Here are a couple of pix of our 2019 Ranger with our new FWC Fleet shell installed (not sure how this photo stuff is going to work - please have patience with a newbie.)
Our Ranger is a 2019 XL 4x4 with the FX4 offroad package, and we just upgraded to Falken Wildpeak 265/70-17 E-rated tires to handle the load.
The Fleet shell was delivered at just over 1100 pounds (not counting jacks), including about 220 lbs of options (thermal pack, dual 6v batteries, batwing awning, propane furnace and tanks, dual roof fans, flush-top stove, 160 watt solar panel, Yakima tracks.) We'll be adding a 12v fridge and some storage build-out over time.
Including people and minor gear, we will likely be hovering right around our Ranger's stickered payload capacity of 1550 lbs. We'll be adding air bags (probably Firestone) as soon as they become available for the Ranger.
Initial impressions from a quick 200-mile trip are that the Ranger has power to spare, but the suspension definitely needs airbags with this camper for leveling and load management. Wind buffeting seems quite high since the bottom of the cabover section clears 6.5" above the truck cab, and the Ranger has a low-angle and sleek windshield and cab roof. FWC custom-added 1.5"-2.0" to our shell's under-floor support structure to make sure it cleared the Ranger's higher fender rails, but FWC did not custom-adjust the shell's walls or pop-up panels, so that has resulted in more clearance over the Ranger's cab than, say, a Tacoma might have. So we'll likely be adding a cab roof rack with a wind fairing to help address the wind issue. I guess the good news is there will be room for a roof rack!
Like Tacomas, the Fleet shell overhangs past the rear of the Ranger, with the rear wall extending about 8.5" beyond the taillights and past the bumper. We're still considering what the best camper-access step option will be, since hitch-mounted steps may not work well with such an overhang. More research is needed.
The camper load and wind effects on gas mileage are still being evaluated. Without the camper, we were getting 22-24 mpg on 65 mph paved highway driving. On our recent 200-mile trip with the camper on, we ranged from 15.5-17.0 depending on headwinds. We're still in the break-in period, so hopefully that will improve. Your mileage may vary, indeed.
Stay tuned for more reports as we figure out how this all works out.