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It's only hard to drive if you suck at driving.
It has a tight turn radius and is as easy to maneuver as any other truck.
If you can park/drive a car, SUV or standard size truck, you can handle a DCLB with no issue.
If you are like 80+% of drivers out there that can't drive, park, pay attention, maintain speed, stay in a lane, judge distance, stay off your goddam phone, etc, don't get a DCLB.
It will just be that much harder to do all those things.
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It's only hard to drive if you suck at driving.
It has a tight turn radius and is as easy to maneuver as any other truck.
If you can park/drive a car, SUV or standard size truck, you can handle a DCLB with no issue.
If you are like 80+% of drivers out there that can't drive, park, pay attention, maintain speed, stay in a lane, judge distance, stay off your goddam phone, etc, don't get a DCLB.
It will just be that much harder to do all those things.
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My company has had me in an f250 since 2010. I had a few miles on the current one and saw they had a dclb tundra on the yard as a loaner/runner truck with 15k on the clock. They were ordering me another f250 when I asked if I could have the tundra dclb instead. They couldn't believe I'd give up the ton for the tundra.
I love it. Still holds all my schitt, 100gallins of diesel, and 10 times more comfortable ride than the Ford.
Doesn't seem as hard to park, either. Especially if I'm backing in. Only wish it had the large fuel tank.
Oh, and 2 tundras in the drive now. The wife is wanting to get out of the Yukon too, and pining for a crew cap tundra with another kiddo on the way🙂 She's also looking at a Scubaru Ascent😐
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For the first time ever, the new F250 has caught my eye as actually looking good.
Talking to a co-worker last week, he said a good friend of his bought one this year and hated it. Said it rode like an old dump truck. So rough that hitting a bump at speed on the interstate would actually jump the front end over left or right.
He hated it so much he took a $10k hit and traded for a Chevy Duramax.
I looked it up and the new F-250 with 6.2 gas has 385 hp and 430 tq.
That's 3 more hp and 30 more tq than the tundra that came out in 2007,..... 12 yrs ago. The F250 also has a 6spd tranny and averages 15 mpg.
The only difference is payload and towing. They put a softer rear suspension in the tundra to call it a half ton. But in reality, it is on par with a $70k 2019 3/4 ton in every other way, and equal to if they beefed up the suspension.
Point is, people constantly bitch that the Tundra needs to "catch up". But it has always been on par with other 3/4 tons and still is, after 12 yrs of doing nothing.
And the only thing a 6.2 would do is add a little tq. Which is useless if they don't beef up the suspension.
At $33k for my DCLB SR, I'm way ahead of the game.

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But it doesn't have a 12" tablet to control the heater, soooo, it's not on par with the new trucks.
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For the first time ever, the new F250 has caught my eye as actually looking good.
Talking to a co-worker last week, he said a good friend of his bought one this year and hated it. Said it rode like an old dump truck. So rough that hitting a bump at speed on the interstate would actually jump the front end over left or right.
He hated it so much he took a $10k hit and traded for a Chevy Duramax.
I looked it up and the new F-250 with 6.2 gas has 385 hp and 430 tq.
That's 3 more hp and 30 more tq than the tundra that came out in 2007,..... 12 yrs ago. The F250 also has a 6spd tranny and averages 15 mpg.
The only difference is payload and towing. They put a softer rear suspension in the tundra to call it a half ton. But in reality, it is on par with a $70k 2019 3/4 ton in every other way, and equal to if they beefed up the suspension.
Point is, people constantly bitch that the Tundra needs to "catch up". But it has always been on par with other 3/4 tons and still is, after 12 yrs of doing nothing.
And the only thing a 6.2 would do is add a little tq. Which is useless if they don't beef up the suspension.
At $33k for my DCLB SR, I'm way ahead of the game.
My old f250's averaged 10.2mpg and my dclb tundra is at 11.7mpg. lots of idling and sitting in my line of work. Personal tundra is around 15.3 on the 33"x12" ridge grapplers. My old Duramax is an honest 17, but it doesn't see the drive and idle time my work trucks do.

