Expedition built 2017 Tacoma - AT Habitat, Goose Gear, Icon, CBI, etc.

MTSN

Explorer
#1



OVERVIEW

This is a rare opportunity to buy a complete, turn key expedition rig that has been built with only the highest quality and functional parts. It was built to explore everything from Prudhoe Bay to Ushuaia, and more if you want to ship it overseas. While the third generation Tacoma is a great platform as it comes from the factory, the synergy and capability gained from combining it with offerings from Adventure Trailers, Goose Gear, Icon, Warn, BFG and others is hard to appreciate until you've experienced it. The balance of trail capability and pavement comfort is excellent, and the incredibly fast and easy camp set up is second to none. It has many of the pros of a pop up camper trailer but in a smaller and more maneuverable package. Because it is only nominally larger than a stock Tacoma, it will go places full size campers and adventure vans can only dream about.

THE TRUCK

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab

- 33.2k miles
- Premium, JBL and Tech packages
- dual zone/automatic climate control, navigation, apps like Pandora, bluetooth, heated seats, Qi wireless charging, moonroof, power rear window
- just serviced at Mountain States Toyota on Friday 6/29
- both original keys/remotes
- clean Colorado title in hand
- 4.88 Nitro gears
- OEM TRD Pro grill

THE BUILD

The build is comprised of an exhaustive list of only the best parts, and I'll do my best to outline everything below. The vehicle and electrical work was done by Sierra Expeditions, and the Habitat and Goose Gear interior was done by Goose Gear.

Suspension:

- Icon 2.5" remote reservoir coilover with 700 pound coils
- Total Chaos upper and lower control arms
- Total Chaos LCA cam tab gussets
- Total Chaos coil bucket gussets
- Total Chaos spindle gussets
- Icon 2.5" remote reservoir CDCV shocks
- Deaver custom leaf pack
- Total Chaos 2.0 rear bumpstop kit
- Fox Racing hydraulic bumpstops
- BFG KM3 285/70/17 tires (brand new - first set Discount Tire installed in Denver)
- American Racing Baja wheels 17"x9"

Armor/Recovery:

- CBI T3 Pro front bumper
- Vision X 21" Xmitter Prime light bar
- Vision X Optimus fog lights
- Warn 9.5 XPS winch with synthetic line
- Factor 55 hawse fairlead
- Factor 55 Flatlink
- CBI T3 dual swingout rear bumper
- full size brand new spare on one swingout
- jerry can basket with 2 five gallon black jerry cans
- CBI Pro rock sliders
- 4 Maxtrax on Maxtrax pins mounted to exterior of Habitat
- Long Ranger 34 gallon/129 liter fuel tank
- Safari/ARB Airmax snorkel

Camping/Electrical:

- Adventure Trailers Habitat
- full carpet
- updated version without stamped logo (earlier versions had leaking where it was stamped)
- painted to match truck
- Goose Gear full interior buildout
- base plate system
- 2 storage drawers accessible from front and top
- folding bench seats
- fridge slide with cabinet
- removable cutting board to access fridge when camper is closed up
- 13 gallon custom stainless steel water tank with inline filter behind rear seats
- Dynamat on the rear wall and around water tank
- Whale 12v water pump connected to hose in camper
- National Luna 52L Weekender Fridge
- sPOD SE 8 circuit touchscreen
- 2 display system: full control inside cab and inside camper
- IBS dual battery system
- Odyssey Extreme Group 35 main battery
- Odyssey Extreme PC1800 house battery
- Rigid interior LED lighting A series red and white lights
- Rigid exterior scene lighting
- Rigid SRQ reverse lights
- ARB twin air compressor
- hard mounted under hood
- 2 remote air chucks plumbed to front and rear bumpers (don't have to open hood to air up)
- Blue Sea USB outlets in cab and in camper
- Blue Sea 12v sockets in cab and in camper
- Blue Sea voltmeter in camper (IBS controller in cab)
- HD rear view camera to replace rear view mirror
- Iridium satellite phone antenna
- Hardwired for auxiliary Garmin navigation unit

HIGHLIGHTS

This truck has many unique features that make using it a pleasure and makes camping much more enjoyable. A crowd pleaser is the pressurized clean water that comes from the water tank and 12v pump which is perfect for washing your hands, doing dishes or rinsing off. The Habitat in general is a game changer for camping - fast and simple setup (I have it down to about 1.5 minutes 100% solo), secure and high off the ground, easy to get into and out of, tons of privacy, easy to lounge around in, great for sitting out bad weather (especially with the fold down seats and extendable desk/platform), super comfortable mattress, tons of headroom, many electrical access ports and plenty of LED lighting. Because it's made of aluminum, its weight doesn't limit the off road capability of the truck, and it physically fits great on virtually any trail.

