1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Can someone take some measurements on a 2021 Taco? I get mine soon and I'm looking for a dog step.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mmmmmtacos, May 23, 2021.

  1. May 23, 2021 at 10:26 AM
    #1
    mmmmmtacos

    mmmmmtacos [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2021
    Member:
    #358244
    Messages:
    8
    First Name:
    Luke
    Hi all!

    I'm getting my first Taco next Thursday! I have two 30ish pound dogs and the back seat will be for them, probably with the seats folded down. I'm looking for a step to help them jump in and I'm wondering if someone could get two measurements to help me visualize what I need.

    What's the distance from the ground to the door sill? What's the distance from the door sill to the seat back when folded flat?

    FWIW, I'm thinking about something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SHVD5Y9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_0GGM1C1MDA9RGXWQ99JE

    Thanks all!
     
  2. May 23, 2021 at 10:40 AM
    #2
    Rock Lobster

    Rock Lobster knows nothing, yet an expert in everything.

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2018
    Member:
    #275833
    Messages:
    5,499
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Dee Eff Dub
    Vehicle:
    Sport Crew represent
  3. May 23, 2021 at 10:40 AM
    #3
    Mark77

    Mark77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2020
    Member:
    #348171
    Messages:
    781
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Vehicle:
    2021 White TRD Off-road
    Nothing yet
    Its actually pretty tall still with the seats folded down. I got rid of it and put in a goose gear rear seat delete. Id consider that if i were you. Especially if youll nevwr need the rear seats.
     
    D. Lengua and mmmmmtacos [OP] like this.
  4. May 23, 2021 at 10:43 AM
    #4
    mmmmmtacos

    mmmmmtacos [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2021
    Member:
    #358244
    Messages:
    8
    First Name:
    Luke
    Thanks for the quick reply! I looked at those ramps too but on the surface they don't seem too compact and the pictures always have them going into the bed. I'm looking for something for the back seat. I'll take a closer look at some ramp options. Thanks!
     
    Rock Lobster likes this.
  5. May 23, 2021 at 10:43 AM
    #5
    mmmmmtacos

    mmmmmtacos [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2021
    Member:
    #358244
    Messages:
    8
    First Name:
    Luke
    I'll look into this. Thanks!
     
  6. May 23, 2021 at 10:51 AM
    #6
    Rock Lobster

    Rock Lobster knows nothing, yet an expert in everything.

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2018
    Member:
    #275833
    Messages:
    5,499
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Dee Eff Dub
    Vehicle:
    Sport Crew represent
    Either way, width of the stair or ramp is surprisingly important. I started with a 15 inch wide ramp years ago, and had a hell of a time with it. Those dogs hated it, they kept trying to jump over it. 18-20 inches seems to make all the difference, it was so much easier to work with.

    For me the ramp directly to the seat was easier, it kept the sills free of claw scratches. But the downside was it's bulk, the ramp had to be transported in the bed. Can't go wrong with either solution really
     
  7. May 23, 2021 at 11:07 AM
    #7
    Mark77

    Mark77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2020
    Member:
    #348171
    Messages:
    781
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Vehicle:
    2021 White TRD Off-road
    Nothing yet
    There is a crate back there now with a pad, but keeps Kane safe while driving and contains the SmartSelect_20210521-164928_Photos.jpg dog hair.
     
    Wulf, danakinskyrocker and MadKatt like this.
  8. May 23, 2021 at 3:07 PM
    #8
    MadKatt

    MadKatt In need of serious help..

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2019
    Member:
    #313265
    Messages:
    738
    Gender:
    Male
    Frozen tundra
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD OR DCLB Calvary Blue
    Just pick his/her lazy ass up, who’s the real owner in your relationship bet you pick up poop too.:D
     
    DogStar84 and KBOX like this.
  9. May 23, 2021 at 3:11 PM
    #9
    Cudgel

    Cudgel “Tonka”

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Member:
    #214640
    Messages:
    3,505
    Gender:
    Male
    Live in: An Ocean of Plastic Trash
    Vehicle:
    2017 OR DCLB
    ICON8 Lift -285s. upTOPoverland rack.
    Before or after you catch the Tacoma World lift it you must urge?

