Thursday, January 4, 2018

Lake Arrowhead trip in the Taco

Last weekend before New Years my wife wanted the family to go to the mountains so the kids can see snow... WELL first of all she told me it was Big Bear so we prepared for colder temps.

Look at how much we packed for a single overnight stay. It took me a while to pack it and get it to fit everything. Having 3 kids and a wife in the Taco is a little tight but fortunately I'm the only tall one for now.




After doing my wonderful pack job. I asked my wife for the Big Bear address...Well it was Lake Arrowhead instead!

Also going up at 9am it was sunny and 70 degrees! 😆

Well I dropped her off and Joanna (the baby) and took my boys to some adventures.  It was a little sketchy but for a noob offroader like myself but I handled it.

Check out the wheeling vid and also my vlog about the drone.

It was a good day with no problems in the end.







Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!! Taco life!

Hey everybody!

I wanted to say Happy New Year!

2017 was good for me for both my vlogging / diy stuff as well as my family. I'm looking forward to 2018.

I didn't reach my 12 videos for 12 days of Christmas but I got 10 in. I have 2 vids coming up shortly.

We had some fun at Lake Arrowhead and didn't hurt ourselves or the Taco.

Check it out!


Monday, December 18, 2017

12 Days of YouTube...maybe a few short!!!

I've been trying to get a few videos out before year end.

It's been hectic with the kids and work to get my vids out. Even a 3 minute video takes me a couple hours to edit at a time. I'm trying to get out some quality content when possible.

I've gotten 8 videos out this month and 5 of them have been consecutive. My goal is to get out at least 4 more this month.

I truly appreciate all the positive feedback I've gotten on TacomaWorld, YouTube, Instagram, Reddit and Facebook.

Also I've met some of guys locally and it's been a pleasure.

Please comment on any of my social media on anything in particular you would like me to discuss.

Thanks all!

Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas!

Below are a this months vids:
















Saturday, December 9, 2017

New addition to the family!!!

Not another baby but another car. Haha.

I dumped the junk 2016 Acura MDX for a new 2017 Lexus RX350. The quality difference is amazing even though the pricing is similar!

Honda has been using the ZF 9 speed transmission in several cars and it's truly crap and dangerous! My rant video about it here:



Anyhow it's great to have a Toyota product. I'm coining their old phrase ... "Oh what a feeling!!!"

Here's a C-HR I've had as a loaner while the Taco was getting repairs. That video will come soon!


Friday, November 17, 2017

Nice Rack!!! Prinsu time!

I finally received my roof rack from CBI a few days ago and got it installed.

I had no time during the day to do it so especially with Daylight Savings killing my afternoon light so I did what any modder would do... handle it!

I think it came out great and no accidents! Whew!!!

Check out my diy vid.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

More Netgear Arlo testing... Solar Panel and a Pro2 !!!

I just set up a Wasserstein Solar Panel almost 2 weeks ago. So far it's doing great! I'll have an update to it shorty. I've read the Netgear version has been a failure.



Product link for the Solar Panel:

USA http://amzn.to/2ymKsMW
Canada http://amzn.to/2AyrbcQ
UK  http://amzn.to/2jfQ3BU

Also I picked up a Pro 2 add on camera to see if it's worth the hype.

Stay tuned.


Amazon link http://amzn.to/2APjDm5 



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

2018 Tacomas are coming and I'm talking about them!

Not only I'm working on my "Subscriber Showcase" episodes, I'm doing "Taco Talk."

This week's Taco Talk are about the changes Toyota has done to them.  Production is starting to begin in Texas and Mexico so there should be some allocation by December.

Check out my quick 3 minute video about it and also about my 2018 inspired taillights





Thursday, November 2, 2017

I'm going Taco crazy!!! Videos, Videos and more Videos!!!!

I've been busy so busy with the family that I've been behind on my product reviews so I've decided to do an almost daily blast of videos to get things out of the way.

It's been a big learning curve for me to get the good clean video for people. I have to say thanks so much for your support! I even put myself more in the vids because of that.

Here are just a weeks' work of videos and I still have more down the pipe! Haha!

Thanks again for watching them.  💗




Sunday, October 29, 2017

My Taco doesn't have a crunch ... it CREAKS !!!

Yes folks. After 10,000 miles my clutch pedal developed an annoying creak. It happens after some time driving and when it's warm indicating the lubricants could be failing at a certain viscosity.

It gets really stiff when it does this as well.

I took it to the dealer and they couldn't duplicate the issue and lubed up all the joints. Well I drove it the next day and boom! Creaking is back. Now it's not as loud as I documented in the video but it's there.

There isn't a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) or recall on this year. There is one for the 2005-2015 second generations which they replace the entire pedal assembly. I'm curious which parts have been carried over to the third gen.

It's a good truck overall but this sure is annoying. Nobody can get everything perfect but they do need to strive just a tad more. I wanted to add too that I'm not the only person with this issue so it's not an 'bitter owner' syndrome.

Check out my videos and please post if you're a victim as well.

Thanks!





Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rob Daman's YouTube intro... here it is!!!

I had a funky walk around video of the Taco which was good for the moment but I don't think it represented what I do on my YouTube Channel.

I compiled this video using other recent clips hoping it shows what I do. Let me know what you guys think.

It's just a tad over 1 minute. I had to have Joanna in there.


I don't mall crawl...I yard crawl!!!

I had some sick palm trees in my front yard that I decided to remove and make room for parking.

I shopped around for the best deal and I save a lot of money! More truck mods!

Anyways it was an opportunity for me to do some yard crawling too! haha.

Check out my video:


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