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Hondo Garage's New Thing

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

  1. Dec 19, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    YOTA 4X4

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    No Guarantees that’s for sure. If any of you remember 2008 when things in this country got BAD lots of camper companies with decades of time went under. Heck even automotive companies with 100 years went under... we’ve all been fat, rich and happy for quite some time now.... my point is being able to service a product on your own, or make repairs on any product you plan to keep for a time is never a bad idea, the major issue with my Alu-Cab, while it’s very very serviceable a lot of the actual components come from Europe or South Africa, if they fail and are out of business I’d be forced to retrofit. Tons of awesome stuff out there but the ability to keep it going in ten years (I’m thinking FlipPac) but the ability to buy hinges or parts that are common makes it attractive. Just thinking out loud now.
     
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  2. Dec 19, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    I have one almost done number 573 I travel for work so I'm going to live in it like some buddy else meantion gfc gives conflicting information about shit to try and smooth over stuff for people that raise concerns and then you got the fanboys who try n call people trolls and blame the competition for shit brought up I'll give you a honest review when I get it since I'll be using it more as a rv style vs just weekend camping cause honestly how they marketed it, it was supposed to be this badass off road camper and the only way you can find out about issue is reading a long ass forum since you get a bunch off bias ass Instagram reviews when you google gfc review. People can say ya they fix this that and the third but at the end off the day who's to say that shit really solved anything since the originals problems only pop up after a year of use now they got a 2 year warranty so for all we know that shits just a bandaid to make sure it last pass warranty so they don't have to come out off pocket to fix shit I would of said fxck it n sold it but I spent a year comeing up with different Ideas for it and have a hard time not seeing my ideas come to life. It's hard to tell who got a old one and who got a new one or if their new one is old enough to even start developing the issue.
     
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  3. Dec 19, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    People who put money down for Vagabonds are serious about buying it.

    People who put money down for GFC's are just like people who put $100 in for a Cybertruck. I've sold my GFC spot, twice, and watched 50+ people sell theirs too.
     
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  4. Dec 19, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    You're going to live in one of these? Oh man good luck
     
  5. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    I must be getting old, that entire post was 3 sentences. Good God....


    In all seriousness though the GFC isn’t RV like at all. It’s a truck cap and a RTT. The only RV thing about it is a place to sleep. I liked mine but wanting something “RV like” is literally the exact words my wife and I used when discussing selling it and moving on. That said you’ll stay warm and dry and we thought our bed (we had an early model with 3” of foam” was super comfortable. We’d love to see your build out because there is potential to make it more RV like with some work. If you’re gonna “live” in it I’d make a roof top fan a pretty high priority. Good luck with it looking forward to hearing your feedback (this is the internet but there is zero sarcasm in that statement).
     
  6. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    I wouldn’t mind paying 1/2 for the gfc upfront either. I just rather not have them have 3k loan from me before they even do anything for a year.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    Ya that was the plan I was going to add those topper ez lift to it I got a protable sink with hot water, a propane oven and stove off a boat,got a trailnest hammock stand for the roof and a out door projector screen the topper ez lift was to make it go higher so I can add a dyi trampoline swing and put it across the top of the frame on on a trolley beam and use a titian solor generator to power everything and my mom has the water thing that heats up water so pretty fast so I was gonna buy one and add that to the kitchen set up at this point i just want to build it since i thought about the build forever
     
  8. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    It's DLX son!
    :confused:
     
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  9. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:21 PM
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  10. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:21 PM
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    Either a dumbass or just stupid, I can't tell
     
  11. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    I wouldn't trust GFC with $3,000 of mine. They seem like the type of company to get overworked and break apart like Pelfreybilt. Just my $.02 though.
     
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    Idk if it will work but one of my ideas go to youtube n look up hallmark dyi trampoline swing chair the use the small 40 inch ones since I was going to attach it to the topper ez lift I was going to use the tie off point from the bed rail I know u think it sounds dum but you'll see I spent a year designing the set up to be able to have a place to kick it in side

    Screenshot_20191219-162351_Samsung Internet.jpg
     
  13. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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  14. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:33 PM
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  15. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    Would you like me to go further in my thought process n my idea or can you see were I was going with it
     
  16. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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    It's DLX son!
    Can you clarify the purpose of the trolly? Won't it be cramped back there already with a 40" diameter chair? I mean, clearly we're talking about a long bed here right?
     
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  17. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    This is pie in the sky stuff...
     
  18. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    More than likely I will have to cut n weild the back part of the swing so it wont be a complete circle the trolley so it can slide back and forth n I'll be able to use it with out it hitting the side of the bed as far as how cramped it will be idk all I have are ideas and once I start the build I probly have to tweak somethings
     
  19. Dec 19, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    It's DLX son!
    Would you call yourself a tweaker?
     
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  20. Dec 19, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    Hate all you want foo I'll send you pics when its done
     
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