Can a Ford F-150 carry a truck camper? (best 5)

In today’s blog post, we will answer the following question: Can a Ford F-150 carry a truck camper? We will review the best five truck campers for a Ford F-150, and discuss this model’s road performance. 

Can a Ford F-150 carry a truck camper?

Yes, a Ford F-150 can carry a truck camper. Just keep in mind the maximum towing capacity of  2,700 lbs when loading your camper. See below for more information on the towing capacity of a Ford F-150.  

Ford F-150 Towing Capacity

Ford F-150 versionsMaximum Towing Capacity (lbs)Payload Capacity (lbs)
3.3-liter V-68,200 1,985
2.7-liter EcoBoost V-610,100 2,480
5.0-liter V-813,000 3,325
3.0-liter Power Stroke V-6, turbo-diesel12,1001,840
3.5-liter EcoBoost V-614,000 3,250
3.5-liter PowerBoost V-6, hybrid12,7002,120

Best 5 truck campers for a Ford F150

Increasingly popular, the truck camper is ideal for your hunting and fishing trips or your family camping vacation. As its name suggests, this RV attaches to the platform or chassis of the truck that transports it and does not require torsion bars. 

Once at your destination, you can detach the mounted camper from the towing vehicle and set it up on your campsite using its four legs. This high perched RV is very practical for athletes and families who love the outdoors and adventure!

Forest River HS 750

Weight: 1860 lbs

Options:

  • Air conditioning
  • External TV
  • Awning
  • Heater
  • Shower
  • External speaker
  • Microwave
  • AM / FM radio
  • Fridge
  • Electric stabilizers
  • Toilet

Real-Lite Truck Camper HS-1910

Weight. 3037 lbs

Options:

  • Rimless window
  • Rear bumper with step, 3/4 ton truck
  •  Front cap with windshield
  • Motion detector lighting, 22 ” HD LCD TV
  •  2nd Battery drawer
  •  LED lighting
  •  Side awning
  • Exterior speakers
  •  CO2 detector
  •  Fibreglass exterior
  •  6 pc 2-way fridge
  • Short box
  • Shower
  • Microwave
  • Toilet
  • Solid surface counter
  • Electric jacks
  • Air conditioning
  • Backup camera
  • Hot water
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pre-wired for solar panels
  • 100 Watts Solar Panel,
  • AM / FM / CD / DVD player
  •  Electric rear awning
  • LED interior light
  • Exterior motion detector.

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Eagle Cap 1200

Weight: 5,440 lbs

Options:

  • Bed for 6 people
  • Swing Out Brackets
  • Pre-wired for generator
  • LED Awning lights
  • Digital TV Antenna
  • 30,000BTU Furnace
  • HDMI / AM / FM / CD / DVD Stereo Sys
  • 28’LCD 12V TV
  • 32’LCD 12V TV HDMI (LivingRoom)
  • EC Max Package
  • Theatre Seating
  • LED Lights
  • Slide Awning Topper
  • Generator
  • Fantastic Fan
  • Ext.Shower
  • Thermal Pane Windows
  • Dry Bath
  • 6 Gal.Water Heater
  • 8 Cubic Ft. Refer
  • Heated Holding Tanks
  • Microwave
  • 2-20 # LP Tanks
  • Elec.Jacks
  • Four seasons insulation
  • Air Conditioning
  • DSI G / E Water Heater 10 gallons
  • Back up camera
  • Solar Panel 100 Watts.

Bigfoot 2500 series

Weight:  3 467 lbs

Options: 

  • 30,000BTU Furnace
  • Skylight over shower
  • Roll-a-way shower door
  • Optical Rear Vision Door
  • LED Lights
  • TV Antenna
  • DVD Player
  • Fantastic Fan
  • Awning
  • Ext.Shower
  • Thermal Pane Windows
  • Dry Bath
  • External speakers
  • Water Heater
  • Privacy curtain
  • 6CuFt 2-Way Refrigerator
  • Porcelain Toilet
  • Heated Holding Tanks
  •  Solar Panel
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • LCD Television
  • Elec.Jacks
  • Four seasons insulation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Back up camera
  • Exterior B.B.Q. plug.

