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Posted: 10/17/21 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's not a truck camper because it doesn't slide into the bed. But it looks like one. Toyota seems to be reviving their old Chinook concept with off-road capabilities. We'll see if it becomes reality with today's gas prices.

The Toyota 'Tacozilla' is the coolest off-road camper you'll see today


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Posted: 10/17/21 06:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Moved from ATC

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Posted: 10/17/21 06:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Class C?

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Cool!


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Yep, Class C like the old little ones were. Should be moved again … oh, well.


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Predicted Price - $53,000.

Toilet ... maybe a Cassete?

If you boondock a lot - No shower ...

Might be able to use a flash WH, and outdoor shower.

Pretty compact ... a go anywhere camper ...

Price is not compact tho'... [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/18/21 05:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just remember that Toyota NEVER built a single RV. They sold the cab & chassis units to companies that built RV bodies on what was originally a 1/2 ton truck frame. After a major law suit, they started selling one ton dually C&C frames and Toyota PAID to fix the problems that American manufacturers created by making the RV way to heavy for the light weight axles on the 1/2 ton trucks.
I had a 1988 Damon Escaper built on a 1987 Toyota one ton with a 22Re (4 cylinder) engine. We sold it with 68,000 miles on and it ran great. The biggest complaint was that to get up steep climbs, we had to be turning 4500 to 5000 rpm's to make power. Going up the west side of 14a (going east) we had to stop at a restroom about 3/4 of the way up. I forgot to stop with the RV pointed downhill in the parking lot. The engine did not have enough power to pull ahead from a dead stop, I had to back up and turn around to get a running start to finish the climb.
I loved the little truck but would not give you $100 for another one even in great shape.


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There are about three RV manufacturers in Australia that build similar. Here is Explorer Motorhomes
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I had a 1988 Damon Escaper built on a 1987 Toyota one ton with a 22Re (4 cylinder) engine. We sold it with 68,000 miles on and it ran great. The biggest complaint was that to get up steep climbs, we had to be turning 4500 to 5000 rpm's to make power. Going up the west side of 14a (going east) we had to stop at a restroom about 3/4 of the way up. I forgot to stop with the RV pointed downhill in the parking lot. The engine did not have enough power to pull

Problem with a basic Toyota frame and suspension. As well the small petrol engine would not pull very well. Toyota 1 Ton is another name for a very early Hilux
These were replaced by the downrated Tacoma

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Posted: 11/03/21 06:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

More on the "Tacozilla". Shows the interior with its full bathroom and gives more details on the construction.

"The team also added a two-inch suspension lift, snorkel air intake and a winch integrated into the front bumper."

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