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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. May 25, 2021 at 8:22 AM
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    JDSmith

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    That's definitely one of the coolest ideas i've seen. Can't wait to see the where you guys end up next!
     
  2. May 25, 2021 at 8:35 AM
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    If I am reading that map right, it looks like you might have come close to my neck of the woods here in NW Arkansas. Enjoying following your adventure and getting possible ideas for my own some day.
     
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  3. May 25, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    BTW, I think it’s a great idea of using extra electrical power to heat up the water. We’ve had set up one of our Switchpros buttons to send alternator power back to the Redarc charge controller, so if the camper battery is less than fully charged it utilizes the power. If we had anther switch in the cab to manually turn on an electric water heater say 30 minutes prior to stopping for the night, that would be awesome. Our hot water is insulated and it keeps it warm enough for several hours
     
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  4. May 25, 2021 at 6:47 PM
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    we did in fact, we spent a nice night wild camping in the Ouachita National Forest with fireflies prior to checking out Hot Springs National Park. Sorry we missed you! Happy to meet up with you all
     
  5. May 25, 2021 at 6:51 PM
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    Thank you! Like many things on our truck, I didn’t think of it first. I shamelessly borrowed this from Dan Grec, of the Road Chose Me.
     
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  6. Jun 25, 2021 at 7:34 AM
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    Bon Voyage @Round the world !
     
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  7. Jun 25, 2021 at 11:23 AM
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    Thank you Conner! Dropped the truck off at the port of Baltimore a couple of days ago. Felt weird, like dropping off your first child off at college, as we have become quite attached to it over the past 11 months. I'll post up some pics soon
     
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  8. Jul 3, 2021 at 12:36 PM
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    After 11 months, 25,000 miles, 42 national parks, and 29 states our home has left the US!
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    We decided to use IVSS which is a shipping broker which so far has been super easy. The truck left the port of Baltimore and will arrive in Liverpool, England in two weeks.

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    Entry into the port is quite restricted and required a escort.

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    The arrival of our truck caused caused quite a stir among the longshoreman seen here in the orange shirt. Normally, this area sees 5 to 10 year old vehicles being shipped to third world ports such as Lagos, Nigeria or Beirut, Lebanon for resale. One of the longshoreman was quite friendly, showing us his fist-full of coins that he finds rummaging through the cars. He tells me that only things on the manifest can be shipped all other material must stay back such as spare engines, loose change, hundred dollar bills, etc. He said over the last two years he’s made $12,000 in mainly loose change! The supervisor later came over and chatted with us reassuring that he and only he will have the key to the cab and will not let the longshoreman drive it. He wanted it to be parked right next to his office so he could watch over it.

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  9. Jul 3, 2021 at 1:01 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Go to Loch Ness and the Cliffs of Dover
     
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  10. Jul 3, 2021 at 1:01 PM
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    Bon voyage! Such a cool trip. Just remember to drive on the left and don't take narrow streets.
     
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  11. Jul 3, 2021 at 1:11 PM
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    Oh for sure! I’m just happy I don’t have to shift with my left hand
     
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  12. Jul 3, 2021 at 1:12 PM
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    Definitely! Thanks!
     
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  13. Jul 3, 2021 at 1:31 PM
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    Head East, we’ll meet you in SE Asia eventually! Ha
     
  14. Jul 3, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    While you are there, go to Sheffield University and in honour of a Saturday night I was there, take the largest plastic garbage pail to the top of a stairwell (any stairwell). Fill the pail to the brim with water then pour it all down the stairs. That’s my only memory of the place. Cheers!
     
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  15. Jul 3, 2021 at 2:25 PM
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    Agreed! Although it will take us several years to get there.
     
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    Works for us!
     
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  17. Jul 3, 2021 at 3:51 PM
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    Sounds exciting. Just finished a book about a couple guys that drove aTesla from Texas to Panama a few years ago.
    Off The Grid by Randy Denmon. Interesting.
    Hope you have a great safe trip.
     
  18. Jul 3, 2021 at 4:55 PM
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    Thank you!

    Overlanding in a Tesla? Charging must have been a huge challenge
     
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  19. Jul 4, 2021 at 2:48 AM
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    Cam confirm loch Ness. Take the boat tour from a grumpy old Scotsman. We'll worth it.
     
  20. Jul 4, 2021 at 8:11 PM
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    They took some very long cables with them and a variety of different plugs. Then they looked for hotels with window air conditioners so they could plug into 220.
     

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