The Tacoma is the truck to beat, and at the end of 2022, it was once again the best-selling mid-size offering in the US by a considerable margin. It’s seemingly the rig that can do it all, whether you want a hardworking commercial truck, a daily driver, or a dedicated overland platform. It’s no surprise that this is the most popular pickup on our forum, with recent examples including this 2018 TRD Off-Road, a 2016 with FlipPac Camper, and a 2011 TRD Sport with a Four Wheel Campers Fleet. The Tacoma is also a favorite with the Expedition Portal team, and Overland Journal chose it as a project vehicle. If you’d like to see how this mid-size hero performs when the tarmac ends, consider watching our 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro and ATerra Tacoma overland camper reviews. Today’s 2016 offering has covered just 65,000 miles and showcases the optional SR5 Package and a long list of premium modifications. However, the ultra-desirable (over $22,000 new) composite-shell EarthCruiser MOD 300 camper really sets this build apart.
From the Seller:
“EarthCruiser used this truck as a demo when developing the MOD campers and then built it out to take on the 2019 Baja XL Rally. Here is your chance to get a field-proven, turn-key, overland build by the experts at EarthCruiser that is ready for your adventure.”
2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Crew Cab
The Tacoma is fitted with a 3.5-liter motor that produces 278 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque, and returns 18/23 mpg (city/highway). A bulletproof engine and drivetrain are mated with excellent all-terrain capability thanks to 4WD, low range, Bilstein shock absorbers (since replaced), all-terrain tires, Multi-Terrain Select System, and more. Inside driver comforts include:
- Premium audio
- Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
- Cruise control
- EarthCruiser MOD 300 camper
- Raceline wheels with Mazama Open Range A/T tires
- MetalTech Blackbird front bumper and rock sliders
- Vision X lighting
- Custom RadFlo suspension, Deaver rear leaf pack, and Total Chaos upper control arms and welded spindle gussets
- Goose Gear seat delete
- AGM battery, 75 amp-hours with 600-watt inverter
This 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Crew Cab and EarthCruiser Camper is listed on eBay for a $52,000 starting price with no reserve and is currently located in Chicago, Illinois. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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