I was recently listening to a podcast called The Average Overlanders and the guests mentioned how they tried the rooftop tent experience and eventually moved away from it. It got me thinking... why haven't I tried the RTT overlanding experience with my Toyota Tacoma? Of course, it has to do with me having a truck … Continue reading A word on overlanding WITHOUT a RTT (rooftop tent)
This most recent trip to Lake Arrowhead was absolutely amazing with a huge amount of snow but it might have been the straw that broke the camels back. We've used my 2wd Toyota Tacoma Prerunner for camping, overlanding/offroading, and family trips for the past 5 years. But never has there been a time that I … Continue reading 2wd truck in snow and ice: Not so good
After doing a bit a research I decided to give the Softopper brand camper shell a try because of the versatility. Another great alternative is the Bestop SuperTop truck topper which goes for around the same price. Below is a list of my Pros & Cons followed by more detail about this soft-sided truck shell. … Continue reading Why I love my Softopper — a 3 year review
The possibilities are not endless, but you can still have fun. Let's cut to the chase here. Overlanding & offroading with a 2wd truck or SUV isn't the ideal, but it's doable. Having a 4x4 is always the best route and this article isn't meant to be another 4wd vs. 2wd for offroading debate. But … Continue reading Overlanding with a 2wd vehicle — can it make it offroad?
I finally landed my new (to me) Toyota Tacoma, but the search for these non-depreciating workhorses was painful. Literally, my eyes were burning some nights looking at ads and emails trying to find the right truck at the right price. When I decided to buy a used Tacoma instead of new, I had no idea … Continue reading Shopping for a used Tacoma can be a pain in the ass