Unstoppable moment in
the 78 series Toyota Troop Carrier:
Crawling up on the
rocks of Blue Rag Range was one of the best moments. It really showed us what
this incredible vehicle is capable of, and that it could go almost any terrain
Most scary situation
in the 78 series Cruiser:
Our very first
4wd-ing experience was Rainbow beach south of Fraser Island.
We came from Noosa
via the ferry, incorrectly estimated our arrival time to Rainbow Beach, and
arrived on an incoming tide.
We were a couple of hundred metres from our
destination, we knew there was no way back, so we just had to take a deep
breath and cross next to the Mudlo rocks. Luckily we didn't get bogged there.
It was more of beginners luck than experience.
Peter & Sandra’s
Always buy things as
you need them. Plan what's the minimum you need in order to recover your car
should you get bogged on your upcoming trip. This way you can keep your car as
light as possible, and also spend your cash on trips.
Top 3 tips with
1. There's no standalone clock in VDJ Troopy. To Turn clock mode on
on the radio, push “SEEK/TRACK /\” button while pushing down number button 4!
(and do the same for turning it off) – it only works when power source to audio
system is turned OFF
2. To avoid shaking of the bonnet during trips, adjust the two rubber
knobs above the headlights
3. When you are on a
long trip and fill up both tanks, first use the rear tank to keep the centre of
gravity in the middle, and also to lower fuel consumption.
Things to look out
for if buying one:
Rust, especially at windows
Best 3 mod/s you have done
1. Custom built
furniture in the back
What made you decide to
choose this vehicle?
Durability, easy repairs, V8 engine
Best thing about the Custom 78 series:
Its power and standard dual 90l fuel tanks (total 180l)