How Do I Know the Bed Size of My Truck?

When it comes to picking the right truck bed size, there are many factors that come into play. From the size of the cargo you plan to haul, to the size of the truck itself, it’s important to choose a bed size that fits your needs.

But how do you know what bed size will fit your truck?

The first step in determining which bed size is right for you is to measure your truck. You’ll want to measure both the length and width of your truck bed.

Knowing both of these measurements will help you determine which type of bed will fit best.

Once you have measured your truck, you can begin looking at different types of beds that may fit. There are several different types of beds available, including: short beds, mid-size beds, and long beds.

Short beds are typically around 5 feet in length and are ideal for those looking for a smaller sized bed that won’t take up too much space. Mid-size beds are typically around 6 feet in length and are great for those needing a bit more room for cargo. Long beds are usually 8 feet in length and provide more room than either short or mid-size beds.

When selecting a bed type, consider how much space you need for both cargo and passengers. If you plan on regularly hauling large items such as furniture or boats, then a long bed may be necessary. However, if you just need enough space for groceries or other small items then a short or mid-size bed may be sufficient.

Finally, consider the cost associated with buying a new truck bed. The larger the bed size, the higher the price tag will be. It’s important to weigh all factors before making a final decision on which size is right for your needs.


Determining which truck bed size is right for your needs can be difficult but armed with knowledge about your own vehicle and understanding how different sizes can affect cost and cargo capacity makes this process easier. Knowing your own vehicle’s measurements along with what type of cargo capacity is needed will help narrow down which type of truck bed is best suited for any job.

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Susan Delgado