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    Outfitting the new-to-me 2018 F-150....EcoBoost specific thoughts?

    There definitely are. Try Dr. Jo on YouTube in the meantime. She’s a good PT and explains/shows the exercise/stretches clearly. Good luck!
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    Outfitting the new-to-me 2018 F-150....EcoBoost specific thoughts?

    I’m not a physical therapist, but I could play one on TV after a lifetime of back problems! I had similar problems, and it’s really frustrating when you’re trying to drive. What you’re describing is likely to be some sciatic nerve involvement. It could be from working the skinny pedal and/or...
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    2018 Titan XD Pro 4X

    Yeah, I’m kinda resigned to being a bit more limited than the Tacoma, but imagine doing that same maneuver with the additional 10” of wheelbase for an F250😲😅 Would love to see a pic of your XD with the camper. Those Xs are nice rigs. How many miles on the truck and any issues so far? The MPG...
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    Nice rig and nice build! How do you like the Scheel-Mann seats? That’s the first Tacoma I’ve been aware of to fit them, and I’ve been looking to find how they work for a while. If I could make those fit in my 2nd gen, I might think harder about some further build and keeping it. The seats...
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    2018 Titan XD Pro 4X

    I’m going to get a FWC Hawk and replace my well loved Tacoma to carry it. The Titan XD (pro4x, King Cab) has become a finalist along with the F250, largely due to the rich feature set + better payload than 1/2 tons and much shorter wheelbase at 139 vs the F250 Space Cab @ 149”. I Would love to...
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    Well, IDK about light, but I’d say the 4Runner is closer, at least in build quality. Way more payload than the Tacoma, and just clearly more substantial than my 2nd gen Tacoma. Just learning my wife’s 2018, but real impressed. Made in Japan still. Based apparently on the Prado chassis. 'Course...
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    One more for today....F-250 to get MONSTER V-8 in 2020

    https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=265391&d=1565788276
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    Outfitting the new-to-me 2018 F-150....EcoBoost specific thoughts?

    I run dual Odessey AGM batteries in my Tacoma with a IBS separator and it’s great for my 50L ARB fridge. Single best thing I ever did. However, in my wife’s newer 4Runner we opted for 95 amp hr single AGM (Batteries+ X2Power which is rebranded Northstar, a great battery). We’ve traveled...
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    One more for today....F-250 to get MONSTER V-8 in 2020

    Yeah, and the Tremor package isn’t available with a Scab, just the Screw. Makes no sense not to have the off-road package in the shorter wheelbase. Sigh. . . OTOH you CAN get 6.2 with the 10 speed in a 350. Again kinda stupid not to offer with the 250. Source for both tidbits is the 2020 Order...
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    Yeah I’m leaning F250 at this point. If I wasn’t going to add a camper shell, I’d keep my Tacoma forever. it’s been just great. I’ll be sad to sell it 😢, though I still may keep it and try to be lightweight. The F250 is frustrating at the moment, as the 2020s won’t be out till Dec, and they...
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    Wow — that’s quite a tube support job! Can you tell us how much build-out/gear you were packing inside that Habitat in the bed? Also is that a Relentless Fab front bumper? Curious how difficult and how much side pull, if any, it took to bend the bumper mount. Did your bumper have any...
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    That is absolutely the only thing I’ve considered on the Tacoma. Looked at/climbed in GFCs, AT Habitat and Summit. They’re all great, but the one I’m closest to pulling the trigger on is the Ovrlnd camper made in Flagstaff. Still, given my current build and weight (450< GVWR not packed), even...
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    Agree completely with all this ^ In particular this comment ^ echoes an engineer (non-Toyota) in a thread at Wander the West (I think) who argued that significant safety margins were built in. Reminded me of WLL vs breaking strength. The challenge being, of course, that auto companies won’t...
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    Haha! Totally agree. As a former backpacker I certainly agree that “nothing weighs nothing”! I’ve tried to keep it light, and have succeeded sufficiently up to now while keeping it rugged enough for the typical wheeling we’ve done. Unfortunately at 67 with some minor back issues etc, can’t do...
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    That’s helpful to hear. I’ve been more focused on the F250 as a possibility due to payload, but struggling with both size and weight. Love the Tacoma and kinda used to going most places I want to in it. Not sure how I’d adjust to the much bigger platform. I keep hearing more and more...
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    Yeah, they sucked. I replaced 'em with Deavers when I did the suspension, but the Deavers are too soft too. They were supposed to be able to handle more load, and I guess they did, but still not enough. They're great, not fully loaded, and articulate well, but most of what I do offroad is...
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    Ahh . . . never figured that out. Guess I'm lucky, then. Both with the Atrac, which is about damn near 80% of a front locker and having space for the house battery. Thanks for clearing that up.
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    What have you broken/replaced on your overweight Tacoma?

    Yeah, I try not to be overweight too Dave . . . hasn't worked that well on either the truck or my middle:rolleyes: Thanks for the info. Clearly the bearings are an issue for all of us. Not too bad of a list for 95K. Is there anything you wish you'd pro-actively done/replaced at around 60/70K...
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    Feeler: 2006 TRD Tacoma OVRLND Camper - Denver

    Good luck with selling your rig! Helpful to hear how the Tacoma has handled the weight. Learned a lot from your camper rig build thread. Thanks for documenting it so well for us all.
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