We recently had the opportunity to spend a little quality time with a customer’s new 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road. We began by adding a REDARC SBI-12D Dual Sense Dual Battery system manager with two new Odyssey performance AGM batteries and a superb auxiliary battery tray from Off-Grid 4×4. We then ran power to an auxiliary fuse block in the bed, connected a solar charge controller for new Flexopower Atacama 79W flexible solar panels, and added in some Blue Sea high-output USB charging ports as well as dedicated power for a new 50-quart ARB fridge-freezer.
Once all the wiring was installed and tested we moved on to the more fun stuff – a full Alu-Cab outfitting including:
Alu-Cab Explorer Canopy with cupboards
Alu-Cab Gen 3 Expedition Rooftop Tent
Alu-Cab Shadow 270 Awning
Brackets for mounting awning to tent.
Alu-Cab Drawer System
Alu-Cab Aluminum Table with canopy mounts (coming soon to the store)
Mounted under Explorer Canopy roof
Alu-Cab Tilt-down Fridge Slide (coming soon to the store)
Before leaving the customer also picked up a Delorme inReach SE satellite communication device and powered RAM mount to keep in touch during a long trip down to South America this winter. Everything turned out great and we had a happy customer. We continue to be very impressed with the overall build quality and ruggedness of the new Alu-Cab gear and looking forward to a lot more Alu-Cab love at the shop.
What battery tray is that? Is it third gen specific?
That is the billet aluminum tray from Off-Grid Engineering:
What is the typical cost on the dual battery install? You guys do a very clean job.
Thank you for the inquiry. The cost can vary by vehicle, but a system like the one in this post would run about $1,400 including both batteries (we use Odyssey and Centennials exclusively). Feel free to email for an estimate.