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Beach Vacation Gear Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Steace24, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Jul 28, 2015 at 8:57 AM
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    Steace24

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    Hey TW,

    I will be heading to the OBX for vacation. Never driven on the beach before since relocating from Canada. What do I need in terms of Recovery gear? Any tips/tricks/ essential equipment suggestions are appreciated. I was considering the ARB CKMA12 but it might not be in the budget if other things are more important.

    Currently I have a 3" lift with 33" Nitto trail grapplers, weather tech floor mats and a front recovery bar from Mobtown Offroad (awesome product btw). I have mostly used my rig for light offloading to access hunting and fishing spots thus far.

    Also I am trying to not spend a fortune but if it's essential and will be used often for years to come I will spend the money.

    Thanks for the Help TW!!!!!
     
  2. Jul 28, 2015 at 9:13 AM
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    jtweezy

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    In case you didn't know, the first thing you will need is a permit to drive on the beaches...
    they can be obtained at several places down there.

    Good luck and enjoy. And i just air down as well...stock Tacoma, no issues.

    Watch out for sea turtle nests if you are going now.
     
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  4. Jul 28, 2015 at 10:13 AM
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    I just drove on the 4x4 beach in June down in Corolla. I didn't need a permit or anything. Definitely air down your tires. I just have a 3 inch lift and some A/Ts and saw tons lifted trucks getting stuck that didn't air down their tires.
     
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  5. Jul 28, 2015 at 10:28 AM
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    So if you're going to air down your tires, you'll want a portable compressor to pump them back up.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2015 at 10:40 AM
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    TacomaMike37

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    Yup, like others have said. Air down and you wont have any issues.

    • Small wood board ,3ftx3ft should suffice if you need to jack up
    • For deflating I got the arb e-z deflator, its a bit pricey but great at airing down.

    And most importantly, beer, lots of beer.
     
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  7. Jul 28, 2015 at 6:14 PM
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    taco duck

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    shovel... also, air down your tires to 20 psi. I would also recommend you turn off all traction control. I find wheel spin/ momentum to be your friend. traction control fights wheel spin, and I had a hard time until I completely disabled traction control. I hold the button for 5 seconds.

    Last thing, if you get stuck, don't spin till you get stuck to the frame. Take a breath, and air down tires more. aired down tires, a tow rope, and patience are your friends.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2015 at 6:17 PM
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    KB Voodoo

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    Great post. Traction control will stop you in a heartbeat.
     

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