Thanks Don, Appreciate your input. I am familiar with the weight issue- after my campervan was built out, I was about a 1000lbs under max, and I want to do the same things with whatever truck I end up getting. Better to have too much truck than not enough.
I had talked to a local dealer who suggested I have it built out, but there’s no guarantee that there will be any incentives at the time of completion, which I don’t like, but that’s another story.
I’m pretty sure I won’t have any issue with living mostly full time in a TC. I always get housing in the warmer months because the dog needs to in safe temperatures, but in cooler climes, we’ll be fine. A TC will have a lot more amenities than my campervan, which was deliberately built out very minimally.
I’m reconsidering the short bed. Having difficulty finding the exact length of a crew cab and long bed, but don’t think it’ll be too much longer than my extended van, which is around 22’.
Northern Lite TC do have dry bath options, which I’ve pretty much decided on.
Texas Hill country is legendary! Hoping to get there one day. Cheers!