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This Composite Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Camper Deserves To Be Called a “TruckHouse”

At this point, everyone knows there’s one Japanese midsize pickup truck that rules undisputed across the U.S. market, Toyota’s Tacoma. The company managed to deliver more than 75k Tacomas during the fourth quarter of 2020 alone, which is almost the same as the combined figure of its closest competitors - the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, and Jeep Gladiator.
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Naturally, any company looking to build something upon a midsize pickup truck platform will first adopt the Tacoma as the base and only think of possible alternatives afterwards. The same happened to TruckHouse, a brand-new Nevada-based specialist in expedition vehicles.

Their first-ever product is something that aims to bring a storm of rock-crawling off-grid goodies to the truck-based camper segment, starting with the base vehicle, the latest Tacoma TRD Pro, and wrapping up with the composite material construction.

In between them sit all the amenities needed to “withstand the roughest trails and harshest weather, while serving as a mobile base camp for those who want to live comfortably off-the-grid.” As such, no wonder the BCT rides on an upgraded chassis that includes a 12-inch (305-mm) front suspension travel, a custom-built rear axle, 4-wheel drilled and slotted disc brakes, as well as front and rear lockers.

Those will be enough for great approach, departure, and breakover angles (39.5/19.5/24.2 degrees) when TruckHouse starts building the first examples of the BCT sometime next month. Pricing is not exactly shabby either, kicking off at $285,000. Mind you, that’s the base, because there are three stages for the truck, with the fully optioned TRD Pro rig going for an estimated $380k!

For that kind of cash, buyers are getting state of the art homes away from home with increased off-grid capabilities. That includes a “single-piece carbon fiber reinforced composite shell” for the camper, which has seven safari-style windows, a big skylight, a U-shaped dinette, full-size and queen-sized beds, as well as a 32-inch LED TV, full-size galley, or wet bath.

Meanwhile, living away from the rest of the world is possible via the available supplies – 20 gallons (75 liters) of grey water, 30 gallons (113 liters) of freshwater, and a self-contained cassette restroom. Finally, energy needs are handled through the 600-watt solar array and the 500-amp hour Battle Born lithium-ion battery pack.

 Download: TruckHouse BCT (PDF)

 
 
 
 
 

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