Don’t Buy an RV Until You Check Out the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Buying an RV is so trendy right now. But why spend $100,000, $200,000 or even more on a monstrous RV camper? Maybe buying a giant trailer RV isn’t what you need. Perhaps all you need is a 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

The 2021 Toyota TRD Pro is tough and off-road ready. In addition, it’s got plenty of room in the bed for camping essentials. There’s also the possibility of a tent over the pickup bed.

Keeping your options open

The Tacoma is a Toyota truck known for its durability. In addition, these trucks famously maintain a high resale value throughout the years. There are quite a few options for converting your 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro into a full-time travel companion.

This overlanding concept shows how well a tacoma can replace an RV camper
2021 Toyota Tacoma Overlanding SEMA Concept | Toyota

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While it will lack the sheer luxury of massive RV camper, the Toyota Tacoma will take you anywhere. It’s built to go overland without balking at difficult obstacles or unpredictable terrain. The capability the Toyota Tacoma far surpasses the average RV camper or trailer RV.

Truck bed tents, as well as rooftop tents, are available to fit over the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. In addition to this option, there are also pickup bed drawer systems from makers like Decked. There are just so many cool ways to customize your Tacoma for overland adventure.

A 2021 Toyota Tacoma parked on sand
2021 Toyota Tacoma | Toyota

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In fact, for the right people, there’s a good chance that buying a new Tacoma is a better choice than spending as much as a house on an RV that can’t even go off-road. Unless you buy something like and EarthCruiser, the average RV camper is a big heavy gas-guzzler designed to travel from one parking lot to the next. With a TRD Pro Tacoma, you can keep your options open.

It’s a daily driver on workdays, an adventure vehicle on off-days

While an RV is an entirely separate expense, a 2021 TRD Pro Tacoma can double as both a daily driver and a rec vehicle. While there have been plenty of Tacoma truck camper conversions, part of the draw of buying a Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is the duality. It can be a great daily driver for the right people. Then it heads far into the backcountry when free time allows for a little exploration.

Different views of the 2021 Winnebago Era Motorhome RV camper
2021 Winnebago Era Motorhome RV | Winnebago

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This is a truck that’s easily half the price of an RV and offers nimble off-road handling. Plus it offers better fuel economy. Most manufacturers say that their RVs get 10-20 miles per gallon. My tester averaged between 19 and 21 mpg. The EPA estimate for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is 17 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. While this doesn’t seem like a huge improvement, you won’t see the Tacoma getting 10 mpg ever. Well, that is unless you’re pulling a trailer RV camper of course.

A more flexible, more economical choice

Buying a 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is the more flexible, more economical choice over an RV. A camper is a huge investment. The average person doesn’t necessarily want to dish out $100 grand on a vehicle they are only going to use a few times a year.

2021 Toyota Tacoma on display
2021 Toyota Tacoma | Toyota

In short, don’t buy an RV until you first consider the TRD Pro Tacoma. It’s a versatile Toyota pickup truck that handles itself like a champ off-road. This capable little beast makes up what it lacks in luxurious camper RV living with nearly unmatched capability straight from the factory.