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The Ford Maverick was so popular that the Blue Oval had to halt ordering for the 2022 model year in order to fulfil backlog orders. It’s small, which is ideal for city streets, but that doesn’t mean its owners won’t want to go camping with it.
However, the Maverick’s 4.5-foot bed is too short to sleep in, so your only options are to bring a standalone tent that you must manually erect near your parking spot, or to go with Go Fast Campers’ (GFC) solution, a lightweight pop-top tent called the GFC Platform Camper.
The solution is simple: mount a camper on the short bed with a sleeping area that extends over the roof of the Maverick. And, because it’s a pop-top tent, like the SuperLite rooftop tent for the Ford Bronco, it only adds 6.5 inches to the overall height (above the antenna). This results in a relatively small camper, with a sleeping area of 50 x 90 inches and an additional weight of 255 pounds (116 kilogrammes).
GFC claims that this is the most spacious Maverick camper available, as well as the lightest, strongest, most durable, and most practical. It has a smaller aluminium space frame than GFC’s other platform campers, as well as machined-from-billet components, lift panels, embassy hinges, a modular floor, and T-track load.
When equipped, the bed can still hold gear and other camping necessities, such as a refrigerator. The video above should show how the pop-top camper works, including how to enter the tent without using a ladder.
Most importantly, the GFC Platform Camper for the Maverick is only $7,700, which isn’t much when added to the truck’s price. It’s worth noting that if you start with the base Maverick XL Hybrid, you can get a hybrid 37-MPG (combined) compact truck camper for around $28,695, plus the $1,495 destination fee.
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