🏕️ F150 Tremor Camping Forum!

Did the first camping trip in my 6 month old 22' 402a. This was a glamping trip so that we could validate some setup things with the new truck and get a feel for what needs to change before we do some extended, remote camping trips. Overall, this truck was glorious and a huge upgrade in comfort and road manners compared to my previous 15'.

Trip was sublime, camped in the Inyo national forest (near rock creek) for 2 days, Mammoth Lakes area for two days, then jetted over to Monterey and the coast for sunsets on the beach and mountain biking in Santa Cruz.

Campsite @ Inyo National Forest/Rock Creek
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Camp setup at mammoth lakes
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Wife @ mammoth bike park
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Kayaking @ twin lakes in Mammoth
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Dinner menu did not disappoint.
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Stars and trees putting on a show.
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I did some quick solo laps in the Mammoth Bike Park so I could ride some technical stuff.
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Supermoon over the Sierra's.
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Pro-power on-board was nice for charging ebike batteries and my 800wh power station. Definitely going to be adding at 1,200wh drprepare battery to the mix with a 24v step up transformer for 200w of charging to help balance power usage while camping and ebike charging.
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After 5 days/4 nights in the mountains, we headed across California to the coast. The drive through Yosemite and along the Merced river was gorgeous.
Tiaoga Pass vantage point
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Merced River
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The wife found a great little resort for an acceptable price that was right on the beach with a private beach front. Quite the contrast from no showers for multiple days to the new diggs.
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We went from campfires in the mountains at 9,200' to campfires on the ocean at 15' of elevation.
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Truck didn't look out of place on the ritzy streets of Carmel/Monterey. Honestly this thing gets just as many rubber necker looks with my camping setup on it as the ferraris, lambo's and other mid life crisis mobiles. Maybe this is my midlife crisis vehicle... so who am I to judge.
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Did the first camping trip in my 6 month old 22' 402a. This was a glamping trip so that we could validate some setup things with the new truck and get a feel for what needs to change before we do some extended, remote camping trips. Overall, this truck was glorious and a huge upgrade in comfort and road manners compared to my previous 15'.

Trip was sublime, camped in the Inyo national forest (near rock creek) for 2 days, Mammoth Lakes area for two days, then jetted over to Monterey and the coast for sunsets on the beach and mountain biking in Santa Cruz.

Campsite @ Inyo National Forest/Rock Creek
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Is that a rear facing awning attached to the rack? Got a link for that? I've been looking for one and seem to only find the side mounted ones that are too wide for the rear.
 
Is that a rear facing awning attached to the rack? Got a link for that? I've been looking for one and seem to only find the side mounted ones that are too wide for the rear.
Yes it is. This is a 59" x 78" (Danchel Outdoor one off of amazon (available at the following link here for $159) Truth be told, it's not the most glamorous brand name... but the only drawback of it is the name that's on the cover. I've experienced all sorts of awnings between my crew of buddies and I don't think that this one gives up much to the models that are twice as much (CVT for example). The frame/poles are about 10-15% less quality and the fabric on the cover/top is about 25-30% less quality then the brands that are twice as much. I've contemplated replacing it with this new truck... purely out of vanity of having a budget brand name plastered across the back... the truth is that it functions so well that I can't justify that. I digress... prices have come down on some of the name brands somewhat since I bought this, if I were buying today, I'd likely pay just a bit more and buy an OVS model as it seems the canvas is of a better quality. OVS has a 56" x 77" available for $199 here. For what it's worth, I am using the brackets that came with this awning, and I'm dual purposing them as the bottom plate/bracket for my roof top tent. I was actually surprised at the quality of steel/brackets provided with this... far exceeding the typical knock off quality.

I don't have any close up photos of this on my 22' Tremor, but here are a few with it on my 15' Platinum that I had previously.
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" I digress... prices have come down on some of the name brands somewhat since I bought this, if I were buying today, I'd likely pay just a bit more and buy an OVS model as it seems the canvas is of a better quality. OVS has a 56" x 77" available for $199 here. "

Yo ebsocalmtb, you have a great setup and looks like an awesome trip. Props for taking the 6-month-old camping BTW! I've been there and it's always fun but can be hit-or-miss with what you get.

I can vouch for the OVS awnings. We have the Nomadic 270 on our camper and it's held up really well in some heavy downpours. They use high quality materials and we've never had any leaks or issues, etc. I've actually been eyeballing some of the zip-in side walls to add on too.
 
Did the first camping trip in my 6 month old 22' 402a. This was a glamping trip so that we could validate some setup things with the new truck and get a feel for what needs to change before we do some extended, remote camping trips. Overall, this truck was glorious and a huge upgrade in comfort and road manners compared to my previous 15'.

Trip was sublime, camped in the Inyo national forest (near rock creek) for 2 days, Mammoth Lakes area for two days, then jetted over to Monterey and the coast for sunsets on the beach and mountain biking in Santa Cruz.

