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  1. Tyler

    Topper / Camper Rossmönster Lagom pop-up camper with see-thru walls

    Has anyone seen or heard of these? The pictures seem interesting but I hadn't heard of them until just now, so idk. https://www.rossmonsteroverland.com/the-lagom-series/ Original link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpC2Q8_MVt8
  2. zsmith4472

    Lighting Lightbar Recommendations?

    So for this roof rack attached from Victory 4x4, what lightbar would work best with this rack? https://www.victory4x4.com/product/VT23RK.html
  3. mgmyota

    Topper / Camper Softopper camping

    For anyone that has a softopper and camps out of the bed I thought I’d share this here. Looks like a cool concept from a small company. I’m interested in getting one for sure. And yes I know softopper has a tent add on on their website. It’s nice to have options though and I think this looks...
  4. zsmith4472

    Roof Racks Roof Racks

    So I've been roaming around the internet trying to find a roof rack I'd like for my truck. Thing is, I can't seem to find one I love! I definitely want lights on it cause you can never have enough lighting, and the link below is what I've come across so far. I can't seem to find a rack that fits...
  5. itsthex

    Storage Bedside Molle Panel Strength?

    Whats up guys! I am planning on procuring some bedside molle panels for storage of all of my offroad gear and just had a general question for those that have run them before. What's the overall durability like with these kits? Are they able to take abuse; aka: If I'm bouncing hard offroad with...
  6. 406Camper

    Comms Ham Test

    I passed my Ham Technician test today and officially became a member of the tighty-whities club. Highly recommend Hamstudy.org. I am not at all a technical person. Started 1 hour a day (you can break it up throughout the day) on Monday studying the questions online and I was testing at 90%...
  7. R

    RTT on LEER cap

    I’ve been toying around with the idea of putting a RTT on my 100xr shell but Leer doesn’t list the load capacity on their website. I scoured all the forums and every dark corner of the internet looking for this answer, but no luck. Finally I decided to email Leer and got a good answer so I...
  8. A

    Roof Racks Best way to carry 13 ft kayak

    I just bought my first tacoma and im looking for suggestions on a way to carry a 13 foot kayak. I don't want a trailer. Id prefer a bed rack if I could find an overland style that was just a bit higher than the roof of the truck. Any suggestions aee welcome including roof racks.
  9. L

    A very good knife sharper…MK2

    I always found sharpen knives a difficult process..owning many types of sharpen devices…finally I got a electric one….the ‘Work Sharp knife sharper ..model MK2 from Amazon..with extra belts…under $90.00 .. So far one of the best & easiest to use! Super fast ..able to sharpen a dozen knives...
  10. JamesR913

    Rotopax in bed all the time

    Does anyone keep a rotopax installed all the time? Do you keep it full? I have a retrax cover and MOLLE panels on both sides of the bed and was thinking about keeping a rotopax installed and full all the time after see the issues in VA recently.
  11. J

    Off road campers

    Any of you own one ? Been looking at them . I was shocked by the price . I think if I end up going that route I'd probably go with Teton x hybrid. I like the idea of sleeping inside and being able to stand . There are some other cool trailers but I can't see paying a ton just to sleep in a RTT...
  12. J

    Towing a U-haul

    I have a 2018 6 cylinder Tacoma with a cap on the back. Can I tow the largest U-haul trailer filled with house hold furniture (not the washer, dryer or refrigerator) and with the truck bed also filled ? One way will be about 600 mi;es Has any one done similar that can comment ? jackl
  13. StormRnr

    Can I tap into power from the bed AC outlet?

    Howdy, I want to run a compressor in the bed and I can tap into the power supply for the AC inverter to power the compressor. Is there a DC hot back there I can use? Thanks, -M
  14. Classytacos

    Recovery and Tools

    Here is a video I did of the recovery gear and tools I took with me on the last wheeling trip to The Destination Outdoor event. Original link: https://youtu.be/3wbAdebNmwg
  15. Bansuz

    Extang hard or soft folding?

    Hi everyone- I’m considering a tonneau cover with BillieBars setup on my ‘21 DCLB. I’m on the fence about the Extang hard tri-fold vs soft. Anyone running a similar setup? Would you make same decision or change? Thanks in advance. David
  16. VInsanity

    Cooking Is a roof top tent worth it?

