I've lurked long enough on the WTW forums and it's time to ask a question... and I really love the encouraging and informative folks who post. So here goes:
Am I crazy?
I have a 2017 F150 Ecoboost FX4 4X4 with a 5'6" bed. I bought the truck to haul my horses, and with the twin turbo V6 kicking out over 400 ft/lbs of torque, it does the job.
Payload is about 1700 pounds, and I want to put a camper on the truck, which is very capable off-road and gets me wherever I want to go here in Idaho. I've researched heavily and requested/received information from both Hallmark (EXC) and Four Wheel (Raven). I'd be using the camper primarily for short (under a week) camping trips, with a couple of dogs. I'd like a kitchenette and would like to have a hot outdoor shower if possible. I've given up on the inside bathroom thing because of the 1700 pound payload, although it would be great to have in the winter.
After reading through a lot of posts on WTW, I'm wondering if I'm over-reaching for this truck, given the 1700 pound payload and shorter bed. So... am I crazy to put a camper on this truck?
Thanks in advance for any input!!!