This Radical 2017 Toyota Tacoma Overland Rig Is Way Cooler Than a New Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma remains one of the most sought-after and beloved pickup trucks in the world. They are old, outdated, expensive, and yet, people can’t stop buying them. However, the automotive market is at a standstill as we await more semiconductors. This has driven the price of used trucks through the roof. So, while we wait for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma or overpay for an older one, check out this 2017 Toyota Tacoma overland rig.

2017 Toyota Tacoma overlanding rig with roof tent set up on top
2017 Toyota Tacoma | Alex Owner

This overland Tacoma is the coolest Toyota Tacoma ever and it’s for sale

These trucks might be all those things previously mentioned, but people love them for their rugged toughness and ability to shrug off 150,000 miles like it’s nothing. Expedition Portal highlighted this badass 2017 Toyota Tacoma on the site’s classified section. 

The biggest problem for overlanders can often be all the added weight and size. The owner of this Toyota Tacoma overland rig paid special attention to make sure the added weight of the camper portion wouldn’t throw off the rest of the truck’s performance. 

Expedition Portal says that adding Total Chaos long-travel suspension kit, King shocks front and rear, and custom Atlas leaf springs help manage the added weight of the AT Overland Habitat, front and rear bumpers, skid plates, and rock sliders. Larger rotors and six-piston calipers found in the StopTech big brake kit increase braking capability, while Nitro 5.29 gears help with acceleration by increasing torque to the wheels. 

This Tacoma has all the overlanding bells and whistles 

2017 Toyota Tacoma driving down a long dirt road
2017 Toyota Tacoma | Alex Owner

While not every overlanding rig is built with all the aforementioned suspension, brakes, and gearing, every self-respecting overlander has some usual suspects. In this case, it’s a Dometic fridge powered by a Goal Zero power unit and 100-watt solar panel, a Smittybilt winch, and BajaDesigns LED exterior lights.

This truck is truly the entire package. Not only has it been gone over from toe to tip, but the one thing that keeps the Tacoma a popular truck is the fact that it can collect miles like they are baseball cards. For a Toyota Tacoma, 100,000 miles is just starting to break in. Anything below that is basically a new Toyota. Well, this 2017 Toyota Tacoma overland rig might as well come with plastic on the seats because it only has 58,000 miles.  

As the owner, Alex, told EP, “Not being able to do as many backpacking trips enabled me to build my perfect getaway mobile. As a kid, I always dreamed of a treehouse but never had one. I also wanted to have a capable off-road vehicle. So I thought, why not combine the two? After all, the Habitat camper feels like you’re in a treehouse, and it’s attached to a 4WD truck! It took a lot of research and time to put it all together. It wasn’t without trial and error and a lot of dialing in, but in the end, behold, here she is!” 

How much does the 2017 Tacoma overlanding rig cost? 

A dark green 2021 Toyota Tacoma sitting on top of a brown rocky terrain with a cloud covered background.
2021 Toyota Tacoma | Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

This unbelievably cool 2017 Toyota Tacoma overland rig is for sale for a meager sum of $59,900. Considering that you can easily spend $50,000 on a 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, this beautifully built overlander seems like quite the bargain considering the number of great parts and the low mileage. Maybe it’s time to buy an overlander.

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