010 – Jack’s 2016 Ford F150

This is Jack’s 2016 Ford F150 FX4 with a 6.5ft bed that has small but thoughtful DIY mods.
Jack is self-employed and works in the pet containment industry. He likes to rock climb and take his truck off-roading in the Red River Gorge area which is in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Let’s see how this rig is built!

Build Details

2016 Ford F150 4×4 6.5ft bed

Mileage: 110,000 miles
Engine mod: Stock
Exhaust: Stock
Front suspension: Bilstein 6112
Rear spring: Add-a-leaf leaf pack
Rear shock: Bilstein 5100
Front Diff: Stock open
Rear Diff: Stock open
Diff Gearing: 1:4.56
Brakes: Stock

Tires: 285/75R17 Falken Wildpeak At3 (34″ x 11″ x 17″)
Wheels: 17” Method 305
Skid plate: RCI
Rock sliders: Barxbuilt
Hitch protection: 41.22 hitch slider
Front bumper: Barricade Extreme HD with Raptor style grille
Rear bumper: Stock
Winch: None

Air compressor: Smittybuilt
Recovery gear: ActionTrax recovery boards, Recovery straps
Roof Rack: Rhino rack aero
Awning Side: OVS Nomadic 270
Fridge: Alpicool 12v
Stove: Coleman Peak 1 2-burner

Interior Mods:
Full RGB lighting
USB ports
4-fan array with low, medium, high
Rear storage shelf w/ sliding tray top
Storage net
4” trifold mattress w/ 1” base pad
Utility hooks in ceiling for hanging gear
Reflectix window shades
Mr. Buddy heater

Diode dynamic lighting (front, side, rear)
Morimoto Tail lights
Pedal Commander (throttle response controller)
Auxbeam 8-gang switch
100w roof-mounted solar panel
Ecoflow River Max power station
Midland GMRS handhelds
NOCO jumper starter

Other Equipment:
Full set of tools & impact
Foldable table

How did you discover overlanding?
I discovered the overlanding culture just before Covid when my girlfriend and I began camping out of my truck. Instagram definitely help open up that world to me. 

What is your favorite piece of overlanding gear you have?
My favorite piece of gear is my comfy bed, but a close second is the fridge! During bad weather the awning is invaluable.

Why do you overland?
We go camping/overlanding to see new places with the goal to adventure. My rig makes doing that relatively easy and it allows us to be spontaneous wherever we are located since we live out of the truck. There is so much to see in the USA! When I bought my truck in 2016 I intentionally wanted the 6.5’ bed to have the ability to sleep inside. As the years went the build evolved as we did. Each time camping we learned what to bring and what not to bring. After 2 years and 70+ nights we’ve really dialed in the setup. It works for us and we have tons of fun! 

Please let Jack know what you think of his build and follow him on Instagram!

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Bonus picture of Rossi!

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