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Slide-in Campers/Truck Campers

I have a slide in camper for my truck. Was just curious if anyone else has one aswell. [IMG][/IMG] Name:  IMG_1579.jpg
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We are looking to get a camper for our 4X4 Sport. Did you do anything to the rear suspension to haul the extra weight?
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is the first pic an older pic... or do you only have a fender flare on one side? nice truck though!
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The first one was an older pic. I have an extra leaf spring in the back it does well, but those air bag suspension would probably be better.
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truck looks good, like the stock center caps on those wheels
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Ya there is no need of extra spring as it has a good capacity of carrying more weight.
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Do you have pics of the inside of the camper?
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i kinda want one now...
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They are super sweet, plus you can pull your fishing boat or other toys too. [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG [IMG][/IMG]
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Very Cool!
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I've got one for my F150. I considered a four wheel camper for my Ranger when I had it. Then I considered various pop-ups for my F150 but ultimately decided on a basic, relatively light weight hard side. It weighs less than all but the lightest pop-ups of it's size.
I've only used it a handful of times because there is no damn public land in Kentucky, but I'll be back in Oregon in a couple of weeks.



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what all holds them onto the truck...it doesnt look like much
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I have a bar at the bottom of the cab, and then two eye bolts in my bumper
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I really like that F-150
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that camper is really cool, i never knew they made them for our size trucks.
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I have steel frame mounted tie-downs. Basically there are four frame mounted 1-1/4" receivers. They are all tucked up close under the body so they don't drag or catch anything. Each receiver has another insert, and a spring-loaded quick release turnbuckle attaches to the camper. The spring inside the turnbuckles keeps it secure while allowing enough movement to prevent damaging the camper frame. At least that is the idea.
I also have a heavy rubber bed mat that prevents the camper from sliding around.



One thing that I still want to change are my jacks. I want to mount them so the jacks are tucked in close to the truck, but that requires pulling the screws out of the frame and drilling them back in another location. I don't want to get in there and end up making the corners weaker by removing material.
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thanks brian now you make me want an f150 like yours. i was set on getting an older one screw that now.
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i def. want one , that'd be sweet
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One thing that I still want to change are my jacks. I want to mount them so the jacks are tucked in close to the truck, but that requires pulling the screws out of the frame and drilling them back in another location. I don't want to get in there and end up making the corners weaker by removing material.
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How about finding a way to allow the jacks to fold out and then fold back in during transport?


I know the reason the jacks are set so far out is to stabilize the camper, wouldn't moving them closer to the truck compromise that?
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That white F150 is gorgeous. The pop up camper reminds me a lot of my parents pop up tent trailer. Love camping in that thing.
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Dumb Question:

How about finding a way to allow the jacks to fold out and then fold back in during transport?


I know the reason the jacks are set so far out is to stabilize the camper, wouldn't moving them closer to the truck compromise that?
No the position of the jacks has nothing to do with stability. All of the weight is between the jacks anyway. The reason they are mounted that was is because the camper is more narrow than most and moving the jacks in would make it a very tight squeeze to back the truck under. Most people can't drive worth a damn so they set it up that way to make it easy.
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