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Driving a Tacoma around the world

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Round the world, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Oct 15, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    Thanks for the tips. We'll definitely check it out
     
  2. Oct 15, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    Yeah, I second the clay bar idea - that stuff is amazing when it comes to removing stuff ingrained in a surface. Used it several time on painted surfaces prior to applying vinyls and the like; works amazingly well.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    i think I have an unused one...somewhere in our 42’ long stuffed storage unit. Alright I’m inspired to redo it
     
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  4. Oct 15, 2020 at 1:17 PM
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    Yeah, really does work wonders. I'm sure you're familiar with the process, but the more quick detailer/soapy water/equivalent you can throw on there while barring it, the better off you'll be.
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:29 PM
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    Hey there. How heavy is that mosquito net? You could put some webbing straps with snaps on the underside of the camper where you have it now and just snap it into place. No worries about the hard mounting hardware.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2020 at 2:41 PM
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    If you guys haven't made your way through Yellowstone and MT yet you may want to rethink your route - or pick up some extra long underoos on the way here... Forecast is calling for below zero temps this weekend, highs in the 20's.
     
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  7. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:50 PM
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    The mosquito netting weighs approximately 10 pounds because there’s four aluminum bars. The challenge is that the head of the bolt is only 1/2” from the Tacoma roof and slightly hits it when off-roading.

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    You have made me think about it more and I think I’ve discovered a simple solution thanks to you!

    So I’m thinking of continuing to use the 6” plastic pipe but remove the metal bracket and mount this to the underside of the overhang with this:
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    Then I’ll use 2” Velcro to hold on the plastic pipe and bingo! No more hitting of the roof!

    Thanks @RushT !!!
     
  8. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:55 PM
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    Oh man! We just noticed that. Tomorrow we’re headed to Badlands NP for a few days and are planning on working west to Yellowstone via Wind Cave NP, Mt Rushmore, and Devils Tower. Probably be there in a week or so. Starting to wonder how to keep our water system from freezing.

    Happy to meet up! After a week there we’ll be ready to thaw out in UT
     
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  9. Oct 19, 2020 at 9:37 PM
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    Yep, a strap system came to mind too, but I figured you’d be off in the right directions once an alternative was considered.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2020 at 9:05 AM
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    You guys may want to drain/winterize the tanks. Going to be hard enough keeping them from freezing overnight let alone while you're driving down the road and the wind is chilling things off with no heater running.

    Also, Yellowstone roads close for the season at 8AM on Monday 11/2. Only the North road between Gardiner and Cooke City will be open beyond that time. And if the weather keeps up the South road between Yelly and Grand Teton could close at any time - if it snows too much and the plow crews cant keep up they may just give up and close it.
     
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  11. Oct 20, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    robssol If it ain't broke, leave it the eff alone!

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    You can poke a pin hole in the middle of the air bubbles and squeegee out the air. The pin hole will disappear.
     
  12. Oct 21, 2020 at 7:25 AM
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    yeah I tried that with success with some of them on my last panel but I’m seems like that has to be done in the first day or so.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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    Weather took a bit of a turn for the worse, freezing rain and wind made some interesting ice formations on the truck

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    The Baja Design S2 is frozen over with a crooked icicle!

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    Probably not the best day to be exploring the super slippery clay of Badlands National Park
     
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  14. Oct 22, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    That's the same cell that's going through Fargo right now. Any issues with your water freezing? Hope not!
     
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  15. Oct 22, 2020 at 12:57 PM
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    Not yet! We are giving our furnace a workout though. The temp has been around 28-35 degrees mostly. The real test is this weekend where the lows are supposed to hoovering just above zero

    The external hose going to our underbody gray water tank did freeze
     
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  16. Oct 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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    Oh yeah forgot yesterday's foot slop photo
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  17. Oct 22, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    you will NEVER get that mud out of your shoes. I have a pair of shoes that I wore down there and in Roosevelt NP. Cant get rid of it.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2020 at 4:20 PM
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    Thanks for the recommendation. We got there just before it closed and found our first moose after looking for a week!
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  19. Nov 9, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    That's a horrible idea. What time?
    Very cool! Glad it worked out for you! Hope to get back there again.

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  20. Nov 10, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    Trying to talk my wife into a round the world adventure or at least to Patagonia and back
     

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