Yeah i was wondering if the lifts were close to maxing out, at any rate it sure is a nice camper, what model?
And I do agree my '07 dually sure was a nice upgrade from my 2000 F350 SRW.
I did hate selling the 7.3L at first, but after owning the Chevy a few months now there is no way I would go back the Ford.
The ride, power performance, creature comforts and I absolutely love the Allison trans.
Im going to be putting in a Aero 62 gal tank soon, I'm near Sacramento so Ill have to scheduled an appointment with them, Im sure you know there is San Berdo. Its the only company that makes a tank for a 07 Ext-Cab LB.
Northwood makes good stuff, I've got a '09 Arctic Fox 990, its rock solid.Got mine all washed, waxed, and an adhesive drip rail installed across the front nose of the camper to keep the chalky residue from the roof off the trucks windshield.
I think it's too big for something that's only supposed to make intermittent contact with the ground. Looks like it's designed for continuous load bearing; i.e., take weight off the truck wheels. Probably pretty useful since most SRW trucks (3/4-tons especially) with truck campers and trailers would be over their rear tire/axle specs. I'm just curious about who makes it and the legalities; I wonder if it's considered a trailer (thus making the actual trailer a "double-tow" scenario, which is illegal in many states with the exception of qualifying fifth-wheel setups and a driver with a class A and double/triple endorsement). I've heard of stuff like this that does not add an articulation point (the connection to the truck is rigid in the "yaw" axis) but I'm not sure how it's seen by law enforcement. I suspect it's open to the interpretation of the LEO.Never seen that either.
Im guessing to keep the hitch form dragging, I have an extended hitch that drags going into steep driveway with camper on.
Who are you referencing for tire and wheel combo?I know its an old post but what size tire and wheel combo were you running? I have the same truck and trying to go back to something that looks stockish or not as wide as I got now. Trying to get to where I can get a camper in the bed.
Dunno what your running but I'm running 265/75/r16 yet am on the stick wheels for an 03... Truck rides good with the 3k alpenlite in the back.I know its an old post but what size tire and wheel combo were you running? I have the same truck and trying to go back to something that looks stockish or not as wide as I got now. Trying to get to where I can get a camper in the bed.
Who are you referencing for tire and wheel combo?
If you go that large you'll need a 3500 dually minimum. These campers are heavy and will overload your truck and tires pretty quick. A gasser has a larger payload than diesel also due to the engine/tranny weight.This is a great thread! I would have never considered owning a slide in camper until I saw how roomy they are with 2 slide outs and a dry bathroom. I was looking for an excuse to get back into a diesel. Now going to check Craigslist to see what's available near me and dream up some sort of plan to convince the wife.