably more use out of a larger cab, but a smaller bed. This is due to longer bed pickups requiring a larger turn radius, and just being over all larger than really needed for everyday use. However, if you are someone that really needs it, generally for work, or for some seriously specialized play, then you need to make sure you are looking for trucks with that 8 foot bed! Here are all of them, to refine your search.
- 1. Chevrolet Silverado (1500 & HD)
- 2. Ford F-Series (150 & Super Duty 2500, 3500)
- 3. GMC Sierra (1500, 2500, 3500)
- 4. Nissan Titan
- 5. RAM (1500, HD)
- 6. Toyota Tundra
- Do medium sized trucks have 8 foot beds?
- Why would you want a long bed (8-foot bed)?
- Why do you need to know the length of your truck bed?
- How can you make your current truck bed longer?
- Frequently asked Questions
1. Chevrolet Silverado (1500 & HD)
Both the standard Silverado 1500 and the HD series come with an available 8 foot bed!
To be exact the HD’s bed is 98.27″ long, and the 1500’s bed is 98.18″ long, however you can only get the long bed on the standard cab for the 1500. If you need to carry 4 people and need a long bed, the HD series is going to be your best bet!
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a capable truck that can handle work, the outdoors, and hauling loads with ease. You’ll find features like an available 4.3-inch diagonal color touch screen display in many of our models so you’ll always have all your music options at-the right time without any distractions.
If you’re looking for a truck that can take on heavy loads, the Chevrolet Silverado HD is perfect for your towing needs. The Chevrolet Silverado HD’s large 36,000 lb. maximum trailer weight capacity gives it the capability of serving as the tow vehicle in many applications.
Typical cargo configurations include a pickup bed and/or a box-type bed configuration featuring different layouts from low roof to high cabover designs. Maximum payload ratings are 7,442 lbs., ideal for light duty hauling tasks like moving furniture or landscaping supplies while still maintaining 3/4 ton capabilities with adequate ground clearance and torque handling.
2. Ford F-Series (150 & Super Duty 2500, 3500)
Ford doesn’t mess around with their pickups, as they are the most popular vehicle that they sell (specifically their 150), so the newest generations is going to be one of the best! They also can all come equipped with an 8 foot bed, you may have to play around with the options a bit, but you can make it happen.
Ford F150 is the fourteenth-generation Ford F-Series, a full size pickup truck. Sharing genes with its predecessor, Ford has designed 92% of a new car in order to update it for the 2021 model year.
Available with either six or eight cylinders and three transmission options (six speed manual, ten speed automatic and 10speed automatic), the ever reliable engine choices don’t stop there: every single one of them packs some sort of enhanced computer controlled technology designed to take worry out of your drive
The Ford Super Duty is for any truck that wants to work hard and keep up. The gas version of this vehicle will make your job easier with great fuel efficiency while still being powerful enough to get done what needs done.
Easier maneuverability and a wider frame provide greater stability on the road, too; you won’t have any trouble tackling rough terrain when needed! And if you’re looking for more power? The gas engine offers better low-end torque than before, while still providing a comfortable ride.
3. GMC Sierra (1500, 2500, 3500)
The GMC Sierra lineup is almost exactly the same as the Silverado trucks we saw at the top of this list, because well, they are the same truck with some aesthetic differences. You’ll find plenty of options, and the ability to add an 8 foot bed to each.
GMC Sierra 1500 is an American truck built with the expert team, using 45 years of knowledge. GMC’s multi-function tailgate gives you multiple options for loading and access to your load area. Though it has all the power you need, both in gas and diesel engine variants (plus a new 10 speed transmission!), its rugged build will withstand up to 5800 pounds of rated payload capacity.
4. Nissan Titan
The Titan only comes in one size of pickup, with no smaller or larger version of the truck! However that isn’t true for the bed size, as you can easily option an 8 foot bed to the pickup no problem.
The Nissan Titan is the perfect choice for drivers looking for a truck that combines power, style and versatility. The bold design of the 2019 models stands out with its signature headlights, front end shape, chrome side steps and machined accents- it’s no wonder why we’re consistently at the top of Texas’ best-selling pickup trucks list. We know you’ll love this new vehicle just as much as we do.
