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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. Dec 2, 2021 at 12:37 AM
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    Round the world

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    Hey sorry, who would have thought that just outside of Cambridge England we would have bad internet! We left Zagreb, Croatia just before Thanksgiving and quickly drove thru Slovenia and Austria and had Thanksgiving with our niece and her husband in Ansbach, Germany.

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    After leaving Ansbach we drove to Calais, France and while along the way took a break at the Heidelberg castle. This is an interesting picture of how thick the walls are
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2021 at 12:48 AM
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    Just noticed you have an Oregon plate. How did you get your vehicle to the other side of the world?
     
  3. Dec 2, 2021 at 2:28 AM
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    That's one of the reasons we installed a snorkel!
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    Just joking. We put it on a roll on/roll off ship from Baltimore to Liverpool, England. Was actually quite easy with no damage. Cost was about 1,800 USD
     
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  4. Dec 2, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    Quite an adventure you got here!
     
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  5. Dec 3, 2021 at 3:24 AM
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    Thank you! We're having the time of our lives!
     
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  6. Dec 3, 2021 at 6:39 AM
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    Feeling like we just dropped off a kid at college...now in London until Sunday

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    Dropped it off at my wife's English relatives house going to park it for 3 or 4 months. Thinking of flying to the Philippines for a month after Christmas in Central Oregon. Hoping for a cheap place until next spring
     
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  7. Dec 3, 2021 at 6:41 AM
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    curios, you overinflated the tyres a bit before leaving it? little flat spot prevention, arguable if it works or not...
     
  8. Dec 3, 2021 at 6:47 AM
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    Yes I did! Added another 5 lbs to each tire. I also disconnected the truck battery, turned the camper power off, and filled the gas and propane tanks.
     
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  9. Dec 3, 2021 at 7:51 AM
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    Also heard that air loss from tires causes the TPMS wireless sensors to wear out their batteries
     
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  10. Dec 3, 2021 at 8:37 AM
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    Hi Andy! Safe travels to Oregon! Anything ever come of the BSM sensor?
     
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  11. Dec 3, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    Hi Ryan. Ya crazy! Took the truck to a repair shop near an American Air Base in England where they have experience with the Tacomas. The tech ran diagnostics which showed, I would guess, at least 40 communication failures between various modules; stability control, cruise control, etc which threw the check engine lights. Total cost of $60.

    While fixing a flat, another shop noticed that a bolt had fallen off the front anti-sway bar which tore a CV boot, that cost a cool $1,000,
     
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  12. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:31 AM
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    Sounds like it’ll be a good break! And just enough time to really start missing the four wheel home :D
     
  13. Dec 13, 2021 at 2:10 PM
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    Here’s a picture of the map on our Tacoma‘s hood. From July to December of this year we drove 13,000 miles and went in a general clockwise manner.

    We shipped our truck to England but quickly drove thru it and France. Spending time in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. With our 90 day visa limit coming quickly, we drove zipped thru Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary where we explored Romania, Moldova, and Bulgaria. Crossing back into the EU, we quickly drove across Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, and Germany to England where we left the truck.

    A couple of completely off-topic photos:
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    I don’t know Miami well enough to say this but who would dare wrap a Porsche in chrome??

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    Only on an island would you see a Smart police car. Can you imagine in the US mainland? How many low speed chases this officer would have to endure?
     
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  14. Dec 14, 2021 at 4:08 AM
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    Love seeing your updates Andy, travel safe!
     
  15. Dec 26, 2021 at 9:53 AM
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    This is awesome!
     
  16. Dec 26, 2021 at 10:08 AM
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    Thank you! The truck is hibernating under tarps for a couple of months in England while we visit with family while waiting for Britain to warm up a bit.
     
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  17. Jan 19, 2022 at 11:16 AM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    Is there a spot I can see your Finland pics? All of my aunts uncles and cousins live there. Had a nice zoom call with them all at Christmas.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2022 at 8:21 AM
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  19. Jan 20, 2022 at 9:42 AM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    Thanks! Great post on Finland. I commented on your blog. Good luck with the rest of the trip and safe journey’s!
     
  20. Jan 20, 2022 at 10:23 AM
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    Thanks! I wish we could cross/join paths. That trip sounded a bit dicey. Have you considered a satellite texting service. We carry a Garmin inreach which allows for world-wide texting for about $25 per month
     
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