With your help, I selected a 2003 Tundra and a Palomino Bronco 800 as my expedition tools for the coming journey to South America. Well, actually the Bronco 800 purchase was against the grain. But hey, if I planned to build the perfect expedition rig, I'd die a broke old man having never left my garage. Going to have to make it work.
Here she is is. The Beast.
It is a 2007 Bronco 800 with the following options: 3-way fridge, auto furnace, A/C, Dakota package, 16 gal water capacity with water pump. Below I'll list my planned modifications and maintenance. About half of this is already completed. This is for reference here on the forum and also to see what you might take away or add from the list. The idea behind the list was to keep it simple (KISS) and stick to the basics. Here we go:
1. Jerrycan & mount on rear
2. New Battery (DieHard Platinum)
3. Battery Monitor (voltage reader)
4. Shower Option (sun-shower or similar)
5. DC-DC 7.5 amp Power Stream charger (runs off the truck alt and offers staged charging profiles)
6. Rubber truck bed mat
7. Spring-loaded and cushioned Turnbuckles
8. Torklift Front tie-downs (bumper button on the rear)
9. Re-caulk roof and side seams (did this today, what a PITA!)
10. Spray Wax to maintain rubber roof and siding
11. Pressure regulator 35lbs and garden hose
12. Water filter
14. Mag light (rechargeable with mount)
15. Camper lights converted to LED Lights
16. Air dam under cabover made of 4x4 vinyl posts
Click here for a similar post on the Tundra Truck. I have 2 months until departure.