Another question: I have a Puma/Grandby in an 8' bed. Access cab trucks are very hard to find. Will the extra foot of wheelbase in a full crew cab make the truck that much less trailworthy that I really should not consider them?
I never considered my big 'un to be much of a trail rig to begin with and don't generally take it into many tight spots (he said as he hears his wife cackling "what about when you drove us there, and there, and there........."). It's 20' nose to tail and weighs 10,000 lbs with gear, people, and 38 gallons of fuel. Here in the East, trails tend to be narrow and low spots (generally creek crossings) are very common, so turning around and keeping the transfer case above water can be a challenge, hence not much trail work for mine. You already recognize the turning radius situation--awful.