2015 Ford F-150: Taking a Truck Car Camping
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on December 7, 2015
There aren't too many things I won't do for s'mores. Driving a few hours to explore the outdoors is nice and all, but the real reason I tolerate sleeping on the ground for three days is the perfect combination of graham crackers, chocolate and expertly-browned marshmallows. Enter our long-term 2015 Ford F-150.
We weren't hiking the John Muir Trail or the PCT, so on this low-key trip with a dozen close friends, no amenity was spared. We brought extra sleeping pads, plenty of coolers, and games to occupy our spare time like cornhole and bocce ball.
Along with a small load of firewood, the tents, games, chairs and assorted camping gear were a barely noticeable load for the F-150. My passengers were a dog named Rocket and a human named Danny (who also works at Edmunds). Both were comfortable, relaxed and well-behaved the entire way to the camp site. The "man-step" on the tailgate even served double-duty as a bench for the weary.
This is exactly the kind of activity you expect a truck to excel at and the F-150 didn't disappoint. Between our long-term Ram 1500 and the F-150, I'd choose the Ram, but the F-150 isn't far behind in terms of comfort and capability. There's a lot to love about this truck and I'll miss it when it's gone from our fleet.
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor