December 8, 2014

Get a quick look at Expedition Overland’s TRD Toyota Tacoma used on the Alaska/Yukon Expedition. This truck is designed for long term expedition travel and will hopefully one day travel the entire Pan American highway with Expedition Overland.

Detailed Build List & Equipment

Central America

Changes made to the truck for the Central America expedition from the previous Alaska/Yukon expedition.
  • Roof Racks
    Eezi-Awn K9 Roof Rack for cab and topper
  • Awning
    Eezi-Awn Bat 270 Degree Awning on driver’s side
  • Roof Rack Storage
    Hard mounted Alu-Box 67 Liter Aluminum Storage Case
  • Drawer System
    Adventure Trailer drawer system
  • Fridge Slide
    Adventure Trailer combo fridge slide with Partner Steel cook stove
  • Fridge
    National Luna Weekender 52 Liter Fridge Freezer Aluminum
  • Truck Communications
    Dual Band 50 watt Ham Radio
  • Shop Now 40
    Rigid Industries SR-Series White 40″ Spot/Flood Combo LED Light Bar. Mounted under front roof rack so visually it’s not seen as easily.
  • Shop Now Driving Flood Lights
    Rigid Industries E2-Series 10″ Driving/Hyperspot Combo LED Light Bar
  • Shop Now Lighting Security Hardware
    Rigid Industries Security Hardware Kit for LED Light Bar. All lights were mounted with the security hardware to deter theft.
  • Shop Now Winch Line
    WARN Spydura Synthetic Winch Rope Kit
  • Shop Now Recovery Kit
    Warn Medium Duty Winching Accessory Kit
  • Shop Now Winch Shackle
    Factor 55 FlatLink E
  • Skid Plate
    Aluminum TRD Skid Plate
  • Wheels
    Black TRD Wheels
  • Shop Now Leaf Springs
    Old Man Emu leaf kit w/add a leaf and flipped bottom spring
  • Shop Now Fender Flares
    Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flare

Original Alaska/Yukon Build List & Equipment


Tools, Equipment and modifications designed around self sustained living from the vehicle
  • Roof Top Tent
    Eezi Awn XKLUSIV T-Top 1400 Roof Top Tent
  • Shop Now Awning
    ARB 4 Foot awning off the back to cover the cook area
  • Front Roof Rack
    Baja Rack with Mesh floor
  • Rear Roof Rack
    Baja Rack with crossbars mounted backwards on ARE topper
  • Shop Now Fridge
    ARB 50 qt. 12v fridge/freezer
  • Shop Now Fridge Slide
    ARB low profile drawer with sliding top
  • Shop Now Truck Bed Drawer System
    ARB Cargo Drawer
  • Shop Now Cook Top
    Coleman 2 burner propane stove. Carried with 20 lbs propane tank
  • Shop Now Safari Snorkel
    Safari Snorkel sold by ARB
  • Shop Now Aux Water Tanks
    Water jerrys on Kaymar rear bar swing out
  • Extended Fuel Tank
    Long Range Automotive Fuel tank adding 9 gallons over stock
  • Shop Now Aux Gas Jerrys
    Gas jerrys on Kaymar rear bar swing out
  • Shower System
    Piranha Shower


Including suspension, wheels and everything in between
  • Shop Now General Tire Grabber AT2
    General Tire Grabber AT2 Tires in 285/75/R17
  • Shop Now Front Suspension
    V.S. 2.5 Extended Travel Remote Reservoir Coilovers by Icon Vehicle Dynamics
  • Shop Now Rear Suspension
    V.S. 2.5 Series RR Rear Shocks w/CDCV (0-3″ Lift) by Icon Vehicle Dynamics
  • Upper control arms
    Billet Upper Control Arm Kit by Icon Vehicle Dynamics
  • Custom Leaf Pack
    Deaver custom leaf pack with 1 inch Fabtech lift block
  • Shop Now Air Lockers
    ARB Air Locking Differential
  • Shop Now Air Compressor
    ARB Air Compressor, used to run the air locker but also works well to fill tires. This would be part of our build with or without the air lockers.
  • Gears
    Re-geared diffs with 4:56 gears by Nitro Gear & Axle
  • Shop Now Diff Breather
    ARB Differential Axle Breather
  • Rear Toyota Sport Axle
    Swapped out rear TRD axle with E-Locker to Toyota Sport axle to accommodate the Long Range Automotive Fuel tanks and ARB Air Lockers

