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Long-bed vs Short-bed

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by coughlig, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Jan 8, 2020 at 10:48 PM
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    Bunk Moreland

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    I bought a double cab so that I could haul around my friends and their dogs. My 1992 Toyota Xtra Cab was super-tight, and trying to shove a big lab & another adult into that area was awful.

    But I bought the long bed for ME, so that I can sleep in the back when I go camping. Plus, with my A.R.E. MX canopy (with the taller ceiling) I can sit up in comfort, and have plenty of extra headroom.

    So to get the double cab AND long bed, I grudgingly had to accept the automatic transmission.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2020 at 10:49 PM
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    Bunk Moreland

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    Perfect fit!
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2020 at 12:06 AM
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    Blackbeard83

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    Wow that 85 looks pristine! Very nice! I love it!
     
  4. Jan 9, 2020 at 12:13 AM
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    Long bed tacos are nicer when lifted!
     
  5. Jan 14, 2020 at 11:27 PM
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    This picture screams Vancouver Island..
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2020 at 11:29 PM
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    Here is my long bed 3D210C17-6D22-484C-805A-0DD141711AB7.jpg
     
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  7. Jan 14, 2020 at 11:42 PM
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    That picture was taken on Morning Mountain above Nelson BC.
     
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  8. Jan 15, 2020 at 5:59 AM
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    DCLB for me. Either way we all have great trucks enjoy
     
  9. Jan 15, 2020 at 6:02 AM
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    Looks great!
     
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  11. Jan 15, 2020 at 6:04 AM
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    If they offered a medium bed it would be perfect.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2020 at 6:06 AM
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    Another great looking truck! I had a hard time deciding between black and MGM...
     
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  13. Jan 15, 2020 at 6:24 AM
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    I like the way the long bed versions look. IMO, the short beds are nothing but a wheelbarrow with four tires.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    I’ll never understand why contractors build garages so small. I made sure mine was big enough. I finished part of it into 2 bedrooms and a full bath , yes finished out part of the garage. I still have room for a work area, 2 vehicles, 2 Harley’s and a dirtbike. All lawn equipment is also in its own storage closet built into the garage. Still tons of room to walk around and work.
     
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  15. Jan 15, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    Couldn’t agree more, a 5.5’ bed would look perfect on these trucks.

    I believe Ford previously offered their extended cab trucks with a 5.5’, 6.5’, or 8’ beds.
     
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  16. Jan 15, 2020 at 6:38 AM
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    Luckily I just keep my old war horse. 1999 S10 4X2 with 6ft bed and 5 speed manual. 263k miles and runs perfect. 11 years I’ve kept the old ‘get er done’ truck. I did move a 75 inch flat screen in my Taco with no issue though.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2020 at 6:47 AM
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    Everyone,

    I have a '16 DCSB but want to trade for '20 LB so I can sleep in the back of it. I'm going to put a camper cover on it.

    Trying to decide between Access Cab or Double Cab.

    Is the total length of an Access Cab long bed equal to a DCLB? Seems like it would be less by a few inches. I may go with Access Cab due to parking in my garage if it is shorter. I don't really need a double cab.

    Also which one looks better IYO?
     
  18. Jan 15, 2020 at 6:55 AM
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    LBs are ugly IMO, but I still recently traded in my SB for the LB to the left. If you need to haul more stuff than the SB holds, well . . . its a truck not a girlfriend
     
  19. Jan 15, 2020 at 7:05 AM
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  20. Jan 15, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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    Pickup trucks have beds.

    Minivans have doors.

    Pick one.

    Short bed 4 door trucks are just dumb. And please, no whining about your kids and dogs comfort. They would be more comfortable in a Ridgeline.
     

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