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It seems that the 5.7 RCLB 2WD work trucks are in short supply. My dealer said there're only 350 in the country and 6 in the northeast. There are a few V6 models in my area, but the concensus is that the mpgs will be bad with a V6.

Any owner's of either type out there please comment.

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It seems that the 5.7 RCLB 2WD work trucks are in short supply. My dealer said there're only 350 in the country and 6 in the northeast. There are a few V6 models in my area, but the concensus is that the mpgs will be bad with a V6.

Any owner's of either type out there please comment.

TIA!
I've got a RCLB 4WD with the 5.7V8. Got 17-ish mpg on the drive back from NC and getting on it occasional around town dropped it to 14-ish mpg. I have not seen another RCLB truck, they are all short beds.

I read that Toyota dialed back production on the worktruck and are increasing production on the crew cab to meet demand. Whoever in Toyota thought they could sticker a pretty stripped worktruck for $29K was smoking some good stuff.
 

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It seems that the 5.7 RCLB 2WD work trucks are in short supply. My dealer said there're only 350 in the country and 6 in the northeast. There are a few V6 models in my area, but the concensus is that the mpgs will be bad with a V6.

Any owner's of either type out there please comment.

TIA!
Same here. Waiting for one white 5.7 RC long or standard bed. Not in Toyota's priority list right now for 5.7's. Sucks. It should get preety decent gas mileage compared to the heavier versions. V6?? Not worth paying the price for a V6. I have an 06 V6 RCLB right now. The truck weighs 3996 lbs. Not too bad power to weight ratio. But putting the same V6 on a 5000 lb truck ?? Not a good idea. Gas mileage will suffer and you'll have less power. A 4.7L would be a good alternate. Or probably put one on special order.
 

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Same here. Waiting for one white 5.7 RC long or standard bed. Not in Toyota's priority list right now for 5.7's. Sucks. It should get preety decent gas mileage compared to the heavier versions. V6?? Not worth paying the price for a V6. I have an 06 V6 RCLB right now. The truck weighs 3996 lbs. Not too bad power to weight ratio. But putting the same V6 on a 5000 lb truck ?? Not a good idea. Gas mileage will suffer and you'll have less power. A 4.7L would be a good alternate. Or probably put one on special order.
Hey Art,

Does your '06 have the 3.4 or the 4.0 V6?
 

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Hey Art,

Does your '06 have the 3.4 or the 4.0 V6?
It has a 4.0L. Not too bad performance for this type configuration 06 Tundra. Gas mileage is around 18 to 20 and I'm not a conservative driver. JUst turned 7,800 miles this week. So far, no problems.
 

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I read that Toyota dialed back production on the worktruck and are increasing production on the crew cab to meet demand. Whoever in Toyota thought they could sticker a pretty stripped worktruck for $29K was smoking some good stuff.
I think you're right. Dianne is looking for a regular cab long bed for me and tells me that are only a few in the pipeline for the whole western USA.

I'm not sure how you define "work" truck, though -- mine is basically intended as a work vehicle, but I want an SR5 anyway 'cause my arm gets real sore if I have to roll the window up and down myself. :clown: :D
 

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I think you're right. Dianne is looking for a regular cab long bed for me and tells me that are only a few in the pipeline for the whole western USA.

I'm not sure how you define "work" truck, though -- mine is basically intended as a work vehicle, but I want an SR5 anyway 'cause my arm gets real sore if I have to roll the window up and down myself. :clown: :D
Yeah, I went and got mine in NC. Got tired of waiting on the local dealers.

Toyota defines work truck as manual windows and locks, vinyl flooring, and black bumpers. I never found a single cab long bed 5.7V8 SR5 anywhere. Good luck with that!
 

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I think you're right. Dianne is looking for a regular cab long bed for me and tells me that are only a few in the pipeline for the whole western USA.

I'm not sure how you define "work" truck, though -- mine is basically intended as a work vehicle, but I want an SR5 anyway 'cause my arm gets real sore if I have to roll the window up and down myself. :clown: :D
We just got a slate metalic regular cab long bed 5.7L In today ,,, Did not see if it was 2wd OR 4wd..

Sorry this is a base grade manual window,,,,
 

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I think you're right. Dianne is looking for a regular cab long bed for me and tells me that are only a few in the pipeline for the whole western USA.

I'm not sure how you define "work" truck, though -- mine is basically intended as a work vehicle, but I want an SR5 anyway 'cause my arm gets real sore if I have to roll the window up and down myself. :clown: :D
Work trucks are usually reg cabs white, long bed, non-SR5, regular steel wheels, may or may not have a floor mat, vinyl flooring instead of carpet, may or may not have power windows, most likely will have a bench seat, no chrome, cloth seats, basic cd/AM/FM radio. Basically a plane jane boring truck to most people . But just like you, I like this model and with a 5.7L its a sleeper. Ya long beds are hard to come by. A dealership in San Diego just got a white SR5 reg cab, standard bed, 5.7 , so I'll take a look at it this weekend if it is still available.
 

