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Why no Crewmax with the longer bed?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Nahmow, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Mar 29, 2016 at 11:05 AM
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    Nahmow

    Nahmow [OP] New Member

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    New to this site so I'm not sure if there is already a forum regarding this topic. I'm interested in buying a Tundra. Does anyone know why they will not make a crewmax with the longer 6.5' bed?
     
  2. Mar 29, 2016 at 11:24 AM
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    joonbug

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    welcome to the site. Probably because that would require a whole new frame... too costly for Toyota. I'm not sure why they don't just put the crewmax onto the long bed frame and make a 7' bed.
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2016 at 11:29 AM
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    Thanks. Really like the crewmax with that double cab but the 5.5' bed is to short. Think they will change that in the near future?
     
  4. Mar 29, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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    Toyota really should, they would probably sell like hotcakes... but I doubt they will anytime soon. I really like the space of a crewmax but for me having the 6.5' bed was more important. But the doublecabs aren't that small neither, they have plenty of space for my 2 kids. But I really wish I had the full roll down back window that's on the crews.
     
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  5. Mar 29, 2016 at 12:35 PM
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    GMC just stepped up with a longer bed on the crew cab 1500.......
     
  6. Mar 29, 2016 at 2:06 PM
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    One word (DEMAND).

    No point in r@d a longer bed if you can't sell x amount to cover costs of retool.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2016 at 2:16 PM
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  8. Mar 29, 2016 at 2:41 PM
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    Last time I priced frame extensions, it would cost about $11K to do....:eek: That is one long mamma-jamma.
     
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  9. Mar 29, 2016 at 5:36 PM
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  10. Mar 29, 2016 at 6:29 PM
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  11. Mar 30, 2016 at 6:55 PM
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    Yes, a crew max with a 6.5' bed, wouldn't that be nice. Any shorter on the bed than 6.5' and it would drive me crazy, 8' boards just not as secure back there. However, my DC seats 4 adults just fine, and its really roomy with the kids in back.
     
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