Great, someone with the same concerns that i have:) The few inches difference is not really a factor for myself. i did notice though, that my kids could sit up in the bunk of the fleet and play cards and board games easily, but not as comfortably in the Hawk. With kids, it could serve as an extra place to hang out before going to sleep, or when the weather turns bad and all parties wanted to be inside. It would leave the dinette area for the adults. It is certainly a trade off, as the Hawk is a little bit roomier and easier to get in and out of. Another factor for me, is that my choice of a Fleet would be matched with a Toyota Tacoma. Much of my research and feedback from others on this site, has lead me to believe that the Tacoma might be too under powered for a camper? This has me looking instead at the Tundra 4x4 TRD model. According the the folks at FWC that would mean i would need to go with the Hawk? If so, then my decision would be made and we would all have to deal with the configurations of the Hawk. If i am wrong would love any additional information that i might be missing.
I too am still researching both the FWC and the best truck to match with one.
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