Scott Brady recently addressed the growing popularity of full-size trucks in his article the Full-Size Revolution. He also discussed some of the best options for overlanding, which included the Toyota Tundra. In short, these larger trucks provide considerably more power, payload, towing capacity, and comfort than most compact pickups. This ensures they’re better suited for heavier expedition builds intended for long-term trips or life on the road. However, this does come at a cost, literally, with the latest 2022 Tundra TRD Pro listed for $20,000 more than the equivalent Tacoma. Furthermore, as you’d imagine running costs are also considerably higher, with the 2017 V8 Tundra returning a disappointing combined average of 15 mpg. However, while the economy isn’t great for a vehicle, it’s not bad for a rolling-home. Hence, I can assure you that the higher running costs are largely offset by the versatility, comfort, and capability a full-size truck affords. Today’s example is one of the nicest to date, featuring a long list of premium modifications and accessories, and a fully-equipped Four Wheel Campers Hawk Flatbed camper.
From the Seller:
“It’s rare to find a Four Wheel Campers’ Hawk flatbed and Australian built Norweld tray sitting on a Tundra that’s kitted out to hold the weight with ease. Why are we selling? We require a bigger truck to haul all our horses and dirt bikes, but we love Four Wheel Campers so much we will be adding one of their campers to our new setup!”
2017 Toyota Tundra V8
The Tundra is fitted with a V8 motor that produces 381 horsepower, 401 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 15 mpg. A long-lived, albeit thirsty, motor is mated with excellent all-terrain capability thanks to Toyota’s A-Trac (Active Traction Control) 4WD, 2-speed transfer case, 10.6-inches of ground clearance, limited-slip differential (utilizes brakes to simulate a mechanical limited-slip differential), and more. Inside the Tundra includes the following driver comforts:
- Backup camera
- Infotainment system, 6.1-inch
- Adaptive cruise control
- Toyota Safety Sense with Pre-Collision
- Air conditioning
- Dobinsons 2.5-inch lift kit and Firestone airbags
- Four Wheels Campers Hawk with Norweld tray
- Two 200-amp-hour batteries with 360-watts of Go Power solar panels
- ARB front bumper and dual air compressor
- Dometic fridge, 130-liter
- Yakima Jetstream roof rack
- Dometic heater
This 2017 Toyota Tundra V8 with 2019 FWC Flatbed and Norweld Tray is listed for $125,000 and is currently located in Colorado. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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