Still Useful for Hauling Even If It Doesn't Fit in the Bed - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Still Useful for Hauling Even If It Doesn't Fit in the Bed

February 27, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Crew cabs are great...if you're hauling people. They're not so great when you need to carry stuff in the bed, especially really, really long stuff.

That doesn't mean it can't be done. Getting these 16-foot-long pieces of baseboard home from the lumber yard in our 2014 Chevy Silverado merely required a little twine and enough faith in my fellow drivers that no one would do anything stupid. The fact that I only had to make two turns to get home helped, too.

At first I figured I would route the boards through the rear window and hang them off the back of the tailgate, but then I realized that our Silverado doesn't have a sliding rear window. So it was on to plan B, and thankfully there were no incidents on the way home.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 16,038 miles


Comments

  • robs249_ robs249_ Posts:

    And this is where the Chevy Avalanche shines... Sad that they are discontinuing the model...

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Truck with short bed and NO sliding rear window. With a bed that short and a cabin that long, you can basically double the truck's capacity for long, awkward objects like that. Also makes adding a cap much more functional, should you decide in the future to add one. That's an ordering mistake.

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    As the Emperor once said "Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen".

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