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Truck Camping Photo Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OffsetPlayer2, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    TVRPhoto

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    I bought this guy...
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MSK5RQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    ...and added a pump and all the plumbing. Sorry, I'm not too good at creating these step-by-step things. I pretty much learned how to do it as I was doing it.
    Anyway, if you lay it flat, the height is still lower than the wheel wells and allows for the sleeping platform to cover it. I placed it in a watertight box with a small drain leading out the stock bed drain hole just in case there are any leaks.
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  2. Jan 8, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    Julia Pfeiffer campground seems to be closed. Pfeiffer Big Sur SP campground isn't though... https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=570
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    Guess I'm old school lol. I use my small axe and shave off thin shavings of wood from the logs and pile some of those up to start the fire. Get a smaller piece of wood and then make small shavings on it but leave them attached. A-frame and some smaller pieces across the top gets things going pretty well.

    I also carry vaseline-soaked cotton balls as they will light in any weather conditions pretty much and burn for quite a long time.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    I'm probably going to have to hand over my man-card for this question, but can the torch fitting (burner) also attach to the smaller standard propane bottles?
     
  5. Jan 8, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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  6. Jan 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    Camping at the Alvord Desert in SE Oregon.

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  7. Jan 8, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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    Yeh I use to do all that too..friction fires(bow&drill), flint and steel, the whole nine yards. I've been big into traditional Bushcraft. Now days I just want to get a fire going so I carry a torch and fat lighters.
     
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  8. Jan 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    bucket list - what is the date of this photo?
     
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  9. Jan 8, 2018 at 11:38 AM
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    May 28th 2017 - We make a trip out every Memorial Day weekend. The Alvord is a special place.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    thank you! - I am in Colorado but hope to get out there one day. Heard early spring can be a no go due to water conditions in the desert flats.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    How do you like the Sky Rise tent?
     
  12. Jan 8, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    Last year was a heavy snow year and there was exceptionally more water/mud in the drainage area. It's such a great time to go out since it's not as hot and pretty much no crowds. Hope you make it out sometime. There is a lot to explore in the area so give yourself some time.
     
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  13. Jan 8, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    Love it! Have you had a chance to check one out? It was almost too warm out though so it was more for shade and I slept in the bed of the truck.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2018 at 11:56 AM
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  15. Jan 8, 2018 at 12:05 PM
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    Is that Toyota logo actually glowing...? or is there some wizardry in this photo?
     
  16. Jan 8, 2018 at 1:13 PM
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    Probably has vinyl over it that is reflective.
     
  17. Jan 8, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    Nice, really like it! Your double tank idea is a great solution to preventing leak failures - One thing that may be useful is putting a valve on your emergency drain in case the tank does leak, most of the water will be captured by the surrounding box and you won't lose all your water in case you're out in the desert or somewhere you may need it in emergency if the plastic tank leaks. Thanks for the great idea, and I imagine this can also get rid of Taco Lean problem too when installed on the passenger side since you've added 167 lbs of water when it's full! :)
     
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  18. Jan 8, 2018 at 2:09 PM
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    Not sure if it helps the lean so much...at least on mine. The tank is mounted in the center, but I guess you could offset it to the right. I was originally going to run some 4" PVC piping on the roof rack, but the high center of gravity wasn't too appealing. This placement never really crossed my mind until I began working on the drawers and sleeping platform. I found myself with about 2.5 feet of storage and opted to place the water tank there. Best part is I can remove it in about 10 minutes enabling increased storage when onboard water isn't needed.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2018 at 3:51 PM
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  20. Jan 8, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    Spent yesterday afternoon getting my 3 person Yakima Skyrise set up. I'll gladly take any tips or tricks from someone who has experience with this tent! So far I'm impressed.

    The only concern that arose during installation was Yakima's clamp. I'm mounting on round bed bars that have a much larger diameter than a Yakima crossbar so I'm a little worried I don't have as much contact surface area as I should but I'm going to keep an eye on it as I drive around. I may try to switch to mounting hardware like CVT that is way simpler but also more trustworthy.

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