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grubworm

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Off-Road Ranger I

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Thibodaux, LA, USA
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worm
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my last truck was a f-350 super duty with 8' bed, so when i bought the tundra, i didn't consider it a "full size" pickup, but i guess it is. the tundra has turned out to be the perfect size for the way we overland....it has a better turning radius than the f-350 and is a good bit shorter, but still can carry a good bit of gear and i can stretch out completely in the back with no problems. with the shell, cargo rack and swing out carrier, i can carry everything we need to make extended trips, even in very remote areas.
and when coupled with the small camp trailer, it makes a great base camp/exploring set up




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Thanks. Work in progress. What keeps me up at night is weight. I'm working on that slowly... anything 'light' is 'expensive' of course.
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I hear ya. I drive a GMC long wheelbase diesel van. It's heavy, though goes anywhere I've wanted it to for years; backcountry or not.

The only two times I've ever had trouble when towing my 3500GVW trailer, is on fresh-mown grass in state parks. Both times. Everywhere else, mud, ice, snow, gravel, dirt, no problem. I run mine through the truck stop scales every once in awhile to see how I'm doing in my weight-distribution.
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Uberland

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Any chance I can get my build thread moved into the full-size category? Creedence the Excursion definitely qualifies!
 

dp454so

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my last truck was a f-350 super duty with 8' bed, so when i bought the tundra, i didn't consider it a "full size" pickup, but i guess it is. the tundra has turned out to be the perfect size for the way we overland....it has a better turning radius than the f-350 and is a good bit shorter, but still can carry a good bit of gear and i can stretch out completely in the back with no problems. with the shell, cargo rack and swing out carrier, i can carry everything we need to make extended trips, even in very remote areas.
and when coupled with the small camp trailer, it makes a great base camp/exploring set up




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Grubworm, great looking rig. What bed shell and trailer are you you running?
 
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MikeMunz

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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Wish I would’ve kept a thread on the build process but this is my 2005 Ford F-150 (2WD) that is my weekend and vacation overland rig as well as my daily driver. I use this truck for small weekend trips and longer vacation trips when I have the time and will soon be getting a locker to get to some of the harder to reach spots now that I’m using it more. It’s currently leveled with Bilstien shocks and has 34” Wrangler Duratracs. I have a second battery in the rear where I removed one of my seats. Charging that battery is a renogy solar charger and 100W solar panel. This is where I run my cell booster and small electronics while on the trail. If anyone has any questions I’d be glad to answer them!

Michael
 

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Jaytperry89

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Wish I would’ve kept a thread on the build process but this is my 2005 Ford F-150 (2WD) that is my weekend and vacation overland rig as well as my daily driver. I use this truck for small weekend trips and longer vacation trips when I have the time and will soon be getting a locker to get to some of the harder to reach spots now that I’m using it more. It’s currently leveled with Bilstien shocks and has 34” Wrangler Duratracs. I have a second battery in the rear where I removed one of my seats. Charging that battery is a renogy solar charger and 100W solar panel. This is where I run my cell booster and small electronics while on the trail. If anyone has any questions I’d be glad to answer them!

Michael
Looks like a pretty sweet setup, you should make a thread on it. Any neat places you have taken it?
 
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