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Old 05-17-2012, 09:40 AM   #31
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I can appreciate not wanting to limit articulation on a truck that gets used for serious off-roading. My truck is a 2wd Mazda b2300. Long before I achieved maximum articulation, my truck would be stuck or spinning wheels (open diff.)!
With the camper on, The only time it would achieve maximum articulation is about one second before it rolled over on its side!
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:54 AM   #32
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'97 Coachmen Ranger 10.5-footer on a '94 F-350 SRW 4x4. Tork-Lift Tie-Downs, Goodyear G124 13-ply G-rated tires on Vision 19.5" wheels, Extra Overload Spring pack and Rancho adjustable shocks.
I like this a lot.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:34 PM   #33
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Stretch67, That's what my rig will be like when it grows up
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:19 AM   #34
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Carli suspension sells long travel air bags for just that reason.
Yet ANOTHER opportunity to spend money on farkels.

or ?

I don't know...
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #35
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http://carlisuspension.blogspot.com/...xpedition.html

Apparently, they work pretty well on a Power Wagon, but at $850 I'd have to be real sure I needed them.

Retired and traveling the world in a POWER WAGON?! Two things come to mind:
1. This guy must have one heluva retirement nest egg.
2. No wonder gas prices are so high.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:16 AM   #36
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I LOVE my truck camper.

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #37
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I quite fancy a Conqueror.

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Old 07-06-2012, 07:08 AM   #38
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Here is a picture of my AF on the ford with the boat hooked up.....

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Old 07-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #39
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what kind of weight are we talking about here? I have Super Duty F350 DRW but I've heard that even the ton trucks are overloaded with the largest slide-ins.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #40
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what kind of weight are we talking about here? I have Super Duty F350 DRW but I've heard that even the ton trucks are overloaded with the largest slide-ins.
f350 with air bags.......camper loaded is around 4000 lbs, boat is 6000 lbs on the trailer. Truck hauls it very well...............

the picture of the camper on the dodge......dodge is a 3/4 with air bags. Hauls the same load pretty well, but not as good as the ford.

I have been hauling truck campers for many years. My best truck for it was a crew cab f350, 2wd dually..........that truck really handled well........if your truck is a dually......i assume that is what "DRW" meant...........you should be able to haul a pretty good sized camper.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:35 PM   #41
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yes, it's a dually. Thanks for the info. What does the AF do to your mileage? I assume your 350 has the 7.3 as does mine. I wish it had a Cummins instead though
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:42 AM   #42
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yes, it's a dually. Thanks for the info. What does the AF do to your mileage? I assume your 350 has the 7.3 as does mine. I wish it had a Cummins instead though
I actually do not do too bad.......pulling my toyhauler trailer in the ford.........7 to 8..................

Hauling the AF and boat on the ford.............10 to 11......................

In the dodge, I get about 10 pulling the toyhauler and 13 to 14, with the AF and boat.............


the ford has an auto and 7.3 with chip, down pipe and gauges............

the dodge has 5 spd, cummins and is bone stock............
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:48 AM   #43
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They fit in a shipping container for easy internation transfers!




Kitchen


Dining/bed


Go anywhere...




I envy them and their world (and AUS) travels to date. I've already told the wife when the kids are gone...

GOANNA TRACKS INTERNATIONAL TRAVELS

And a you tube video I found for it as well...
Thanks for posting and reminding me. I checked these out a few years ago and I was well impressed with the concept and results. They have continued to develop these. The latest box has slide outs and a few other features. I have never seen a used one for sale, so owners must hang on to them.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:41 AM   #44
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I get the cool factor of the truck camper. I've always had an itch for one. Seems though, like their niche is for getting off the beaten path with as much luxury as possible.

If you goal is to park it while you work in places, seems like a light / short travel trailer would give more available space, more cheaply.

Something in a 4k lb 21ft bumper pull travel trailer is going to be easy to find, and inexpensive used.

Much easier to unhitch and drop off too.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:11 PM   #45
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I get the cool factor of the truck camper. I've always had an itch for one. Seems though, like their niche is for getting off the beaten path with as much luxury as possible.

If you goal is to park it while you work in places, seems like a light / short travel trailer would give more available space, more cheaply.

Something in a 4k lb 21ft bumper pull travel trailer is going to be easy to find, and inexpensive used.

Much easier to unhitch and drop off too.
I don't know about the cool factor, but you are correct in that the first question you must answer is:

"What am I going to use it for and where am I going to take it?"

Every option is a niche with ups and downs. If I was never going off pavement and was going to be in one spot for a while, some sort of trailer would be the go. Once you start getting off the beaten track, trailers are a bad idea. I know there are lots of people that will say otherwise, but I have seen and experienced to many failures for me to go that way.

Campers on the back of utes (pick ups for you 'mericans) seem to have evolved a bit. They are easier to get on and off the vehicle meaning you don't have to take your house with you for a quick trip to the shops or sight seeing, etc. I can certainly see the appeal.
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