These F-150 posts have been robust and informative. I have one season with our 2017 F-150 standard cab/3.5/10 speed, optional locking 3.55 differential. Payload 2150 with Helwig bags and BFG/E tires. Custom ordered truck with tow package and 36 gal tank. Grandby dry 1500 lbs. Handling, acceleration, braking excellent. MPH 14-15 keeping at or slightly below highway speed limits. I purchased for Midwest fishing trips and camping. Trips towing a 3500 lb Ranger with the Grandby no problem plenty of truck. One trip to the Ozarks with hills and curves again no problem driving the combo. MPH towing the combo 10.3-10.7. As far as the 3.3 base XL with a lite Grandby with bags and E tires you should be fine. The ideal F-150 would include the HDP package. That will be my next truck down the line.
Lots of different opinions on the right truck for lite weight campers. With the low profile of a FWC the F-150 is a sweet match. Pick a truck/camper combo that fits your needs and don’t look back.
I think that regular cab/Grandby combo looks sweet! My gf wants the supercab with the dogs and all.