My buddy around the corner has a truck camper and it takes about 20 minutes to get it off the truck (or on).If you can live without a bunch of "stuff" (how did I ever camp with my Cannondale?) a small truck and camper should be fine.
1970 Mercedes Unimog
2004 F150 Heritage Supercab
1974 Holiday 17' Travel Trailer
It's not about the truck and it is not about the distance traveled. Get out there with whatever you have, meet people and see things. Push the envelope of your comfort zone and live.