As a senior editor at Expedition Portal, I spend some quality time on the Classifieds Forum perusing vehicles for sale. It will come as no surprise to the reader that not only do I see a great deal of Toyota Tacomas on the forum, but I also see them everywhere else–on Canadian highways and dirt trails (from Vancouver to Calgary, to the Yukon), in the US, and (believe it or not!) on Instagram. I get it–the Tacoma’s convenient size, reliability, and availability of aftermarket parts make for an irresistible platform.
There is a Thai-English catchphrase that I picked up while backpacking: “Same, same, but different.” This round-up of Toyota Tacomas illustrates that point nicely. Whether you’re searching for a Tacoma equipped with a camper–be it an EarthCruiser, Alu-Cab, AT Overland Habitat, or Go Fast Camper–there’s likely something in here for (nearly) everyone.
2016 Toyota Tacoma with EarthCruiser MOD 300 Camper
The current owner of this 2016 Tacoma outfitted the truck with custom Radflo front and rear suspension, Total Chaos upper control arms and welded spindle gussets, and Deaver rear leaf packs. The EarthCruiser camper is made of an insulated one-piece composite shell and boasts a custom-built sink and corner storage unit.
According to the truck’s owner, Mark: “One big plus about this setup is that it fits in an 8-foot garage. 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 [built] by the experts at EarthCruiser.”
Located in Peosta, Iowa, this 2016 Tacoma and EarthCruiser MOD is listed for $62,000. Check out the complete vehicle specs or contact Mark via the original Expedition Portal post here.
2019 Tacoma TRD Off-Road with Alu-Cab Canopy Camper
It appears no expense has been spared on this build, evidenced by the addition of Old Man Emu BP51 coilovers, rear remote reservoir shocks, CBI armor, and Victron and Blue Sea electronics. Strong selling points include a fresh set of BFGoodrich KM3 tires (with only 3,000 miles) and a Dickinson Newport P9000 propane fireplace.
Owner Antonio says the truck has 43,000 miles on the odometer with essentially new modifications. “For example, we just received brand-new parts for the storage boxes inside, and we still have to mount them. In short, if we can get a reasonable offer or an intriguing possible swap (with a difference in cash if necessary), we will move ahead, otherwise, we will keep it.”
Located in Prescott, Arizona, this 2019 Tacoma DCSB TRD Off-Road and Alu-Cab camper is listed for $70,000. Check out the full vehicle specs via the original Expedition Portal post here.
2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road with AT Overland Habitat
This truck and camper combo was built by Goose Gear and was purchased directly from the original owner in May 2018. The build includes an Icon Stage 6 suspension system with custom Deaver springs in the rear to manage the additional weight of the AT Habitat, while a plethora of Baja Designs lighting help illuminate the night. The truck has also been regeared to 4.88:1.
From the owner: “Although my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed our adventures in this awesome setup, it is time for us to move on [to] the next vehicle. This is a complete package, turn-key ready for your next expedition. Everything is in working order and ready to be enjoyed.”
Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this 2016 Tacoma with an AT Overland Habitat is listed for $55,000 OBO. Check out the full vehicle specs via the original Expedition Portal post here.
2019 Toyota Tacoma with Go Fast Camper
With less than 17,000 miles on the odometer, this build is practically new. The Old Man Emu heavy-duty rear leaf springs should require little to no maintenance, the interior of the Go Fast Camper is straightforward, and the addition of Nitro 5.29 gears is a bonus. With the addition of a 33-gallon Long Range America fuel tank, the new owner of this vehicle will be cruising off the beaten path in no time.
From the owner: “No issues. Clean title in hand. Looking to get into a van. I also have a MaxxAir fan yet to be installed that I will include with the sale.”
Located in Madison, Wisconsin, this 2019 Tacoma with a GoFast Camper is listed for $68,000. Check out the full vehicle specs via the original Expedition Portal post here.
2017 Toyota Tacoma with Vagabond Drifter
Due to its minimalist build-out in the rear and set of Cooper STT Pro 315/75R16 tires, this truck is arguably the best option of the bunch if you are prioritizing off-pavement capability over camp comfort.
From the owner: “I love the truck and would be totally fine keeping it, but with a change in my work life, all I do nowadays is watch it from my office window. I am done with the build (famous last words) and am very content with all aspects of it. The truck was built to be comfortable during extended road trips while still handling remote off-road travel. The truck has been off-road a fair amount but has no body damage outside of a few paint chips. Armor powder coat is near perfect; sliders could use a touch-up. Feel free to message me with any questions, thanks for looking!”
Located in Bend, Oregon, this 2017 Tacoma with a Vagabond Drifter is listed for $50,000 OBO. Check out the full vehicle specs via the original Expedition Portal post here.
2019 Toyota Tacoma and Four Wheel Camper Swift
When it comes to overland builds, we often seek a vehicle that is small while driving but large enough to be comfortable at camp. This truck illustrates that point nicely. Plus, I’ll bet the manual transmission keeps things fun and interesting.
From the owner: “We originally designed the vehicle configuration for traveling around the world, but due to Covid had to settle for spending the past year traveling throughout the US and Mexico instead. Given our growing family we have decided to change to a bigger setup, but we will certainly miss the maneuverability and off-road capability of the Tacoma platform. The vehicle has been very well taken care of and is a fully turn-key overland setup ready to drive around the world tomorrow. We would love to see it go to a good home where it will be used extensively.”
Located in Austin, Texas, this 2019 Tacoma with a Four Wheel Camper Swift is listed for $80,000 OBO. Check out the full vehicle specs via the original Expedition Portal post here.
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