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2016 Tacoma Alu-Cab and Electrical work

2016 Toyota Tacoma: Dual-battery system and Alu-Cab Equipment

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.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Dual Battery

Billet aluminum auxiliary battery tray

Billet aluminum auxiliary battery tray

Installed with Blue Sea 100-amp breakers. The proper way to install a dual battery system.

Installed with Blue Sea 100-amp breakers. The proper way to install a dual battery system.

 

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 Explorer Canopy Alu-Cab Explorer Canopy with Custom Cupboards

Alu-Cab Gen 3 Expedition Rooftop Tent

Alu-Cab Rooftop Tent

Alu-Cab Shadow 270 Awning

Brackets for mounting awning to tent.

Brackets for mounting awning to tent.

Alu-Cab Shadow 270 Awning

Alu-Cab Drawer System

Alu-Cab Drawers Alu-Cab Drawer System Alu-Cab Drawer System for Toyota Tacoma

Alu-Cab Aluminum Table with canopy mounts (coming soon to the store)

Mounted under Explorer Canopy roof

Mounted under Explorer Canopy roof

Alu-Cab Tilt-down Fridge Slide (coming soon to the store)

Alu-Cab Fridge Slide

Mounted on Alu-Cab drawer system for Toyota Tacoma

Mounted on Alu-Cab drawer system for Toyota Tacoma

 

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.

Alu-Cab Toyota Tacoma

 

4 Responses to 2016 Toyota Tacoma: Dual-battery system and Alu-Cab Equipment

  1. Daniel V Wilson December 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    What battery tray is that? Is it third gen specific?

    • Uncommon Adventure December 19, 2016 at 10:34 am #

      Daniel,

      That is the billet aluminum tray from Off-Grid Engineering:

  2. Joe January 21, 2017 at 1:31 am #

    What is the typical cost on the dual battery install? You guys do a very clean job.

    • Uncommon Adventure January 21, 2017 at 8:52 am #

      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.

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