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Longest overland/camping trip?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Dj318, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Feb 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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    Dj318

    Dj318 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Whats the longest you've lived out of your tacoma for? Where did you go? and How far did you go? Feel free to post pics!


    Ive only camped outta the truck for about 3 days, but really want to make some trips out west once i graduate that may last up to two weeks.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM
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    StickShifty

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    we do a 6 day 5 night trip every year in upstate NY.

    Park the truck
    launch boat
    boat across the lake towing a canoe
    set up base camp for the night at a remote campsite
    canoe to one of several trail heads on the water
    backpack hike and enjoy the backcountry
    then finally stay the rest of the trip at base camp enjoying beer, fishing, and a campfire.

    we are not living out of the truck, and the truck is not next to us all the time. but it does carry our gear up. and we get many looks on the highway towing a trailer with 3 boats, roof rack full of gear, and a bed piled high.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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    Infra

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    I lived in my RTT for 7 weeks last summer. Drove from Arizona up to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. Only spent 2 nights in a hotel the entire time, and that was basically so I could use their laundry services since I had worn every piece of clothing I had for weeks on end.

    Doing the same trip again this July and August, driving up to and all over Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. I will again be living out of my RTT the entire time. No hotels this time, I will just periodically return to civilization and find a laundromat.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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    Dj318

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    Wow!! how was it? pretty comfortable? Was it just you and no one else?
     
  5. Feb 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM
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    00yotasr5

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    every other week during hunting season but if I was to count the total weeks I camped 1 and a half month total.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2014 at 4:20 AM
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    It was one of, if not THE BEST vacation I've ever taken in my lifetime. It was total comfort....also had my hammock along with me if I got tired of sleeping in the RTT. Was just me for the first 4.5 weeks, then my buddy Mike (mh.meier on here) flew up to Montana and him and I joined Monte (Blackdawg) on his Epic MT, WY, CO trip for 3 weeks. Check his thread and look at the pictures :)
     
  7. Mar 5, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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    otis24

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    I've had my Tacoma for about a year and a half. I've done a few weekends and I drove from SF Bay area to Little Rock, AR. That took 6 days and 2500 miles of which we camped 4 days. We had some people with us who weren't into camping. We were moving and the truck was packed. Otherwise we would sleep under the camper shell on the sleeping platform.

    More recently we did a 5 day, 1200 trip from Little Rock to Memphis then Nashville, then Chatanooga, then Shiloh National Battlefield Park then back to Little Rock.

    With my Honda Civic I did a 6 week, 10,000 mile trip from NH to FL to NC then West to CO. I slowed down a bunch in Co then spent 3 weeks in UT then finished south of San Francisco. I would have loved to have my truck back then. I took the honda places it didn't belong but those were places the Taco would have had no problem with.

    My girlfriend and I also did a 2 week, 3600 mile trip in a Subaru Outback through Southern Utah. I really wish I had the truck then. The outback is surprisingly good off road, but the approach, departure and break over angles make it not as good.
     
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