Full-size trucks are more popular than ever, with overlanders embracing the additional running costs (which are often nominal) in exchange for benefits that include more power and space, enhanced capability, as well as bigger payload and towing capacity.. A big contributor to this trend is that many people are transitioning to full-time remote work and are subsequently able to commit to longer trips or live on the road more permanently. As a result, these travelers are looking towards well-equipped camper set-ups with generous amenities and a comfortable four-season living space.
These heavier configurations will quickly exceed the safe payload of mid-size trucks, which is why full-size options, such as the Toyota Tundra, are the perfect choice. Scott Brady discusses these advantages and profiles some of the best models on the market right now in his article, “Full-size Revolution: Overland Full-size Truck of the Year”. The Tundra is widely considered one of the best options currently available with Scott going so far as to say, “Tundra TRD Pro is arguably the best truck that Toyota has ever sold in North America.” It’s therefore a popular choice for overland builds with recent examples including this 2017 TRD Pro, a 2021 Limited TRD Off-Road, and a 2017 V8 model. If you’d like to know more about what it takes to prepare this vehicle for backcountry travel check out this episode of the Overland Journal Podcast. Today’s low-mileage (89,914 miles) 2012 Crew Max showcases the desirable Rock Warrior package, premium modifications, and is priced at a very reasonable $26,000 OBO.
From the Seller
“Great truck with a really nice expedition build-out and super low miles. My family and I have had a lot of fun traveling around in the truck over the past several years. Ready for whatever adventure you’d like and a perfect platform to drive as is or customize.”
2012 Toyota Tundra Rock Warrior Crew Max
The Tundra featured here is fitted with a 5.7-liter V8 that produces 381 horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque, and returns 13/17 mpg (city/highway). A long-lived, albeit thirsty, motor is matched with excellent go-anywhere capability thanks to Toyota’s TRD Rock Warrior package. This option bolsters the truck’s 4WD performance with 17-inch TRD forged aluminum wheels, Bilstein shocks, limited-slip rear differential, BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, and more. Inside, this edition is equipped with driver comforts that include:
- Cruise control
- Navigation system with Entune
- Air conditioning
- Black cloth bucket seats
- Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
- Towing Package
- Black Rhino wheels with Nitto Ridge Grappler tires
- Expedition One front and rear bumpers and RCI skid plates
- Diode Dynamics and Baja Designs lighting
- MCM Fab Mid-Travel Kit, ADS 2.5-inch coilovers, rear ADS 2.5-inch reservoir shocks, and Deaver U748 leaf springs
This 2012 Toyota Tundra Rock Warrior Crew Max is listed for $26,000 OBO and is currently located in Gulfport, Mississippi. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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