How a Gobi Roof Rack and Thule Cargo Carrier hold up to Life on the Road

  As I was traveling around the country in just the 4Runner, storage was becoming a bit tight.  The real estate on the 4Runner roof seemed like the perfect opportunity to expand our storage space.  After extensive research, I picked up a Gobi roof rack and a Thule cargo carrier. Two years later, both are still installed on the roof.  How have they held up over this time, and would I recommend them?  Read on to find out! Note: I don’t have any affiliations with either Gobi or Thule, so below are my unbiased opinions. Why I picked a Gobi…

How We Organized Our Toyota 4Runner for Living on the Road

For the first 8 months of living on the road, everything we needed was stored in or on the Toyota 4Runner.  We lived in AirBnBs during the work week and slept in the back of the 4Runner on the weekends.  This was not at all how I had expected our life on the road to be (read all about that in The Story Behind our Toyota 4Runner). This crazy and unexpected way of living actually ended up being quite the adventure.  Somedays I still crave the freedom of having just the 4Runner to go anywhere and the simplicity of it…

The Story Behind our Toyota 4Runner

I’m often asked why I tow with a 4Runner.  The answer to that is a bit of a story.  I did not sit down and plan out my setup of towing a Basecamp with a 4Runner.  Instead, it’s a bit of a progression of different events that led to my current setup. Back in the beginning… Back in 2017, I started looking into how to travel full-time and landed on RV living. I took the leap and bought a 2001 Chinook Concourse.  With it sitting in the apartment complex driveway, I gave my 30-day notice and was beyond excited to…