Tanchô the Troopy
Ready to Take on the World
Our new but quaint adventure vehicle is the epitome of under-stressed and over engineered design making it the quintessential overlanding rig!
Meet Tanchô, our new and exciting project vehicle! Tanchô is a 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 78 which will eventually take us across Africa and Central Asia!
We bought Tanchô in Dubai in October 2019, registered it in Venezuela and drove it to the United States under a temporary permit. Our new adventure-mobile is already traveling the world! After test driving Tanchô in the UAE it shipped from the port of Jebel Ali to Veracruz, Mexico. In January 2020 I drove with my dad 7,200 km / 4,474 mi from Veracruz, Mexico to Seattle. We’re currently outfitting our troopy for our next international adventures.
To keep up the tradition of naming our vehicles after animals and puns we named our new Toyota Land Cruiser, Tanchô which is the name for the Japanese red-crowned crane. Tanchô birds symbolize happiness, good luck, and longevity and they are a powerful icon in Japan.
Tanchô, our new home-on-wheels gets its own gallery! Check it out here!