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  1. Beninbeta

    Does off-road driving void the warranty?

    That's a nice looking truck and it looks like you really had a great time. One of my viewers commented recently that my truck wasn't an overland build because I didn't have winch and lift. So they'd probably say your truck can't to drive off road or at Moab. Looks like you knew exactly what...
  2. Beninbeta

    Portable power and generator from Jackery

    For home power backup, you need something quite a bit bigger unless you're just going to power a fridge to keep things cold. Probably 2-5kw minimum to power the essentials. Maybe even 5-10kw with enough solar to be able to keep them charging and powering the house during the day. I just have a...
  3. Beninbeta

    Portable power and generator from Jackery

    For just camping use you don't really need a very large battery at all especially if you also have a solar panel. I think a lot of people feel they need something bigger than they do, "Just in Case", but even running a fridge all night, my 800 watt Bluetti still showed full and on another trip...
  4. Beninbeta

    Portable power and generator from Jackery

    I have really loved my portable power systems. I started with sm Ecoflow and have switched to Bluetti. I use it everyday to charge my devices, phone, tablets, laptops, cameras and what not and they're great. I'd the power were to go out I could use them for backup as well. On the emails from...
  5. Beninbeta

    Are Luxury Vehicles Still Really Lux and Turbos

    @testerdahl and @jillciminillo I had a thought today that might be interesting for a podcast and/or video. Are Luxury brand vehicles really still luxury? If so, what separates these brands from the rest. It seems like every brand has a lux trim that can compete with lux brands and many of...
  6. Beninbeta

    Tim's Tacoma Review

    I just want/need accurate information and the opinions of the reviewer. In the end, we all make up our own mind. Validation that we made a good or the right choice is always great, but it comes at a cost for the reviewer. You'll always be wrong. You can recommend or not recommend something and...
  7. Beninbeta

    Time for new to me truck

    Hi Matt and Welcome! I'm BenInBeta so I would say drive something from every brand with the price/features you like if you don't have brand loyalty. Each vehicle has advantages/disadvantages, but if you drive them all you'll likely find the best truck for you. Then make sure you do the checks...
  8. Beninbeta

    Tim's Tacoma Review

    $53,153 was the price with destination.
  9. Beninbeta

    Tim's Tacoma Review

    @Fightnfire we agree! When I was looking to buy I couldn't get a Colorado or GMC because of the stop sale on those at the time. I could have waited 2 more months and that would have been fine, but I actually prefer the interior, screen and physical buttons for the important stuff on the...
  10. Beninbeta

    Tim's Tacoma Review

    That's the question for me. ZR2s seem to be pretty easy to get now so they are a great option same with TRD-Off Road. But the halo trims, how many of those will be made RR, Pro, Trailhunter and ZR2 Bison. You can order a RR, but it seems like it takes a pretty long time to build it and get it...
  11. Beninbeta

    Tim's Tacoma Review

    I wish Ford hadn't bungled the launch of the Ranger so badly. I would really have liked to have driven it before we made a decision, but they missed there original launch date by 6 months. That's being said I'm still very happy with the Tacoma and as a non reviewer, more normal consumer, I...
  12. Beninbeta

    3rd Gen Engine Failures

    It's always good to try new things and see what sticks. It's a pretty big platform.
  13. Beninbeta

    Press trip accommodations

    Thanks @testerdahl that was a cool view into the life of an automotive journalist!
  14. Beninbeta

    Press trip accommodations

    I was going to post a question. What does a typically day/week look like for you, especially now that you are feeling better? I always find that kind of thing interesting.
  15. Beninbeta

    3rd Gen Engine Failures

    You are a TikToker Tim! My favorite one. But I did just join recently too.
  16. Beninbeta

    Fitness journey

    Keep it up Tim! I'm so glad you are feeling better!
  17. Beninbeta

    Tim's Tacoma Review

    The Raptor is $57,000 not $55K with destination and the one you tested was over $58K. Thats being said the Ranger is the best deal of all of the mid-size trucks you drove in Wisconsin.
  18. Beninbeta

    RHO for Tim

    I feel like Ram should partner with Rhino USA to do a tricked out truck given the logo is a Rhino for the RHO. That's be kind of sweet.
  19. Beninbeta

    Tim's Tacoma Review

    If you don't have access to the truck let me know how that works, and I can make a video on it too. We can collaborate on that one.
  20. Beninbeta

    Tim's Tacoma Review

    You have some decent thoughts @testerdahl , but again I disagree on the pricing bit. The Lariat Ranger is very close to that same price and the one you had also had the SDM which you cannot get on either Ranger or ZR2. When you take that off the prices are similar between all three top optioned...
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