Armor & Body

Trailer protection and Body modifications
  • Shop Now Front Bumper
    ARB Front Deluxe Bull Bar with Winch Mount
  • Rear Bumper
    Kaymar rear bar with dual swing outs. One swing out holds gas/water jerrys, the other hold the relocated spare tire
  • Rock Sliders with Brush Guards
    Custom made by Dark Horse Customs in Bozeman, MT
  • Truck Topper
    ARE HD Series with driver side access panel and passenger side tool box with shelf


Interior and Exterior Lighting
  • Shop Now 40″ Combo light Bar
    Rigid Industries E2-Series 40″ Driving/Hyperspot Combo LED Light Bar
  • Shop Now Driving Flood Lights
    Two Rigid Industries SR-Series Amber 10″ Light
  • Shop Now Camp Flood Lights
    Three Rigid Industries M-Series SR-Q LED Light. These lights were placed on the rear roof rack to provide light surrounding the truck for camp setup
  • Shop Now Rock Lights
    Rigid Industries Rock Light Kit 6 Lights Cool White. These lights are great for rock crawling at night and setting up camp or field repairs in the dark


Things to get you home when it all goes wrong
  • Website Shop Now MAXTRAX
    2 pairs of Maxtrax MKII. Mounted on the rear wheel using Maxtrax harness
  • Shop Now Winch
    Warn 9.5 XP with Masterpull synthetic SUPER line XD
  • Shop Now Jack
    ARB Orange Bushranger X-Jack Kit
  • Shop Now Hi-Lift Jack
    Hi-Lift Jack 36″ X-TREME, mounted on front roof rack
  • Shop Now Recovery Kit
    Warn Medium Duty Winching Accessory Kit
  • Shop Now Winch Shackle
    Factor 55 FlatLink E
  • Shop Now Tire Repair Kit
    ARB Orange Speedy Seal Tire Repair Kit
  • Shop Now Tire Deflator
    ARB E-Z Deflator
  • Shop Now Tire Inflator
    ARB Blue Inflator with Gauge and Braided Hose


Managing everything that plugins in
  • Shop Now Main Switch Panel
    sPod 6 Switch Panel to accommodate all lights bars, aux lighting & air compressor.
  • Shop Now Auxiliary Switch Panel
    Blue Sea Systems WeatherDeck 12V DC Waterproof 6-Position Circuit Breaker Panel to accommodate the power shower and many other USB and 12v charging systems needed for production
  • Dual battery system
    Piranha Dual battery monitor system. Includes Battery tray and Power steering Reservoir relocation bracket.
  • Truck Communications
    Dual Band 50 watt Ham Radio
  • Handheld Communication
    Five handheld GMRS radios to communicate both with the trucks and other handhelds
  • Shop Now Scan Gauge
    ScanGauge II Ultra Compact 3-in-1 Automotive Computer
  • Shop Now Aux USB & 12v Sockets
    Additional sockets added to both the interior and glove compartment to handle personal phones and accessories and production charging.


Everything that doesn't fit nicely in a category above
  • Shop Now Accessory Mounts
    Ram Mount Twist Lock Suction Cup Mount for Phone Holder, GPS, Ipads, etc…
  • Seat Covers
    Toyota Dealer ordered GT covers
  • Shop Now Floor Mats
    WeatherTech custom fit front & rear floor liner
  • Tinted windows
    Tinted all windows by Bos Window tinting Bozeman, MT
  • Shop Now Security Center Console Box
    Lock’er Down Console Safe with 4 Digit Combo Lock by Console Vault
  • Shop Now Security Truck Bed Box
    Tuffy Security Box which replaced the driver’s side bed compartment
  • Custom Vehicle Wrap
    Vehicle wrap was done by SCS Wraps in Bozeman, MT