We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My garage has NEVER seen a vehicle. Am looking at a very nice house now that has an attached three car garage, a detached two car garage, a detached workshop and a covered parking space for a motorhome. heh. Would be soooo much more useful and comfy but the mortgage 'crisis' has not had any affect on the fairly steep asking price. Like Buddy says, a truck with a six foot bed does not work out well for construction. I wish it would. Bought an older AWD Aerostar van that seats four crew and carries their tools and it has a roof rack,but they usually have to follow the pickup with the 8 foot bed. The two cute little girls whose Mom was selling the van were crying when I went to pick it up. "You can't sell the Happy Van, Mom!" I told them to call or come over anytime and we would all go for a happy ride.
Actually, an F150 Crewcab with the 5.5 ft. box would fit. Technically. With two inches between the table saw and the front bumper and two inches from the rear bumper to the garage door. Gotta hang the tennis ball on the string in exactly the right place. :-)
The trick is getting out of the truck and somehow working your way in to the house. A ladder on the wall, a catwalk mounted just under the garage ceiling to let me slither on my belly over to another ladder by the door. Problem solved.
Would it be a problem just to mount the saw on the hood? that'd solve the reverse-out problem, and everything else too--AND, no matter where you might be during the day, if you were to see anything that needed sawing, well, you'd have the saw right there handy.
need to mount a generator in the bed, though. But you'd still have half the bed free for other stuff--not too bad.