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Taking a Tacoma around the world, need advice

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Round the world, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Sep 6, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    Round the world

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    So far it is working very well. Wind noise is a fair amount reduced and it seems gas mileage might be up 0.5 mpg. If you have a cabover camper what I have realized is you must maintain at least a half inch gap between the camper and the faring as it flexes on bumpy roads and the faring can hit the top of the truck. The actual bending of the plexiglass and drilling and mounting was pretty simple
     
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  2. Sep 6, 2020 at 3:06 PM
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    Are you heading south by any chance? BTW, there's some unusually cold weather coming midweek. NM has freeze warnings as far south as ABQ.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2020 at 3:31 PM
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    I see that about the weather, it’s supposed to drop 30° here in Durango Colorado. No, we’re not yet heading south but will if we decide to stay in the US for the winter. We still can’t decide whether we should ship to England in November or wait a bit
     
  4. Sep 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    This is awesome! Can't wait to follow you on your journey!
    I work with a guy that rode a KTM adventure bike from Seattle to Rio for the FIFA world cup! Such a cool experience
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2020 at 11:03 AM
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    Awesome! I’m enjoying watching this thread!
     
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    Any plans to come through South Carolina ?
     
  7. Sep 12, 2020 at 7:05 AM
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    thank you for your kind words. We’re excited and to be honest a little impatient to head overseas, though puttering around the US is fun
     
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  8. Sep 12, 2020 at 7:07 AM
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    we may very well. We are planning on shipping the truck from somewhere from the East to Europe possibly as early as late this fall
     
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  9. Sep 12, 2020 at 7:26 AM
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    Can’t wait to follow your journey. So much of the states left for me to explore with my little kids. This is a serious bucket list. love the passion!
     
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  10. Sep 12, 2020 at 8:17 PM
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    thank you! We’re loving it! So far we’ve visited Nevada, Utah and have been impressed with both of them. Before this trip I’ve only driven the interstates crossing both, this time though we avoided them and found great little towns and lots of open spaces to wild camp. Truck and camper have been great!
     
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  11. Sep 12, 2020 at 8:34 PM
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    That’s great. NM is my first trip planned. Meeting a friend from Gilbert AZ there. We met years ago when I lived in Chandler. Where in Nevada did you spend most of your time?
     
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  12. Sep 15, 2020 at 6:52 AM
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    A stretch that we especially liked was Highway 305 from Battle Mountain to Austin and then took Highway 50 east over to Ely. Highway 50 crosses through cute towns like Eureka. East of Austin, we stayed at Hickison petroglyph Recreation area, free camping there.
     
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    GREAT info--- I heard good things about 305 in the past. Thanks!!
     
  14. Sep 17, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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    Two more mods to the truck have been completed on the road this week.

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    YES! Ive added a clear film on the hood showing all of the countries. We’ll draw our route on as we go

    Since my wife and I are still working while on the road, it’s critical for us to have cell service so we have installed a Weboost Drive Sleek
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    It is supposed to boost cell phone signals by up to 23 decibels. Installation was pretty darn easy, the hardest part was bringing the antenna wire through the front firewall into the cab.
     
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  15. Sep 17, 2020 at 9:59 AM
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    Nice! When you get to the actual edge of the world, please take a pic and post. Those round Earth people are just relentless in their nonsense.
     
  16. Sep 17, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    That is awesome.

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  17. Sep 17, 2020 at 1:48 PM
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    Here are some more detailed pictures of the weboost. I’ll be doing some testing out in the backcountry area and let people know how well it works
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    Here is the actual phone cradle. In order for the signal to be boosted your phone must be in here. Other more expensive weboost models allow for multiple phones to be hooked up in a local Wi-Fi as well as boosting the signal up to 50 decibels.

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    Here’s the weboost antenna pretty simple, sticks on with a magnet.

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    ...and the amplifier. I chose to mount it under the passenger seat using the supplied sticky-backed Velcro.

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    Power supply is a simple cigarette charger. It’s nice that it provides a USB charger on top of it. I didn’t bother to hardwire it in because it does not work in outside of North America. Some of the hardest part of it was dealing with the extra wire which was coiled up out of the way under the carpet.
     
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  18. Sep 18, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    Some inspiration for you all....these folks have been around the world and back again. In several rigs. I ran into them in Yellowstone in 2014. Was cruising through Madison campground on my way to my campsite and about dislocated something oogling their Kimberely Kamper as I drove past. I knew what it was but never seen one in person. They weren't in camp at that moment but I circled back around later in the day and introduced myself. Nice folks. Gave them a few pointers for their journey through my neighborhood.

    Yes, the website isn't in English. Google translate works wonders.

    http://www.twodutchies.com/Reizen/Reizen.html
     
  19. Sep 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM
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    definitely inspiration! If we can do half of what they have done it would be great. I see that they interrupted their trip due to COVID, bummer
     
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