Recent content by Runt

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    Time to rebuild my shocks:

    Another set of Icon's?
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    1st time truck owner (soon to be) and just discovered Overlanding, need help.

    The 4 to 6 bed occupancy camper makes a 3rd gen Tacoma a very bad choice due to its dismal weight carrying capacity and 3.5 L V6 power curve. A Tacoma is not a heavy tow vehicle or a hauler...its a nimble, reliable mid-sized truck that is good at lots of things but very poor at carrying heavy...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    I highly recommend the Falken Wild Peak tires. We switched two years ago on all our company trucks. Mostly 1 ton trucks on 60 % gravel roads carrying over 1,500 lbs all the time. The flats were 40 % less then the Goodyear Duratrack tires we ran previously. Same main line access roads...
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    F150 vs Tundra....I’ll make a decision tomorrow

    At work we have them all. See them all on the hoist. See the Tundra the least. The mechanics raves about the larger wheel bearings, lighter front end (= less front end wear & tear), bigger brakes, longer and larger springs, ease of obtaining parts, no electrical issues and all around less...
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    Super-simple 12v power source for fridge?

    Your idea will work. For your exact scenario I priced out the battery, screwing around etc and opted to spend $ 200 more on a Goal Zero Yeti Lithium power pack for our 4Runner. Reasons were it can be plugged into an inverter when driving to charge and has an input and out put meter so you...
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    Very cool pop up with lots of neat features on land Rover

    Wow!....that is probably the coolest camper I have ever seen. Brilliant!
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    2013 Chancho The Tundra

    You are welcome. I have a CBI off road built twin swing, tire carrier with tables, 4 fuel can carrier, axe , shovel and high-lift mount.....i.e. lots of weight Tire carriers are fantastic kit but add a lot of weight and Aluminess bumper and a 35" spare is still a significant weight so far off...
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    2013 Chancho The Tundra

    A 35" tire will fit if you take a hammer to the spare tire guide tabs.
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    Vagabond Outdoors Drifter

    I think all the wedge campers on the market have wait times and deposits required. Highest wait time is GFC = 12 to 24 months and lowest is Adventure Trailers = 3 months. GFC is $ 500 deposit and Adventure Trailers is 50 % deposit. There price point in the market reflects the wait times...
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    Post favorite pics of your rig and trailer

    It pulled very well. I no longer have it as we out grew it. But it was a great trailer.....for forest service road type camping.
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    GFC vs. Vagabond

    The quotes I received were just over $ 1,000 more for the AluCab Canopy Camper vs the Vagabond Drifter is similar specifications on fully loaded units sans awnings. But basically every other option.....they are quite different. In the end the big difference is Insulation on the Drifter and a...
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    Introducing the “NEW” Alu-Cab Canopy Camper

    Hi Rin, One more question....I just realized the Alu-Cab Canopy Camper is not exactly the same as the dimensions of the Tacoma SB i.e. Tacoma is a 5.5' box and Alu-Cab Canopy Camper is made for the Ford Ranger or Hi-Lux which have boxes that are 5' that correct? What are the inside...
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    Introducing the “NEW” Alu-Cab Canopy Camper

    That's a awesome idea! Tell them to make it easy to drain for us poor bastards that live in the frozen north ;)
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    Introducing the “NEW” Alu-Cab Canopy Camper

    Hi Rin Can you please provide any more details abut the "Rotomolded Custom Tank in the works"? Is this an Alu-Cab accessory or a OK4WD accessory? How does this mount, what kind of volume etc.