Hello, I just joined this incredibly valuable forum after lurking for about a week or so. I have been looking into truck campers for a few months, have finally made some basic decisions and am impressed on how well this forum can be used as a resource. Thank you all for being here.
My first basic truck camping life decisions are this:
Light overlanding and weeks/month(s) long off-grid living will be the objective. In both moderately cold and hot climates.
I definitely want a 2ed gen Tacoma, probably in the 06-09 year range. Extended cab V6 4x4, and planning on spending several thousand on initial upgrades for overlanding/payload capacity.
All Terrain Campers is the best option for accommodating customization so I am definitely going with ATC, starting with a shell.
My main question is the only option for a 2ed gen Tacoma the Bobcat model? I would REALLY like to put an ocelot on the back with the tailgate down. Mainly for the 78" width of the bed. I'd like to avoid the pull out bed set up. However, I am 6'3" and need the 3" extra side sleeping width the ocelot offers.
So before I start drawing things up from a shell model, I want to make sure I can optimize my choice of dimensions. Thank you for reading through this and let me know if I can describe anything further.