The Icon suspension on this truck is simply superb. Being able to dial in the settings with a simple turn of a knob is incredibly useful, and the springs are perfectly set up for the weight of the truck and camper. I have BP51 coilovers on my 200, and I much prefer the Icon setup on the Tacoma. Even though there are lots of cool stuff on the truck, perhaps my favorite is the ARB twin air compressor that has lines plumbed to the back (inside the Habitat) and the front bumper, so you can turn the compressor on via the sPOD and hook up the ARB digital inflator without ever popping the hood. The twin compressor is very fast particularly when airing up 33s, so it's an easy affair to get rolling again after being on the trail. I also had an upholstery shop replace the factory driver seat foam with a higher density and slightly thicker foam that transformed the comfort of the truck (it did not affect the heated seat element in any way). It's now easy to drive all day whereas prior to the upgrade I didn't find the seat very comfortable. The huge 34 gallon fuel tank makes a long day of driving easy too with impressive range.

DEFICIENCIES

If I had enough PTO, I would hop in the truck tomorrow and do a 6 month road trip all over North America, and the truck needs nothing to do that trip. The only 2 slight blemishes are a door dent on the passenger front door and a rock chip on the windshield. The door dent was there when I bought the truck from the original owner (he did the vast majority of the work, and I've owned it for just under 1 year), and I've had a couple of appointments to get it fixed. My appointments have been canceled however when hail storms have popped up since it's more lucrative for them to take care of 100 cars instead of pulling a dent for me. I have a quote for under $200 for paintless dent repair and one for $650 from a shop that includes paint. I have an appointment with the PDR guy in 2 weeks, so if I still have the truck then I'll get it taken care of. If someone wants the truck before then, I'll deduct the cost of the repair from the purchase price. The chip in the windshield is minor and doesn't affect visibility and doesn't appear to be the type to spread, but it's there in the interest of full disclosure.

WHY AM I SELLING??, LOCATION, PRICE, CONTACT INFO

I'm sure a lot of people will wonder why I'm selling such an awesome truck. It truly is one of the nicest and well sorted trucks to hit the market in some time, and I have been on the fence of whether or not to sell. The issue is that I have two 200 series Land Cruisers, 2 motorcycles, a trailer (not including my wife's car), and I'm close to inking a deal on a 997.2 4 GTS. I'm already out of car storage and have been paying quite a bit to keep the Tacoma in a storage facility.

I'm located in Denver, CO, which is where the truck is stored. I have a trip planned to Telluride, CO at the 200 at the end of July, so if someone wanted to pick up the truck there I'd gladly drive it down. Also, if someone wanted to pick it up in Moab, I could be convinced to drive it down, camp in it one last time, then hand over keys.

The truck has a blue book value around $38k, and there are $52k in added aftermarket parts which does not include labor (I can send a spreadsheet over of the costs of the modifications to interested parties). I'm asking $64k as it sits right now which is essentially getting all the mods for half price plus zero labor/install costs. There are few trucks that offer this much equipment and capability at this price point (excluding bespoke $$$ builds).

Shoot me a PM or reply here, and I'll respond with my email address and phone number. I've sold a few vehicles here and other places, and I'm quick to respond and easy to work with.

TL;DR
Best truck ever, $64k, come and get it in Denver or I'll meet you in Moab or Telluride
 
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MTSN

Explorer
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Here is the dent in the front passenger door. It is hard to photograph, but a PDR guy said he should be able to pull it for less than $200. I also have a quote from a different body shop who wanted to do a little paint work when they pull the dent, and the total for everything with them is $650. I've had multiple appointments to get it fixed, but the shops have canceled on me multiple times as we've had some hail storms that have proved much more lucrative for them to focus on. Current wait time is 2 weeks until I take it into the PDR guy.

 
#10
Truck is sweet. Seller is a raging lunatic though :)

I kid. I've played with this truck on several occasions (unfortunately never off road) and have put several miles on it myself. The kit is extremely well thought out and put together. Matt has used his time with it to only improve upon the details. I purchased a built JKUR from Matt and we've been buddies since. He's an honest and intelligent caretaker. When you purchase a highly modified vehicle, you buy the previous owner's care and I can say with full confidence Matt spares no expense to feed his terribly pricey vehicular disease.
 