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Ya long beds are hard to come by. A dealership in San Diego just got a white SR5 reg cab, standard bed, 5.7 , so I'll take a look at it this weekend if it is still available.
The white SR5s look sharp -- at first glance, just another work truck, but then...hmmm....a little chrome.....hey, what's that 5.7 badge? :tu:

I've got my heart set on Blue Streak, though...
 

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The white SR5s look sharp -- at first glance, just another work truck, but then...hmmm....a little chrome.....hey, what's that 5.7 badge? :tu:

I've got my heart set on Blue Streak, though...
Exactly!!! My 06 is a white, RCLB, work truck, V6 though. The 5.7 is gonna be a blast!!!
 

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We just got a regular cab long bed V6 for a delivery truck a few weeks ago. We averaged 17.7 mpg on the last tank of gas, around 50/50 on city/highway driving.
 

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Exactly!!! My 06 is a white, RCLB, work truck, V6 though. The 5.7 is gonna be a blast!!!
Actually, I am really a misfit in this thread :D 'cause not only am I looking for one of them fancy-schmancy SR5s but Dianne talked me into wimping out with a 4.7. :rolleyes: So it will be my slightly slower and slightly cushier work truck... ;)

I actually started by considering the V-6 but for just over a grand you get a V-8 and a tow package, too. Outstanding value, I figure...
 

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Actually, I am really a misfit in this thread :D 'cause not only am I looking for one of them fancy-schmancy SR5s but Dianne talked me into wimping out with a 4.7. :rolleyes: So it will be my slightly slower and slightly cushier work truck... ;)

I actually started by considering the V-6 but for just over a grand you get a V-8 and a tow package, too. Outstanding value, I figure...
That's true. If you don't really need the power of 5.7 and you need the truck now, then 4.7 will do. But if you want to go all out get the 5.7. Have the dealer order it for you. Toyota of Escondido has one, white SR5, 5.7 standard bed. Contact the Fleet/internet sales---Rick Taylor, and just tell them Art from Perris gave you the info. I have not seen it yet. I'll look at it this weekend --if it is still available. If you want it, you can have it. I'll just wait for another one. No monetary gain for me here. Just good people at that dealership.
 

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We just got a regular cab long bed V6 for a delivery truck a few weeks ago. We averaged 17.7 mpg on the last tank of gas, around 50/50 on city/highway driving.

That gas mileage figure is encouraging. I do alot of local driving, sitting at idle. That's where the V6 might be a plus. My loads take up space. They're not heavy. Oh, what to do?
 

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That's true. If you don't really need the power of 5.7 and you need the truck now, then 4.7 will do. But if you want to go all out get the 5.7. Have the dealer order it for you. Toyota of Escondido has one, white SR5, 5.7 standard bed. Contact the Fleet/internet sales---Rick Taylor, and just tell them Art from Perris gave you the info. I have not seen it yet. I'll look at it this weekend --if it is still available. If you want it, you can have it. I'll just wait for another one. No monetary gain for me here. Just good people at that dealership.

The one rub with the 4.7 is the timing belt. That's an added expense that has to be figured in, I reckon.
 

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That gas mileage figure is encouraging. I do alot of local driving, sitting at idle. That's were the V6 might be a plus. My loads take up space. They're not heavy. Oh, what to do?
Same with me: bulky but light equipment - surfing, windsurfing boards, sails... Sometimes need to drive on beach... End up getting White SR5 DC LB 5.7 4WD :tu: :D
 

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Actually, I am really a misfit in this thread :D 'cause not only am I looking for one of them fancy-schmancy SR5s but Dianne talked me into wimping out with a 4.7. :rolleyes: So it will be my slightly slower and slightly cushier work truck... ;)

I actually started by considering the V-6 but for just over a grand you get a V-8 and a tow package, too. Outstanding value, I figure...
Guess what??? I got the RCSB 5.7L in Super White SR5!!! It is a blast to drive. More agile than the DC versions. Very sporty. Bucket seats, floor shifter, etc. Good sound system, disc changer. Big improvement from my 06 Reg Cab. You should put the 5.7 on order. Its a reg cab, so its not gonna be too much of a gas guzzler compared to DC, Crewmax, 4x4 models.
 

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$2500 incentive in SoCal on regular cabs...something tells me there's gonna be some regular cabs flying out of the dealerships! I just hope Dianne doesn't get too busy to find me a truck! :eek:
 

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I got a RCSB on 5/3. 5.7/SR5/TOW/steel wheels. I like the extra half foot on the SB, with the tailgate down it hauls plywood etc. very well.

I put a headache rack and rear rack on it today. Makes hauling a jon boat or kayak a snap. Not to mention the long surf rods.

I pull a 5k trailer to various customer sites about 10-12 times per year. It was dogging the Tacoma:eek:.

I don't haul passengers often, never more than 1. The back seat of my trucks were just storage for manuals and tech equipment. The area behind the seats on the RC is fine for my needs. Besides the turning radius of the short truck is tight!

Tooling around the Houston area the mileage has been around 16.5.
 
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