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FOR SALE: $29,500
Registered, Titled , Replacement VIN in California
1988 Toyota HJ75 UTE - Right Hand Drive : Country of Origin: Australia
Miles: 72,000KM - 45,000 miles
Engine: 2H Diesel (mpg: HWY/ CITY 21/16 )
Transmission: H55F - 5 speed
Drive: 4WD - Front...
Honestly if I was to choose between these two very different trucks it would come down to the deal $ would make the difference. Which one is cleaner as equipped to suit my particular needs. Its very difficult to make a suggestion for you without a lot more data. Exact info on these trucks...
Personally I prefer backpack over a camera bag. When traveling camera bags tend to be a target for high value equipment. It also makes me think really carefully what I intend to shoot to bring only what I need not equipment or lens that I will not use. Most of the time I use a small sling bag...
We have an xterra in the group that I wheel with and it is constantly underestimated not just for ability but cost of ownership being low. Now owner has over 200K with no major issues running $150 lift 285/75-16 (off my cruiser)
Depending how tall you are you might make a Nissan X-terra Pro-4x (factory rear locker) decent mpgs, inexpensive to buy, maintain but a more limited accessory market. I've slept in an 80 series for years it was long enough but as you stated mpg isn't so good ~11mpg with 35" tires.
I am considering building a 100AH 18650 battery pack for my rig. Currently I have 400w solar (Just finished building), 30A MPPT controller with li support + custom settings 2 x 100amp deep cycle I would like to reclaim some space and weight hopefully also allowing for deeper drain cycle...
No decisions made yet still weighing my options there are a few other considerations. I am just doing my research on what my options are... Even if there is not a lot of overlanding, exploring by 4x4 that's ok as I love the water as well as trying to get into paramotoring.