November 30, 2023 2 min read

Rigs We Dig inspo coming in HOT: Meet Ronan. This robust completely custom camper build turns a Toyota Tacoma into the perfect full timer's dream: a cozy 4wd home wherever the wind blows you. Built by our friend Badass Brunette - this truck camper build truly lives up to the BADASS name. 

Your Name: Cristin Whetten - Badass Brunette

Rig Nickname:Ronan

Location: On the road

Make & Model:  2015 Toyota Tacoma w/ a custom built camper

Critical dimensions for your bed platform: 78 x 55 inches 

HEST products: HEST Dually Long

Is this your daily driver or getaway car?

Daily/ Home on Wheels

What do you like most about your rig? 

It’s a one-of-a-kind! Recently converted into a flatbed with a custom camper.

On your average weekend adventure, what is the gear set up you bring with you? How did you navigate gear storage needs into your rig set up?

With building the new setup, storage space was a top priority, due to living out of it and requiring that basically everything you need is with you at all times. There are storage boxes in the flatbed for recovery gear and such. Then TONS of storage/cabinets inside the camper.

Any custom details? 

The camper interior. I found inspiration from a van build and made it happen in a truck camper. It has the homey feeling I wanted and maximizes the space efficiently. 

Coolest place you’ve taken your rig to?

Baja Mexico

Any projects in the pipeline to get your rig even more adventure ready? 

Rear seat drawer system in the cab of the truck.

Biggest challenge in your build out?

It was creating something completely from scratch.

Tips for others looking to do the same to their vehicle?

It’s a mighty undertaking, but can be incredibly rewarding when the finished product is a reality. 

Cristin is a long time friend of HEST, who’s been so kind as to write for us before about her old truck camper build and her time on the road as a solo lady traveler. Also check out her YouTube channel for tons more truck videos and outdoor adventure inspiration.

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