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Overland Classifieds :: 2009 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road w/ Vagabond Outdoors Drifter – SOLD

The Tacoma is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most popular overland platform on our forum, and for good reason. They offer well-equipped interiors and class-leading build quality, reliability, and capability, but in short, they just work. This is a vehicle that you can trust to get you out there and get you home, and while they’re not infallible to issues, they are widely regarded as one of the most reliable trucks money can buy. In addition, the Tacomas desirability ensures that aftermarket support is outstanding with everything you need to optimize this rig for travel. I’ve featured numerous expedition-ready offerings with recent listings, including this 2017 with a Four Wheel Campers Project M, a 2021 with an RSI Smart Cap, and a 2018 with a Go Fast Campers V1. The immense popularity of this Toyota means that it takes a decidedly special build to give me the fizz, and today’s 2009 offering has to be one of the most epic I’ve featured. This stunning rig was built by Vagabond Outdoors and showcases a huge list of aftermarket upgrades, and is topped with the company’s Drifter camper. If you’d like a closer look at the inside of this camper, then check out the tour from Vagabond Outdoors on the Welcome to the Outdoors YouTube channel. In addition, at $47,500, I’d argue this vehicle represents good value considering this is a Tacoma TRD Off-Road, with thousands in upgrades and a fully-equipped $8,000 camper. I appreciate it’s still a considerable sum of money, but for a legitimate turnkey expedition truck, it’s a great deal.

From the Seller:

“This is a well-maintained truck and camper that is completely turn-key. Add food and clothes, and go. Thanks to the diesel heater (run only on kerosene), the interior temperature is comfortably maintained with the thermostat. The screen door, vent window, and fan keep it at a comfortable temperature in the summer months. The full Goose Gear interior buildout keeps your cargo well organized and the central aisle clear. The second battery charges while you’re driving, and the solar maintains it when you’re stopped. I’ve had absolutely no power issues since the solar was added, with the fridge running continuously. This is a 2-owner truck that was purchased in 2011 at 24,000 miles. It has been off-roaded but not abused. And the suspension has been completely upgraded and dialed in during that time. Always maintained with synthetic oil. This truck has no issues and runs great. It gets very little use these days, so it’s time to let it go.”

2009 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

The Tacoma is fitted with a 4.0-liter motor that produces 236 horsepower, 266 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 16 mpg. A long-lived V6 engine is matched with class-leading all-terrain capability thanks to Toyota’s intelligent ATRAC 4WD, locking rear differential (and aftermarket ARB front locker), high and low range, Bilstein shocks (since removed), skid plates, and more. Inside driver comforts include:

  • Pioneer premium audio
  • Console Vault center console
  • Weathertech floor mats
  • Air conditioning
  • Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors

Distinguishing Features

  • King 2.5 remote reservoir shocks, Total Chaos control arms, and Alcan custom leaf springs
  • BAMF bumpers and rock sliders and Relentless Fabrication skid plates
  • SCS Ray wheels with Yokohama Geolandar M/T tires
  • Baja Designs lighting
  • Vagabond Outdoors Drifter camper with Goose Gear full camper system
  • Front Runner awning
  • Dual batteries with 165-watt Merlin solar panel

This 2009 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road with a Vagabond Outdoors Drifter camper is listed for $47,500 and is currently located in Benicia, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Craigslist forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.