Campsite @ Inyo National Forest/Rock Creek
XyywSsn.jpg


Camp setup at mammoth lakes
DBAVbVk.jpg


Wife @ mammoth bike park
o9ZmflW.jpg


CHV7mtc.jpg


Kayaking @ twin lakes in Mammoth
JR2pLoJ.jpg


Dinner menu did not disappoint.
74npbeE.jpg


Stars and trees putting on a show.
uUW1RmQ.jpg


I did some quick solo laps in the Mammoth Bike Park so I could ride some technical stuff.
RaBSD6w.jpg


Supermoon over the Sierra's.
bQwpwuO.jpg


Pro-power on-board was nice for charging ebike batteries and my 800wh power station. Definitely going to be adding at 1,200wh drprepare battery to the mix with a 24v step up transformer for 200w of charging to help balance power usage while camping and ebike charging.
GLTF5xm.jpg


After 5 days/4 nights in the mountains, we headed across California to the coast. The drive through Yosemite and along the Merced river was gorgeous.
Tiaoga Pass vantage point
AyDmEhI.jpg


Merced River
eBY4IID.jpg


The wife found a great little resort for an acceptable price that was right on the beach with a private beach front. Quite the contrast from no showers for multiple days to the new diggs.
SyYRFR0.jpg


We went from campfires in the mountains at 9,200' to campfires on the ocean at 15' of elevation.
dbKd7sm.jpg


Truck didn't look out of place on the ritzy streets of Carmel/Monterey. Honestly this thing gets just as many rubber necker looks with my camping setup on it as the ferraris, lambo's and other mid life crisis mobiles. Maybe this is my midlife crisis vehicle... so who am I to judge.
fBVSNUz.jpg
Great Pics and great views!
 
Went to Colorado again for some camping and off roading. Stayed in the Twin Lakes area and wheeled in the Leadville area. Really awesome trip! loved the Twin Lakes area - mountains and lakes are an awesome combo. Got some paddle boarding in too. unfortunately, the Micro Minnie flattened out the rear springs. I don't think my husband and I realized how much weight we had in the bed and on the hitch. Going to get new factory springs and either air bags or RAS.
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@Tremfire awesome photos. coloRADo never disappoints. I don't get out there enough... this post reminds me that I was going to start planning a summer 24 crested butte riding/camping trip. Thanks for sharing.
 
Yes it is. This is a 59" x 78" (Danchel Outdoor one off of amazon (available at the following link here for $159) Truth be told, it's not the most glamorous brand name... but the only drawback of it is the name that's on the cover. I've experienced all sorts of awnings between my crew of buddies and I don't think that this one gives up much to the models that are twice as much (CVT for example). The frame/poles are about 10-15% less quality and the fabric on the cover/top is about 25-30% less quality then the brands that are twice as much. I've contemplated replacing it with this new truck... purely out of vanity of having a budget brand name plastered across the back... the truth is that it functions so well that I can't justify that. I digress... prices have come down on some of the name brands somewhat since I bought this, if I were buying today, I'd likely pay just a bit more and buy an OVS model as it seems the canvas is of a better quality. OVS has a 56" x 77" available for $199 here. For what it's worth, I am using the brackets that came with this awning, and I'm dual purposing them as the bottom plate/bracket for my roof top tent. I was actually surprised at the quality of steel/brackets provided with this... far exceeding the typical knock off quality.

I don't have any close up photos of this on my 22' Tremor, but here are a few with it on my 15' Platinum that I had previously.
daPDnWQ.jpg


sH9ugG3.jpg


NsfuLNr.jpg
Rad! Thanks for the awesome write up and recs!
 
Any of y’all run OffGridTrek solar blankets or the like?
 
Have not done anything to the Tremor, been focusing on upgrades for the new trailer.

Electric upgrade almost complete, have to finish a couple wires, clean up the wire routing, wire in a temperature control switch for the fans, and cut a couple more openings for additional venting for the fans. Everything is in the factory battery compartment.

System breakdown:
2-240ah Xantrex batteries
Xantrex 2000w Freedom XC inverter/charger
Xantrex Remote panel w/Bluetooth
Victron 150/45 SCC for the roof solar array
Victron 100/20 SCC for the portable array
Victron Lynx Distributor
Victron Smart BMV-712
4-200w Renogy 9BB solar panels
220w and 140w portable panels

All fuses, fuse block, bus bar, etc. are Blue Sea Systems. Wire wire lugs are Ancor marine tin plated copper; 2/0 for batteries and inverter, 6ga from 150/45 to lynx, 6ga from lynx to small fuse block, 8ga from roof solar to 150/45. New 2/0 ga ground from Lynx to chassis. The small bus bar is for component ground connections using the factory 8ga to chassis.

The portable solar and jack connection were wired to the small fuse block with 25a and 30a fuses.
Battery fuse: 250a T-Class
Lynx fuses: 200a for inverter, 60a to fuse panel, 40a to converter, 60a to 150/45 SCC.
Equipment grounds: 10ga for solar charge controllers, 8ga for inverter.

Very please with the results.
 

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Took the wife and dogs camping in the Smoky Mountains to see the foliage colors. Tremor was loaded down with firewood and gear, snug under the tonneau cover. Got 19.0 mpg for the 1100 mile round trip which was surprising considering the amount of gear we hauled and all the mountain driving. I'm always blown away at how much power this Ecoboost motor has at elevation.

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St Augustine Florida January 2024. Awesome place with lots of history and things to do for couples or families!
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