Model: Tacoma TRD Pro
How long have you had your adventure-mobile ? I bought the truck on July 15, 2017 from a CarMax in Los Angeles. I immediately started outfitting it for adventure.
Owners’s name: Brian Grover
What do you do? I work as an environmental consultant and developer in Encinitas. I mostly work on residential development projects and try to make them more sustainable and livable.
Hobbies? Anything outside. Surfing, mountain biking, snowboarding, sailing, and backpacking.
Does your rig have a name? No. Any recommendations?
Is it a daily driver? Yes. I ride my bike to work during the week, though, so it usually sits in the garage until the weekend and then gets put to work.
Modifications or add-on accessories:
-4runner TRD Pro wheels
-Tinted Windows 35% all around
-Hondo Garage Un-holey Dash Mount
-Shiftsense Pro V2
-All-Pro Offroad Apex sliders, powdercoated black
-All-Pro Offroad Apex pack rack, powdercoated black (built for Softopper)
-Prinsu design cab rack w/ Plano cases and Maxtrax mk2 mounted
-Cali Raised side projecting pods w/ amber Rigid covers
-TacomaPros raptor lights
-amber Rigid fog covers
-WaterPort portable pressurized water system (mounted to pack rack)
-RotoPax 2 gal water/2 gal fuel (mounted to pack rack)
-RCI fuel tank and transmission skid plates
-Total Chaos Fabrication Bed Stiffeners
-custom bed lighting kit
-Ceramic Coating (thank you Pacific Coast Auto Detail)
-Free Spirit Recreation High Country Series Rooftop Tent
-GoalZero Yeti 400
-recovery/camping necessities (shovel, fire extinguisher, tow strap, propane heater, stove, etc)
Where do you take it/ use it for?
It has been on several Mammoth trips (summer and winter). We love camping in the Sierras during the summer, and snowboarding during the winter. It has also been on quite a few camping trips in the local San Diego mountains (Mount Laguna). And then of course road trips to Baja, Sedona, Nevada, Central CA, Yosemite, all over the Sierras, etc.
We took a trip last winter and spent the first night at a hot spring in the middle of the Nevada desert. The next night, we were at hot springs deep in the Sierras, hours north of Mammoth Lakes. This rig was perfect for both snow and desert camping. We also had a great trip recently to Huntington Lake for a regatta, and camped for a few nights right on the lake.
Looking forward to more trips like those!