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 Ban 50 watt Ham Radio
  • Check Pricing40″ Combo light Bar
    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.
  • Check PricingDriving Flood Lights
    Rigid Industries E2-Series 10″ Driving/Hyperspot Combo LED Light Bar
  • Check PricingLighting Security Hardware
    Rigid Industries Security Hardware Kit for LED Light Bar. All lights were mounted with the security hardware to deter theft.
  • Check PricingWinch Line
    WARN Spydura Synthetic Winch Rope Kit
  • Check PricingRecovery kit
    Warn Medium Duty Winching Accessory Kit
  • Check PricingWinch Shackle
    Factor 55 FlatLink E
  • Skid Plate
    Aluminum TRD Skid Plate
  • Wheels
    Black TRD Wheels
  • Check PricingLeaf Springs
    Old Man Emu leaf kit w/add a leaf and flipped bottom spring
  • Check PricingFender 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
  • Check PricingAwning
    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 cross bars mounted backwards on ARE topper
  • Check PricingFridge
    ARB 50 qt. 12v fridge/freezer
  • Check PricingFridge Slide
    ARB low profile drawer with sliding top
  • Check PricingTruck Bed Drawer System
    ARB Cargo Drawer
  • Check PricingCook Top
    Coleman 2 burner propane stove. Carried with 20 lbs propane tank
  • Check PricingSafari Snorkel
    Safari Snorkel sold by ARB
  • Check PricingAux Water Tanks
    Water jerrys on Kaymar rear bar swing out
  • Extended Fuel Tank
    Long Range Automotive Fuel tank adding 9 gallons over stock
  • Check PricingAux Gas Jerrys
    Gas jerrys on Kaymar rear bar swing out
  • Shower system
    Piranha Shower


Including everything from suspension to wheels and everything else in between
  • Check PricingGrabber AT2 Tires
    General Tire Grabber AT2 Tires in 285/75/R17
  • Check PricingV.S. 2.5 Extended Travel Remote Reservoir Coilovers
    Front Suspension by Icon Vehicle Dynamics
  • Check PricingV.S. 2.5 Shocks
    Rear Shocks by Icon Vehicle Dynamics
  • Check PricingUpper Control Arms
    Uniball Upper Control Arm Kit by Icon Vehicle Dynamics
  • Custom Leaf Pack
    Deaver custom leaf pack with 1 inch Fabtech lift block
  • Check PricingAir Lockers
    ARB Air Locking Differential
  • Check PricingAir 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.
  • 4:56 Gears
    Re-geared diffs by Nitro Gear & Axle
  • Check PricingDiff 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
  • Check PricingFront 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 w/ Brush Guards
    Custom made by Dark Horse Customs
  • Truck Topper
    ARE HD Series with driver side access panel and passenger side tool box with shelf


Used for both driving and while parked at camp
  • Check Pricing40″ Combo light Bar
    Rigid Industries E2-Series 40″ Driving/Hyperspot Combo LED Light Bar
  • Check PricingDriving Flood Lights
    Two Rigid Industries SR-Series Amber 10″ Light.
  • Check PricingCamp 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
  • Check PricingRock Lights
    Rigid Industries Rock Light Kit 6 Lights Cool White. These lights are not only great from rock crawling at night but also great for night camp setup.


Things to get you home when it all goes wrong


Managing everything that plugins in
  • Check PricingMain Switch Panel
    sPod 6 Switch Panel to accommodate all lights bars, aux lighting & air compressor.
  • Check PricingAux. 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 batter monitor system. Includes Battery tray and Power steering Reservoir relocation bracket.
  • Truck Communication
    Rugged Radios GMRS 45 watt 2 meter truck radio
  • Handheld Communication
    Five handheld GMRS radios to communicate both with the trucks and other handhelds
  • Check PricingScan Gauge
    ScanGauge II Ultra Compact 3-in-1 Automotive Computer
  • Check PricingAux USB & 12v Sockets
    Additional sockets were added to both the cab and topper box to handle personal phones and accessories and production charging.


Everything that doesn't fit nicely in a category above
  • Check PricingAccessory Mounts
    Ram Mount Twist Lock Suction Cup Mount for Phone Holder, GPS, Ipads, etc…
  • Seat Covers
    Toyota Dealer ordered GT covers
  • Check PricingFloor mats
    WeatherTech custom fit front & rear floor liner
  • Tinted windows
    Tinted all windows by Bos Window tinting Bozeman, MT
  • Check PricingSecurity Center Console Box
    Lock’er Down Console Safe with 4 Digit Combo Lock by Console Vault
  • Check PricingSecurity 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