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Old 03-13-2013, 12:39 PM
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Hey guys would any of you consider a truck camper on an 08 f350. the camper is an older unit and it weighs only 1100 lbs dry but it looks to be an 8 foot camper and the truck only has a shortbed. I could be wrong about the length but it looks like a standard camper, haven't contacted the owner yet. pretty small basic camper with fridge and stove and furnace. ill find out more.
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i have a long bed truck and an 8ft camper...i also have a 12 inch aux tank which sets camper back 1 foot...so far have not been stopped because break signal lights are reccesed so far back.another thing altho i dont think an 1100lb camper would impact too much is the c.of g....a couple of inches out is not too bad.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:53 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I went over there and took some measurements. Camper is an 8 ft. Will fit in my box and be about 1/2 way to back of tailgate. Weird it looks so tiny sitting there. The tag says it is 1080 pounds. Would this be ok on a one ton? My gvw is 11400 pounds. Tires are mickey ts e rated
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Re: truck camper

I had a 10' camper before on my srw f350. It was almost 4k lbs dry, the only issue I had was tires. But if this only weighs 1k, you shouldn't have any issues. One thing I learned was that not all E rated tires are the same, check the actual load rating in lbs.

My 2003 f350 CCLB 4x4 has 3k lbs over the rear axle empty. Add this camper, that's 4k over the rear, as long as your tires have a load rating of 2k our better(which they should) you should be fine. Plus don't use the body style tie downs, get frame mounted ones, I've seen beds wrinkle from the movement of the camper...

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Re: truck camper

Also, when I first bought my camper I had Mickey Thompson Baja claws, I had to change then to toyo m/t, because the Mickeys couldn't hold the weight safely... but again, you should be fine...

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those are the tires I got. at least they are Baja claw atz e rated. I just looked and they are rated for 3750 lbs. is that ok? what kind of system for tie downs without spending a fortune?? im trying to stay simple and cheap. already have an old travel trailer but just seems like a lot of work and $50 insurance every 3 months, tires etc. just me and my wife now or me and my teenager who just loves going camping. just don't want to spend more on tie downs then the camper. could I get by using torklift frame mounts in the front only??? Im new to this camper thing

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Thanks for the replies. You guys are really helpfull. Appreciate it. I think i might just stick with my travel trailer. Its an old sportsman single axle. Needs work but still use it fir bare bones camping. The guy wants $1000 for a 40 year old camper thats been sitting in the weather for sale over a year. And the cost of tiedowns and all
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40 YRS OLD.......good decision.
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I know its old. Typical 70s camper. I took long look and its actually pretty mint which is rare. Its still tugging at my heartstrings lol. Idk what will happen. Lots of time. In saskatchewan and snow everywhere. Snowing again right now. This is the ***---- of earth it seems. So sick of this crap. Snow from nov-may
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