TruckHouse unveiled a very cool Toyota Tacoma-based RV designed as an expedition vehicle to go just about anywhere. TruckHouse is based in Nevada, and because the Tacoma is a mid-size pickup, the result is a compact RV known as the BCT. The BCT uses a carbon fiber reinforced motorhome platform that replaces the van bed to create a place to live.
It is difficult to build a motorhome or motorhome based on the Tacoma due to the pickup’s limited payload capacity. For many Tacoma owners, a tent on a stand in the bed is as good as accommodation. TruckHouse overcomes some of the limitations by using very lightweight construction techniques borrowed from the aerospace and marine industries.
The living quarters are frame mounted and made from a carbon fiber reinforced composite monocoque. We have several images of the exterior of the vehicle with a floor plan, but no actual images of the interior. Currently TruckHouse is still working on the prototype and has not offered a final weight.
What he said was that the RV shell used by the BCT weighs 500 pounds. The floor plan shows that the camper would have a queen-size bed in the part that protrudes from the pickup cabin. The floor plan also shows a convertible dinette which can be used for additional sleeping arrangements, a wet bathroom, a kitchen and a fridge / freezer drawer.
The motorhome also has plenty of windows, including a 360 degree window with a large rear bay window, a pair of windows in the front wall above the cabin alcove and a skylight in the ceiling. The convertible dinette converts to a double bed, making the motorhome capable of sleeping four. While the BCT in the pictures is based on the Tacoma TRD Pro, buyers will be able to build the VR on any Tacoma finish.