5. RAM (1500, HD)
You can’t complete any list without the inclusion of the RAM lineup of trucks (not Dodge anymore people). I personally have an older RAM pickup, and enjoy it! Thankfully they also can come equipped with an 8 foot bed for those that need it.
The Ram 1500 has come a long way since it was first introduced over 50 years ago. The base engine for all Ram 1500 models, regardless of trim, is the existing 3.6 litres (220 cu in) Pentastar V6, producing 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet torque.
This current iteration now features “eTorque” mild hybrid system which provides increased fuel economy*, plus additional towing capacity* so when you need power but your truck doesn’t have to be a gas guzzler.
6. Toyota Tundra
Surprisingly of all of the pickups on this list, I think the Tundra is the one I personally see with the 8 foot bed option the most! That probably is because these trucks are a true workhorse that lasts for so long, making it a great investment for businesses.
Less is more. The redesigned interior of the Toyota Tundra now has a design that enhances functionality for you and your passengers, with less to distract from it.
While safety features weren’t compromised in any way, with auto-braking features, adaptive headlights, and blind spot monitoring, The Tundra has been given an improved look with the metal-look dashboard combined with high quality materials all around.
For the HD Series Ram still offers the six speed G56 manual transmission, but good luck finding a 2019 model year truck with it. The 6.7 Cummins and 5.7L Hemi are your two remaining options for those heavy duty enthusiasts out there looking to wrench on their own truck. Thankfully Mexican trucks can be optioned with a Tremec 5 speed manual mated exclusively with the 5.7L Hemi V8 engine so you won’t have to settle for just an 8 Speed Auto or 10 Speed Manual.
Do medium sized trucks have 8 foot beds?
From what I can see, there aren’t any mid-sized pickups out right now that have an 8 foot long bed. While they do have different size beds, and some that are considered long beds, none of them get to the extent of the pickups we talked about earlier in this article.
Why is that? Well, probably proportions. An 8 foot long bed on that small of a truck would likely have completely wrong proportions. It also would defeat the purpose of a smaller pickup in the first place!
Why would you want a long bed (8-foot bed)?
While the average person may not need that long of a bed, it can come in extremely useful for people who use their truck for work! An 8 foot bed can fit longer wood, more items, and gear!
It also comes in useful if you like to have a tool box installed at the front, but don’t want to give up having at least 6 feet of bed space!
Finally, I think some people get the long bed, just to have the biggest truck on the road…
Why do you need to know the length of your truck bed?
Knowing the length of your truck bed can be very important for a couple of reasons! If you have an 8 foot long piece of plywood, you are going to want to make sure it isn’t hanging of the back of your truck, so that you can put up your tailgate.
It also will come in helpful when shopping for a bed cover, tonneau cover, truck steps, and so much more. Unless you know your bed length, you will be buying all kinds of wrong accessories for your truck.
How can you make your current truck bed longer?
So, you bought a standard bed (generally around 6.5 feet long), but wish you had the longer 8 foot long bed? Well, the best way to make your current truck work will be by utilizing a bed extender.
While these extenders aren’t going to give you a 100% flat space, it will allow you to be able to carry longer items that a long bed would normally allow for! This could be kayaks, longer boards, etc, however since they are going out further than the length of your truck you still need to make sure to add an orange flag the back of that item still.
Frequently asked Questions
What midsize truck has the biggest bed?
For being a mid-size bickup, the GMC Canyon, and Chevrolet Colorado have an available long bed (for a mid-size) with 6 feet and 2 inches. This is nearly the size of a standard bed on full-size trucks, so it is a great option if you want that length of bed, but on a smaller pickup truck.
What truck has the shortest bed?
At only 59.5″ long, the Nissan Frontier offers one of the shortest beds out there today! While this is a mid-size truck, and not a full-size like many of the other trucks we have talked about, if you are looking for the smallest bed, the Frontier is the clear winner.
Do long bed trucks ride better?
While there isn’t anywhere that specifically says that a long bed will ride better than a standard bed or a short bed, it does appear that longer beds do tend to give a bit more stability in the end! That said, I wouldn’t use this as a determining factor as to if you are going to get a long or standard sized bed.
In conclusion, 8-foot (long bed) pickup trucks are a must for anyone who uses their truck as an everyday workhorse. 8-foot beds are necessary for hauling long 8 foot items and can provide a better ride than trucks with shorter beds.