Electric Slide: Ford Truck Owners Show Off their Slide-ins
Ford-Trucks forum members share advice, opinions & over 50 pages of picture-perfect Fords proving that they’re the toughest trucks around.
Having a Ford truck as a daily driver delivers its own sense of self-satisfaction. But when those times come when you get to test just how “Built Ford Tough” your ride is, well, that’s when the fun starts. Ford-Trucks forum member and avid camper SD Dually kicked off a great thread that invites fellow FTE community members to share shots of their Ford trucks supporting slide-ins.
“I done a search on here and couldn’t find a slide-in picture thread, so figured I would start one,” said SD Dually in the forum thread that sparked some great feedback that along with dozens of awesome photos includes advice and opinions on everything from manual versus power jacks to which slide-ins are your best options for different climates. The thread is so popular that since it was started in 2016, it has grown to over 50 pages and counting.
In addition to originating the thread, SD Dually also shared a great shot of a 2001 Lance 1030 on his rare reg cab dually, below.
Ford-Trucks Freshman User 930ZZZ was one of the first to respond to the slide-in thread, and he doesn’t disappoint. “I’ve been running this camper on my 2012 F-150 for four years (8200 GVW long box) without any problems,” he writes alongside a pic of his 2000 Ford F-350 Dually 7.3. “But [I] wanted to up the size of the camper, so I had to up the size of the truck” (below).
We have to give a shout out to FTE Junior User Hopeless Diamond who needed few words to sell us on his set up. “I’ll play,” the Washington-based forum member wrote above a gorgeous photo of his Ford truck set against a stunning backdrop.
And when it comes to two-tone perfection, check out this badass 1992 Ford F-250 truck from forum Elder User CGMKCM, who shared the shot below of his Ford F-Series truck carrying a 1995 Lance 880. The orange trim on the 880 nicely compliments the already great-looking F-Series vehicle.
Another standout due tone Ford truck was shared by New User jeepjake, whose 1985 Ford truck looks custom made for the 1988 slide-in it’s carrying.
California-based forum member Tom A joined the forum discussion with some sound advice accompanied by a shot of his 2002 Ford F-250 supporting a Wolf Creek 850. “I’ve had mine for about a year and been pretty happy with it,” said the Senior User about the slick slide-in, which is featured towing an awesome off-road ride.
“I’ve camped in Wyoming in the winter time with it (comfortably), but the walls are only half as thick as the Arctic Fox, so the insulation isn’t as good. In general, though, I would definitely buy it again.”
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“This is my first truck camper, so I’ve never owned one with manual jacks to compare, but the Titan remote power jacks have been fantastic,” added Tom A. “My truck is my daily driver, so the camper is not usually on it. I imagine cranking manual jacks every time I want to take it off or put it on would quickly become a pain. Especially since I have to lower it almost to the ground so I can set it on the dolly and roll it under its canopy for storage.”
California-based FTE Junior User gkateley may want to consider a side career as a postcard photographer because the shot of his 2002 Ford F-250–with standout 19.5″ wheels!–supporting a 2010 Arctic Fox 990 looks like something you’d smack a stamp on the back of and send out to make your buddies in Minnesota envious.
Now, those Ford trucks look particularly photogenic set against gorgeous outdoor summer scenes. But Senior User redz284u shared some equally cool shots of his Ford looking like it’s ready for battle on Hoth, below.
And when it comes to being “Built Ford Tough” and showing off some impressive towing power, Senior User forum member alaskapilot95 dropped a great shot of his “rolling behemoth” that takes the trophy.
TK’s thread has grown to over 50 pages since 2016, and, fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be concluding any time soon, with North Carolina-based forum member SDcrewzer posting a spectacular shot of his Ford truck, below, as recently as last week.