Ditto on Vic's comment about outdoor space. We are/were backpackers who wanted to sleep off the ground sometimes so we know the routine for packing light. After a couple of years of FWC ownership we started stripping out some of the furnishings that came with the camper to open things up a little on the inside. We normally live outside and use the FWC for sleeping and some light cooking, but the real value to us is having a dry place during inclement weather to sleep, cook and lounge if the outdoors is not acceptable. That opened up our travels beyond places where we go backpacking and gave us options for rain and cold.
Re the truck...I have concerns about the Fleet on a Taco double cab with a six-foot bed. It's just be my personal phobia regarding vehicle GVW but I think that config has a payload of 1,175lb. And I think that's calculated with just the driver in that number. Add 950lb camper, kid seat and stuff, passengers, camping gear, water, propane, full frig, and you are probably way beyond GVW. Some people are comfortable with that. Personal preference there. Manufacture specs for braking performance does not apply if overweight. Unfortunately the best way around that is a bigger truck and you may not want to go in that direction. I found that unlike backpacking where you have limited ability to either carry more weight or pack it, you can almost always find a place in the truck for some little extra stuff that you might or might not need on the trip. It's a luxury to do that, but it also incrementally adds to the weight without a reality check (ie - my backpack is would be way too heavy).
The Fleet you linked is narrow in the first few feet of entry because of the sink and furnace on one side and frig on the other. That config wouldn't be to my taste but it might be acceptable for you. If you really wanted a more simple unit with a rollover couch you might want to keep looking.
With only 150 watts on the roof, I'd question how long the batteries will last if they are powering the frig and you need to use the heater at night. The ad doesn't state the size of the batteries. But you can add more panels if needed for your requirements (and that adds a few more pounds of weight). Outdoor shower might be nice for a quick hose down of the kid. Hot water is a luxury if that's what you want or need, but it does add some weight for the heater and puts more demand on your potential water usage.
Again, take all this from a personal perspective which may not apply to your own situation. If it's still for sale, it might be a great rig to use for a couple of years until you figure out what would really fit your needs. Maybe you keep it. Maybe you move on. If it's in good condition you probably won't loose much value if you decide to switch rigs in the future.
Edited by Wildcat, 26 September 2023 - 07:16 AM.