1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Swisha loop,Quebec

Discussion in 'Ontario, Canada' started by Wheelspinner, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:36 AM
    #21
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    6,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
    So is my girlfriend. Will definitely help when out there one day. Lol. If your up for this kind of trip tac I'm down.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:38 AM
    #22
    taczilla

    taczilla I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Member:
    #82874
    Messages:
    8,497
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    PEC, Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2016 RAM Rebel
    2012 TRD Sport - STOLEN! / 2016 RAM Rebel
    When I retire in two years! My truck should be ready by then... :oops:
     
    tacoma16 likes this.
  3. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:40 AM
    #23
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    6,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
    Nice. Let me know. I may be doing the gaspe loop next year which is more on road but will try and find some gravel stuff when I'm there. The swisha loop does look like it should be travelled in groups.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:44 AM
    #24
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    6,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
    @Wheelspinner how much extra fuel would you suggest bringing? I usually carry 3 20litre (5gallon) jerry cans. Should I be looking to bring more?

    Also thanks for posting all this stuff. Really helpful.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:46 AM
    #25
    taczilla

    taczilla I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Member:
    #82874
    Messages:
    8,497
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    PEC, Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2016 RAM Rebel
    2012 TRD Sport - STOLEN! / 2016 RAM Rebel
    I did that highway loop many moons ago, probably before you were born. I remember wading out to the Roche Perce at low tide.

    As for gravel stuff and a little more adventure:

    http://www.graveltravel.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107:gaspesian-loop&catid=1
     
    tacoma16 likes this.
  6. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:47 AM
    #26
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    6,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
  7. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM
    #27
    Wheelspinner

    Wheelspinner [OP] Coco Customs

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Member:
    #107741
    Messages:
    4,122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Northern NJ
    Vehicle:
    '13 4x4x4cyl
    The app is maps.me and I believe it works on all platforms. Is a gps app that works without cell singnal. You download the maps for the area your traveling before you leave then uses the gps in your phone/tablet (with a wifi only tablet you need a bad elf GPS receiver) to show your position. It's a great app but little instructions so make sure you get familiar with it before using it to not get lost lol. Once you get the app I can email you the track and you can load it through the app.
    Really it depends on your truck setup. The farthest stretch between gas stations is roughly 500km (311miles). My 4 cylinder access cab probably could have made it but I put 5 extra gallons in to be safe. On the other hand out one friend with a double can long bed on 35's used 9 additional gallons and was cutting it very close. I'd say 15 gallons is a safe bet and what I would carry if I did it again. Various loads, idle time, getting stuck turning back and going a different way because of missing bridges etc can all drastically change fuel range. Also we were all fully armored with Rtts, full camp setups, tools, parts blah blah so we were getting junk mpg but I feel you'd have to be prepared like that for this trip. The trials weren't rock crawling technical but it sure was comforting to be armored up for that washout.
     
    JMY24 likes this.
  8. Oct 9, 2016 at 3:11 PM
    #28
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    6,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
    Gotcha. I'll probably get another 5 gallons for 20 total. I'm armoured up, and a heavy double cab. Better to have and not need than to need and not have. Exactly my same thoughts when it comes to armour. Like you said it's definitely comforting for those oh shit moments when the trail gets washed out. Happend to me on one trail and I was glad I had it. Lol
     
  9. Nov 6, 2016 at 6:03 AM
    #29
    Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Little bitty life

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2015
    Member:
    #152362
    Messages:
    6,197
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Louis
    Western Quebec, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010, 2.7l, 4x4, M/T
    URD STS, Spidertrax spacers, AFE Pro dry
    I just can't beleive I miss that trip! :annoyed:I live pretty close to Cantley and I've never heard of the Swisha trial! :eek:

    I saw that guy with the RTT, swing out with rotopax on the tailgate on my way back to work and thought that this guy is on a road trip because I've never saw him before! I'm so jelly of your adventure!
     
  10. Nov 6, 2016 at 6:24 AM
    #30
    Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Little bitty life

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2015
    Member:
    #152362
    Messages:
    6,197
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Louis
    Western Quebec, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010, 2.7l, 4x4, M/T
    URD STS, Spidertrax spacers, AFE Pro dry
    I just res more about it and realize I ride my atv on some section of the loop! I think I recognized some places on the picture posted too where I stopped to cook hotdogs on my stove lol.

    After looking at the pictures I am wondering if it can be done with a nearly stock truck?
     
  11. Nov 6, 2016 at 6:37 AM
    #31
    Wheelspinner

    Wheelspinner [OP] Coco Customs

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Member:
    #107741
    Messages:
    4,122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Northern NJ
    Vehicle:
    '13 4x4x4cyl
    Thanks for checking out the thread! It was a fun trip. I made this thread before the trip but unfortunately it didn't gain interest till after we got back. After doing it id say a stock truck could do most of it. Some sections were very very rocky so I'd say atleast have a good set of strong tires and I was very glad to have icon suspention to soak up all the bumps. We did air down to about 20psi to help smooth things out. The only thing that would scare me away from doing it stock is the fact that it is unmaintaned for the most part and that huge washout was completely unplanned and unavoidable. I'd recommend tires, treds/maxtrax, shovel, and a strong come a long/hilift jack/winch for self recovery at a minimum. Also I would try to go with atleast one other truck but that's just me. It is a very remote trip and a lot can go wrong in a hurry.
     
    tacoma16 likes this.
  12. Nov 6, 2016 at 6:38 AM
    #32
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    6,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
    I don't know about this.

