I’ve been having an awesome time slowly building this truck from stock to pull double duty as my daily driver/work truck and weekend camping rig. There’s no question the GFC is the best platform to achieve this and I put down a deposit a couple days after I discovered them last August.
While I was waiting for the camper, I started working on making the truck a bit more off road worthy without killing the road manners or bankrupting myself. I primarily use the truck to access remote rock climbing areas which usually entails lots of highway and forest service road miles with just enough slightly more technical stuff to make it fun.
- Bilstein 6112 Coilovers +2" lift
- Bilstein 5160 Remote Resevoir rear shocks
- Auto Spring Add-a-leaf to keep some rake
- 275/70r18 BFGoodrich KO2’s
- Diode Dynamics Lo Beams, Hi Beams, and Fog Lights
- Baja Designs Squadron Sport Ditch Lights with Combo Lenses
The Ford’s stock halogen lights are literally useless so this was a priority for me because I’d rather not put a deer through my windshield.
If you’re here, you already know. This thing is amazing. Don’t think I slept more than a few hours the night before my install I was so damn excited. I was honestly shocked they had pumped out 200+ campers at the time out of such a small operation.
Since I don’t have to think too much about over loading the truck I opted to build a platform and drawer system. I’d guess it weighs about 150 lbs but I wouldn’t trade the utility any day. I followed this guys plan. His solution for the drawer slides is awesome, check it out if you’re thinking about building drawers.
The left drawer is our “kitchen”. It holds 3 Wolf Packs for dry food, cooking stuff, dishes, etc. When we get home they get pulled out, everything gets cleaned and repacked, and we’re ready to go again as soon as Friday rolls around. The right drawer is either ropes and climbing gear, bouldering pads, or misc. camping gear depending on the trip.
A Goal Zero Yeti 400 powers our lights and devices.
Upstairs, I added a 1.5" memory foam topper cut to fit the panels and my lady sewed up some custom sheets to accomodate the additional thickness. It takes a bit more effort to make sure everything tucks in neatly, but it still closes up nice and easy.
I’m looking forward to seeing some more builds on here and stealing some ideas. What are the must have truck/camper mods in your opinion?