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Thread: Costa Rica - Nomad America 4x4 rental

  1. #21
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    Oh, and also I'd suggest bringing along a external battery pack to charge your phone, etc. On the Defender we rented the cigar lighter only put out a few amps at best so while driving our phone would maintain it's charge level but never actually charge up to full. Not a huge problem as you can pull up and grab a drink/lunch somewhere and usually plug in but a battery with USB plugs would be helpful for sure. We used the heck out of our phone for nav, campsites, reviews, etc.
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    We're back in CR! When checking out our Hilux, I noticed the driver's side CV boot was off and axle grease was everywhere. The guys immediately took it into the shop and dropped us off at a local soda where they bought us lunch. So far I'm loving this Hilux. I miss the power and speed of my Tacoma, but this truck just doesn't stop.

    Our first night was up on a volcano, where we got lost twice trying to find the campground. Of course it rained for 14+ hours and was down to nearly 50F.

    Now we're farther south near Quepos, camped next to the beach. We had dinner at El Avion, a restaurant made out of an old CIA C-123 cargo plane. There's a group here who drove a custom truck camper down from New Jersey! Too bad they don't want to talk to us...

    Tomorrow it's on to Playa Josecito, south of Drake Bay. Hopefully the river crossings are manageable and we get a great campsite.

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    Too bad about the CV but not surprising, those trucks get worked hard on those Costa Rican roads and tracks! Luckily the guys there at Noamad America are awesome (as you know). I never asked, how long are you taking to do your drive? Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcharrette View Post
    Too bad about the CV but not surprising, those trucks get worked hard on those Costa Rican roads and tracks! Luckily the guys there at Noamad America are awesome (as you know). I never asked, how long are you taking to do your drive? Have fun!
    We're here for 9 days only. We stayed in a hotel tonight in Liberia for a freshen up after 4 (sweaty and dusty) days out. Two more nights of camping and then we end in Santa Teresa for a couple of nights in a hotel. Happy wife happy something or other. We're excited to finally be back on the Nicoya Peninsula later this morning!

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    Nice, we did pretty much the same thing splitting time between camping in the RTT and hoteling it. Enjoy!
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