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God damn it that's a bad arse looking longbed.
Yup. Now...................I think..............I gotta have one.

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There were three silver Tundras at the Tuesday night 'Block House' bass tournament on Lake Allatoona in GA. One was a DCLB, my partner's regular DC and my CM. The DCLB driver said it took a while to get used to backing down the ramp with the LB and his (long) Ranger Boat. I'll grab photos next time...

I am a bit envious of the LB but my dad still has his ~70,000 mile 1993 T-100 RCLB, to haul pine needles and 4'X8' sheets of whatever. Most dependable truck made!

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There were three silver Tundras at the Tuesday night 'Block House' bass tournament on Lake Allatoona in GA. One was a DCLB, my partner's regular DC and my CM. The DCLB driver said it took a while to get used to backing down the ramp with the LB and his (long) Ranger Boat. I'll grab photos next time...

I am a bit envious of the LB but my dad still has his ~70,000 mile 1993 T-100 RCLB, to haul pine needles and 4'X8' sheets of whatever. Most dependable truck made!

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I still drive my 1997 T-100, 4WD, V6, with 247,000+ miles on it.

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I still drive my 1997 T-100, 4WD, V6, with 247,000+ miles on it.
Yours is probably about broke-in by now. Dad's T-100 has made about 725,427 trips down his 800 foot long driveway to get the news paper! I had to "work on it" this year as the coil went bad.

Twenty five years: oil & filter changes, Tires, Brakes and a coil -not too shabby Toyota.

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I will keep my eye out for a low priced used 4WD RCLB with the 5.7L, it's the only truck that I would consider to replace my current '02 4WD 4.7L RCLB.




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Is a DC Long Bed cumbersome to drive around? There is one for sale locally for cheap.
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As far as ext cab long bed trucks go the Tundra has one of if not the shortest turning radius in this class, so I would say apples to apples it would be the easiest to park and drive. That said there is only Ford and Toyota that offer this configuration. In recent years it would seem the traditional 8ft bed that was so common for decades has lost a lot of its favor with the public. So I would suspect that is why you are seeing such a good deal on one.

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Is a DC Long Bed cumbersome to drive around? There is one for sale locally for cheap.
I came from a single cab Tacoma before the Tundra shown in the signature below. It was a big transition, but I think I'm comfortable now. The normal times things get iffy is in tight parking spots. I usually park nice and far away, or try to back in if possible. The days of parking the single cab literally anywhere are over. It doesn't bother me at all. It's like my version of driving a big rig around.

Sometimes tight right hand turns are dicey since you have to take em wide sometimes. It's no problem, and usually just freaks out the other guy in the car it looks like I'm going to hit.

I say pull the trigger. I love my DC LB.


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I have been driving double cab 8 foot box truck and extended full size vans for 30 years, so the DCLB tundra is no different than normal for me. It is not as big as the big 3's similarly equipped truck. I'm on my second DCLB Tundra and still loving it. Oil, Brakes, tires and drive it.

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Respectfully, how is that actually possible, given that even seeing RCLB's is unusual? (Please see the title of this thread, for context.)

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Are DCLB's "Cumbersome"? Generally, no, but....

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As far as ext cab long bed trucks go the Tundra has one of if not the shortest turning radius in this class, so I would say apples to apples it would be the easiest to park and drive. That said there is only Ford and Toyota that offer this configuration. In recent years it would seem the traditional 8ft bed that was so common for decades has lost a lot of its favor with the public. So I would suspect that is why you are seeing such a good deal on one.
Totally agree on the extremely tight turning radius. My wife and LOL'd during the test drive, with the nice dealer lady, because I kept cutting full-lock circles, in a parking lot, because I couldn't believe how tight it turns.

There are two areas where the DCLB could be considered "cumbersome," IMHO.

1. Drive-throughs.
Until I learn a particular drive-thru location, I have to lower my right, outside mirror, and keep an eye on the RR tire, so as not to scrub/jump the curb. This means turning EXTRA WIDE, meaning sometimes I have to open the driver's door and stand on my wide-ass, OEM running board, and "pilot" just how close I can get to the curb with the LF wheel, to give the RR wheel max. clearance (in a right-hand turn).

2. Parking Spaces. I'm "allergic" to door dings. And hit-n-runs. In a metro area, (some) of the parking spots are just too ****ing SHORT. So IF I pullled/backed straight in, 2-4 FEET of Truck are sticking out past the vehicles on either side (if they're small cars). So, sometimes I do the "dick" thing and angle across two spots.

BUT--I try to only do that waaaay far out where no one is parking anyway, because I don't want to get "keyed." Because "MuriKKKa."

I'm considering having some signs printed saying "Extra-Long Truck. Parking Angled for SAFETY." (Or words to that effect--suggestions welcome--SNARK is not.)

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Is a DC Long Bed cumbersome to drive around? There is one for sale locally for cheap.
It isn't cumbersome most of the time. Tight parking lots can be a bitch. Tight trail switchbacks too, if you offroad... plus a bigger chance of high-centering.

The big bonus is of course that huge bed. If you don't need the bed though, it might just be annoying.


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