The F-150 truck is has been the bestselling automobile in the United States or more than 30 years. It has also been the best pickup for more than 40 years.
Given its popularity and just how many of these trucks are on the road, it makes perfect sense to create a truck camper that can be hauled safely with this truck. This is evident given the number of truck camper manufacturers willing to create truck campers for this truck.
What makes the F150 so great is that it is a daily driver for most people and having a truck camper on it can help them split their moments between play and work.
Thankfully, manufacturers of truck campers understand this and have created a vast array of truck campers that can be seamlessly hauled and stored.
So, the basis of this article is to highlight some of the best trucker campers that perfectly suit the Ford F-150. Let us begin!
Best Truck Camper for F150
The Hallmark Milner 6.5 was first introduced back in 1969 and can be described as a classic. Just as with all campers made by Hallmark, the Milner 6.5 has been created using an attractive yet durable fiberglass composite mold for the exterior.
The roof has been molded from a single composite piece ensuring that it is low maintenance. Contrary to its looks, the Milner 6.5 weighs only 1,212 pounds when dry and does not have any adverse effects on the truck’s handling when mounted.
With this camper, you get standard features such as a 30-gallon freshwater holding tank, a 60 by 80-inch bed with an east-west layout, massive double windows, 5-gallon propane tank, a 3 way 3.8 cubic ft fridge, overhead cabinets, and a large enough battery compartment suitable of holding 2 6v batteries.
There are quite a number of options offered by Hallmark and they include a 12 and 5-gallon grey water and black water tank respectively, a compartment suited for a portable toilet, a shower pan for those that prefer indoor showers, a bigger 4.2 cubic ft compressor fridge.
Every one of the truck campers come with either Amber Bamboo or Oak as standard. Maple, Blond Bamboo, Hickory, and Cherry are options that can be purchased for an extra $1,200. If you want something a little bit extra, you can get Coosa composite on the cabinets for an extra $2,000.
When you purchase this camper you get a structural warranty lasting for 5 years, which ranks as one of the best warranties in the industry. This is a great camper with great standard and optional features that can be purchased at $26,900.
If you are unable to decide between getting a pop-up or a hard side camper, then you don’t have to worry about that anymore. Thanks to Alaskan Campers, you can purchase a hybrid that has features of both. The 6.5 Cabover differs from the traditional popup camper in the sense that it does not have canvas sides.
What it does have is a trademarked pop-top that has the feel and design of a solid wall. Its hydraulic mechanism lowers and raises the entirety of the camper’s top simply by flipping a switch.
There are quite a number of benefits to this telescopic feature. For one, it not only offers adequate standing room in the camper but it also when done, offers improved gas mileage and less wind resistance.
Additionally, it makes the truck camper more suited to off roads. The interior has a wonderful dinette made of leather, a ceiling full of wood paneling, and gorgeous maple cabinets all through the camper.
This Alaskan offers quite a unique amount of generous counter space. The overhead storage compartments are not left out.
This 1,390-pound truck camper has a 15-gallon freshwater tank, a 3 way 2.6 cubic ft fridge, 5-gallon tank for propane, full-length door, and Herh windows as standard.
You also geta 24, one group battery as standard, but an option for two can be purchased. Other options such as a water heater with a 4-gallon capacity, a cassette toilet made by Thetford, a 20,000 BTU heater by Suburba, LED lighting, and a 160-watt Zamp solar system. With all of this, the 6.5 Cabover can be purchased for $29,039.
The Four Wheel Camper Hawk has a 1,075 dry weight and a 6.5 floor-length making it a great match for the F150. With the Hawk, campers get an equipped kitchenette, a 20-gallon tank for fresh water, a queen-sized bed with an east-west layout, a 3way 1.7 cubic ft fridge, and durable yet attractive interior woodwork.
You have the option of selecting any of 3 floorplans that feature a dinette at the front, a side dinette or a side rollover couch.
If you need an option with amenities, the Hawk can be purchased with an outside shower and a cassette toilet. The Four Wheel Camper Hawk also comes with a roof-mounted 160-watt solar system, 85-liter compressor fridge, dual battery configuration, and 2 propane tanks, each with a 10-pound capacity.
This is the perfect option for those that want to be off-grid during their camping trips. The Four Wheel Camper Hawk can be purchased for just $18,995.
The Bundutec Wild features a relatively novel design from a company that has been known to push the boundaries of the truck camper. With the Wild, you get not only a full wet bath, but you also get a massive grey water tank ensuring that the wet bath feature is practical.
It’s exterior is a black-accented grey aluminum, which makes it one of the best looking truck campers on this list. You get a 7-foot floorplan that includes a wet bath and kitchen on the left side, a full dinette, and fridge with numerous storage compartments on the right side.
The Wild offers standard features such as a 56 by 74-inch bed in a north-south layout with underneath storage compartments, a 21 and 17 gallon fresh and grey water tank respectively, a sink made from stainless steel, a compressor fridge from NovaKool, and a door and window screens.
When it comes to the power supply, you have a 160-watt solar system from Zamp and a water heater from Trauma Combi that saves space and weight.
Weighing 1,610 pounds, the Wild is a bit heavy and that is down to its wood construction. You can get the Wild for a base price of just $18,600 making it quite a bargain.
If there was ever a truck camper that could match the comfort and luxury found in today’s F150, then the Lance 650 would be the archetype.
The combination of the Lance 650 and the Ford F150 is so seamless to drive and luxurious that it is a popular pairing for those renting both truck and truck camper.
The Lance 650 is doing something right as it is a favorite of quite a few truck campers all over the country.
It not only offers a queen-sized bed with a north-south layout, a standard wet bath complete with sink, but it also offers a large-sized dinette that could sleep one full-sized adult and a massive kitchen.
The standard trim 650 weighs 1,700 pounds empty. With this truck camper, you get a 6″10 floor-length with 6″9 of height inside the camper. This short bed truck camper comes with a 22 gallons fresh water tank, 16 gallons black water tank, and a grey water tank with a 15-gallon capacity.
The Lance 650 is capable of fitting both a 5.5 feet and 6.5 feet truck, and as a wonderful amper, it has everything you might need to have a great camping trip. It is a little on the heavy side and this might cause the F150s intending to haul it about to have their suspension upgraded.
This is only relevant to the base trims of the F150, as the heavy-duty payload trim is capable of handling this extra weight easily. The base model of the Lance 650 can be purchased for $24,740.
Before buying your selected camper, you have to make sure that your F150 is able to cope with the additional weight a truck camper comes with. The most important metric you must consider when getting a truck camper is the payload rating of your truck.
When it comes to the Ford F150, you can get a package that increases the payload from a base payload rating of 1,844 pounds to 3,270 pounds. What this means is that the truck camper you purchase, plus your gear and any passengers have to add up to lower than this number.
Trying to ascertain the F150’s payload is quite easy. All you have to do is have a look at your driver door jamb and the information would be pasted there on a sticker.