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Off road with a FWC camper?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by diver110, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    diver110

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    The very fact that this subforum exists somewhat answers the question, but let me ask it anyway. I was all set to buy a 3/4 ton when I discovered that was going to pose a parking problem at work (1/2 ton is the same size, so same issue). So now I am kicking around the idea of a Tacoma. Some of the time I would likely carry the Four Wheel Camper campers.

    Good off road vehicle? I would be doing moderate off roading, more than forest roads, but no rock climbing.

    How about off road with the camper on board?

    Any idea what kind of mpg I can expect with the camper?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    Pic or link to camper?
     
  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Nice.

    I'm impressed they kept the weight so low.

    You might end up adding an "add a leaf" to your rear leaf pack to help with the load.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    Like Bjmoose said, get an AAL to help suport the weight of the TSB leaf pack (covered under warranty).
     
  6. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. So you think it is an okay off road rig?

    Any mpg guesses?
     
  7. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Expensive...
     
  8. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    I can tell you that the tacoma will be much better offroad than the full size you were looking at, because of the size and weight.

    I can't guess at the mpgs. When I flat towed a Jeep Wrangler from SD to Flagstaff, AZ I averaged between 10-12. And I have 33" tires. I get 20mpg on the freeway and that is with about 600lbs in the back with my Bestop on.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback. I am somewhat heartened that SB gets 20 mpg with 600 lbs in the bed. I would probably be doubling that and would be pushing more air, though not hugely more as the FWC is a pop-top camper. Hopefully I can do better than the guy on another thread who was towing 6000 lbs and got 8 mpg!
     
  11. Feb 21, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    youll be fine just throw in an add a leaf and take it easy on off camber stuff.
     
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