on a half ton he is gonna want a pop up or the smallest hard side possible.
look at a palamino bronco, six pack campers, four wheel campers, and outfitter.
he could check out a lance 805 if he wants a hard side, its about the biggest 1/2 ton model.
never believe the weight sticker they put on it, they lie.
my truck camper says 1910 lbs, ready to camp its near 2700 to 2800 lbs.
dry and empty mine is well over 2200lbs.
doubt a 1/2 ton will like much over 1500 to 1800lbs in the bed.
forget about towing anything in a 1/2 ton with a camper in the bed.
if he wants a nice 2002 3/4 ton ford 4x4 and a nice 05 camper pm me.