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Looking at a F150 4x4 supercrew cab
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Thinking about building out one of these but have no idea what others who've lived out of one of these thinks about the advantages vs disadvantages. Any thoughts would be a big help and greatly appreciated.
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UptownSport (10-24-2017)
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By "building out" a F150, are you talking about adding a camper to the back or trying to make the crew-cab area in to a living space?
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Using the cab to live out of while storing most of my stuff in the bed that has a locking tonneau cover. Then I plan on swapping the cover out for a topper and building the bed out as a living and storage area.
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UptownSport (10-24-2017)
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I've done it short term for 3-4 week roadtrips and it worked great for me. I am short and can sleep across the cab. I build up a flat sleeping area with old sleeping bags and comforters then added a mattress on top with normal bed sheets and comforter etc. I kept a camp box and a cooler in the back with a 7 gallon Aquatainer for water. I also had a tote for clothes and a tote for canned and dried food. The dogs rode in the bed and they had a seat each to sleep on at night. I had a curtain made for the back window and use reflectix for the side windows and the windshield. I still use this set-up when I'm away from the RV and just want to head to the mountains.
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(10-24-2017, 09:03 AM)DuneElliot Wrote: I've done it short term for 3-4 week roadtrips and it worked great for me. I am short and can sleep across the cab. I build up a flat sleeping area with old sleeping bags and comforters then added a mattress on top with normal bed sheets and comforter etc. I kept a camp box and a cooler in the back with a 7 gallon Aquatainer for water. I also had a tote for clothes and a tote for canned and dried food. The dogs rode in the bed and they had a seat each to sleep on at night. I had a curtain made for the back window and use reflectix for the side windows and the windshield. I still use this set-up when I'm away from the RV and just want to head to the mountains.
I'm 5'9" and tried the back and it fits me as well. The back is really roomy. I put the back seats up and the front passenger seat forward and have enough room to lay out without having to bend knees or anything like that.

Good to know you find it easy to live out of for weeks at a time because that's what I wonder about using a truck instead of a van. Thanks for the input!
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Be a really small area to heat-
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vanman2300 (10-24-2017)
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If people can do it in a prius.
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vanman2300 (10-24-2017)
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I don't know how they can live out of a prius without going mad but some do. Especially when it rains for days, it must be tough to sit in a tight space trying to do any daily activities like cooking, eating, etc.
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(10-24-2017, 11:25 AM)vanman2300 Wrote: I'm 5'9" and tried the back and it fits me as well. The back is really roomy. I put the back seats up and the front passenger seat forward and have enough room to lay out without having to bend knees or anything like that.

Good to know you find it easy to live out of for weeks at a time because that's what I wonder about using a truck instead of a van. Thanks for the input!

Here's my road-trip blog from 3 weeks in my truck in 2015:

https://nomadicpawprints.wordpress.com/2.../15/day-1/

You don't have to read it all but it might give you an idea of what it was like.
2007 Keystone Springdale
2000 F-250 7.3L
Cody & Kye, border collie extraordinaires

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Unless you have a back seat that folds away really well, I'd pull it out and build a platform that gives you the whole area to sleep in, including the footwells. That'll give you more storage underneath and more sleeping area.
2015 GMC Savannah 2500 van, 480 watts of Solar Panels--and a wonderful furry best friend named Cody. I'm out to change the world!
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