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Old 05-26-2014, 08:56 AM   #1
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Bought this 2000 Toyota Tacoma back in June of 2001 with 25k on it, and drove it until Aug 2013, with an ending mileage of 509k. Made this short tribute video shortly after it turned 500k, and I took it in for a timing belt replacement (Aug 2013, 509k), and they informed me there was a recall on the truck (frame), and Toyota bought the truck back for an astonishing $15,042.00. Truck has witnessed almost a 100 tornadoes in it's life, and brought me home safe every time with not a single mechanical failure. Only routine/preventative maintenance it's entire life. Check my gallery for more details. Sad to see it go, but had too for all the right reasons. Truck was crushed. (RIP little buddy 2000-2013)
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:34 AM   #2
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?? There is no video?
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:20 AM   #3
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:14 AM   #4
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Great story and video . Your Taco served you very well and kept you safe . Im sorry she had to be put down . Thanks for sharing your story with us
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Bought this 2000 Toyota Tacoma back in June of 2001 with 25k on it, and drove it until Aug 2013, with an ending mileage of 509k. Made this short tribute video shortly after it turned 500k, and I took it in for a timing belt replacement (Aug 2013, 509k), and they informed me there was a recall on the truck (frame), and Toyota bought the truck back for an astonishing $15,042.00. Truck has witnessed almost a 100 tornadoes in it's life, and brought me home safe every time with not a single mechanical failure. Only routine/preventative maintenance it's entire life. Check my gallery for more details. Sad to see it go, but had too for all the right reasons. Truck was crushed. (RIP little buddy 2000-2013)
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:29 PM   #5
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:33 PM   #6
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Do you still storm chase chris?
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:34 PM   #7
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man thats awesome for the miles. sucks about the frame tho
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:36 PM   #8
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Wow! $15K. Can't blame you there buddy. Glad the truck has served you so well all this time.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:28 AM   #9
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Yeah I still chase! New Tacoma already has several tornadoes under it's belt. Intercepted it's first tornado just within weeks after taking new ownership last October near Sioux Falls, SD. This year about a half dozen in SD, and NE.

Here's my Vimeo channel where I now upload most of my videos too!
https://vimeo.com/home/myvideos/page...e/format:video

Take care buddy, and thanks for asking!

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Old 07-15-2014, 11:53 AM   #10
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Yeah I still chase! New Tacoma already has several tornadoes under it's belt. Intercepted it's first tornado just within weeks after taking new ownership last October near Sioux Falls, SD. This year about a half dozen in SD, and NE.

Here's my Vimeo channel where I now upload most of my videos too!
https://vimeo.com/home/myvideos/page...e/format:video

Take care buddy, and thanks for asking!

Chris

You're the one who needs to take care! Chasing tornadoes like Bill Paxton! That's an incredible job you have that can only be done with the assistance of a trustworthy truck.
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how many miles is on ur 2012 now
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:15 AM   #12
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53,543 as of July 17th 2014, nothing special yet. take care!
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vimeo link doesn't work/
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:31 PM   #14
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:27 PM   #15
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Awesome, interesting thing you do chasing storms, bet you've seen some good ones. And 500,000 miles of reliable Tacoma service is sweeet, and 15,000$ after is even sweeter. Keep us posted on the new truck miles and storm adventures. Stay safe.
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