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Old 05-12-2011, 07:35 AM
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2003 f350 camper questions

Okay guys a couple of questions.
I have a 2003 f350 and this weekend I am going to pick up a camper. Now I have heard through the grapevine that when putting a camper on a superduty you need to build a spacer to go under the camper in the box because the cab is to high.???? Truth or Myth........ if true anyone got an idea of how much spacer ..... 1",1.5",2"........

Second question how does everyone wire up the in box camper plug.... does ford make a harness..... if so part # would be awesome.!
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As far as proper spacing to ensure clearance over the cab I recommend the adage:

"Measure twice, cut once"

although to be precise you want to avoid CRUSHING the cab with the camper (I am assuming you mean a truck-camper that goes in the cargo bed in this case).

You would get more precise recommendations by requesting the installation requirements from the camper manufacturer based on the model of the camper and the model of your truck (2003, F-350...is it SRW or DRW? long bed, short bed? crew cab, super cab, regular cab?).

The camper (and cargo bed) will move so you need more than "just a bit" of clearance or there could be contact - and consequences from the contact! I would be surprised if the camper manufacturer does not have specifications or even an installation kit for different vehicles.

Good luck!

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Old 05-12-2011, 03:19 PM
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I bought the same truck for the same reason, to get a camper. I took a tape to it and I belive it is 48" from the top of the cab to the floor of the bed, it might be 45", I am going off memory here, so measure yours to be safe. But, every camper I have looked at so far is pretty close. I have been told that I want to get some thing about an inch thick to be safe. That and a rubber mat for the truck bed to keep the camper from sliding around.

As far as the elec. plug, it will depend on the camper. I have looked at four different campers so far, and they all had a different plug on them.

Once we pick a camper, I think that I will have a long cable made that I can plug into the stock plug at the hitch and lay it in the bed with the camper. I think, but I will make that decision once we pick out a camper...

Good luck!

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