I drove both the '22 Tundra and '22 F150. They are both nice vehicles if you are looking at fullsize trucks.
In fact I had a deposit on an inbound Lunar Rock SR5 TRD crewmax before I ended up going with the Ford.
if you end up going truck it sounds like perhaps you could sell the 4Runner and...
Yes! We camped in Elkwood which is in Peter Lougheed and it's very nice! If the OP wants to spend a night camping in Kananaskis, they can see if Sundance Lodges has any of their trappers tents available in their campground. Beats a hotel to me!
Yep. This reasoning is why I ended up with an XLT with Max Tow and a 6'5" box vs the F150 Tremor I liked the looks of better, haha
I looked at my usage and acknowledged I require a truck that can tow and carry stuff more than a truck with more off-road capability.
Edit: Yes, I do love old 60...
But, but, but..... it's an 80 series! The most reliable and indestructible vehicle to ever grace this planet!
Yes. That was sarcasm. Yes, my comment was based on personal experience owning an 80 series.
How do you camp? What do you use the 4Runner for when not camping?
You mentioned little kids...
Do you foresee any changes in the type of camping you do as they get older / bigger?
Do you think you'd be better served with a truck box or an SUV that has a 3rd row if needed?
Well, I personally really like that generation of Ford. However, the newest version is now 25 years old. You mentioned you are not a mechanic and don't want to spend your time wrenching. So, I would avoid any 25 year old vehicle if that is the case.
What are you towing that's 10,000 lbs?
Fantastic trip! Glad you are enjoying Alberta. If it's not on your agenda already, I suggest the drive on hwy 40 since you are so close to it.
Also, since you're nearby to Cochrane, you must stop for an Ice Cream at McKay's...
Duuuude.... You can't say you camp in a state campground here. Are you nuts?
Real overlanders drive hours and hours at 1.2 mph with a drone following them to remote places to prop a rock under one wheel, pop open an RTT and take a picture.
Jeeez..... you're gonna get us all banned.