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Hondo Garage's New Thing

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by wileydavis, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. May 1, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    ScenicCityOverland

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    My new bedside caps will be here tomorrow, so perfect timing! I’d definitely be interested in what products you used as well.
     
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  2. May 1, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    The Smith

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    ^Months ago, I remember reading in this thread about sealing things up under the bedside caps, but for the life of me, I can’t remember why. Anyone care to refresh my memory?
     
  3. May 1, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    YOTA 4X4

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    OME HD Lift all around, SCS SR8 Rims, 255 85 R16 Cooper ST Maxx, Decked Drawers, 30" Rigid Pro Light bar above bumper on Rago Mounts, Rigid Dually Side Shooters on Rago ditch brackets, Hondo Garage Un-Holey Phone Mount X2, Hondo Radio Knobs AR Bolt Face, Garmin InReach SE GPS synch'ed to Iphone for GPS only mapping, Wet Okole Seat Covers, Husky Liner Contour floor mats, 63 QT ARB Fridge on Alu-Cab tilting slide. GoFastCamper (#41), ARB 2500 Awning with Full Room, Mobtown Off-road Sliders and Full Aluminum Skids.
    Thought is being it’s a camper and you want it dry as possible in there. And in truth no matter how dry the camper is. Even if it seals 100% doesn’t let even one drop of water in... it’s still just a truck bed, water comes in it’s just a fact of life. I run mine with a Decked drawer system so any water that seeps in from the tailgate or bedrails goes right under the drawers which are all plastic and 100% waterproof. If you were running something wood or similar back there waterproofing is more important I’d guess. No matter what I’d guess it’s tough to keep all water out from a truck bed just by the nature of it. I’ve never had a problem but as I said i stay high and dry up above it.
     
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  4. May 1, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    The Smith

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    ^Thanks.
     
  5. May 1, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    I used this stuff under the bed rail caps and I used it to fill up the small gaps on the top of the bed rail nearest the cab...

    Gorilla Clear 100 Percent Silicone Sealant Caulk, Waterproof and Mold & Mildew Resistant, 10 ounce Cartridge, Clear, (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MQW8AEM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ImNYCbB3VGJ0M
     
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  6. May 2, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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    OR4x4

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    It's not perfect, but here is my attempt to take a picture of the color samples in direct sunlight with my Super White Tacoma. Out of all the colors, the gray space frame changes the most when in direct sunlight vs. shade. Finally was able to pick colors for my GFC. Going into production soon!

    The black panel color matches the black plastic trim very well (the OR fenders).

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. May 2, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    HAs anyone been tracking the leaderboard? What are they producing per week now?
     
  8. May 2, 2019 at 7:10 PM
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    ace7196

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    Not sure, but there are A LOT of frames. Just arrived after 13 hr drive.
    IMG_20190502_200735774_HDR-01.jpg
     
  9. May 3, 2019 at 12:31 AM
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    Be sure youre filming when you send it off those sweet jumps
     
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  10. May 3, 2019 at 4:14 AM
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    Looks like they recently passed 700 orders and 200 completed units.
     
  11. May 3, 2019 at 5:57 AM
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    The following information for completed campers was taken from the leaderboard on the dates shown.

    2/26/2019 Campers Completed: 140
    3/5/2019 Campers Completed: 148
    3/11/2019 Campers Completed: 157
    3/20/2019 Campers Completed: 164
    3/27/2019 Campers Completed: 175
    4/2/2019 Campers Completed: 176
    4/16/2019 Campers Completed: 188
    4/29/2019 Campers Completed: 204
     
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  12. May 3, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    Hey all, first post here. I found out about gfc last fall cause I was googling camper shells and roof top tents and this forum popped up in my feed. I had never heard of Tacoma world before coming here either. I found the GFC is exactly what I have been looking for in a camper. After going down the rabbit hole on this thread I did not realize how much people were into camping out of the back of their truck. I have always either slept on the ground or in the back of my truck but was never sold on putting a camper shell on. To tell the truth most of these roof top tents and other big camper tents just look ugly and dumb to me.
    Anyway I pulled the trigger and put a deposit down last October and have been patiently waiting.
    It's been interesting to see the progression of this product and how GFC has been changing the product to make it better. I recently noticed on Instagram that the color of the fabric of the tent changed. I emailed gfc about this and they stated the following.

