in Overlanding / by Roofnest Team

Last we checked in with Roofnest’s Public Relations representative, Nick Jaynes, he owned a heavily modified Jeep Gladiator Rubicon topped with a Roofnest Condor fold-out roof top tent

Since then, Nick sold the Gladiator and picked up the all-new third-generation Toyota Tundra pickup truck.

Now the third rig in Nick’s fleet, his 2022 Tundra Double Cab in SR5 trim with the TRD Off-Road package. The TRD Off-Road package adds Bilstein shock absorbers at all four corners and an electronically locking rear differential.

The 2022 Tundra is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 348 horsepower and 405 foot-pounds of torque. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission that routes power to either the rear or front wheels through a two-speed transfer case.

From stock, Nick has added a few modifications to his Tundra. He had a Westcott Designs suspension collar/spacer lift kit to it. This gives the vehicle a two-inch lift in the front and a one-inch lift in the rear.

With a bit of a lift, Nick was able to fit 315/70R17 (34.6-inch diameter) Firestone Destination X/T tires underneath. Those meaty all-terrain tires are wrapped around 17-inch Method Racing’s 705 wheels in matte black.

In the bed, Nick installed a 12-volt power port in the passenger side of the bed. This sends power to his 69-liter dual-zone Truma fridge, which is mounted atop a Tembo Tusk fridge slide.

Above that fridge-freezer is the pièce de résistance, the Falcon Pro rooftop tent.

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Having last owned a Condor fold-out, Nick reports he was a bit trepidatious about the clamshell Falcon Pro, especially since he’s 6’5”. But after his first night in the Falcon Pro, he is smitten with the Falcon Pro.

The three-inch thick memory foam mattress is great. He loves the LED light strips. And the dozens of storage pockets throughout the tent are also great.

What Nick loves most about the Falcon Pro, though, is the new blackout coating on the inside. Rather than wake up with the sun, Nick and his Labrador, Arlo, can snooze into the morning, which is a nice treat at camp.

Nick also reports that folding down the Falcon Pro is incredibly quick. It takes him around 60 seconds to go from fully deployed tent to totally locked down. What’s more, he’s able to leave the ladder and his sleeping bag and Roofnest down blanket inside the Falcon Pro when it’s closed.

As for the Tundra, Nick isn’t sure exactly what other modifications he’ll make next. Likely a front winch bumper will be added. He may also add a GMRS radio inside, too. But for right now it’s more than enough to get out on extended overlanding trips and stay in style.

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