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Old 05-21-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Newbie Q: Long or short bed?

I'm considering trading my 98 Wrangler up to a 2nd gen. Tacoma 4D 4x4 6cyl auto. We'll also be towing a travel trailer from time to time f.w.i.w. We're not rock crawlers but enjoy off-roading on mining & logging roads.

I'm thinking short bed for tight turns. Any reason why I might want to consider a long bed? Pros and cons each way?

Thanks in advance.
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long bed holds stuff better, short bed has a shorter wheelbase, basically boils down to that.
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Prolly not - I'm an old guy!

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For offroading long bed has no advantage.
Short bed is better for tight turns, maneuver between trees and rocks, and most importantly 1 foot shorter wheel base (helps a lot for not getting high center)
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