    [Quint...] You’re going to need a bigger dog.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2021
    DogStar84 likes this.
  10. May 23, 2021 at 3:35 PM
    #10
    flacoloco

    flacoloco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Member:
    #38031
    Messages:
    74
    I have a 8x46 in piece of wood about 1/2 in thick that was left over from a project I had, I then added some skater tape for grip and it holds my pyr with no problem. I have the predator steps and it fits in place perfectly
     
  11. May 23, 2021 at 3:54 PM
    #11
    Rock Lobster

    Rock Lobster knows nothing, yet an expert in everything.

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2018
    Member:
    #275833
    Messages:
    5,499
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Dee Eff Dub
    Vehicle:
    Sport Crew represent
    I really hate that the most random threads will cost me money. :anonymous::anonymous:


    I'm going to try swapping the ramp for a set of stairs that I just saw. I got a goof of a dog that hates trying to jump the 3+ feet into my camper bed. Normally I'm cool with that because the camper has a perfectly good bed on the other side, which I upholstered specifically for dogs. But no, the stubborn asshole had to sleep at the base of mine during the last trip, and I nearly killed us both when I tripped over her in the middle of the night.

    So it's a combo car and camper assist. I'll see how it goes:anonymous:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Z7F25LQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_NX9T04EYTFWGVCZ08KQ9?_encoding=UTF8
     
  12. May 23, 2021 at 4:16 PM
    #12
    roundrocktom

    roundrocktom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2021
    Member:
    #355715
    Messages:
    386
    Vehicle:
    2021 Silver DCLB Off Road
    Dog tax (post a photo of your pup!) This was my foster, who came to live with us for 10 months. Major orthopedic surgery, fantastic sweetheart of a dog.

    @Mark77 Anything different you would change/modify with your deck system? I'll build something, but I'm getting slower and slower these days!

    Mason.jpg
     
    Wulf, DogStar84, Rock Lobster and 2 others like this.
  13. May 23, 2021 at 4:18 PM
    #13
    Mark77

    Mark77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2020
    Member:
    #348171
    Messages:
    781
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Vehicle:
    2021 White TRD Off-road
    Nothing yet

    I actually nought a rivnut kit because the back wall of the aeat delete doesnt have amy fasteners up high. So I plan on making my own. Other than that, i do prefer it over having the seat back there. Wprth 1100 bucks, ehhhhhh,.no.
     
    roundrocktom likes this.
  14. May 23, 2021 at 5:08 PM
    #14
    DogStar84

    DogStar84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2020
    Member:
    #341822
    Messages:
    76
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern California
    Vehicle:
    2021 Off-Road MGM
    AllPro Apex Rock Sliders SSO Slimline Front Bumper Baja Design lite bar 20" Baja Design Squadron SAE fog lites Mountain Hatch Tailgate Rek Gen mud flaps
    I agree, My retriever couldn't figure out a small box. Ramp better. He can leap in bed with a running start. For the backseat, installing the rock slider/step helped, its like a step and he uses it as such.

    W/back seat folded down, it's even a higher leap. Tip, I bought a padded yoga mat that fits PERFECT in backseat when seat folded down. Keeps pooch from sliding around too. and keeps the seat clean.
     
    Rock Lobster likes this.
  15. May 23, 2021 at 5:13 PM
    #15
    flacoloco

    flacoloco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Member:
    #38031
    Messages:
    74
    dogos .jpg
    dogo's ramp.jpg
     
    roundrocktom and D. Lengua like this.
  16. May 23, 2021 at 5:35 PM
    #16
    flacoloco

    flacoloco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Member:
    #38031
    Messages:
    74
    its 12x50. i think the total cost was $8. it was a huge piece of wood for the project I had which this was left over and $4 for the skater tape.
     
  17. May 23, 2021 at 7:16 PM
    #17
    Cudgel

    Cudgel “Tonka”

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Member:
    #214640
    Messages:
    3,505
    Gender:
    Male
    Live in: An Ocean of Plastic Trash
    Vehicle:
    2017 OR DCLB
    ICON8 Lift -285s. upTOPoverland rack.
  18. May 23, 2021 at 7:27 PM
    #18
    DogStar84

    DogStar84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2020
    Member:
    #341822
    Messages:
    76
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern California
    Vehicle:
    2021 Off-Road MGM
    AllPro Apex Rock Sliders SSO Slimline Front Bumper Baja Design lite bar 20" Baja Design Squadron SAE fog lites Mountain Hatch Tailgate Rek Gen mud flaps
    upload_2021-5-23_19-27-35.jpg
    dogs love trucks
     
    Rock Lobster and roundrocktom like this.
To Top