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For Sale:  Overland Adventure Vehicle $86k

Begin living an overlanding lifestyle today!


Truck: 2018 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD OFFRD ACCESS CAB 6.1 bed purchased new one owner non-smoker. 3.5L V6, 6-spd auto 278hp @6000, keyless entry, power windows, 7" touch screen, SiriusXM, wireless smartphone charging, technology package, Toyota Safety Sense, pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Auto high beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Tire Pressure Monitor, Smart keys on door.  86k miles.


Location: Rio Verde, Arizona, USA

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View image gallery of the ultimate expedition truck and quick pitch camper build HERE


SPECIAL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS:

Alu-Cab Khaya Camper - Rooftop Solar Panel, Air Furnace, 2 Burner stove, Sink, Indoor/Outdoor Kitchens, Fridge/Freezer, Water Heater, Shower, 3 Prep Tables, Chair, 270° Shadow Awning, 7 dual color LED's, Multiple Storage sections, full Mosquito Netting, Bench Seating. USB & 12V Charging Stations, Stalk Reading lights, Kitchen Kitting for 4,

Currie F9 Axle Housing with Nitro Gear Billet 9” Third Member

Nitro Gear and Axle Re-Gear Includes ARB Front and Rear Air Locking Differentials

Total Chaos + 2 Race Series Long Travel System

• 2.5” King Shock Remote Reservoir with Compression Adjusters (Front Coilover has 11.5” of Suspension Travel, Rear Smoothbody has 12+” of Suspension Travel)

Hutchinson Beadlocks

• Custom Alcan Leaf Springs

COMEUP USA Winch & Factor 55 Recovery Equipment

McNeil Racing Fiberglass

• Multi-Zone Baja Designs Lighting

• Premium JL Audio Custom Sound

ARB dual onboard air compressor

Roof Box + Prinzu Rack

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Tactical Application Vehicle

Truck Build: Tactical Application Vehicles (TAV) are designed to be the only tool you will need for any adventure you have in mind from Alaska to Patagonia, while hitting Moab in-between. A TAV SPEC Toyota is built on the legendary Toyota reliability (we firmly believe that Toyota has built the most reliable expedition vehicle platform in the world) to create a truly unstoppable platform for taking on your wildest adventure.


Tactical Application Vehicles, LLC was founded by Walt Wagner III. With a combined eighteen years of search and rescue and federal law enforcement experience as well as a lifelong passion for exploration he has been given the golden opportunity to blend the two and build something truly unique.  Having spent many years building vehicles and driving in every type of terrain imaginable, both as a hobby as well as professional, Walt has developed the ability to know what is going to work in the field and what is just for show. His drive is to be able to pass on that knowledge to people that have the same desire to explore the backcountry with the family or as solo missions. He approaches every vehicle with tact and careful consideration. The end product then becomes a Tactical Application Vehicle which usually has a subdued face and a slightly aggressive stance. These vehicles are ready to do work every day whether it be in the city for domestic duties or in the field.


TAV build specifications: 4:88 Nitro Gears with ARB front and rear lockers, Total Chaos +2 race series long travel, King Adjustable suspension coilovers/shocks, hammer shackle hanger, 3" lift Alcan multi-leaf progressive leaf springs, long travel chrome molly extended axles, Currie F9 axle Housing/third members, CBI rock sliders, Comeup wireless winch 12.5SR synthetic line and ultrahook/hawse fairlead, Hutcheson 6 lug Bead Lock wheels, 35x12.50xR17 Toyo MT, CBI rear swing out bumper with two tables and tire carrier, CBI Baja front bumper, full CBI skid plates, rear shock hoop kit, dual shock hoop, 2.0 air bumpstop, U bolt flip kit, Total Chaos limiting straps, fiberglass McNeil racing fenders front and rear, rear propane holder, ABS molded front fender liners.


TAV truck build complete walk-around video HERE


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Khaha Camper

Alu-Cab has over 20 years of first-hand experience in identifying needs and building high-quality, rugged products to fulfill those needs. The Alu-Cab Khaya does a great job of balancing functional cabin space with a compact exterior design that doesn’t prohibit access to remote campsites. Much of this is made possible thanks to the Khaya’s tried and trusted aluminum construction. With the Khaya, there are no boundaries to your freedom, no routes to worry about, and no trailers to hitch, just load up and hit the road. The tent can be deployed in under 5 seconds and closed in under 10 seconds. Allowing a no hassle setup and tear down no matter the conditions and all protected with keyed push lock compression latches and no windows to draw unwanted attention. Khaya camper is hand built in Cape Town South Africa and makes an ideal photography rooftop platform PLUS:

- Full aluminum construction, including the floor, interior + exterior walls, bed frame, kitchen unit, roof, etc. (maximum durability and minimal weight)

- Interior standing height from 8' 8"

- Bed length of 8' 9" (all bedding can be left in place when up)

- LED rear lighting keeps you legal around the globe (plugs into 7 way connector)

- Outside Kitchen (where we spend most time cooking)

- Outside Shower with integrated enclosure and duck board along with shower head storage and temp controls in shower cupboard.

