Hi all. I got my GFC installed at the end of April, and the first week of June I built it out for a month long trip to Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and then down to Oklahoma for annual tribal activities.
I designed it around my Portapotty, a 16 gallon RV water tank with 12v pump, and my camp stove on a simple slider. The goal was no holes in the bed of the truck, because I will be trading it in when my F150 Lightning is built. So I laid down 5/8’ plywood on the floor, cut to match the bed contours. And I put in BuiltRight Molly panels on the sides. everything attaches to the bed plywood, and some to the Molly panels, and for example, the water fill inlet/air vent to a board that snugs up to a D-ring mount on the GFC frame. I have Joolca water heater which is not mounted, but I have the water going out to the Joolca faucet permanently, which is really nice. Underneath the plywood floor, I actually have 1/2" foam “tiles” used for gym floors or similar, which were about $15 on Amazon, and really help to keep it cool in there, compared to how hot the truck bed was before the foam and plywood went in. Instead of using fancy rugs on the plywood to spare my knees, I just use old truck mats, which work well and cost nothing.
For accessories, I have an LED interior light set from GTF Overland, and a Front Runner wind fairing which cuts wind noise, not so sure if helps mileage at all. I have a Buddy Heater on one of the Molle panels. Lastly, I have a shower awning, which is really nice for cleaning up, instead of hoping that changing and wiping down between 2 doors is modest enough! And I have an invaluable little step stool. I bought a bigger 2 step stool, but was too big for the back of the truck, so it will go in the garage sale pile. Of course I have a fire extinguisher, knife, and bear spray mounted on my Molle panels, too. The joolca faucet magnetically sticks to a Molle panel. The blue jug is my “Grey water” tank for dishwashing and cooking fluids, instead of dumping on the ground, as desert ecosystems are pretty fragile. A Bouge RV refrigerator is right by the tailgate; it plugs into my Jackery, which keeps charged from the AC outlet in the bed. And that way I don’t have to leave my truck in “Generator mode” every time I stop for 30 minutes or even several hours. But I usually do run Generator mode during the night, which uses the hybrid battery mostly, and just runs the engine for a few minutes every hour. So all my stuff is charged by dawn, instead of an empty Jackery come dawn.
One thing I particularly like is my water gauge. It is the vertical slot on the water tank. So I can see what the water level is at any time.
I find this setup gives me plenty of standing or sitting/lounging room, whether due to rain or bugs keeping me in. Have not yet tried using the Buddy Heater or camping in this rig, but sure I will during my October ramble this year!