The Ford Ranger, much like the Toyota Tacoma, has a reputation for reliability, capability, and build quality and is subsequently a popular daily workhorse. Here in the UK, it’s the best-selling truck on the market, with Auto Express awarding the Ranger “Pick-up of the Year” in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. I’d still opt for the Tacoma TRD Off-Road over the Ranger FX4 for an overland build, but the latter is a close second. The Ranger is also one of the best-selling trucks in Australia, where it’s a desirable option for both commercial and recreational usage (high praise considering the harshness of the environment). These minimalist, off-road-focused builds from Down Under have inspired many of the US rigs we’ve featured, including this 2019 with Norweld Tray and Canopy and a 2019 with Wedge Camper. Today’s Ranger continues this trend with a lightweight Stanley Fabrication pop-top camper, premium modifications, and a well-equipped interior.
From the Seller:
“I’m only selling because my wife and I have outgrown this rig. We have been traveling since January with this truck and camper setup and covered over 20,000 miles. It has taken us to the sandy beaches of Baja and Texas, OBX, the Keys, the shores of the Great Lakes, the mountains of Colorado, the Arctic Circle, and everywhere in between. Beginning of last year, I started building this truck for a trip of a lifetime. We have hit rain, snow, tornados, floods, and all sorts of weather. The only downside to this truck is the size for us. I wish I’d started with an F-150/F-250, which is exactly what I’m doing now. The truck is a 2019 Ford Ranger that I purchased new and built up as I saw fit. It has been fully built out for off-grid camping. I’m currently finishing the Alcan and then will be returning to Northern California, where the truck will be ready to sell around mid-August.”
2019 Ford Ranger XLT
The Ranger is fitted with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost motor that produces 270 horsepower, 310 pound-feet of torque, and returns 21/26 mpg (city/highway). A powerful yet relatively economical engine is mated with impressive go-anywhere performance, courtesy of an intelligent terrain response system and locking rear differential. However, if off-road capability is your priority, look for trucks with the optional FX4 package, which tweaks the damper tuning, adds off-road tires, skid plates, tow hooks, and more. Inside, there are three trim levels available (XL, XLT, and Lariat), with driver comforts that include:
- Apple CarPlay
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind Spot detection, emergency braking, and lane-keep warning assist
- Dual-zone climate control
- Leather-trimmed seats
- Keyless ignition
- Stanley Fabrication full pop-top camper
- Stage 7 Icon suspension
- Freshwater tank, 16.6 gallons
- ARB twin compressor
- Dual battery system with solar
- Stanley Fabrication rock sliders
- SCS wheels with Cooper Discoverer tires
This 2019 Ford Ranger XLT with pop-top camper is listed for $51,000 and is currently located in the Bay Area, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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