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Plywood fit in 1gn Durango?

Discussion in 'Dakota, 1998-2013 Durango and Aspen' started by neoncrazy101, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. neoncrazy101

    neoncrazy101 Active Member

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    Hey all, I'm on the hunt for a pickup truck for towing and such, I can't seem to find a decent Ram or Dakota V8 4x4 in my price range but there are plenty of decent 1gn Durangos in my range. I'm thinking about considering one but only if a 4x8 sheet can fit in one (It can overhang a little bit but width wise is more important to me), so can one fit somewhat flat?
     
  2. valiant67

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    I know gen 2 will handle 4’ wide, not sure about gen 1. Neither has the length to close the hatch with a 8’ length, but gen 2 is longer than gen 1.
     
  3. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    A 4 x 8 sheet will fit in a 3rd generation minivan (1996-2000). I know because I did it.

    Just a thought.
     
  4. DC-93

    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    Go look at one and take measurements.
     
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    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    My son had a pile of 4x 8 drywall in my minivan. It was a low rider!!
     
  6. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    Unless the minivan has Nivomats! I loaded mine heavily at times and once I got 2-3 miles down the road you couldn't tell I had a heavy load.
     
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    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    Nivomats would give folks a false sense of security. Easy to overload a vehicle with those, leading to tire failure or worse!
    And, as you know, they cost a ton to replace. :eek:
     
  8. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    Indeed. Dealer wanted over $1,000 (parts and labor). I managed to find a set for $200/shock plus $50 shipping. Local shop R&R for $67 labor.
     
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    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    I did my 2 rear shocks in the driveway for $35. total. And they were the correct part number Mopar parts! :)
     

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