Sunday, March 16, 2014

2013 Tundra Build

Phase one: Basic camping layout and aesthetic changes
  • Daystar leveling kit
  • 275/70/18 Goodyear Wrangler mud tires
  • 18" Fuel Wheels

Phase Two: Camping Additions
  • Flippac 
  • Dual Battery 
  • Custom Built storage compartments
  • Fender Flares
  • Rotopax
With the phase two modifications installed, and the hoard of camping equipment that I accumulated over ten years of camping and wheeling, we were ready to start our trials at family camping.

The inaugural camping "trip" was taken (as I suspect many are) in our very own backyard in late summer. We have since taken the Tundra to Grand Canyon (Havasupai Point), New Mexico (Escalante Staircase), Lake Powell (Warm Creek Bay), and Moab. It is still our daily driver, too. So far, most of our trips have been "primitive" camping, with no access to water or facilities. We initially dreaded the bathroom situation, but teaching our four-year-old to use the luggable loo was surprisingly easy!

So far, we love it! Phase three is up next and will include bumpers and winch, suspension upgrade, water tank install, exterior lighting, and some kind of awning.