It's Camping Season
Read about our trek with the Toyota 4Runner up through the Pacific Northwest and Canada.
We set this vehicle up to go out in the wilderness for a week or more without having to reload supplies. First, we wanted to have a bit of a minimalist approach and not add equipment or weight if it was likely not to be needed; however in the case of the winch, it's insurance from getting stranded.
Below is a list of gear the 2018 4Runner Off-Road Premium was equipped with before the journey:
- Toytec 2.5 BOSS suspension
- Total Chaos UCA’s
- Rear Heavy Duty Springs
- BFG KM2 285/70/17 tires
- Hefty Fabworks Aluminum front winch bumper
- Hefty Fabworks Aluminum rear bumper
- Hefty Fabworks Steel sliders
- Rigid Industries LED spotlights
- ExtremeLED 30” lighter
- Warn VR 10S winch
- Factor 55 shackle
- CTEK 250S charging system
- Northstar 29F battery
- Snomaster 67L dual bin fridge
- LED interior and exterior lighting
- Viper alarm with remote start
- Dual Alpine 500W amps
- JL 10W3 in custom glass enclosure in side wall
- 8 Focal OEM size replacements
- Kenwood Excelon Android in screen with DVD
- Multiple security cams and recording equipment
- S-Tech 6 switch panel
- Rhino Rack Pioneer platform
- Alucab gen 3 aluminum roof top tent
- Alucab Shadow-Awn
- Viair 400P portable air compressor
- Boulder Tire Deflators
Raingler Hybrid Full Length Ceiling Net Clothing bags, first aid kits, cooking utensils and other often used items like jackets and maps were all stored and carabinered as needed in the ceiling net for easy access. The outer rings on the ceiling net work perfect for hanging the NiteCore lights and conveniently charge off the power outlet in back as well. We find that camping also involves hanging drying towels, swim trunks and boots regularly. The ceiling net’s hybrid webbing grid allows in numerous places to do this as well!
Raingler Basic Upper Barrier Net This kept the packed full totes safely in the cargo area but is also set up to allow the Snomaster Fridge to be able to open easily without the need for a fridge slide - saving us weight and extra height along with a cost savings of course. The Raingler net grid also allows carabiners or MOLLE bags to be attached to either side for easy access while traveling.
Raingler 1” MILSPEC Roof Rack Net So very helpful to have a full platform of on the top of the tent storage with this 1300PSI MILSPEC net. The loaded dry bags, firewood, camp table, privacy tent and camp mat all worked wonderfully on the 5000 trip. Nothing lost, loose or any movement at all. The only downside was the height on top put us near 8 plus feet tall and that got us loaded in the semi truck lane on a ferry crossing or two.
Raingler interior grab handles So much easier to hang onto when bouncing down the rough trail and not to mention climbing in the vehicle, especially in a wet or muddy situation.
- Raingler liftgate handle Simple and much easier to pull that liftgate down instead of the slick factory strap that was there. Arms loaded, one finger out and a comfortable yet very solid grip to pull and swing that back end up closed. Made it a bit lower as well so the 10 year old can easily reach it too.