    This video is pretty good. Simple with useful information. Original link: https://youtu.be/2Vc2TT_hMus
  17. Stuarthewild

    Bicycle mounting solutions

    I'm currently looking for a different mounting solution for my bicycles. I have a hitch mounted Thule rack at the moment but really like the look and placement of the side mounts, however, when I looked it up myself there seems to be a lot of white noise that I'm finding hard to sift through...
  18. S

    LED Headlight Bulbs

    Let me start by saying I know there have been many threads on this exact topic in the past. However, most of the threads are a few years old and there never is much consensus. I have a 2018 SR5 and (obviously) want to get rid of the crummy halogen bulbs it comes with. A few of the LED...
  19. jonnnny.p

    Recovery Max Multipurpose Axe Toolkit

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B096SZS84T/?tag=tacoma3g-20 Anybody using this?
  20. R

    Truck bed organization and fridge/battery/solar set up questions

    Thinking of getting a dometic fridge 100l, not sure what to do with battery and solar options? Anyone have any cool set ups? (Open to other solutions that are lower tech if possible I read about the circuit boards failing.) also a question on organization for the truck bed. I want something...
  21. R

    RSI smartcap compatibility with hard shell tent?

    I have a trd pro 2021 and I’m putting in a smartcap shell this week. I want to put a hard shell tent up thinking a ikamper 2.0 but not sure one sizing and how to install it with the smartcap permanent rails? thanks in advance. Total noob in this world. 🙏 Roman
  22. jonnnny.p

    Recovery ActionTrax Mounts

    What are you guys using to mount ActionTrax boards to your bed/roof rack? Maxtrax pins? Which ones?
  23. HothWalker

    Topper / Camper Anyone else have a flippac?

    Hi anyone else have a flippac on their 3rd gen? IG: HothTrd17
  24. wvytaco

    Cooking Apex Mountable Coolers

    Not sure if its just me or if more people are like me but there is something about an ICE COLD drink that is the best thing ever. Been looking around for a while for a mountable/lockable cooler setup for the bed of my taco and came across these guys. Apex Cooler Systems. Not sure if anybody has...
  25. Battle Born Offroad

    Snorkel AIRAID's New 2016+ Tacoma Snorkel System! AIRAID 600-100 Snorkel System from Battle Born Offroad

    AIRAID 600-100 SNORKEL SYSTEM for 2016+ Toyota Tacoma 3.5l Through an exclusive collaboration, AIRAID has developed a brand new Snorkel Kit for the 2016–2021 Toyota Tacoma, available for purchase only through Battle Born Offroad! This exclusive AIRAID Snorkel Kit for the 2016–2021 Toyota...
  26. Tyler

    Phone Mounts / Navigation Anyone use a gas / MPG tracking app?

    Since I’m about to put 100,000 miles on my truck, I figure it might be neat to track my mileage, MPG, $$ spent, etc. Anyone have any recommendations for an app that does this on iOS? Looking through the App Store to find something that isn’t garbage is like finding a needle in an App Store.
  27. A

    Anyone with a Maxx Modular rack?

    I’m looking to see if anyone has a Maxx Modular rack on their Tacoma and how they like it. Currently I have Billie Bars but am trying to maximize storage and accessibility on my truck which isn’t going well ( see my Wilco experience thread). My bed space is limited with my spare tire in the bed...
  28. Geoffmoney

    Uptop truss bed rack with prinsu top rack

    Hi all. I have the uptop full height truss bed and want to put the prinsu top rack. was wondering how that fits and if it lines up with the prinsu roof rack. Thanks
  29. NVTaco

    AGAWA Boreal Folding Saws

    Anyone here have the AGAWA Boreal Folding Saw that has actually used it? If so, what size and what is your overall thoughts about it and its performance? I typically carry a 12" Japanese folding saw in my vehicle at all times and the downside is blades can, and do get, bent on the push stroke...
  30. Mlbdriver

    Fire Extinguisher

    Im looking to purchase a Fire Extinguisher for my rig and was wondering what everyone is using. Thanks in advance, and if this has been discussed already my apologies.
  31. Berserker__taco

    Trailer Etrailer can eat it

    Ive been restoring and building out my M416 trailer. Everything has gone smooth until I made my first ever order through Etrailer.com a week and a half ago. All items showed "in stock" status so I felt comfortable enough to place my order. They updated it as received and in stock and processed...
  32. itsthex

    Lighting Bumper Mount Lightbar - Size?

    Hey guys! I know the largest lightbar that we can fit is a 32" - But what are the restrictions on height? Planning to pull triggers on a bar this week and the one I'm looking at is 4" in overall height.
  33. moostache

    Dometic Memorial Day Sale

    Just FYI, Dometic has a 5% coupon code that stacks with the 20% off sale. It was enough to tip the scales in my direction to buy something. PATHFINDER is the stackable code. Enjoy!
  34. itsthex

    Bluetooth Phone/Tablet Accessory Controllers

    Hey guys, Was just doing some research on this topic and came across two options: the Ride Controller PRO and Trigger Controller. Both seem great, while the RC Pro is the most expensive option but also the most feature-rich with built in safety and controls for up to 64 accessories (if I'm...
  35. glxhf

    Softtopper with US steel ladder rack

    I love how light weight my Softtopper but it is lacking in valuable real estate. I looked for a bed rack that would accommodate a Softtopper but didn’t find anything I really liked. I found the Mobtown rack after and in hindsight I would have to say the Mobtown rack is what I’m looking for...
  36. itsthex

    Lightest Storage Bin and Recovery Gear Solutions?

