Today Toyota announced a few exciting updates for the 2019 TRD Pro trucks (4Runner, Tundra, and 3rd Gen Tacoma). While some of the updates are fairly cosmetic, a few upgrades stand out as useful.

Ozark NF Expedition

Written by Phillip Jones

 

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the Google Play Store!Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App StoreWhen contemplating states blessed with scenic landscapes, the state of Arkansas may be one of the most underrated. The Buffalo National River winds through small mountains, tall bluffs, and past cave entrances—all of which make up the Ozark National Forest. Thanks to the humid climate, the trees become a colorful wonderland in late October, and that͛s when the paved roads in this area are frequented by sports cars and motorcycles.

 

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the Google Play Store!Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App StoreIn October, the 4th annual Texas Avid Outdoors Expo was held in conjunction with Texas Overland at the privately-owned Oxford Ranch Campground in the Texas Hill Country, just 30 minutes north of the rather famous towns of Luckenbach, TX and Fredericksburg, TX. The surrounding area features a network of dirt roads that are great for exploring. Jump on one of the county roads and you are likely to encounter historic German churches, old homesteads, and multiple shallow water crossings.

 

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the Google Play Store!Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App StoreBack in 2016 we did a review on a really cool RC4WD Ready To Run Trail Finder Toyota Pickup. URL: http://tctmagazine.net/winter-2016/first-look-trail-finder-2-rtr-from-rc4wdThat truck continues to provide a great way to explore the backyard or a campsite, and our 7 year old is becoming quite the RC crawler driver.

 

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the Google Play Store!Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App StoreOur history with a Toyota Land Cruiser began with the purchase of a 1989 Toyota HJ61 in 2012, and our journey with it has been intense. Not only did we travel with it all over the Americas, we did a complete frame-off rebuild of the entire truck prior to the expedition.

 

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the Google Play Store!Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App StoreThe only all-female off-road competition in the United States recently completed the trek from Nevada to California, covering over 2,000 kilometers (1,242+ miles). Adventurous women from all walks of life tested their skill & stamina, left technology behind, and participated in the ultimate road trip.

 

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the Google Play Store!Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App StoreThe reputable Australian made Patriot Campers off-road trailers are now available in the USA! Patriot is well-known throughout the world for their rugged and feature-rich trailers, built to tough Aussie specifications. Check out their popular YouTube marketing video for the X1 trailer—the video has over a half-million views.

 

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the Google Play Store!Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App StoreThe 650 acres at Mulberry Mountain Lodging & Events in Arkansas is nestled in the hilly Ozark National Forest and serves as the ideal environment for the overland-themed expo “Rendezvous in the Ozarks”. Event organizer Randy Putt came up with the idea while attending Overland Expo West in 2014. He wanted something in the central part of the U.S., according to Randy: “As I watched the number of overland related Facebook groups and vendors from the central US grow over the last two years, I decided to start Natural State Overland specifically to host this event, promote Tread Lightly principles, and showcase the beauty of the Natural State!”

 

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When you’ve been publishing a Toyota magazine for over 10 years, you’re used to researching, covering, and drooling over amazing trucks. One of my favorite pastimes is browsing the various forums on both IH8MUD.com and ExpeditionPortal.com, and sometimes you come across a vehicle that’s nothing short of astounding.

 

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the Google Play Store!Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App StoreFor many, the SEMA Show alone is an event worth traveling the world for.  In recent years, the journey to the Show has become a great adventure, and the Show is an added bonus.  For those in the Show, the battle to get everything developed and built for the Show is the hidden story that many attendees do not get to see.  These hidden stories are what elevate the SEMA Show from a standard auto show to THE premier auto show, and one worth coming back to.  Year after year, these companies continue to push the boundaries within their industry and we are lucky enough to witness their dreams come to life.

Planning your 2018 Adventure? You can use tools like the FunTreks Website (and guidebooks/data cards/maps) along with apps like Hema Explorer to get ready for a grand adventure!

We made a short video showing the basic steps =)

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Today we're excited to publish our final issue of 2017 and complete our 10th year of amazing Toyota adventure!
The entire team really knocked this one out of the park, so don't delay - enjoy the Fall 2017 Issue now!

Today Toyota USA revealed their latest concept car, the  FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept), and we're interested in something like this becoming a reality.Today Toyota USA revealed their latest concept car, the  FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept), and we're interested in something like this becoming a reality.

As you’ve read, we really would like to keep the #Project4 GX-460 as economical as possible, while providing an upgraded level of utility. 

Coming from the 2015 Tundra, the lack of available storage in the smaller GX is quite noticeable. By the time we load adults, children, dogs, and a little gear - we’re packed. 

With a constantly growing show, we’re seeing more and more new companies emerge in the aftermarket industry.  Around every corner we’re seeing new innovation pushing the boundaries of the automotive industry.  

Today we’re very excited to announce Kathy Locke as our new Creative Director.

Kathy’s skill in layout and design and love of Toyota Adventure will help propel Toyota Cruisers & Trucks to a new level of exceptionalism. 

Both inside and out, we been seeing some impressive builds and great new product at this year’s SEMA Show.  Big, small, new and old these builds can give even a seasoned SEMA attendee some serious whiplash!

Although Toyota strayed away from displaying any off-road vehicles this year, exhibitors around the show still had a good showing for Toyota enthusiasts to flock around.

The popular Expedition Overland YouTube series is entering its 3rd season, featuring their South American travels in the latest examples of the Tacoma, 4Runner, and Land Cruiser.

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What do you do when you’ve explored every FJ Summit trail in the Ouray-Silverton-Telluride area multiple times? Find something new.

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The goal was to escape the August Texas heat and land me in an ideal spot for the solar eclipse. My plan was to start in Colorado by hitting sections of the Enchanted Rockies Trail, stop off at Canyonlands National Park for an early morning sunrise photo at Mesa Arch (bucket list item), head north into Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, then finish the trip by meeting a group of fellow Toyota off-roaders in central Wyoming for the solar eclipse.

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