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4x4 Okay for Slide-in Camper?

 
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The disadvantage of a SC truck is payload. A SC F250HD of this age will have a GVW of 8800 lbs. and the RC F250HD has a GVW of 8600 lbs. The extra weight of the SC makes the payload capacity lower. My dad has a '97 F250HD SC 4x4 with the 460 and I have a '94 F250HD RC 4x4 with the 351. The '97 SC weighs about 6,000 lbs, my '94 RC weighs 5,200 lbs. Granted the 460 weighs a bit more, his payload is 2,800 lbs and mine is 3,400 lbs.
 
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The disadvantage of a SC truck is payload. A SC F250HD of this age will have a GVW of 8800 lbs. and the RC F250HD has a GVW of 8600 lbs. The extra weight of the SC makes the payload capacity lower. My dad has a '97 F250HD SC 4x4 with the 460 and I have a '94 F250HD RC 4x4 with the 351. The '97 SC weighs about 6,000 lbs, my '94 RC weighs 5,200 lbs. Granted the 460 weighs a bit more, his payload is 2,800 lbs and mine is 3,400 lbs.
 
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Originally Posted by Towmanjbo View Post
I'm sorry but this is not true Ford didn't make a 4x4 superduty prior to 99 but they made lots of 4x4 dually pickups.
Both of you are wrong. Only way to get a 4x4 dully prior to 99' was to ORDER it from ford chassis-cab and build a flatbed for it (chassis cab frame is narrower than stock so a regular bed wouldn't fit) so technically you are both wrong, and right.
 
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I'll throw this out there for reference.

My '97 RCLB F250HD 4X4 weighs 6,200# with a Drake Welding lumber rack. GVW is 8,600# so that leaves me looking for a camper that weighs about 1,800# or so. That, and finding about five other guys to get that rack off my truck. It is heavy!

Anyone that's been looking around at the new campers will know a camper that light is hard to find. If you do find one, it's most likely an 8 foot cabover and it probably isn't a Lance. To be legal, I have to account for three people, water, food, 'refreshments' and extra gear.

I would suggest that if you decide to go with a camper, you look around and get the front and rear sway bars that came on the camper and towing packages. Make sure your tires are in good shape and pumped up to the recommended max on the door tag. My truck is 50# front, 80# rear.

My overloads are a single thick leaf that sets on top of the others and it has two 'pads' per side, riveted on the frame for the springs to contact. This setup may have been part of the towing package that's installed on my truck.

Just for reference.

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u guys do realize that this thread is 4 years old right?
 
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BigSix1 I can tell you from personal experience that you should not have a problem .I have a F250 4x4 460 5spd pickup I haul a 3300 lb slide in truck camper .My truck has front and rear sway bars 8 ply 285/75 /16 tires.You will need to load camper heavy in the front plus have a bar going under truck bolted to the truck frame for hooking your camper tie downs,I made my own out of 2x2 1/4 inch tubing.They sell the ones that go in the front stake pockets.I have no problems hauling my camper .I would not haul it in the mountains in windy areas,Nor do you want to take corners or sharp curves too fast .Use your head driving and you shouldn't have any problems.
 
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I haul a 3200 lb slide in camper with a 95 F250 long box 4x4 460 5 spd .I have front and rear sway bars 10 ply 285/75/16 tires .I load my camper heavy in the front with my gear and low on the floor .You should not have any problems as long as you don't drive too fast around corners or sharp curves .I have never hauled mine in the mountains out west but have hauled it down through Missouri and up across the Big Mac bridge to the U P of Michigan .When in heavy wind slow down ;you will feel the wind bucking you but you get used to it Just like pulling a 5th wheel camper I own one of those too.Pull it with my SuperDuty v10.You will feel the wind buck that too.
 
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Originally Posted by blue924.9 View Post
u guys do realize that this thread is 4 years old right?
That's why I said, "For reference". I noticed that the thread had been reanimated like something out of an old horror movie.

Ya know, I moderate a board where necro-posting in a 3 month old thread will get that post deleted. The last post in that thread had better be 89 days old or less or it's moderated and multiple necro's in a short span of time will get the banhammer to drop.

I think it was here that I found an 8 year old, totally necrotic thread get zombied back to life. Seems necro-posting on FTE is okay with the management.

Just sayin' YMMV. Void where prohibited. Only one offer per day per person. Do not use for the other use.

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Originally Posted by blue924.9 View Post
u guys do realize that this thread is 4 years old right?
LMAO!!
 
 
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