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New to the forum and just picked up a nice '16 DC 8ft bed. I hadn't mentioned anything and even the salesman called it a unicorn.
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I see one now and then around town here. Someday I'm gonna catch the guy and find out where he got it. The sales guys at three different dealers around here all told me they aren't made and one of those guys has been a Toyota sales manager for over 15 years. I guess tells you what he knows. At any rate, the next one will be the long bed.
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New to the forum and just picked up a nice '16 DC 8ft bed. I hadn't mentioned anything and even the salesman called it a unicorn.
Nice! Looks exactly like my 16 DCLB SR5

Is your interior black as well?

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New to the forum and just picked up a nice '16 DC 8ft bed. I hadn't mentioned anything and even the salesman called it a unicorn.
When driving around, I encounter the DC 8ft bed more often than I encounter the RCSB unicorn
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yep, sure is. No center console, black interior. Had it two days and I really look forward to the drive to and from work! Such an upgrade over my old Dodge. (2002 quad cab long bed)

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New to the forum and just picked up a nice '16 DC 8ft bed. I hadn't mentioned anything and even the salesman called it a unicorn.
Congratulations and welcome to the "club"!

Funnily enough, I also called mine a "unicorn" soon after I saw it, having seen 8' beds disappearing from the light truck market.

Yours has more "bling" than mine--mine is Bright Red, with the "factory-blackout" treatment (I'm joking--it's the base model's metallic-gray front bumper and grill, with black insert), so I don't have to change my grill to black, because it's already black, like the mirrors, etc.... Yours looks great with the chrome, given the dark color, btw--I've just noticed that some folks here do like to black the chrome out, on certain colors.

The running boards I got put on mine came OFF a 2016 like yours (but it was white). They are black, solid boards that fit up tight to the bottom of the truck, not the tube-style. The dealer swapped them at purchase of our CPO 2014. Allegedly, they are Toyota's "most expensive, cast aluminum, OEM running boards" (so the dealer said) and have a black, non-skid surface. They are SOLID as ****--if you jump up and down on them, the only thing that moves is the whole truck--LOL. I highly recommend them over anything else I've seen--IF solid footing is the primary goal. I also think they look the best of any I've seen, but obviously, that's personal preference.

Actually, just I looked on their website but couldn't find them. If you're interested, I can crawl under them and probably find a part number.

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yep, sure is. No center console, black interior. Had it two days and I really look forward to the drive to and from work! Such an upgrade over my old Dodge. (2002 quad cab long bed)
Mine too--and I'm loving NO center console (my tool bag goes right on the floor, on "the hump," which is a consolation prize for me, as Tundra's don't come with manual shifters, like my old, pre-1997 Fords did). Black interior. My trim level seems to be "sub-SR5," yet it's a huge upgrade, as you said.

I'm still "jazzed" about what my "base" Tundra has, for conveniences--off the top of my head:

Eight (I think?) air bags, 4.30 gears/trans cooler/towing package, ABS, "trailer sway control" (or whatever it's called--haven't towed yet), ESC, powered/heated mirrors, power windows, locks. Actual, working A/C! Cruise-control, adjustable-height headlights, backup camera--I guess I'm just easily amused, but I'm LOVING it--I'm sure you will too! EnTune, of course, but the speakers and *cough* "amp" are very lame. That is one thing I will have to attend to.

Does your SR5 have intermittent wipers? My truck does not, but I've read (here) the upgrade is relatively easy, and done just by swapping in the correct control stalk (approx. $100. for the part, I believe?)

I also got (but have not yet installed) the Toyota, folding "bed step" (or whatever it's name is).

Again, congratulations on finding an 8-footer!!!

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yep, sure is. No center console, black interior. Had it two days and I really look forward to the drive to and from work! Such an upgrade over my old Dodge. (2002 quad cab long bed)
Is there a center seat?
Could you post a picture of the floor were the console would normally go?
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