Cross Country rigs

pgidley

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Dec 4, 2018
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Location
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Mine is a 2007 F150 S-Cab, 6.5 box with a topper and extra wide Thule racks on rails. Fits my 12' aluminum boat and a canoe for duck hunting trips, I fit our entire decoy spread in the back so no trailer needed, which saves a load of fuel. 215,000 km currently and no issues since I've owned it. It has 33" BFG K02s and Bilstein shocks, and it has been excellent here in Northern Ontario bush roads, Manitoba gumbo and snow, North Dakota prairies etc. If it died tomorrow I would build basically the same setup, but probably in a 2010 or newer with the 5.0 engine instead of the 5.7.
 

NYyotekiller

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Dec 29, 2018
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Location
Midwestern, NY
I would worry about overheating issues with a hitch haul on the front of your rig. For most trucks it would be blocking the main air intake for the radiator. Probably wouldn’t be an issue in the winter months, but no way I’d be doing it in the summer time.
 

grantfurness

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Mar 28, 2017
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Bremerton, WA
I use my chevy 2500 pick up with a canopy on it. It has an 8' bed, so I have a fold up bed in the back. When I get tired, I just pull into the next rest area, make something to eat and sleep on the bed. In the morning, I make breakfast & hit the road. It carries a lot of stuff, is comfortable and is a pleasant rig to cruise long stretches of highway.
 
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