#12



OVERVIEW

This is a rare opportunity to buy a complete, turn key expedition rig that has been built with only the highest quality and functional parts. It was built to explore everything from Prudhoe Bay to Ushuaia, and more if you want to ship it overseas. While the third generation Tacoma is a great platform as it comes from the factory, the synergy and capability gained from combining it with offerings from Adventure Trailers, Goose Gear, Icon, Warn, BFG and others is hard to appreciate until you've experienced it. The balance of trail capability and pavement comfort is excellent, and the incredibly fast and easy camp set up is second to none. It has many of the pros of a pop up camper trailer but in a smaller and more maneuverable package. Because it is only nominally larger than a stock Tacoma, it will go places full size campers and adventure vans can only dream about.

THE TRUCK

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab

- 33.2k miles
- Premium, JBL and Tech packages
- dual zone/automatic climate control, navigation, apps like Pandora, bluetooth, heated seats, Qi wireless charging, moonroof, power rear window
- just serviced at Mountain States Toyota on Friday 6/29
- both original keys/remotes
- clean Colorado title in hand

THE BUILD

The build is comprised of an exhaustive list of only the best parts, and I'll do my best to outline everything below. The vehicle and electrical work was done by Sierra Expeditions, and the Habitat and Goose Gear interior was done by Goose Gear.

Suspension:

- Icon 2.5" remote reservoir coilover with 700 pound coils
- Total Chaos upper and lower control arms
- Total Chaos LCA cam tab gussets
- Total Chaos coil bucket gussets
- Total Chaos spindle gussets
- Icon 2.5" remote reservoir CDCV shocks
- Deaver custom leaf pack
- Total Chaos 2.0 rear bumpstop kit
- Fox Racing hydraulic bumpstops
- BFG KM3 285/70/17 tires (brand new - first set Discount Tire installed in Denver)
- American Racing Baja wheels 17"x9"

Armor/Recovery:

- CBI T3 Pro front bumper
- Vision X 21" Xmitter Prime light bar
- Vision X Optimus fog lights
- Warn 9.5 XPS winch with synthetic line
- Factor 55 hawse fairlead
- Factor 55 Flatlink
- CBI T3 dual swingout rear bumper
- full size brand new spare on one swingout
- jerry can basket with 2 five gallon black jerry cans
- CBI Pro rock sliders
- 4 Maxtrax on Maxtrax pins mounted to exterior of Habitat
- Long Ranger 34 gallon/129 liter fuel tank
- Safari/ARB Airmax snorkel

Camping/Electrical:

- Adventure Trailers Habitat
- full carpet
- updated version without stamped logo (earlier versions had leaking where it was stamped)
- painted to match truck
- Goose Gear full interior buildout
- base plate system
- 2 storage drawers accessible from front and top
- folding bench seats
- fridge slide with cabinet
- removable cutting board to access fridge when camper is closed up
- 13 gallon custom stainless steel water tank with inline filter behind rear seats
- Whale 12v water pump connected to hose in camper
- National Luna 52L Weekender Fridge
- sPOD SE 8 circuit touchscreen
- 2 display system: full control inside cab and inside camper
- IBS dual battery system
- Odyssey Extreme Group 35 main battery
- Odyssey Extreme PC1800 house battery
- Rigid interior LED lighting A series red and white lights
- Rigid exterior scene lighting
- Rigid SRQ reverse lights
- ARB twin air compressor
- hard mounted under hood
- 2 remote air chucks plumbed to front and rear bumpers (don't have to open hood to air up)
- Blue Sea USB outlets in cab and in camper
- Blue Sea 12v sockets in cab and in camper
- Blue Sea voltmeter in camper (IBS controller in cab)
- HD rear view camera to replace rear view mirror

HIGHLIGHTS

This truck has many unique features that make using it a pleasure and makes camping much more enjoyable. A crowd pleaser is the pressurized clean water that comes from the water tank and 12v pump which is perfect for washing your hands, doing dishes or rinsing off. The Habitat in general is a game changer for camping - fast and simple setup (I have it down to about 1.5 minutes 100% solo), secure and high off the ground, easy to get into and out of, tons of privacy, easy to lounge around in, great for sitting out bad weather (especially with the fold down seats and extendable desk/platform), super comfortable mattress, tons of headroom, many electrical access ports and plenty of LED lighting. Because it's made of aluminum, its weight doesn't limit the off road capability of the truck, and it physically fits great on virtually any trail.