- Outside Storage for recovery gear, tools, etc all without entering the camper

- CTEK full electrical system allows for solar, 12v to 12v and 110v charging

- >10 second opening / closing

- Integrated Shadow Awn mounting w/ rear door gutter

- Diesel Hot Air Furnace, allows systems fuel to be topped off at fuel stations

- National Luna 60l Twin fridge, personally I prefer this style over RV style fridges

- National Luna dual color LED lighting inside and out (high quality and red lighting at night is a big plus for visibility)

- Roof can open with load not being removed.

- Exterior water tank access near kitchen (also gravity feed in case of pump failure)


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Alu-cab KHAYA 2 sleeper camper amenities


800 lbs dry weight, lockable Roof Box storage with recover skid mount system, 270 degree Shadow Awning with bracket/deflector and mounting kit, 100W solar, kitchen HSG2445 Dometic sink/double stove, Noco 110V bulkhead 12V DC + 220V CTEK D250S chargers, 110v shore line, ATC electronic fuse block with solar charge control panel, 4 USB chargers, 2 12V cigarette chargers, 2 LED stalk reading lights, 12v fridge outlet, 12v electric water pump, Duoetto hot water heater, AGM group 31 dry cell battery with aluminum battery box, load bars, National Luna 60L twin fridge/freezer, anderson plug, rear door zipped pockets, Alu-cab outdoor shower cube/privacy enclosure with duckboard, 7 dual red/white LED lights, folding aluminum table and mount, Shelterwerks MPS-1 spade and mount, outdoor kitchen side slide prep table and mount, fridge platform, rear door zipped mosquito net, Front Runner chair and mount, rear rain gutter, kitchen kitting and place settings for four people (2 plastic containers in holder, 4 mugs, 4 platters, 1 cutting board, 1 pot, 1 kettle, seasoning bottle holder), kitchen cutting board prep table, 2 drawers, molle grid recovery kitting plus rear molle racks, marine grade Planar 2D diesel furnace w/5L fuel tank, 2 propane tanks, 21 gallon water tank with 2 exterior stainless water outlets and one interior.


Camper complete walk-around video (with almost 600k views) HERE

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Added Accessories

Additional equipment: JL Audio system (Stealthbox subwoofer, JL tweeters and 6x9s, 5 channel class D amp), ARB dual onboard compressor, Genesis dual battery kit, Stoptec 6 piston front disc brakes, Prinsue roof rack, Toytec dif drop kit, A/T Jerry can Holder, 2 Jerry cans, 40" Baja Designs OnX6 top light bar, Vision x LED rock lights, Baja Squadron Pro ditch lights, Baja Squadron Pro rear bumper flush mount back up lights, 2 Baja S8 front behind-the-grill light bars, Baja Squadron Pro amber fog driving lights, SDHQ ABS guards, Pull Pal winch anchor, Pedal Commander, Switch Pros, Odyssey extreme series batteries, front camera, Expedition Essentials 3TPAM powered dash pod, interior RAM articulating swing arm tablet mount, Husky Floor Liners.

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Khaya Engineering

Value-added details about the Alu-Cab Khaya camper engineering and design for the hardcore enthusiast:


In our 22 years of building and developing off-road equipment, we have been evolving our builds to finding the perfect solution for the serious over-lander. It is almost impossible to cover every explorers needs when it comes to over-landing. However, in our quest to build a camper that finds the perfect solution. We have tried to consider a large majority of adventurers needs. While working around a variety of different climates and off-road conditions. We therefore needed to consider a number of key factors. Before we even began to consider others needs we had to stick to our game plan and that is "built Tough" for us the only way we have found this to be really successful is to create an extruded aluminum skeletal frame, before going any further with the design. This has always given us the ideal base to build it strong but still keep the weight as light as possible. We then followed a number of key points.


1. First and foremost on our speck list. We needed to make this camper drive off. Why would we would we want to do this? Well there are some obvious reasons. The cost of our pickups (trucks) these days one does not want to invest all this money in a vehicle and be restricted to its use. By being able to leave your camper at home when not in use is the perfect solution. What makes it even better is the ability to interchange the Khaya between vehicles. This way it can be carried over to a selection of vehicles changes by just switching your fitment kit. This then also vastly increases the value of the camper for resale purposes.


2. The camper needed to offer internal and external living for two people. Although the internal living as you would expect is somewhat limited considering the space restraints, it still offers the ability to climb from your bed into your living space without the need to climb outside first. This means that in adverse climate conditions you are not having to clamber through rain or snow or flash your birthday suite to fellow campers when getting out of bed.


