The Toyota Tacoma makes for a great camping/overland platform to build on since it’s extremely reliable and just the right size for tight dirt trails. It’s no longer considered a small truck if you buy a 2005 and up model and the V6 engine is powerful enough to haul a light camper trailer. Besides camping trips, we use our double cab Tacoma as our main family vehicle and grocery-getter.

Check out this quick list of modifications and additions I’ve performed on my truck. Most were done specifically for camping and overland trips to make us as self-reliant as possible.

Truck Specs: 2006 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport V6 | Double Cab, Long Bed
Miles: 93,000 as of 3/23/18.

On-Board Water Pressure system Toyota Tacoma
Water Pressure! One of my favorite truck additions

Current Mods & Additions:

  • Softopper camper shell
  • On-board water pressure system
  • Bed-rail QuickFist mounts for shovel, ax, hi-lift jack, and other accessories.
  • Interior LED light upgrade
  • BajaRack heavy duty roof rack
  • Weathertech floor mats
  • OME 3-inch suspension lift with Bilstein 5100 shocks and Dakar leaf springs
  • Custom seat covers
  • Level 6 MKII custom wheels
  • Cooper AT3 4S tires

Truck Camping/Overlanding Accessories & Recovery Gear

Wanted/Upcoming Mods & Accessories

  • Light bar, hood lights
  • Rock sliders
  • Extended rear shocks and brake lines
  • Backup/reverse camera
  • Dedicated bed lights under softopper