Greetings from the proud new owner of a *hot* new red 2013 TRD Off-Road Tacoma with access cab and 6' bed.
I am on a medical hiatus from flying floatplanes up in BC, Canada, and Alaska and have recently relocated to the Pacific NW, where I am having no problem filling my free time with mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, climbing, back-country skiing, and the like...
The main goal of the purchase of our new toy is to install a Four Wheel Pop-Up Camper to assist my partner and me, along with Jackie-dog (our little 15-lb Jack Russell Terrorist -- she's in charge of clearing the area of wild squirrels and other varmints ) with our outdoor adventures. We have just ordered the Fleet model and are scheduled to take delivery the week of Jan. 21st. We love the new truck and are very excited to head out with the new camper on board!
My current project is to figure out how to relocate the backup camera (which I have found very useful and probably even more useful with the camper installed!) from the tailgate (which will need to be removed for installation of the camper) to ??? (ideas garnered from other threads on this site include: license plate holder, rear bumper, back of camper...).
Issues to consider:
1) I do want to be able to remove the camper and reinstall the tailgate periodically (to do farmgrrrl work! ...and commute to work), so I'm thinking a single reinstall that would save me having to buy another camera would be preferable.
2) We would like to carry our mountain bikes on a hitch-mounted rack, which could block a center-mount on a license plate. (maybe an off-center side mount?)
Any ideas? Other suggestions? Questions?