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Old 09-07-2010, 06:39 PM
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Anybody use slide in campers???

Just wanting some opinions and pics of the slide in units. Would also like to hear how they ride on the back of a 3/4 ton. I have a 250 crewcab short bed, kinda worry about it making the truck very top heavy. I'm interested in these because most places I want to go to I would be dragging my "Tonka Toy." (Not for sale any longer btw, lol)
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:29 PM
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I haul a 2005 Lance 845 with my 06 crew cab short bed. Works fine. Is it heavy? Yes. Does it sway? A bit, but then it gets firm.

The key is good load range E tires (mine are Toyo MT 3,750 LBs each), rear air bags (Airlift 5000LB Version), rear anti-sway bar (Hellwig), and a good tie down system (Tork Lift with Fast Guns). Also, a good rubber bed mat is key to preventing the camper from moving around in the bed.

Recommend you check out the following site which has 2 topics related to TCs and hauling TCs:

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Truck Campers

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:30 PM
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I have a Lance 830 on my 09 350 cc sb and it hauls it like a dream! This is a 9' camper built for short box trucks. weighs about 3000 lbs. Plus I made a 24" extended hitch and I pull a 14' boat and trailer. No problem at all, I did install a Hell-wig rear sway bar and it makes it even better. The Black max programmer fits in well also, usually haul in wild tune and usually dont see EGT over 1100 deg on ling pulls in the Adirondacks. Go ahead and do it you wont regret it! Has factory 20's load e and it handles extremely well. JIm
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