Overlanding is about experience above all else, but with so many amazing rigs and desirable accessories on offer, it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture. GAS, or gear acquisition syndrome, is something many people, including myself, suffer from. You can end up making impulsive purchases that ultimately detract from getting out there and exploring. Similarly, when perusing our Classifieds, it’s all too easy to fixate on heavily modified rigs while forgetting entirely what’s practical. As someone who has owned a 1986 Vanagon Syncro for a decade, I can attest to this and have spent five times the initial purchase price on repairs and upgrades, which is money that would’ve been far better spent on travel and experiences. It’s for these reasons and many others that the Toyota Tacoma remains the best-selling truck in North America. In short, it’s the platform of choice for people who want to prioritize the journey above all else. Sure, there are better-equipped and more powerful options on the market, but all fall short of Toyota’s fabled build quality and reliability. However, don’t be mistaken in thinking this is not an exciting option, with the TRD Pro model being engineered from the factory for backcountry exploration. Further still, the immense popularity of this model means that aftermarket care is excellent, ensuring no two Tacomas are the same. It’s also a favorite with the Expedition Portal team, with various iterations tested on our YouTube channel, including the 2022 Tacoma Pro, ATerra Tacoma Overland Camper, and a deep dive on the new Trailhunter.
Today’s one-owner 2021 TRD Pro offering is one of the nicest we’ve showcased, with over $50,000 of premium upgrades, and has covered just 39,000 miles. I highly recommend checking out the original forum listing linked at the bottom of this classified which includes attachments meticulously detailing the vehicle’s maintenance and servicing schedule, a full breakdown of upgrades and associated costs, and additional photos.
From the Seller:
“This 2021 Tacoma TRD Pro is a purpose-built camping rig. The mission when building this truck was to take all the amenities of an RV and package them in a lightweight yet capable mid-size truck. The Super Pacfic X1 Camper is the main star of the show here, but when paired with the Redarc RedVision System and the Goose Gear Camper System, it becomes an incredibly well-rounded build.
I’m committed to finding the right buyer who appreciates the amount of detail, thought, and work that went into building this vehicle. I also believe in being transparent on pricing and total costs. I have itemized almost every cost with receipts that I can share in a separate doc with serious buyers. At a high level, I used the KBB Private Party Value and applied a 15% depreciation to ALL of the modifications, which I believe is fair considering I’m not including labor, hardware, and custom parts. The Goose Gear System and Superpacific camper were acquired $7,000+ below market value; those cost savings I’m passing over to the buyer. If you were to attempt to rebuild this vehicle today net-new, it would cost $120,000+ easily. Willing to work with potential buyers on removing modifications and adjusting the package to reduce price.”
2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
The Tacoma is fitted with a bulletproof 3.5-liter V6 that, in stock form, delivers 278 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque, and returns 17/20 mpg (please note today’s offering has been uprated with a CVC Performance tune). A long-lived motor and drivetrain are matched with excellent all-terrain capability thanks to 4WD, crawl control, TRD tuned suspension with Fox internal bypass shocks (since replaced), a locking rear differential, 9.4 inches of ground clearance (since increased), a Desert Air intake, multi-terrain select system, skid plates, and more. Inside, the interior is well-equipped with driver comforts that include:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Heated and powered leather seats
- Dual-zone climate control
- JBL audio
- Infotainment system with navigation
- Keyless entry
- Toyota Safety Sense driving assistant systems
- Heated mirrors
- Power steering, locks, windows, and mirrors
- Super Pacific X1 camper
- Full Goose Gear system
- Viair 300P air compressor
- National Luna 50-liter, dual-zone fridge/freezer
- SSO Slimline front bumper
- Baja Designs and Hardkoor lighting
- Overland Vehicle Systems Superlite 270 awning
- Full Prinsu rack
- Old Man Emu BP-51 shocks and Tubular UCAs, HD Dakar leaf pack, Wheeler Offroad bump stops, and Archive Garage Hammer hanger and shackles
- Battle Born heated 100-amp-hour lithium battery, Redarc RedVision system, Sunflare Xplor 210-watt solar panel, Renogy MPPT controller and inverter, Victron MPPT 75/15 controller, and more
- Method Race Wheels with Toyo Open Country AT3W tires
- Wilwood Superlite 6R Big Brake Kit
- Nitro 5.29 gears
- Winch 10S synthetic
- RCI rock sliders, R4T LCA skid plate, and custom cross rails
This 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro with a Super Pacific X1 camper is listed for $75,000 and is currently located in San Diego, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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