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? asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesToyota · 2 months ago

Why most prefer standard size bed when buying new Toyota Tundra ?

I mean long bed, you got more room to carry and can bring standard construction materials because materials come in 8 feet long and sheet comes in 4 by 8.

Even pickup lovers who aren't in construction still can get 8 feet bed just ya know big more space better than not enough.

I mean sales of pickup truck, most is 6 and half feet. Like 80 percents buy standard, only 10 percent choose either long bed or shorter 5 feet long bed.

Only time I see needed short bed needed is if you live in city like New York City, traffic and parking lot spaces is problems which I can understand why. 

But most doesn't live in city or work at downtown. Most people live in small town, small city or country farm where parking and space are not the problems.

But still why most doesn't choose long bed?


So they are happy with standards size, well supposed maybe at rare events where long need is needed which they don't have, what they do to get it around bigger objects than the size of bed they has?

Update 2:

Guess better off buy average size bed and every pickup truck has power enough to pull 8 foot long trailers if buying big loads of 4 by 8 sheets for 19.99 from uhall. Or if don't want bother to rent but own trailer can buy it new for 8 grands. So not bad idea do this instead of dealing with too long everyday everywhere which give ya headaches.

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    They want a truck but they don't actually expect to be hauling large items often enough to need a long bed.

    And DO NOT think that "small town" means "bigger" parking lots or easier parking spaces.  I do have a full size truck - long bed AND extended cap - and I live in a VERY small town and it is a PAIN to fit that truck into MANY of the parking spaces at local businesses.  

    Some people just like trucks but don't actually NEED a truck to actually USE the bed of the truck.  

  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Some people would rather have the extended or 4-door cab rather than a long bed

  • 2 months ago

    If using the truck for snow plowing a short bed is better because the turning radius is less.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago


  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I dont work in a job that requires me to have a truck. Most large items will fit in the bed of a truck, if they wont, I can rent a uhaul. 

    Also having a longer truck is just more of a pain when parking, backing out, doing turns, going through drive-thru, etc

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