Post by jitterbugdude on Oct 25, 2017 3:40:04 GMT -5
Always been an 8 ft bed man myself. I picked up a Ford extended cab with 6 ft bed once because it was given to me (well, almost). I only had it for a month and sold it for a huge profit. I could not believe what a difference 2 feet make in a bed. The bed was just way too small for my needs. But hey, if you like it that's what matters. Better than these monster trucks people drive and need 2 parking spots to park in.
That is a nice looking Tacoma, my daily driver is a Nissan Frontier, 2wd, they are a step down from the Toyota... but it sure was nice to get into a pickup again.
One nice thing about a short bed is that it isn’t as convenient for people to want to borrow on moving day... along with your back.
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
8 foot beds are awesome for hauling. That is for sure. The short wheelbase trucks are very handy for getting around some of the narrow, winding jeep trails and old mining roads that we find ourselves on. We tried a big crew cab Ford one year for a desert rockhounding trip. Lots of room, but too long and wide for a lot of the roads we were using.
Many of them in these parts. They are the best for our mountain trails. Good fuel economy and legendary reliability.
I am a full size American pick-up guy. Ford F-250, modified, with a 7.3 Liter diesel. More truck than I need now. At 8,100 pound curb weight, it is not economical to run unless working on a job. It has done its share of hauling loads, with and without a trailer, on narrow mountain roads through the snow and in dry conditions.
There is also a Landcruiser here. Bought new in 1987, it is still on the job doing what it does best- crawling along.