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FWC Hawk PrerRunner Offroad Long Travel Four Wheel Camper King Shocks Tundra

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#1 Reefry

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:01 PM

Sup guys, first time poster here. I’m just a guy who could’nt make up his mind on whether I wanted a long traveled prerunner that eats desert terrain for breakfast or if I wanted an overland adventure rig... so I ended up choosing both. 

 

Heres the beginning of my mashup. A Y2K Toyota Tundra with the 4.7L V8

 

 
I bought this truck straight out of high school and ever since then I've been modifying it here and there. Fast forward about 3 years and two camper shells later I made some serious changes. Bumpers, wheels, tires, fiberglass fenders, and a whole adventure build out with solar panels, a fridge, and a storage platform in the shell.
 
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Outfitted for adventure I saved up a good junk of cash, quit both of my dead end jobs, and set out on the road. At the time I was at the ripe useless age of 20. I was so close to being of legal drinking age that I really didn't want to wait so I decided to drive to Canada where I had surpassed the drinking age by one year.
 
 
 
 

 


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#2 Reefry

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:06 PM

Driving from Los Angeles it took me a 6 weeks to get up to Canada. I took my sweet sweet time lol

 

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:16 PM

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I unfortunately lost all my pictures spanning from Washington to Vancouver in a computer malfunction but I did get that beer! After that I spent another 6 weeks making my way back down to LA through Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, then finally back home.

 


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:19 PM

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:20 PM

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:25 PM

Imogene Pass in Colorado is terrifyingly beautiful

 

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:32 PM

Almost immediately upon returning home my dad and I decided to hop on our motorcycles and travel to Colorado and back. But that's another trip report for another time

 

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Please forgive my lack of a single post. I'm only allowed 2 pictures per post due to file size. 


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:48 PM

Anyways back to the truck. If there was one thing I learned from the road trip and from living in the camper shell full time after the trip it was definitely the fact that I needed more space. I saw so many FWC's on my roadtrip but never really thought anything of them until... well believe it or not, I had a dream that I had one on my Tundra. I woke up obsessed. The ability to pop the top and get dressed standing up! Or be able to cook indoors. Build a more accessible storage option. It all seemed like my answers and prayers were solved with one single camper.

 

I made it my goal for years to find one. I sold my camper shell setup, moved into a house and started renting a room. I saved as much as I could and scoured every possible thread, website, and craigslist ad for my future camper. It took what seemed like forever but my patience paid off and I finally found one through the WTW used camper alert thread. By the way, thank all of you who contribute to that thread you're all amazing.

 

It was such a good deal and a perfect match that I drove all the way to Salt Lake City for it.

 

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It felt like destiny.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:54 PM

This was my second night in the camper on my way back to LA. Utah has the most spectacular view of the night sky with its almost complete lack of light pollution.

 

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#10 So Cal Adventurer

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:19 PM

This is awesome!

 

Welcome to the cult, errr....  I mean family :)

 

Love the outlook on life, I'm in my 40s and look at life the same, wish I did when I was in my 20s!

 

Are you on IG?  If so, mine is: instagram.com/fullsizeadventurewagon

 

Im in San Diego and always exploring and enjoying beers at camp!

 

Cheers


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My 2014 Tundra 4x4 Build Write Up:

 

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