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Old 03-19-2007, 09:12 PM
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Camper Question.

Hey everyone it's my first question, I just bought the new 08 SD F450 and was thinking of getting a Camper I already have a trailer for my bikes.

My question would my truck handle this Camper...Thx

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Without a problem! Its weight is about what my camper is and I used a 1/2 ton Che... to pull it without a problem. Your weight will be in the bed and the truck should have overloads and should handle the camper. If no overloads, you will need to ad them.

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Either overloads or air bags. I prefer airbags for ride.
 
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I doubt if you will need overloads on a 450! Unless you buy the biggest, baddest camper in existance!!
 
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The ad states that "This super wide camper is light enough for the heavy duty single rear tire trucks."

I would assume they mean a SRW F350 or equivelent. That means your DRW F450 would handle it no problem.
 
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isn't the payload of the F450 6,000 pounds?

That is a expensive slide in, you can get a nice toyhauler for that price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2007-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-...QQcmdZViewItem
 
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Thanks for all the Help I really do appreciate it.

I really like the Camper and so does the wife, Does having a Camper put a lot of wear&tear on the Truck?
 
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YES....It will (and then some.....).....A good F250 can handle it with a decent leveling kit and airbags....An F350 will handle it with no problem by itself....An F450?........Are you kidding me?......
 
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YES....It will (and then some.....).....A good F250 can handle it with a decent leveling kit and airbags....An F350 will handle it with no problem by itself....An F450?........Are you kidding me?......
lol man I love this site...I'm talking the long run will I have Problems like suspension giving up or other things I should worry about, just don't want to spend $32000 and damage my truck.

Oh this is my first camper...I never even owned a trailer so everything is New to me.

Thanks again.
 
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If you are comfortable pulling a trailer, I TT will give you a lot more room & storage for the same money.
 
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Read his 1st post, he is already towing something, hence his need for the camper!
 
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Yup, Bud.....That's the beauty of a camper........
 
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my firend has one of those in his drw 350. loves it. keep i mind that you will need to have a custom hitch reciever extender installed as the camper blocks normal use of you trailer hitch.
 
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May I add, Torklift, you will feel secure with the camper on.
 
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How TALL is the cab roof, vice the clearance needed for the overhanging front end?

If that fits, you should be in good shape. I suppose it would be a silly question what truck bed it is designed for...
 

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