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Slide-in or Self contained campers

Does anyone own a slide-in camper that fit our trucks? Or do any of you have any experience with one?
Examples:

Northstar TC700
http://www.truckcampermagazine.com/j...ane,-and-beer/

Phoenix PULSE Self Contained
http://www.truckcampermagazine.com/t...elf-contained/

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I would think the rear suspension of a Ranger will not handle it.

Reinforce the Frame, add some HD springs and shocks, maybe.

By the time you get there with Ranger mods, you might as well have bought a larger truck.
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Why would you have to reinforce the frame?
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I would think the rear suspension of a Ranger will not handle it.

Reinforce the Frame, add some HD springs and shocks, maybe.

By the time you get there with Ranger mods, you might as well have bought a larger truck.
Yeah you don't have to do this. You could get some load bearing shocks and stiffer springs but it is not necessary.
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Why would you have to reinforce the frame?
Just my opinion.

Ranger frames are not the heaviest duty frame.
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Considering these things weigh only 750-1200 lbs dry, I don't see why a properly equipped truck couldn't handle it. Some of these are designed specifically for the Ranger size trucks.
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my neighbor has one with a crank up top. he said it was for a ranger or s10. i looked at it but i think it would crush my truck. it looks like it would fit in the truck but i would not want to haul it.
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My dad built one years ago for his 98 ranger, plywood outside, foam sheating then camo material. Slept 2 comfortably. him on the bed, me on the floor. Ill try to ask him if hes got any pics of it.
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If the truck saged you could get air bags for it so that it sat level.
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It could work but I would rather pull a small camper so it would be more convenient.
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