Arctic Fox Camper 811

Weight: 3 293 lbs

Options:

  • Bed for 3 people
  • Bluetooth Radio
  • TV Antenna with Wi-Fi
  • Entry assist handle
  • 170 Watt Solar Panel
  • Legacy 2020 Edition
  • Dual 30 # Propane Tank
  • LED Lights
  • Slide Awning Topper
  • Fox Landing
  • 3-Way 7c.f.Dbl Door Refer
  • Side awning
  • Fantastic Fan
  • Ext.Shower
  • CSA certified 
  • Thermal Pane Windows
  • Elec DSI Hot Water Heater
  • Wet Bath
  • Ext. Speakers
  • Ladder AND Rack
  • Tinted Safety Glass Windows
  • 32 Led TV
  • Four seasons insulation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Satellite Ready
  • USB Ports
  • AM / FM / CD / DVD PLAYER
  • Rear electric awning.

Ford F-150 specs & more

The F-150 is the most popular version of the F-Series pickup line, which Ford has been selling in the United States since 1948.

Launched in 1975, with the advent of the sixth generation of the F-Series, the F-150 version (then framed between F-100 and F-250) managed to immediately attract American customers of this type of car, gathering no less than a third of F-Series sales less than a year after its official launch.

In fact, the F-Series range flourished with the help of the F-150, managing to take the lead 37 years ago in the ranking of pickup truck sales in the US, a position it has not lost since.

Moreover, the Ford F-Series is considered the best-selling model on the US market (in all its versions) for the past 32 years. Meanwhile, the F-150 managed to garner the vast majority of Ford F-Series sales, with the F-100 being removed from the range due to poor performance compared to its superior “brother”.

In 1999, Ford decided to simplify the F-Series range, so it now consists of the F-150 and Super Duty versions, the latter containing the F-250, F-350 and F-450 variants.

The Ford F-450, the more capable and Heavy Duty brother of the F-150, can tow up to 8.5 tons.

The F-150 has been seen by American customers as an ideal solution for everyday life due to its utility features and the right dimensions for wide roads and highways across the ocean. Today, the F-150 is the highest-profit model in the Ford range, so the launch of the new model is seen by analysts and the press as one of the most important news in the range of the American manufacturer in 2014.

Ford F-150 has benefited over time from interesting special versions, the best known being identifiable by the acronym SVT (Special Vehicle Team). The Ford F-150 SVT Lightning was launched in 1993 as a sporty version of the American pickup, with production continuing until 2004. 

The SVT name reappeared in the F-150 line in 2010 with the launch of the SVT Raptor. This is a version dedicated this time to off-road, which comes with a pronounced utilitarian look and is easily identifiable by the fact that it gives up the oval Ford logo on the grille in favour of the brand name written in large letters throughout its length.

The bottom line

F-150, the most popular pickup in Ford’s F-Series range. The range that for 32 years has been – in all its versions – the best-selling vehicle on the market in the United States.

The American model boasts a lot of novelties in terms of design, but especially the technical part. Thus, Ford claims that the new F-150 has “lost” by more than 300 kilograms compared to the old model, the difference is reflected in performance and consumption. 

Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions about towing with a Ford F-150? Let us know!

FAQ on Can a Ford F-150 carry a truck camper?

How big of a travel trailer can a Ford F150 pull?

A Ford F150 can pull a travel trailer that doesn’t exceed the maximum towing capacity of 8000 lbs. Of course, the size of the trailer will also depend on the engine of the car, rear-axle ratio and addition of available options.

Can an F150 carry a camper?

An F150 can carry a camper as long as the weight of it doesn’t exceed 85% of the kerb weight of the car. This means that besides the weight of the camper, you will have to take into consideration how many passengers are there, the weight of the luggage, extra gear and anything else inside the camper. 

How can I tell if my F150 has a max tow package?

You know that your F150 has a MAX TOW package if there is a “Load Leveling” in the owner’s manual. 

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