    If you decide to go, like wheelspinner said go with someone. I may know someone ;)
     
    Kemosabe likes this.
  13. Nov 6, 2016 at 6:43 AM
    #33
    Wheelspinner

    Wheelspinner [OP] Coco Customs

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Member:
    #107741
    Messages:
    4,122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Northern NJ
    Vehicle:
    '13 4x4x4cyl
    bigmw, tacoma16 and Arailt like this.
  14. Nov 6, 2016 at 7:56 AM
    #34
    Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Little bitty life

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2015
    Member:
    #152362
    Messages:
    6,197
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Louis
    Western Quebec, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010, 2.7l, 4x4, M/T
    URD STS, Spidertrax spacers, AFE Pro dry
    I always forget to take a look at Canada's section for event near my place. And when I do, it is always somewhere far east lol
    Because there is not a lot of offroad trails for trucks and Tacoma enthusiast in my region, I don't really want to invest too much in offroad gears to do a trail once in my life lol truck is fully capable to reach my hunting and fishing spot as it is right now. I also do atv riding, so my offroad trips are on the quad with my buddies but now we know pretty much all the trails around, maybe a trip in the Taco would make me upgrade from atv to truck all the way. And finally for camping I always go on island, so reach it with my boat, truck stays park at the lake access lol

    If next year I can get a vehicule from the company I work for for daily driving, I will be more comfortable to mod my truck to do some more offroad. If so, I would create an event I guess, or participate to someone else event

    Where are you at in Ontario? I live near the border, maybe I saw you once, since i spot every Tacoma on the road, wich my GF thinks it's annoying lol!
     
    tacoma16 likes this.
  15. Nov 6, 2016 at 10:14 AM
    #35
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    6,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
    Keep me posted. I DD my truck with all the stuff on it. Other than the gas mileage not being the greatest it works great.

    I'm in the gta so I would be about 5 hours away from the trail head based on gravel travel and google maps. It would be a week trip for me. You may have spotted me though. Drive out there every now and again.

    Lol that's funny my gf gets annoyed with it too. Glad I'm not the only one who does it. Haha.
     
    Kemosabe likes this.
  16. Nov 6, 2016 at 10:34 AM
    #36
    Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Little bitty life

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2015
    Member:
    #152362
    Messages:
    6,197
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Louis
    Western Quebec, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010, 2.7l, 4x4, M/T
    URD STS, Spidertrax spacers, AFE Pro dry
    I checked your album:spy: and I can tell I would remember a taco like yours lol but I'm sure I will see you sometime!

    And I know saying that it is my dd is not a real excuse to mod it lol juat trying to convince myself because it is not the time yet with the new house lol (yeah, blame it on the house!) and still paying the truck. But I have a list of things to buy, and will try to fab some myself.

    I am not sure what gta mean, exept for grand theft auto lol but My guess is that it is near Toronto since it is 5hour drive
     
  17. Nov 6, 2016 at 12:23 PM
    #37
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    6,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
    It takes time to get it where you want. Yeah gta=greater Toronto area. Lol.
     
    Kemosabe likes this.
  18. Feb 6, 2017 at 2:48 PM
    #38
    Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Little bitty life

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2015
    Member:
    #152362
    Messages:
    6,197
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Louis
    Western Quebec, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010, 2.7l, 4x4, M/T
    URD STS, Spidertrax spacers, AFE Pro dry
    Is it possible to have precision on the location of the culvert you guys cross? It seems to be really near one of my friend hunting spot lol

    Edit: is it the culvert right on the John Bull creek?
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2017
    tacoma16 likes this.
  19. Feb 6, 2017 at 4:17 PM
    #39
    Wheelspinner

    Wheelspinner [OP] Coco Customs

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Member:
    #107741
    Messages:
    4,122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Northern NJ
    Vehicle:
    '13 4x4x4cyl
    John Bull creek sounds familiar but I honestly couldn't tell you. Here is a screen shot of that spot though. IMG_0564.jpg
     
    Kemosabe and tacoma16 like this.
  20. Feb 6, 2017 at 4:48 PM
    #40
    Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Little bitty life

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2015
    Member:
    #152362
    Messages:
    6,197
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Louis
    Western Quebec, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010, 2.7l, 4x4, M/T
    URD STS, Spidertrax spacers, AFE Pro dry
    Yeah I know that spot a Paugan Dam, went there a few times
    Here are the coordinates of the spot I am talking about if it can helps : N46* 26' 01.9" W76* 48' 50.3"

    Those pictures are from my friend who took last may I think...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

Products Discussed in

To Top