The Icon suspension on this truck is simply superb. Being able to dial in the settings with a simple turn of a knob is incredibly useful, and the springs are perfectly set up for the weight of the truck and camper. I have BP51 coilovers on my 200, and I much prefer the Icon setup on the Tacoma. Even though there are lots of cool stuff on the truck, perhaps my favorite is the ARB twin air compressor that has lines plumbed to the back (inside the Habitat) and the front bumper, so you can turn the compressor on via the sPOD and hook up the ARB digital inflator without ever popping the hood. The twin compressor is very fast particularly when airing up 33s, so it's an easy affair to get rolling again after being on the trail. I also had an upholstery shop replace the factory driver seat foam with a higher density and slightly thicker foam that transformed the comfort of the truck (it did not affect the heated seat element in any way). It's now easy to drive all day whereas prior to the upgrade I didn't find the seat very comfortable. The huge 34 gallon fuel tank makes a long day of driving easy too with impressive range.

DEFICIENCIES

If I had enough PTO, I would hop in the truck tomorrow and do a 6 month road trip all over North America, and the truck needs nothing to do that trip. The only 2 slight blemishes are a door dent on the passenger front door and a rock chip on the windshield. The door dent was there when I bought the truck from the original owner (he did the vast majority of the work, and I've owned it for just under 1 year), and I've had a couple of appointments to get it fixed. My appointments have been canceled however when hail storms have popped up since it's more lucrative for them to take care of 100 cars instead of pulling a dent for me. I have a quote for under $200 for paintless dent repair and one for $650 from a shop that includes paint. I have an appointment with the PDR guy in 2 weeks, so if I still have the truck then I'll get it taken care of. If someone wants the truck before then, I'll deduct the cost of the repair from the purchase price. The chip in the windshield is minor and doesn't affect visibility and doesn't appear to be the type to spread, but it's there in the interest of full disclosure.

WHY AM I SELLING??, LOCATION, PRICE, CONTACT INFO

I'm sure a lot of people will wonder why I'm selling such an awesome truck. It truly is one of the nicest and well sorted trucks to hit the market in some time, and I have been on the fence of whether or not to sell. The issue is that I have two 200 series Land Cruisers, 2 motorcycles, a trailer (not including my wife's car), and I'm close to inking a deal on a 997.2 4 GTS. I'm already out of car storage and have been paying quite a bit to keep the Tacoma in a storage facility.

I'm located in Denver, CO, which is where the truck is stored. I have a trip planned to Telluride, CO at the 200 at the end of July, so if someone wanted to pick up the truck there I'd gladly drive it down. Also, if someone wanted to pick it up in Moab, I could be convinced to drive it down, camp in it one last time, then hand over keys.

The truck has a blue book value around $38k, and there are $52k in added aftermarket parts which does not include labor (I can send a spreadsheet over of the costs of the modifications to interested parties). I'm asking $64k as it sits right now which is essentially getting all the mods for half price plus zero labor/install costs. There are few trucks that offer this much equipment and capability at this price point (excluding bespoke $$$ builds).

Shoot me a PM or reply here, and I'll respond with my email address and phone number. I've sold a few vehicles here and other places, and I'm quick to respond and easy to work with.

TL;DR
Best truck ever, $64k, come and get it in Denver or I'll meet you in Moab or Telluride

Any trade opportunities?
 
#13
Any trade opportunities?
Most likely the only thing I’d be looking for on trade is a 2009-2014 Porsche 911 C4S, GTS or Turbo (C2S for 991 is ok too). I suppose there are a couple other things out there that could be interesting so feel free to PM me to discuss.
 
#15
PMs are answered. I measured the truck, and it is 84.5" tall which is just barely over what a 7' garage would fit, but I'm guessing if you aired down to ~18psi it would clear. I haven't tried it as I have an 8' opening, but it might be a possibility with a 7' door. Also the length is 231" which is only about 6" longer than stock. If you removed the jerry cans on the back, it would shorten the length by another ~2", so this will fit length wise virtually anywhere a stock Tacoma would.

Here are a couple of pics from Cruise Moab in May. One factor to consider if you buy this truck is the attention it gets. There are hundreds of amazing Toyota 4x4s at Cruise Moab, yet we were constantly waved at, honked at, and surrounded at gas stations and even on the trails. My buddy drove the Tacoma back to Denver while we were in the 200, and he was laughing when we stopped for lunch. He said every couple of minutes people would honk or take pictures and wave and asked if we were getting the same attention. I can safely say nobody noticed us in the 200 :D

Not a bad view to wake up to:













 
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