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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. Aug 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM
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    YotaGangYotaGang

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    Im glad you got it before the covid lead times, i think lead times for a camper is like 2 years some places wont even take new orders
     
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  2. Aug 8, 2021 at 12:53 PM
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    Round the world

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    unfortunately we won’t be near them until next summer, but I’ll be happy to show it to you then!
     
  3. Aug 8, 2021 at 12:57 PM
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    Round the world

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    True! Lead time then was roughly 4 months. Except that I announced my retirement mid-February 2020. 4 weeks later, I was regretting it. It all worked out though
     
  4. Aug 19, 2021 at 1:32 AM
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    Got my first memento from our trip. I parked 15’ away from an intersection, rules say you must be 30’ - no yellow paint on the curbs here. Supposed to pay 1,300 kroner/$150 - sure!

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    Beautiful Stockholm
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    Old town
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    And the narrowest alley
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    While walking Stockholm we heard a clunk!
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    found someone who knows less than i about local driving

    Time for us to leave what we all think of as Europe and head north into some more wild country! I’m excited!
     
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  5. Aug 19, 2021 at 6:37 AM
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    Aaaaannnddddd…… the ever present graffiti. SMH.

    I understand it can be a true art form, but keep it where it’s wanted.
     
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  6. Aug 20, 2021 at 8:15 AM
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    i think the local government encouraged people to do their “thing” there. Whether that’s enabling or enlightening that’s a matter of perspective.

    I guess it’s better than bubble gum alley in San Luis Obispo. Its absolutely gross
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  7. Aug 20, 2021 at 12:18 PM
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    We have a bubblegum tree here at six flags. Well, at least 25 years ago we did.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2021 at 7:44 PM
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    I just found this post and went through your blog, and it's definitely got me sold on trying to bring my Tacoma over to Belgium if I get stationed out there in the future!
     
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  9. Sep 9, 2021 at 11:18 PM
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    Definitely do it. Belgium is underrated. Great beer, pastries, and the chocolate! Camping there is nearly all like going to a KOA, complete with the swimming pool. Once away from the base, just be prepared for people to stare at the truck, especially when seeing the plate.

    And thanks for serving!
     
  10. Sep 11, 2021 at 3:03 PM
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    Thanks for the support man, I'll be watching your blog and taking inspiration for my 2WD taco if I get to go over there!
     
  11. Sep 12, 2021 at 11:08 PM
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    Sure thing and good luck.
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    Lofoten islands, northern Norway. Definitely a contender for the most scenic spots in Norway! Salt water is gin clear with 2' fish.
     
  12. Sep 27, 2021 at 12:21 PM
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    So who would think that we would get seriously stuck in Finland?

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    Like Sweden, most of Finland is quite flat and therefore not well drained. Something 20% of Finland is bottomless peat bogs. I found one in the middle of the road.

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    I saw it coming and didn’t give enough gas to climb out. All that locking in both diffs did was bury the one side to the top of the tire in 30 seconds.

    Put the winch to its first test and it pulled us right out after 10 minutes of setup.
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    Was not thrilled with using a 9” tree but it held.

    Mud terrain tires would have been just as useless.
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  13. Sep 27, 2021 at 12:37 PM
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    That's the catch with lockers in the soft stuff. They'll either get you out if there's something to grab or dig one hell of a hole!
     
  14. Sep 27, 2021 at 12:37 PM
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    Wow lucky save
     
  15. Sep 27, 2021 at 1:07 PM
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    That is BURIED! :eek:

    Glad you made it out pain free!
     
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  16. Sep 27, 2021 at 1:55 PM
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    MaverickT883 Probably out wheeling.

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    I'm curious, how many kilometers/miles on the truck so far?
     
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  17. Sep 27, 2021 at 11:26 PM
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    Definitely lucky there were trees around but the southern 3/4s of Finland is covered with them.

    I was thinking what I would otherwise had to have done was put the high lift jack on one Max trax, jack the rear tire up and put the three remaining Max tracks under the right side as the left side was fine. Once the right side broke through the crust that peat was bottomless. Stepping across the mossy ditch I sank to my knees in low 40 water, completely hidden, complete surprise
     
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  18. Sep 27, 2021 at 11:27 PM
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    So far it has 76,000 kms/47,000 miles and doing great.

    BTW, my wife did an amusing post on getting stuck on our 2roguewanderers Instagram account if interested
     
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    I love following you guys, amazing journey!
     
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    Thanks Jesse! I'm doing this to encourage people to get out and have fun. The hardest and scariest part is pulling the trigger, once out the fun really begins.

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    All by ourselves in old town Tallinn, Estonia

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