Steven’s 2013 4Runner Trail: “Rudy”

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   #4RunnerRudy I began my overlanding journey back in early 2014 and at the time I had a 2 wheel drive ’07 Toyota Tundra that I bottomed out going over some minor obstacles on my first trip off-road. Add to that, struggling to drive home in Atlanta’s 2013 “Snow-Pocalipse” and I decided that it was time for an upgrade. Like many of us I spent countless hours researching vehicles, and all that I knew was that I wanted something I could afford, that was reliable, and had a short enough wheel base that it wouldn’t bottom out again on a simple obstacle. With those far-too-simple constraints in mind, I started the search and eventually decided the 5th Gen 4Runner was the way to … Read More

Patrick’s 2007 4Runner Sport Edition: “The Black Pearl”

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The Black Pearl Typically, you would expect to see a Toyota 4runner cruising around the suburbs of Atlanta carrying kids to a sporting event, packed full of groceries, or out at local shopping spots, it is rare to see one traversing terrain found in the sweetest dreams of Bear Grylls. I’m Patrick Metzger, the co-founder of Peach State Overland, and I love exploring the great National Forests of the South from Point Washington State Forest in Florida, to Talladega National Forest in Alabama, to the Uwharrie National Forest and most everywhere in between. I enjoy getting lost in the vast spaces of the wilderness. While I consider my 2007 Toyota 4runner (affectionately named “Black Pearl”) a moderate build, it is … Read More