Hey Everyone! I figured my first post would be about my DIY MotoTruck Buildout I am doing on my 2018 Tacoma. I am an avid off road motorcyclist and am always on the search for single-track hidden gems. Additionally, I do the occasional SoCal D37 Off-Road Race and most venues are out in the middle of nowhere. With this in mind, the genesis of this build was being able to get/stay at off the grid locations for as long as possible, having my dirt bike in tote with a hitch mounted carrier.
My wife and I are huge OneWheel Fans, and my children ride Stacyc’s, so it was important for me to have the ability to charge our OneWheels/Stacycs/E-Scooters up while boon-docking in the middle of nowhere, without having battery anxiety or using a gasoline generator.
I have designed the layout of the truck bed on Sketchup. So far, I have made the baseplate, 3 drawer kitchenette slide, 12V fridge slide and installed 90% of the electrical system. The plywood used is furniture grade 9 ply 1/2" Baltic birch with 3 coats of bed liner, and the extrusion is 10 series (1").
Battle Born Batteries www.battlebornbatteries.com has sponsored the electrical aspect of MotoTruck and I couldn’t be more honored to have the best Lithium Battery Company in the business on board with my vision! With 2,500 Watt Hours on tap from 2 Battle Born Batteries, 200 Watts of Solar, and a Victron 30 Amp DC to DC Charger, 2000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter, I will never have to worry about having enough juice to charge or run anything.
The truck bed will have: Kitchen counter with sink and 12V water pump, 5-10 Gallons of fresh water, 4 household AC outlets, numerous USB outlets, 3- National Luna 12V LED Touch Lights with Red/White Function, hard mounted Propex HS2000 with exhaust plumbed out via driver side bed cubby, 12V Fridge on slides, 3 drawer tailgate kitchenette slide and custom one-off molle panels.
This weekend I am finishing up the remainder of the extrusion framework. Stay tuned for more pictures and check out my IG : @enduro_woods_rider if you want to follow along with my build.
I may be doing a blog on TrailTacoma.com, documenting my buildout in the near future, so stay tuned for that too!