3. The next important consideration was to be able to get that coffee pot on the boil while still lounging around in bed. This we resolved by fitting a glass top Domestic double gas burner and combine sink unit linked to our 80-liter water tank giving you water on tap and the double plate burner for heating water and cooking at any given time.


4. Provisions have been made for hot water for sink and shower.


5. Electrical options. We can supply fully wired. Using a simple but hugely reliable National Luna solenoid system that would link to the power coming from the alternator of your vehicle via a 50-amp Brad Harrison (Anderson for some) with the option of a 105-amp hour battery stored in the camper itself this works really well. One can then add to this solar power, 230-volt shore power these all being optional extra's. There is a large amount of lighting around the camper with Led lights on swivels to allow you to angle some of the lighting to maximize the light while preventing it from blinding one.


6. Fridge position is located in the camper alongside the sink area. It is designed to take a fridge up to the size of around 60 liters in size.


7. Storage in the Khaya is in the form of various options.


A. Firstly, your bedding can remain in the bed. Folding up with the bed when you are in the camper. This gives you extra internal space while taking care of the bedding.


B. There are loads of little secrete hiding places that we retained in order to allow for extra valuables to be stashed away out of sight. Important in some parts of Africa.


C. The storage cupboards internally offer plenty storage for your travel gear.


D. There is space for storing up to 2 Frontrunner fold away chairs.


E. Then there are our new flared side cupboards. The beauty about the flared cupboard is that they offer extra storage from the plain flat cupboard while also leaving you with extra space in the rear cabin. What is great about these side cupboards is the fact that we have designed them to have access from the outside giving you that outdoor living that we are so accustomed to in the hot climates while still giving you some limited access from inside. So, you can access things like Kettles mugs coffee from inside or outside the camper. We would normally equip the kitchen cupboards to cater for 4 people as you never know when there is a surprise guest in camp or you have a few extra passengers.


F. There is a bench seat inside the Khaya with some storage below which give you some internal seating along the left side when sheltering from the storm and need to hide out inside the camper.


8. The right-side cupboard can be equipped with recovery equipment and would also offer extra space for the storage of tools and extra emergency gear.


9. Forward of the recovery cupboard is another cupboard where a gas bottle can be mounted for the stove and or heating in the camper. There is added space around this for added gear. This is mirrored on the other side of the camper and is partly utilized for electrics but also offers extra storage.


10. On the front side of the camper there is a pull-out shower rail that connects to the shower tray from off the rear door. This offers the perfect shower cubicle linked to a shower mixer.


11. Another added feature on the camper is the shadow awning. Our shadow awning fits perfectly around the camper. Adding the sidewall kit then adds a full room around the camper therefor doubling up as an extra room. perfect If you need to add passengers to the journey. Or if you are wanting to spend some extra time in one place and require extra shelter from bad weather or just some added privacy.


12. Then there are lots of added little features that just give you some great added options for extra comfort when out in the bush. Things like table under roof overhang, side slide table for alongside the kitchen, Wood or rubbish box to mount to the roof in front of the Khaya camper. Load bars on the roof of the camper to carry bike racks or a small boat.


As you can see from the descriptions given here on the Khaya the full package makes up a rather extensive rig that allows one to head off into the great unknown with just about every essential piece of equipment one needs to make exploring the bush the ultimate experience.


Alu-Cab history video  HERE


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Outdoor Kitchen

Kitchen kitting and place settings for four people:

2 plastic containers in holder,

4 mugs,

4 platters,

1 cutting board,

1 pot,

1 kettle,

seasoning bottle holder

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Flared Cupboards

Then there are our new flared side cupboards. The beauty about the flared cupboard is that they offer extra storage from the plain flat cupboard while also leaving you with extra space in the rear cabin. What is great about these side cupboards is the fact that we have designed them to have access from the outside giving you that outdoor living that we are so accustomed to in the hot climates while still giving you some limited access from inside. So, you can access things like Kettles mugs coffee from inside or outside the camper. We would normally equip the kitchen cupboards to cater for 4 people as you never know when there is a surprise guest in camp or you have a few extra passengers.

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Indoor Kitchen

The next important consideration was to be able to get that coffee pot on the boil while still lounging around in bed. This we resolved by fitting a glass top Domestic double gas burner and combine sink unit linked to our 80-liter water tank giving you water on tap and the double plate burner for heating water and cooking at any given time.

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Outdoor Living

Then there are lots of added little features that just give you some great added options for extra comfort when out in the bush. Things like table under roof overhang, side slide table for alongside the kitchen, Wood or rubbish box to mount to the roof in front of the Khaya camper. Load bars on the roof of the camper to carry bike racks or a small boat.







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