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Bought a 2014 Tundra DC this past June. We had previously been exploring and adventuring in a 2007 built up Xterra with rooftop tent et all. I also have an 18" Rockwood Mini Lite which we had been pulling with the Xterra.
This past July we pulled the trailer to Oregon with the Tundra for our annual 2 week vacation. Holy crap is all I can say. i honestly had ot keep looking in the mirror (even going up a grade) to see if the trailer was still there. I was very impressed with her towing capabilities.
Anyhoo, the tundra was purchased with the goal in mind to build her into a great adventure and exploration and camping rig. With that thought in mind, we have ordered a Four Wheel Camper which should be ready sometime in late winter or early spring. The travel trailer will be getting sold in the spring, and we will start focusing on longer more adventurous type trips with our new setup.
While a build always seems ot be an ongoing process, I have already replaced all the suspension components (ADS RAcing shocks, MCM Fab uca's, OME Dakar leaf packs, Firestone airbags), and added larger tires and better wheels (295 Nitto Ridge Grapplers on 18" Method Double Standards). I have a front bumper (SSO Slimline Hybrid) to be picked up next week. I have Slee sliders, a winch, and a Hitchgate with fuel can and Hi-Lift jack holders (along with a new TRD Pro grille) sitting in my garage waiting for winter to be done so I can install them).
Our first long and real test of this new build will be pointing north next summer and driving to the Dempster Hwy, all the way to Tuk and the Arctic Ocean. We've been planning this for a couple years now.
Last edited by trikebubble; 11-09-2017 at 07:51 PM.