2004 Toyota Tacoma set up for partial off-road travel and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Double Cab, 4x4 TRD Off Road, Locking Rear Differential (<5mph).
4 Speed Automatic transmission with push-button overdrive.
Low range transfer case (H4/H2 - N - L4) (shift when stopped).
Push-button 4WD (actuate at less than 55mph).
It has the standard factory Toyota security package with a remote unlock/lock fob, but do not leave gear in the vehicle at a trailhead if you can avoid it.
No traction control. Do not use 4WD in icy/slippery conditions while on pavement. Use provided chains instead.
Chains can be used up to 25mph, and I provide chain tensioners to ensure they are tight.
I will demonstrate proper install of chains and tensioners if you are not familiar.
It does have ABS brakes and front driver and passenger air bags, but no side curtains, etc.
Front disc brakes, rear drum brakes. If you don't drive larger vehicles, be mindful it doesn't stop like a BMW M3 and it can tip over like any SUV.
Locking canopy cover (in heavy rains, water can get in, so keep things that need to stay dry off bottom of bed).
Optional 3 bike hitch-mounted Yakima bike rack (no charge, just mention you'll need it)
M8000 Warn winch with steel cable.
Off-road tires (these naturally create more road whine than regular road tires).
100% high power LED lighting on ALL external lights (with updated flasher module).
Rock Defense off-road bumpers.
Fire extinguisher, garden shovel, hitch (1+7/8, 2, 2+5/16 sizes), tie down straps behind rear seats.
Real tire chains for all four tires (no charge, just mention you'll need them).
3 12 volt accessory outlets with 3 double 2.1/4.2 amp usb chargers
A/C. Power Windows and Locks, CD and Tape player radio
For aux input, I provide a tape adaptor.
Two mini a/c inverters in glove compartment
ODBII ODBLink MX bluetooth adapter for smart phone to read engine and transmission details (free smartphone app available, but I also use Torque Pro).
Great for outdoor trips such as biking, hunting, camping, and snowshoeing.
Seat belts for five. I'm 187cm tall, and I fit in both the front and back seats, though note that the rear seats don't adjust. The front ones move forward/back and the backs tilt. The steering wheel adjusts up and down and the side mirrors are electrically adjusting, and I added tiny blind spot mirrors. There is no rear view camera.
14/18 city/hwy mpg, v6 3400cc 190hp engine, 18 gallon tank, plus 3 5 gallon tanks optional (especially for remote Southeastern Oregon).
5000 lb towing, 1400 lb payload capacity. Class III 2" rear hitch and front 2" hitch receiver. 5 (round) and 4 (linear) post trailer light hook ups.
If you have a ham radio technician license, I'll set it up with a roof antenna and a 45/35 watt VHF/UHF linear amp hooked up to a VX-8DR with GPS for APRS. I also have an FT-817ND and variable antenna if you are general class or higher. If you don't and you are going alone into the woods, I'll likely loan you a two-way satellite communicator for emergency use.
I have not installed a snorkel or differential breather, so please try to avoid fording rivers until I get them installed.
For pet owners that have dogs that shed hair or are dirty/muddy from outdoors, it's nice if you can vacuum it up if it's noticeable before returning it.
If you're going to be towing, be sure you have tow cables, they are attached crosswise under the hitch, and you don't need trailer brakes. Tell me the balls size for your tongue receiver and I'll preinstall the correct ball on a hitch, lock it to my rear hitch receiver, and pre-grease it for you.
I have an annual 2017 Sno Park pass included in the vehicle and stored in the driver side visor.