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    Small lightweight camp gear trailers in US?

    Their stuff has been obscenely expensive and a weird steel tube construction thats not very tolerant of heavy loads. Basically way way too much $$$$ for what you get. There is a small guy selling a steel 4x6 with tent on trailer for around $1500. I’ve seen them strong value for the $. I...
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    Diesel vs Gasoline

    I found 180 mile range a major issue in parts of CA,NV and Washington State. One of the larger reasons I sold my J80. And why my recent 2019 purchase never involved a Toyota truck/SUV. There is a big difference between 400Hp and 21-24mpg trip averages and 300Hp with 15-16mpg trip averages. 👍
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    Diesel vs Gasoline

    CS if your not carrying another 20 gallons of Gasoline because your stock tank 180- 200 mile range isn’t enough you have less room left for gear in your weight limits. The small Diesel range with no extra fuel is a big reason I would get a mid sized Truck/SUV with small diesel
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    Small lightweight camp gear trailers in US?

    Northern Tool has had folding trailers that I have seen stored standing on end against a side wall under a roof eve in side yards. Lots of big weather proof bins you can stack on them for secure dry storage when in use. lots of folding motorcycle trailers out there too that could be rejiggered...
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    $46,000 Dollar Overland Trailer?

    Time used vs cost. $’s divided by hours. If RV buyers and boat owners, ATV owners did the math. There would be a whole lot less owners and lots of rentals. LOL Likely allot more financially stable individuals too.
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    Small lightweight camp gear trailers in US?

    Build your own get a $400 Tool shop kit. The “buy it all done” trailers are more $ but we have more varieties of 4x6’s than you can ever want.
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    Need help deciding, Why a Tacoma over a full size truck?

    Out west we have really big trees. 👍
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    Need help deciding, Why a Tacoma over a full size truck?

    Only modern vehicle I work/worked on was my Subaru. Which was basically like working on a VW Bug only better built. LOL Brakes etc on Domestics, Hondas, VWs, Toyotas and Mercedes all pretty much the same. But I hated the VW zero wheel studs thing. If anyone meets the German who thought that was...
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    Need help deciding, Why a Tacoma over a full size truck?

    Lol two Toyotas one was a single owner Land Cruiser had many factory taped wires. Only vehicle I have ever been impressed by wiring harness attention to detail is Mercedes. When you have 4+ sensors on every moving part wiring becomes important lol
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    Need help deciding, Why a Tacoma over a full size truck?

    Ever replace the “pesky” coolant hose on the J80? Yeah even the legendary J80 has stupid stuff. 👍
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    Need help deciding, Why a Tacoma over a full size truck?

    My Expedition has just as much attention to details as my Sequoia did. The whole “Toyota” thing from the 80’s is long over. All the big brands build excellent vehicles.
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    Need help deciding, Why a Tacoma over a full size truck?

    I rode a motorcycle for 8 yrs yr around to work. If I ever do 4x4 trail stuff I’ll just buy a light dirt bike. Or by then probably just an Electric MT bike. Lol. Easy enough to get those to trail heads on a hitch rack or trailer with a big comfy highway queen. lol its far easier to enjoy the...
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    James Baroud discontinued?

    Umm why not buy a US made product. Its easier to visit Santa Cruz CA.
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    $46,000 Dollar Overland Trailer?

    You clearly haven’t stayed in one or you would know 😆
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    Need help deciding, Why a Tacoma over a full size truck?

    Yeah I think the 3.73 tow package Expedition 3.5L seems to be in the 21mpg 70-75mph, 22-24mpg in the 55-65mph zone and 19-20mpg in the 80-90mph zone. In my quiet sorta rural style around town use 17-18mpg seems typical. San Francisco hills and traffic 15-16mpg. I haven’t towed yet. But I...
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