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Old 03-25-2018, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by 05_AlexF150 View Post
.................The only thing I'm concern is the rear wheel bearings.................. Too late, already took the plunge.................
According to Ford, depending to which options your truck has the maximum payload on 2005 F-150 SuperCrew is from 1360 to 1570 lbs.


https://www.edmunds.com/ford/f-150/2...eatures-specs/

With a driver and a passenger of two, there is not much payload left...


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Originally Posted by arto_wa View Post
According to Ford, depending to which options your truck has the maximum payload on 2005 F-150 SuperCrew is from 1360 to 1570 lbs.


https://www.edmunds.com/ford/f-150/2...eatures-specs/

With a driver and a passenger of two, there is not much payload left...
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Thanks but if them damn Tacos can handle those popup TC than it's a shame if Ford full size can't.
 
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:26 AM
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That's silly.
Check the manufacturers specs for payload and select the right truck.

F-150, 250, 350 450, 550, 650...
 
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Originally Posted by arto_wa View Post
That's silly.
Check the manufacturers specs for payload and select the right truck.
F-150, 250, 350 450, 550, 650...
Not silly at all. I've seen them Tacoma.

The thing is my 05 F150 is such a beauty, no rust and looks new inside and out, undercarriage is mint. Drives like a cowboy Cadillac.
Get another truck is out of the question.
I'm going to beef it up so it can handle a popup TC. If not, I'm going to get rid of the TC.

Thanks though.
 
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 05_AlexF150 View Post
Not silly at all. I've seen them Tacoma.

The thing is my 05 F150 is such a beauty, no rust and looks new inside and out, undercarriage is mint. Drives like a cowboy Cadillac.
Get another truck is out of the question.
I'm going to beef it up so it can handle a popup TC. If not, I'm going to get rid of the TC.

Thanks though.
Ive seen some questionable things on half ton or smaller trucks. Just do whats safe for you and your family.
 
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:13 AM
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Ive seen some questionable things on half ton or smaller trucks. Just do whats safe for you and your family.

Thanks but like what? What questionable thing have you seen?
 
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I feel your dilemma as I have a Four Wheel Hawk TC. I upgraded my '05 F150 Lariat Supercrew with suspension/tires and got good performance from it. I took my two kids camping quite a few times. After a while though I just felt that the brakes did not have enough safety margin and I picked up an'08 F250. Now I have no worries about loading up to six passengers and gear along with the TC. Peach-of-mind for me. I did the camper prep myself.
 
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This article is a year or two old, but it may add some context...
http://www.truckcamperadventure.com/...lf-ton-trucks/
 
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Not having posted for a good while, the topic of weight and TCs interests me and here is what I have found. First of all, printed spec sheets are all but worthless in deciding the payload capacity of a truck or the actual weight of a TC so most conversations about weight are just opinions, mine, yours and everyone else's. What I have found is very few folks actually weigh their trucks fully loaded and ready to roll. If they did, I am curious how many folks with any SRW hauler and a hard body TC are within their GVWRs.

Here are the CAT scale numbers on my Hallmark Ute XL pop-up, a camper with a dry weight of 1,643 poundfs without options according to the manufacturer's website. Our Hallmark has AC, an oven, electric jacks, and a 2000 watt Yamaha genset on the back bumper.

Our truck F350 (2012 XLT long bed extended cab gasser SRW) with no load other than fuel and my wife and I with Fab Fours bumpers front and rear and OEM options weighs 7,640 pounds
Our truck fully loaded ready to roll when we head West is 10,820 pounds or within 180 pounds of our 11,000 GVWR according to the sticker on my door post
In addition, since almost no weight transfers to the front axle, at 6,080 pounds, I am 80 pounds over my rear axle rating, again per door sticker with a full tank of water (30 gallons).

My only point in this post is noting how much even supposedly light weight campers end up being a much heavier load than one might suspect. That is what makes threads on weight so open to dispute. Being of at least somewhat sound mind, I would parrot the words often put into print by the editor of Truck Camper Magazine https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/, trust nothing at all you read in print about weights and truck campers.
 
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Originally Posted by RV_Tech View Post
.......................My only point in this post is noting how much even supposedly light weight campers end up being a much heavier load than one might suspect. That is what makes threads on weight so open to dispute. Being of at least somewhat sound mind, I would parrot the words often put into print by the editor of Truck Camper Magazine https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/, trust nothing at all you read in print about weights and truck campers.

Well said - thank you for excellent comments!

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Originally Posted by 05_AlexF150 View Post
It's not aluminum one it's an 05 Crew.
With additional 5000 LBS air spring and keep it below 100 MPH around the corner I'd be okay. The only thing I'm concern is the rear wheel bearings.



Thanks for reminding. Too late, already took the plunge.



It is going to be a popup TC.
i dont think you need the expensive frame mounted tie downs for a light weight pop up camper . id consider the pocket stakes . My pops used them on his 74 chev for a standard camper they worked fine. I dont think you need All Those items everyone talks about using . start small see what works and go from there . Also no need for 300-400$ fast gun turnbuckles either .. way cheaper ways to go.
 
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In Canada my costs will be...
Torklift
Front tie downs $479.00
Rear tie downs $399.00
Fast gun $482.00 x 2
locks $91.00
Total $2145.63
This is from my local Cap-it. I need to call around for another quote.
 
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:01 AM
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Not sure how it is in Canada, but in the States you can get all that stuff on Craigslist for a fraction on those prices.
 
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Tough to find torklifts for a 2017+. I looked for a while then just bought new. Maybe in a year or two there will be more around.
 
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Originally Posted by River Wild View Post
Tough to find torklifts for a 2017+. I looked for a while then just bought new. Maybe in a year or two there will be more around.
Good point, I hadn't thought about the year. For older models, used Torklifts are pretty common.
 
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