    Hey all! I am planning to keep my truck build as light as possible and am looking for recommendations for the best, lightest recovery gear storage solutions. I don't plan to do overlanding in the traditional sense with a bed rack and tent, instead I plan to use an offroad camper trailer. The...
  37. StormRnr

    DIY Light Weight Drawer System and Sleeping Deck

    "I bought this pickup truck because I needed more space than an SUV," is what you might have heard me say about a year ago when I bought a used 2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, Short bed TRD Off-Road. (DCLB TRDOR). And that's a good reason to get a midsize pickup instead of an SUV like a 4Runner...
  38. Kevinlj74

    DIY Camper or Trailer?

    Looking for opinions and/or experience with either. I've been using my RTT for a few years and love it during good weather, however when the weather turns bad, gets cold, and the dreaded wind starts blowing, the short falls of a RTT really become apparent. I really want a hard sided camping...
  39. RevN3

    Anyone have a Tepui 2 Insulator? I have questions.

    I got one from Amazon warehouse and it arrived in...weird condition. It had no instructions, a piece of paper that seemed to come from a hotel, no tags on it whatsoever and it seems a little too small like it got shrunk in a dryer. I want to confirm the no tags and the fit in a Smittybilt tent.
  40. Carlos20OF

    Decked Storage System

    I’m in the market for a system storage in the back of my 5ft bed. I mainly want it for camping gear/some recovery/clothes. I have looked at making a custom storage system with wood, but since I don’t run my tonneau cover when I go camping, I am worried about it holding up against the rain/snow...
  41. L

    What for shipping cost?

    I tried to order AVS aero hood protector...one company Carid...offers three colors ....White is the one I wanted total cost$140.00 .... Then it post $9.99 shipping cost to the order... When it got to place Oder to purchase...the shipping cost went up to $85.00 (Hawaii). It did ask early for...
  42. O

    GOFSR Rooftop Tents

    Anyone have a Freespirit Recreation - Evolution or Odyssey Tent on their Tacoma? If so, Pro's and Con's? Thanks!
  43. P

    Roof Racks Rack suggestions ?

    Hey All I really like Uptop alpha or Sherpa THE GRAND TETON But open to suggestions and good advice. I want it to be compatible with LED bars. I will use it for bikes, kayaks and want to get into offroading so gear etc. Thank You
  44. RevN3

    Recommendation request: Water bottles that fit in the cupholders

    So, I've been searching for a decent water bottle solution. I need a water bottle that will hold at least 32oz but also has a base smaller than 3" so it will actually fit in my cupholders. Ideally metal, no straws and no "motivational" phrases all over the thing but I'll take what I can get at...
  45. Butch


    I have seen a few fire starting products out there like Blackbeard and such but just wanted to share and old trick that I had learned. If you have pine trees in your neighborhood, round up a few big ones and wrap them with cotton wick. Melt some paraffin wax on your stove top and dip your wicked...
  46. W

    ARE topper

    I’m looking for a top for my 21 access cab truck found one that a guy has on a double cab he’s telling me that there is a difference in the two cabs that the top off of a double cab wouldn’t fit quite right on access cab I’ve never heard of a difference in the back of the cab if there a...
  47. New Holland Overland

    Truck Bed / Drawer System - Need Ideas

    Im looking to finish up the rear of the truck build with a custom drawer unit for the driver side of the bed. I already have the Dometic fridge and a 15gallon dual filtered water system with power on the right. Looking for any ideas or current builds that you guys have done for your own drawer...
  48. E

    Topper / Camper Orkin Shell

    I have a 2017 DCLB. I just came up on a post for a free Long Bed shell that came off an Orkin truck. Poster says that it's for an Acces Cab and will not fit a 4 door. Is this true? I know the camper shells are the same for the 2nd gen AC and DC with long beds. Any confirmation will greatly...
  49. StormRnr

    MESO Customs Pocket Switch Panel AKA Altoids Storage Delete

    I was looking for some hands on video of this product and didn't find any, so I got video of a friend installing one. For 3d Printed plastic, it seems nice enough. Easy Install. Looks factory. I'll be getting one as soon as I figure another place to put my altoids. Maybe some kind of molie panel...
  50. jonnnny.p

    Storage Spare Tire Mount Ideas

    Hey all! I’m looking for some input on where I should store my spare 33” tire. I like minimal and I was seriously considering the Wilco bed rail mount. But, now I also think I want a Frontrunner bed rack so I don’t believe the Wilco mount will fit. I don’t think I want a hitch mount cause I...