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2019 Tundra TRD Pro Overland Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by jpbewley, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Sep 20, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    jpbewley

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    Hey gang, I thought I'd get a thread started here for my Tundy build before the madness starts...

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  2. Sep 20, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    nice! awesome truck

    *edit* oh and nice FJ there
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2019 at 11:24 AM
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    Thanks... I'm excited to get started on the build. BTW... Noticing your profile photo... I also have a German Shepard.
     
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  4. Sep 20, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    Nice. GSD's are awesome. The one as my avatar is my second and he is 1 and half. boy is he a handful. My first GSD was a female and she was not as much as a handful as my male.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2019 at 3:57 AM
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    Added the Decked Drawers and the ARE MX HD Camper Shell. My first impressions and first night sleeping in it... I like it so far. A few things to get used to or work on. It's a little tall on the profile when I first saw it... but am starting to get used to the profile.



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  6. Sep 22, 2019 at 4:06 AM
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    Nice rig man!

    I like the profile on that shell. Really nice setup.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    TokerJoker

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    Howdy from DFW and nice truck :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  8. Sep 22, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    Very nice, and the best color too
     
  9. Sep 22, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    Kerch71

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    Always liked those ARE toppers. Looks quite bitchin on your rig!
     
  10. Sep 22, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    Ely010606

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    Im curious on the build also, just want to see the progress.
     
  11. Sep 25, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    DECKEDUSA

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    That topper looks good on your truck. How is the space for sitting up on top of the DECKED system.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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    jpbewley

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    Hello Decked. Glad to have you on here. I’m 5’10” and I can sit up comfortably on top of your drawers as I’d hoped. I’ve just got this first part of the build and here are some of my original concerns, thoughts and impressions:

    -I was concerned that there wouldn’t be enough room to sit up since I was giving up about a foot with the drawers... this turned out to be a non issue. I can sit up fine so camping should be comfortable

    -I have steel drawers in the back of my FJ... and I was a little reluctant to go with plastic, but really liked the idea of the lighter weight. This turned out to be a non issue, your drawer system feels very solid.

    -I really like the smoothness of how your drawers open and close

    I have a few questions for you and a few ideas:

    -I would like to mount my Ironman 65 liter fridge/freezer slide to the top of the decked system in the right rear of the bed near the walk-in door. Do you see any issue with this and do you have any suggestions of the best way to mount?

    -Have you thought of a power port option that might go where the bottle opener is? I’m thinking that would be a great spot for a cigarette lighter style power port and a couple of usb chargers that could be wired in to the battery during install

    -Have you considered a “table” inlay that would sit inside the drawer. An accessory like the dividers or tool box I purchased? I’m thinking of fabbing a table top that I can drop in... and have items underneath... but use for food prep, or a general workspace. If you are interested in something like this I’ll volunteer to beta test the prototype.

    -I saw a really cool post from overland expo (I think) where someone had dropped in a dometic sink/stove combo. Do y’all think that’s a good idea.

    Overall first impressions of your product... it’s really solid, drawers open and close great, works under a high top shell for camping. Happy to give you more feedback after I’ve had the drawer system for a while and go on a few expeditions.
     
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  13. Oct 3, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    I added the Skid Mark 4x4 receiver hitch slider today... First impressions... very solidly built.

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  14. Oct 3, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    This add is purely cosmetic, but added the blacked out "4x4" emblem onto the ARE MX HD Shell's walk-in door to match it back to the factory tailgate...

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  15. Oct 3, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    Added the Garmin Overlander.

    First impressions were that the user interface wasn't that easy to use... but on a recent trip on the White Rim Road in Utah - this device really proved itself. I downloaded the GPX tracks in advance. It was great to have the topo base maps without having to download them into GAIA. Where it really saved us is when we decided to improvise the back half of the trip into the La Salle's and a portion of the Rim Rocker trail. It allowed us to be spontaneous, but still have great access to maps when we were out of cell phone range in an area we hadn't planned to visit. I plan on adding a Garmin BC35 wireless camera up front as spotter camera because you can display that camera on the Overlander.

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  16. Oct 3, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    Added the Blue Ridge Overland MOLLE seat back panels.

    They are great. Nice build quality - great way to organize gear in the truck for things like medical, flashlights, knives, charging cables...

    Also added the Blue Ridge Overland MOLLE visor panels.

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  17. Oct 3, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    Added a CARHART back seat cover.

    The thickness and padding are great. I wish they made it in black as the only options were CARHART brown or a light grey. It protests really well, and is pretty comfortable to sit on... but is a little bit of a challenge to keep in place with rear passengers in and out of the truck.

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  18. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:39 AM
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    Added an "inlay" table to the DECKED drawer.

    MDF overlaid with aluminum sheeting. I'm curious to see how this design and material holds up over time... working height of the table seems pretty good for camp cooking and tasks...

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  19. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    Added panel for rear power port, solar charge controller and future WeBoost mobile signal booster...

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  20. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    Added a wireless relay controller to turn on and off my Garmin BC35 Wireless rock camera. This wireless relay is controlled by the factory wireless switches on the Tundra rear view mirror. Here's the basic concept - turn on or off accessories leveraging the garage door controller switches on the rear view - saves having to run wires for each new accessory and leverages the garage door controllers that are built in which I don't use for that purpose.

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  21. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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    Looking at your video, it looks like your bedliner was sprayed over the tie down hooks (like mine is, line-x claimed they couldn't get them out). How did you secure the decked system? Did you remove the tie downs or are you able to just connect right to the tie down and everything works fine without using the replacement tie down bracket?
     
  22. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    Here is a close up photo... looks like the installer (same shop that put on my ARE shell) put on a new tie down. My Bed liner was on when I bought the truck. I suspect it was added by Southeast Toyota before it came to the dealer here in GA.

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  23. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    Cap jealously is real right now! When I purchased mine there werent too many CM's with a mid rise cap. I wasnt sure how it would look so I went with the cab high. I wish I went mid rise now. Looks so good.

    Love your build keep the updates coming
     
  24. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    Mine was the same way, I removed the factory tie downs and used the decked brackets
     
  25. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    how much of a pain is it to remove the factory tie downs? I'm guessing line-x probably didnt have the right bit or had a tiny ratchet so they couldn't get any torque on them..
     
  26. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:43 AM
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    It wasnt bad at all really
     
  27. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:48 AM
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    Thanks! I was very nervous on how the profile and look of the shell was going to turn out because there weren't really many pictures of similar builds. I agonized about it... and even after I ordered it I was concerned that I had screwed up. Once it came in and I've spent several nights sleeping in the cap... I love it. I like the way it looks and I really like the functionality.
     
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  28. Oct 8, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    You 100% made the right choice. There have been several times I had to bust out the trailer because I didn't have the clearance with the cap.
     
  29. Oct 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    I got the 120 watt portable solar panel blanket working today... It's a little cloudy here today. Adding an additional 200 watt fixed panel next week on the top of the shell.

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  30. Oct 8, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    mountainpete

    mountainpete The mountains are calling

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    Very nice. Which controller did you use?
     

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