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9 06, 2015

Somerset or Bust: Camping with a 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] When you’re headed out for a weekend camping trip a spacious and capable vehicle is key. One could argue that any modern-day SUV would suffice, but where's the fun in that? Enter the 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62. Equipped with 4WD, enough cargo space for a small army, and creature comforts new to the SUV segment in it’s day, you couldn’t ask for a better camping companion. Headed for Somerset, WI for a weekend full of campfires, music, food, and fun, we easily loaded camping gear and essentials for 4 people in the back with room to spare. The unique tailgate/hatch combination proved itself quite useful, making packing very easy and later providing a great place to take in the scenery. Once packed and ready we set out on the open road, only to find ourselves stuck in traffic headed out of the city. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that the large open windows that are now a thing of the past due to aggressive styling and large B and C pillars made navigating through traffic a breeze since there really are no blind-spots in this beauty. Finally making it out of the hustle and bustle of the city we sat back and relaxed, enjoying the steady hum of the 4.0L I6 under the hood. Earning its "Land Cruiser" namesake, it made short work of the 50 mile journey from Minneapolis, MN to Somerset, WI. We arrived in style and proceeded to our designated campsite. Cutting through [...]