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Hondo Garage's New Thing

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

  1. Jul 29, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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    Shellshock

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  2. Jul 29, 2019 at 4:09 PM
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    Were planning on the same route (Canada and Alaska part) next month too. Had planned on taking a GFC but their delays have kaiboshed that. Buying a RTT instead. Maybe you’ll be the first GFC at the Arctic Ocean.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    I made it as far north as you can on Alaskan roads (Deadhorse) last June but figured I might as well do the same in Canada while it’s still an easy long weekend trip. I’m not sure if anyone else with a GFC has done that route yet but I know I was the first to cross the Arctic Circle at least.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    Would be interesting to know if GFC will redesign their hinge based on the failures we’ve seen here. I’d be willing to push my camper back on the leaderboard if they are considering this.
     
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  5. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    It’s really not a bad fix, but I was around home when it happened. It would really ruin a trip if it happened on the road
     
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  6. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    Logged 2k miles through NV/UT/CA with another GFC. Best thing was being able to drive until well after dark and just pop the top to rack out. I have the 3” mattress, with new tent material (I guess 2nd round now if there’s really a 3rd coming), and I was still able to leave a sleeping bag, Pendleton blanket, and a woobie up there. Closed up nicely every time0482AC1D-C16F-4985-B338-A77B488CE34E.jpg29D6255C-F932-47FA-B166-3B613FFBDD92.jpg052B6754-BECC-45C4-B4AE-CDE94B5F4E62.jpgF418EF8A-4BC6-4E80-B507-88126389671E.jpg

    Some of the spots were a little too close to Area 51 I think, my drone got tons of interference and a lot of photos and videos never saved near Tonopah Range. One of the photos shows the weird interference lines in the lower right, was probably totally aliens or whatever
     
  7. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    Yep, this is coming soon....stay tuned.

    In the meanwhile:
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  8. Jul 29, 2019 at 9:54 PM
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    I'm still waiting for someone to try a DIY replacement with a hurricane hinge or something similar. There has to be a viable solution that we can borrow from the RV, trailer, other industries. I may work up enough courage over the coming months to give it a go if my repairs don't hold.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2019 at 11:27 PM
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  10. Jul 30, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    It's DLX son!
    Beautiful pictures! More green than I would have guessed given the time of year.

    Looks like you have a long bed Colorado- could you take measurements of the space frame portion of the camper (L x W x H)? I've been curious if it's any different than the taco.
     
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  11. Jul 30, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    Pretty sure that is a short bed. Not sure if that makes a difference on your request or not.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    It's DLX son!
    Looking at it closer I am pretty sure you're right! The cab overhang looked shorter at a quick glance based on the angle in his pics.

    Still curious about dimensions.
     
  13. Jul 30, 2019 at 9:39 AM
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    Ya, that's exactly what im thinking about lol. Nothing like a panel falling down and hitting your fenders on the freeway.
     
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    I really love going through 3 pages of people talking about talking about knowing the answer to questions we've been talking about :sadviolin:

    In relation to the thread, I'm finally in production. Hoping it will be done end of September but I have a feeling it'll be more into October :anonymous: either way, I'm very excited.

    For those who are having to replace 2nd gen tents, are you getting it covered as warranty or is it costing you? I have a feeling ill have the 2nd get tent and I will be using it full time. I'm hoping any of the issues are relatively repairable, I'll need to make sure it lasts for a while. Any thoughts or should I plan on getting that 3rd get fabric as soon as possible?
     
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  15. Jul 30, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    :rofl:
     
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  16. Jul 30, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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    I like to see the best in people as well, but sometimes things happen. Money for example, makes people do some weird shit. Always good to look at the positives of what people are doing (including the GFC guys) but always have your head on a swivel...... people are people after all.
     
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  17. Jul 30, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    Am I late for the party? Snapped entirely off when I was closing it. Went camping without a panel, nothing stolen!

    The guys at gfc already sent out a new hinge... but I didn’t know this was an issue with others since when I asked them they said it hasn’t happened unless “misused” so... yeah. Kinda irritating also since someone mentioned to me also 1 million used.

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    If I were you, I'd call GFC and request the 3rd gen tent and wait if you have to. Somebody rumored that the 3rd gen will have rip stop fabric. Don't ask me the source 'cause I don't remember. They may have upgraded the glue too and some other chaffing issues. After a long wait you might as well get the latest iteration. I got the 2nd gen tent for no charge as well as getting the 3" cushions replaced with the 2" ones. My unit also got the extrusion sealed to the frame to fix leaks. No charge for all.
     
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  19. Jul 30, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    Ive had my gfc for a little over a year now.. I really hope I dont have to keep changing hinges every year.
     
  20. Jul 30, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    It's DLX son!
    That's irritating AF! I'd like to hear what they are considering misuse.

    Would be really helpful if they wanted to chime in and explain why we shouldn't expect this to continue happening.
     
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