Ok. It really comes down to personal preference then. Basically the only thing is you probably wouldnt need ramps with the dove tail, and you might need ramps if its a regular flat bed. Idk. Some people always use ramps, some people never do. I like skipping the hassle of using them.... not really a big deal though. Also, like i said before, if you know you will be towing it through steep driveways/sidewalks (you know what I mean) then you may want to consider a flat bed. Mine only drops down like 4 inches in the back so its not too bad.