I recently listened to Ashley Giordano’s conversation with Bound for Nowhere on the Overland Journal Podcast. It’s a great discussion during which they touch on vehicle choice and how the wrong decision can completely ruin an adventure. They explain that owning a Tacoma after a series of unreliable rigs made them fall back in love with travel. They previously drove a troublesome Vanagon (much like mine), so I understood the frustrations all too well. It’s easy to become starry-eyed with a photogenic rig that oozes charm and charisma, but I assure you that the magic soon wears off when you are stranded at the side of the road with yet another mechanical failure. The reality is that you really can’t go far wrong with a Toyota whether you invest in a Hilux, Land Cruiser, Tundra, 4Runner, Sequoia, or, indeed, a Tacoma. These vehicles may not be the most luxurious or powerful, but they’re arguably unmatched regarding reliability and build quality. In short, if you purchase a Tacoma, you can focus on the adventure and experience rather than the anxiety and stress that comes with an unreliable vehicle. This mid-size truck is one of the most popular on our forum, with recent examples including a 2022 with a flatbed tray and canopy, a 2016 SR5 and EarthCruiser camper, and a 2016 with a FlipPac camper. If you’d like a better idea of how this platform can be outfitted for travel, check out these inspiring builds from Badass Brunette and Expedition Overland. Today’s 2015 TRD Off-Road has covered just 68,850 miles, showcases premium modifications, and is topped with a Go Fast Camper V1.
From the Seller:
“Up for sale is my 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road. I never thought I’d sell this rig (and I’ll probably regret it), but we went the full-size route. I kept the modifications simple to keep the truck light and focused on a suspension that would perform well on- and off-road, enhancing the Tacoma’s capabilities. At around 250 pounds, the GFC is one of the lightest canopies that pulls double duty for camping and regular truck bed use. It’s been a great combination for adventuring on the remote dirt roads of Southwest Utah and Northern Arizona.”
2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
The Tacoma is fitted with a 4.0-liter V6 that produces 278 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 21 mpg. A dependable engine is matched with excellent all-terrain capability thanks to Toyota’s TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Off-Road Package. This uprates the Tacoma with skid plates, rear locking differential, high and low range, TRD 16-inch alloys, intelligent multi-terrain select system, and more. Inside driver comforts include:
- Infotainment system with backup camera, 6-inch
- Air conditioning
- Tow Package
- Premium audio, 6-speaker
- Power steering, locks, windows, and mirrors
- Icon Stage 8 suspension with 2.5-inch remote reservoir shocks and RTX leaf pack
- Icon Compression wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires
- Go Fast Camper V1
- ARB awning
This 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road with Go Fast Campers V1 is listed for $32,800 and is currently located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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