    "We are using the new fabric only--the tent is lighter and easier to close than with the older fabric."

    The topic of closing the tent has come up on this forum a lot. Sounds like this new fabric hopefully eliminates some of those issues. See comparison picture I took off of a couple of tents on IG below.
    20190502_085502.jpg
     
  13. May 3, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    BoneTaco

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    I honestly don’t think it’s that hard to close and I have the side door. I’m also 6’3” and weigh 205 lbs so I have that going for me.
     
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  14. May 3, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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    At 6'3'', how is the sleeping length for you? I am the same height so am curious if it gets tight. Thanks!
     
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  15. May 3, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    nartmot

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    I am 6' exactly and I insist on sleeping with my head toward the hinge. Makes more sense to me because I get in from the back of the truck and this keeps my bedding a little cleaner. I find that I have to scoot all the way up to keep the fabric of the door from touching my feet when the wind blows. Sleeping in this orientation does feel a little claustrophobic but its not bad. Additionally, I am used to sitting up a little to change positions during the night so I definitely hit my head a few times the first night.
     
  16. May 3, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    ace7196

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    Camper is back on the truck! Met the crew and took a tour. Lots of cool stuff in the making
    I checked out the new fabric vs mine. I like the color, and I definitely see how it would be easier to close. Closer to a heavy duty cordura (think motorcycle jacket).

    @gmacmt rig is next level! The lighting setup they have it store will be awesome!

    I highly recommend checking out Montana. Big sky country is right! Also awesome mountain biking. Thanks for the recommendation GFC crew!
    IMG_20190503_155421352.jpg
     
  17. May 3, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    3E053BD6-A8B9-43AA-BE97-78B198249EE8.jpg Made the drive up this last weekend and got install done on Monday. Got to see the shop and meet some of the guys and gals at GFC. The family and I are super impressed with the quality. As others have said, they are using a new tent fabric and also a new 2” mattress. I have an XL and it closes no problem with all cushions in and the side windows open.
    Not a Tacoma, just happy to have the GFC
     
  18. May 4, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    Did you get the side door?
     
  19. May 4, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    2017 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD PRO ELECTRICAL & WIRING: * Pelfrybilt Battery Cage * X2 Power Group 31 Battery * Switch-Pros SP9100 * SDHQ Interior Cubby Switch Face Plate * Power Trays w/blue sea 8 fuse block, ground busbar, 8 terminal strip and 120A breaker. * ARB Single Air Compressor w/custom made passenger side mount. * Blue Sea 4356 12v socket, voltmeter, usb plug in bed w/ sea dog waterproof switch. * Hypertech Speedo Calibrator (Not Installed) LIGHTING: * Cougar LED H9 and H11 (High/Low Beams) * Super Bright LEDs Interior Bulbs & License Plate. * OZ-USA 40” Single Row Light Bar w/Halos * Baja Designs Amber Squadron-R Sport Ditch Lights. * Baja Designs Amber Squadron Sport Fog Lights. * Baja Designs Dome Light w/switch in bed. * Caliraised LED ditch light and Prinsu light brackets. OTHER: * 265/75R16 Falken Wildpeak AT3/W * OEM 2nd Gen Front Bed Rail * OEM Tacoma Bed Mat * OEM TRD Round Fog Light Bezels * Waterport Pressurized Water System * Taco Garage Dash Mount * Ram Mounts for IPhone and IPad * Center Console Organizer * Front Window Tint * Matte Black Tailgate Stickers * Husky Floor Mats (front) * Custom Gun Mount * Plano Roof Cases * Off Brand Recovery Boards * Prinsu Design Studio Cabrac * RCI Offroad Bed Rack * Tepui Kukenam Sky 3 Haze Grey Roof Top Tent. * Tepui Haze Grey 6’ Awning
    AWESOME! Congrats! Looks awesome!
    I wasn’t aware they finally went to the 2” mattress. That doesn’t bother me. The easier to close the better IMO. Hoping to get mine in June. #234
     
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  20. May 4, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    Looks sweet. The Gucci looks great on just about any truck. Can't wait to pick one up for myself
     

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