Was a full-time RVer for over twelve years. Have sold our truck and trailer is for sale. But when we owned the truck, 98% of the people were great. Would ask questions about the truck and when we had the motorcycles would come out to watch them unloaded or loaded up. Thought it was an great set up. Lots of videos and photos taken.
Would get this a lot "Think that is enough truck to pull that trailer?" to "I bet that truck doesn't even know that trailer is back there." But they were still interested and would ask lots of questions.
Did have the ones who thought it was overkill or stupid to have that big of a truck, that their three quarter ton pickup or one ton pickup pulled their 18,000 plus pound trailer just fine. They got 18 to 25 mpg pulling their 18,000 plus pound trailer, etc., etc., etc.
Campgrounds. Only had one where the owner told us to leave because the truck would crack the concrete pad. Did tell him it weighed less then the class A diesel pusher I pointed out, but didn't matter. Sometimes would get the "Oh, you didn't say it was a semi truck." Even when the wife had told them what we had when she made the reservation. Otherwise never a problem. Once in a while the truck had to be parked in a different location, but always in the campground. Sometimes we got a better site because of our size.
Did have at one campground a guy complained to me that the truck blocked their view and I should put it in storage.
We were ignored in truck stops. I think maybe three truck drivers talked to me in all the years of ownership.
I never owned a pickup truck. We went straight with the HDT because we wanted to take two 800 pound motorcycles with us and didn't like any of the toyhaulers out in 2003/2004. Didn't like the location of the TV in motorhomes, but did in regular 5th wheel trailers. It worked for us.