Originally Posted by iathon
"I am currently in a 2015 Double Cab Tacoma trd offroad with a expanding family. I am looking for the perfect and not crazy expensive rig. I have researched alot and know that I will probably have to build my own. (this is fine since I restore vw busses in my free time).....
....I want a rig that I can go with my kids and camp offroad and in the snow and is dependable enough for my daily driver (14 mile roundtrip commute)."
Sacrilege (on this forum) I know....but have you considered simply getting a high-quality slide-in bed camper for your Toyota? Some great modern options from Alaskan Camper, Four-Wheel Camper, Earthcruiser, etc....
Seems you've already got a great commuter on your hands in that Tacoma....and for what you're looking to spend in total, it's going to be tough to beat the reliability and off-road chops of a nearly-new/still under factory warranty Toyota 4WD pickup. (Assuming yours happens to be a 4WD example of a TRD.)