Our friends at TruckCamperMagazine.com had a problem they needed to solve--which pickup should they buy that could give them all the the size and capability they needed to do all the activities they love, specifically hauling a truck camper all over the country.
As you might imagine, loading the bed at or near maximum payload would be priority number one, but what about all the other details? Which pickup would they choose and what preferences would rule their decisions?
Although their methods seemed an interesting mix of detailed calculation and random personal preference, we thought this was a pretty good walk through a pickup-first thought process when factoring in all the large and small details that determine which fullsize one-ton pickup you need.
We're not sure we would have chosen the shortbed, Z71 suspension, the 6.0L V-8, or Crew Cab model, but we look forward to watching TCM's progress as they build and use the fullsize truck for long-haul cross-country camping duty. We have no doubt they'll be happy with their choice.