We already knew our 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is quick; but, loaded up with a Four Wheel Campers pop-up, is it the fastest camper out there?
Given that our Ford F-150 Lightning has a combined 580 horsepower, and 775 lb-ft of torque, it just might qualify as the quickest camper. Sure, there are plenty of souped-up overlanders out there who can beat it, but those are one-offs. This is a stock truck, with heavier tires, and it consistently flies to 60 mph.
Still, if you have a camper or overlander that you think is faster – send us the video!
Andre’s 0 to 60 mph run returned 4.9 seconds with the camper on, and 5-seconds going the opposite direction. It’s safe to say, it’s a hair under 5-seconds average, with the camper attached. When Andre removes the camper, the time improves by just under a half second. Four and a half seconds is remarkably fast for any vehicle.
There are other factors that work against the Lightning, namely – weight. It weighs about 6,800 lbs dry, and the camper (along with accessories) adds about 500 lbs. We also removed the wind faring, which hurt us aerodynamically.
After we finished, Andre dropped the camper off at Juniper Overland in Denver, Colorado. It’s a fairly quick operation if you use power tools to remove it. As you’ll see in the video, they make quick work out of a job that can take a LOT longer using elbow grease. In the future, you will see more of Juniper Overland on our channels, as we have other projects coming soon.
Another interesting discovery was exactly how efficient it was with the camper removed. We went from approximately 1.9 miles per kWh to about 2.4 miles per kWh. Demonstrating once again, that with a load, and aerodynamic resistance, the Lightning sucks up the juice. I should add that, with our BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, we are still hurting Lightning’s range.