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While I don't yet own either type of platform, I have been weighing this issue, so I'd like to get this started off: (I'm going to be lazy and use CO for Cab-Over truck and CC for Conventional Cab truck)
1. For a given wheelbase, the CO will allow a bigger cabin (living space) due to its shorter cab
2. For a given wheelbase, the CO will typically have a smaller turning radius
3. A CC lends itself more to a full-size pass-thru from cab to cabin
4. Putting an over-the-cab bed on a CO is an issue, since the cab must tilt to access the engine
5. A CO requires more effort to make comfortable for haul trips
6. A CC has more, and cheaper, upgrade options, aftermarket support, junkyard scavenging, etc.
7. A CO has a higher seating position, allowing more visibility, either seeing the sites off road or getting around in traffic
8 A CO has no hood sticking out front, allowing for better visibility of the trail immediately in front of you
9. A CC is more recognized in NA as an RV when it comes to insurance, weigh stations, border crossings, etc.
10 A CC gives more protection in the event of a head-on collision
How's that for a start?
Last edited by Lynn; 05-12-2011 at 02:39 PM.
Reason: Ain't a sayin'
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