Overland Classified :: 2006 Ford Ranger 4×4 w/ Go Fast Camper

The Ford Ranger, like its rival, the Toyota Tacoma, is one of the mid-size trucks to beat. In fact, it’s the best-selling truck in the UK (and Australia), and Auto Express awarded the Ranger Pick-Up of the Year in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Highlights include bulletproof motors (with the latest EcoBoost lineup providing both impressive power and economy), well-equipped interiors, excellent build quality, and impressive capability. Crucially, the Ranger is considered a do-it-all dependable workhorse, and here in the UK, it’s in the commercial sector that it’s really built a reputation for excellence. These rough and ready credentials have subsequently made it a popular choice for overlanders, with recent examples including this 2020 with an Alu-Cab Khaya, a 2019 with a Norweld tray and canopy, and a 2019 overland build. The team here at Expedition Portal is also fond of the Ranger; see Christophe Noel’s detailed overview and Scott Brady’s field test for more. In addition, the Ranger enjoys excellent aftermarket support with a wide array of parts, accessories, and services to further uprate it for the road less traveled. If you’d like a better idea of how this truck can be outfitted for adventure, then check out the inspiring builds from Cody Townsend, Stage 3 Motorsports, and Out of Office Camping. In addition, the 4WD variant is impressive off-road, as demonstrated by this factory-stock Ranger on the Prodigal Overland YouTube channel. Today’s 2006 offering has covered just over 100,000 miles and features premium modifications and a Go Fast Camper.

From the Seller:

The time has come for me to part with my go-fast camper. This is a little bit of a weird one as it’s for the older-style Ford Ranger. The camper is in awesome shape. The truck was admittedly basic from the factory, but I have maintained it meticulously and done some nice upgrades. I would drive to Baja tomorrow (actually not a bad idea).”

2006 Ford Ranger 4×4

The Ranger is fitted with a 4.0-liter motor that produces 207 horsepower, 238 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 16 mpg. A dependable V6 engine is matched with impressive all-terrain capability thanks to 4WD, low range, and a limited-slip rear differential. Inside, the Ranger is not especially luxurious but does include the following driver comforts:

  • Touchscreen head unit with backup camera
  • Power steering, locks, and windows
  • Air conditioning
  • Cup holders

Distinguishing Features

  • Go Fast Camper
  • Yakima roof racks
  • Rancho shocks
  • LED lighting

This 2006 Ford Ranger 4×4 with a Go Fast Camper is listed for $17,000 and is currently located in Bend, Oregon. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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