Bailey's 2010 Tundra - Adventure Build (w/ Trip Photos)

#62
Scored the Black Friday deal of a lifetime!

Friday 11/23/18, I purchased an almost-new 2018 Four Wheel Campers - Raven (Shell) in Bonners Ferry, ID. When I picked up my truck in December of 2017 I had intentions of adding a camper of some kind. Moving to Colorado put that plan on hold but not for very long. I'm excited to "build" this thing and make it more comfortable for travel.


2018 - Four Wheel Campers - Raven (Shell)
- Forced Air Furnace w/ Thermostat and Propane Tanks
- Glass Top Flush Mount 2 Burner Propane Stove
- Power Roof Vent Fan
- Standard Roof Vent


My Additions
- FrontRunner Outfitters Cub Pack (x3)
- FrontRunner Outfitter Flat Pack (x1)
- FrontRunner Outfitters Kitchen Utensil Set
- Blue Ridge Overland Gear - Toiletries Bag (kept inside flat pack w/ other toilet items)
- Rumpl Blanket
- Full Sheet Set & Pillows
- Dometic 5gal Cassette Toilet


Future Plans
- Solar
- Water Storage
- Dometic Fridge
- Baja Designs Scene/Area Lighting
- MAXTRAX Mount
- Window Tint
- ???













 

BaileyJ

Adventurist
#65
Current Location


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I also wanted to share something else, here is a table top that I had my friend Todd (@soloartist) make for me. I asked for something with the mountains and desert and he exceeded my expectations. So stoked with how this turned out! Perfect workspace :)




More interior shots to come ^
 

BaileyJ

Adventurist
#67
Big suspension upgrade for the Tundra!

I picked up a set of Elka 2.5 Coilovers and Rear Shocks from Toytec Lifts earlier this week. Here are a couple of pics from the install:



Very excited to be running these, especially here in Colorado. The shock bodies are anodized aluminum which offers much more corrosion resistance over a steel shock body. This means they'll stay looking nice and won't rust like some of the other options
(I hate mag chloride & road salt ):mad:

How the truck sits:


So far, these have completely changed the ride of the truck. The largest change is when hitting a series of bumps or potholes. With the spacer lift, the truck would dive into bumps and potholes and the steering wheel would jerk left to right. Now, I can hit the same "obstacles" and the truck barely moves. It completely absorbs the impact and the steering feels consistent. There are still a few very large bumps that you definitely feel. I plan to mess around with the High and Low-Speed compression adjustments to see if I can reduce that. It's nice being able to fine-tune the ride without having to take apart the shock

I haven't had a chance to air down while hitting the dirt. This is just feedback from Thursday-Now. Will collect more data on my trip to SoCal in 2 weeks. I'll have a chance to hit a variety of terrain and air down the tires. With that said, I'm very impressed with the build and ride quality, these are certainly set up well right out of the box.

More feedback will be shared after putting 1500 miles on them, keep an eye out for that post around the end of this month
 
#68
Scored the Black Friday deal of a lifetime!

Friday 11/23/18, I purchased an almost-new 2018 Four Wheel Campers - Raven (Shell) in Bonners Ferry, ID. When I picked up my truck in December of 2017 I had intentions of adding a camper of some kind. Moving to Colorado put that plan on hold but not for very long. I'm excited to "build" this thing and make it more comfortable for travel.


2018 - Four Wheel Campers - Raven (Shell)
- Forced Air Furnace w/ Thermostat and Propane Tanks
- Glass Top Flush Mount 2 Burner Propane Stove
- Power Roof Vent Fan
- Standard Roof Vent


My Additions
- FrontRunner Outfitters Cub Pack (x3)
- FrontRunner Outfitter Flat Pack (x1)
- FrontRunner Outfitters Kitchen Utensil Set
- Blue Ridge Overland Gear - Toiletries Bag (kept inside flat pack w/ other toilet items)
- Rumpl Blanket
- Full Sheet Set & Pillows
- Dometic 5gal Cassette Toilet


Future Plans
- Solar
- Water Storage
- Dometic Fridge
- Baja Designs Scene/Area Lighting
- MAXTRAX Mount
- Window Tint
- ???













Let us know when you're ready and we can help get a Dometic into your truck! Looks awesome and ready for adventure at any time!
 
#70
UPDATE:

It's been 1500 miles and I'm still very happy with the suspension. 12/22 I started my trip to SoCal and made a few stops along the way. The suspension rides very nicely at highway speeds and made the trip super comfortable.

The last 4 days I've been camping in the Anza-Borrego desert and had a chance to see what these shocks do off-road in sand, hard-packed dirt, and rocky terrain. I could maintain 25-30mph over a lot of the washes but had to slow down occasionally due to the camper on the back. It's still a little top-heavy.

I didn't air down the tires but I'd imagine at 25psi I could easily hit 35-45mph in some of those sections. I had to get back to SD to help family with something but I plan to head back to the desert in the first or second week of January. I'll let some air out of the tires and let her rip

Here are a few pics:



 
#71
Quick question.. I went back through your build but I have trouble with words... are you still rocking the stock fuel tank or have you added a bigger one, if not, do you have any trouble with range. This is one of the main things that has kept me from an older Tundra because I need to tow.
 
#72
Quick question.. I went back through your build but I have trouble with words... are you still rocking the stock fuel tank or have you added a bigger one, if not, do you have any trouble with range. This is one of the main things that has kept me from an older Tundra because I need to tow.
Running the factory fuel tank. I'd like to add an extended range tank down the road. It would be nice having 40+gallons instead of ~26
 
#76
Been a customer of TOTAL CHAOS since 2012 and recently stopped by for a visit. While I was picking up my skid plates I talked with Nicole about something cool for Overlanders and Adventure-Campers. I am full-timing out of my Raven Four Wheel Campers and am currently spending time in SoCal. Anyone who flags me down gets a FREE TC Patch. Thought this might be fun for those who spend some time in the dirt and collect patches

Note: One per location



Hint: Look for the reflective TOTAL CHAOS decal on the back door of the FWC






Current Location: Arroyo Salado Primitive Campground

Hope to have some friendly faces stop by
-Bailey
 
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