June 27, 2021 3 min read
Name: Dylan Bromley
Location: Portland, Oregon
Rig Nickname: The Hot Toddy Cabin, Toddy for short
Year Make & Model: She’s an '03 Toyota Tacoma
Length: ~ 72”
Width: ~ 25” (at its narrowest) and ~ 45” when the bed is extended,
Height: ~ 24”
Is this your daily driver or getaway car?
This truck is my everything-mobile. It’s been my home from time to time, my grocery run rig, weekend getaway rig, whatever really. I try to keep it as stationary as possible while I’m home in Portland, but feel free to honk if you see me whipping around town.
What do you like most about your rig?
Well, my favorite feature used to be the pop top roof, but that project never got finished before the rain and winter came through. The wood stove and the dry heat plus the cedar walled interior does really make it feel like a tiny cabin which I really dig. Hard not to be stoked when you got a little fire going and your gear is drying out or you’ve got some warm coffee brewing. It’s a tie between that and the Dually/Pillow combo now. A fire is nice but good sleep is better at this point in my life.
On your average weekend adventure, what is the gear set up you bring with you?
My stock gear list for almost any getaway is:
Any cool custom details you’re proud of?
Some little custom things I am stoked on are things like this little pull out cutting board I have built into my kitchen setup. I insulated the cabin with a hemp flax material that works super well and gives me a little peace of mind and I thought was pretty cool. Obviously the wood stove is a chiller. I was also pretty stoked on how the exterior came together. I pulled off the cedar I originally put up, burned it, then tacked it back up and sealed it giving it that shiny black look. Cool technique to use and it looks pretty cute too. I built it on my own pretty much (thanks to anyone and everyone who helped) so I’ve come to love all the little small things.
Coolest place you’ve taken your rig to?
Hmm, well the Alvord Desert was a pretty awesome place for me to see. I’m much more of a mountain and coast guy, but that desert with the Steens Mountains in the background was something else for me. I haven’t taken it on too many lengthy journeys so there are plenty of places I want to visit and haven’t yet. That being said, there are also some spots that I frequent around the PNW that never get old so I suppose anywhere the rig goes is the coolest place I’ve been to.
Any projects in the pipeline to get your rig even more adventure ready?
Sooooo many projects haha. Too many almost. Roof rebuild, solar shower, maybe a little side awning area, making it removable? Who knows what I’ll get into. I do need to edit the bed setup a little to maximize the potential of the Dually so that’s probably got the top spot on my list as of now. I'll keep ya posted though!