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Old 11-26-2008, 09:05 PM
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In the glove box with my 2007 F150 XL long bed super cab heavy duty there is a paper from the MOCO that says I can use a truck camper up to 1432 pounds. When I look at the Lance camper brochure they only have one camper lighter than that but they advertise more campers for short bed F150's and tundras and titans.

What up? Can I use a camper thats more than 1432?

Can I add air bags and haul more?
 
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You can use air bags helpers, etc. but slide in campers and half tons IMO dont get along.( smaller axel, brakes) you could probably handle a heavier camper, but not much. one of the scariest rides i ever took was in 85 f150 w1500lbs camper, he could not stop it, and talk about lean! If you are careful , you can do it. But IMO slide in campers are F250 territory...........P.S i might have to eat my words, im sure your 07 is a stouter truck than that 85, but that was my experience with the older f series....good luck!
 
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:08 AM
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That's because the manufacturer wants their trucks to have a good reputation, and the camper salesmen want to see campers. That's why there is such a difference. And me, I tend to believe the manufacturer over a salesmen.
 
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:11 AM
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You can use air bags helpers, etc. but slide in campers and half tons IMO dont get along.( smaller axel, brakes) you could probably handle a heavier camper, but not much. one of the scariest rides i ever took was in 85 f150 w1500lbs camper, he could not stop it, and talk about lean! If you are careful , you can do it. But IMO slide in campers are F250 territory...........P.S i might have to eat my words, im sure your 07 is a stouter truck than that 85, but that was my experience with the older f series....good luck!

There isn't anything 1/2 ton about the 8200 lb GVW Fords. A stock 9.75" rear end has a capacity of 4500 lbs. The 10.25 that comes in the HDs is rated at 5,500 or 6,000 lbs depending. I'd look at an outfitter apex 8. They are a nice pop up style truck camper. Top quality work.
 
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:41 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I have been looking at Palomino broncoe series B1200 but only online. There are no dealers local that stock any. My son got a free 1971 sycamore which supposedly only weighs 965 lbs and he has it in his 1996 f150 which is 302 v8 with a five speed and it seems to handle it o.k.
 
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Just remember, when you get that camper on the truck, you got a whole different driving rig. Watch out for side winds, branches, going around the gas pumps. dont back into the corner of your garage either, LOL !!....good luck & have fun.
 
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:37 PM
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Get some frame mount tie downs too.

Torq lifts is what I have
 
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Originally Posted by Jdslacy View Post
In the glove box with my 2007 F150 XL long bed super cab heavy duty there is a paper from the MOCO that says I can use a truck camper up to 1432 pounds. When I look at the Lance camper brochure they only have one camper lighter than that but they advertise more campers for short bed F150's and tundras and titans.

What up? Can I use a camper thats more than 1432?

Can I add air bags and haul more?
This is what SpamJohnson is talking about
www.torklift.com
 
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even with torqlift, remember truck will be top heavy!! no fast maneuvers or you WILL be surprised!
 
 
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