TruckHouse™ Unveils Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Composite Expedition Vehicle: Perfect for Today’s Nomad

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  • The mid-sized expedition vehicle we have all been waiting for is here, and it’s built on the latest Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.
  • Exceeds all factory Tacoma off-road capabilities.
  • Built using state of the art composite infusion techniques.
  • 360° of dual-paned safari-style windows.
  • Limited production begins February 2021.
SPARKS, NV, Jan. 2021 – TruckHouseTM has launched the BCT, their first mid-sized composite expedition vehicle built on the newest Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, filling the void between massive overland vehicles and 4×4 vans. TruckHouse is reinventing the industry standard by taking construction and luxury beyond the status quo. The BCT is designed and manufactured 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.
“We were inspired by the idea of bringing the beloved 1980’s Sunrader 4×4 into the 21st century. Knowing we wanted to avoid traditional RV construction methods, we utilize manufacturing techniques from the marine and aerospace industries to build the BCT from the ground up. At TruckHouse, every detail matters. In order to maintain quality, we design, engineer, and fabricate all key components in house.” Explains TruckHouse CEO and co-founder, Matt Linder. “The BCT is built for those who desire a similar footprint of a van, the living space of a Class C RV, the capability of a purpose-built 4×4, and the fit, finish, and dependability of a high-end yacht.”
TruckHouse is on the leading-edge of composites innovation, giving its vehicles a serious leg up in their strength to weight ratios. The BCT’s TRD Pro chassis receives upgraded off-road components, including 12” long-travel front suspension, a fully-fabricated rear axle, drilled and slotted disc brakes at all 4 wheels, and available front and rear lockers.
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“We selected the Toyota Tacoma for its modest size, maneuverability, and proven longevity. We then built a carbon fiber reinforced composite house to match everything we love about the truck and its utility. Toyota builds special vehicles, especially the Tacoma, so it made sense to start with that as our foundation. Every key structural component of the chassis has been reinforced to make a vehicle rugged enough for true backcountry adventure.” says COO and co-founder, Nicolo Monforte. “We started by breaking down what the perfect overland camping experience was to us, and from there we built the most capable and livable vehicle we could imagine. This rig will effortlessly float down the longest whoop sections or rip down the highway just as easily as it will find a spot in a tight parking lot.”
TruckHouse is in the final stage of constructing its first prototype and is set to build a limited number of BCTs in 2021 with an introductory base price of $285,000. Fully optioned rigs will run customers upwards of $380,000. Interested buyers can learn more and begin their purchasing process directly at www.TruckHouse.co.
TruckHouse is a manufacturer and leading-edge innovator of composite backcountry vehicles based in Sparks, NV, and was founded by Matt Linder and Nicolo Monforte in 2019.TruckHouse is poised to disrupt the overland and composited industries through innovation and craftsmanship for years to come.
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How it works

TruckHouse operates on a made-to-order basis, allowing customers to select various upgrade packages for their BCT. Packages range from Stage I to Stage III and include options to select from, such as the Tacoma model, off-road capabilities, the rig’s power supply, and entertainment options. Customers are also able to select their interior finishes of their BCT, making each rig truly unique. Production spots can be reserved with a $50,000 non-refundable deposit. 

Composite House 

Every BCT comes standard with a single-piece carbon fiber reinforced composite shell that is manufactured using state of the art vacuum infusion processes. The floorplan is designed to maximize the outdoor experience while still providing every living amenity you would find in a modern home. The BCT  brings the outdoor environment in with seven safari-style double pane windows and a massive overhead skylight. The U-shaped rear dinette provides 270° views and converts to a full-sized bed when the sun goes down. Above the cab is a spacious queen-sized bed with an available articulating 32” LED TV. Four adults can call the BCT home with two beds for sleeping and available quad captain seat configuration for driving. The pass-thru from the truck to the house allows users to move between the two without having to go outside. The BCT is four-season severe weather rated and comes complete with a full galley and wet bath.  

Off-Grid Capability

TruckHouse equips every BCT with 30 gallons of freshwater capacity, 20 gallons of greywater capacity, and a self-contained cassette toilet. The BCT is powered by a large Battle Born lithium-ion battery bank, available 500 amp hours of battery life, and comes standard with a rooftop solar array, up to 600 watts. Camping in a snowstorm? No problem, hang out on the heated floors and start the truck to recharge the battery bank with the standard high output alternator.  The lithium-ion batteries and available extended fuel tank power every system onboard; eliminating the need for a supplementary generator or propane. Gasoline and water are all this rig requires.

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4 thoughts on “TruckHouse™ Unveils Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Composite Expedition Vehicle: Perfect for Today’s Nomad

  1. Check out the Winnebago Revel. ~20′ long 4X4 Mercedes Sprinter van designed to carry gear/toys. Fully insulated plumbing–user reports of camping in -10 F and lower. No LP, it sips the diesel fuel for space and water heaters. House powered by 2 lithium batteries. induction cooktop not permanently installed so you can move it outside to cook or just keep it inside for snow camping. Several 110 outlets, 12V outlets, and standard USB outlets. The Mercedes dash has USB C outlets and a wireless charger. The Shower/WC has shelves for storing stuff and the shower head can be attached to an outlet in the back for summer shower. The price was considerably less than the Toyota, but I personally feel that the Toyota power train is better than Mercedes.

    I have done only 2 trips in mine (I just picked it up in November) and I’m still figuring out how to RV…I don’t like the idea of an RV camp parking lot so we have just found a likely spot when it got dark.

  2. Beautiful but when I saw the pricetag I was more than shocked seeing that you ca get a mercedes sprinter decked out for about 1/2 the price

  3. Yes, this is roughly 2x Sprinter 4X4 (Revel, Storyteller Mode, etc.) money. Or half an EarthRoamer. A more reasonable comparison would probably be EarthCruiser Terranova, Nimbl Evolution, or Global Expedition Vehicles Adventure Truck: Bigger (not necessarily better) truck (F350, etc.), comparable price tag.

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