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RE: Camper looks like its not level

You have a camper with a weight of about 2500# with standard equipment. Adding personal items, any additional accessories, outdoor chairs, etc, can easily raise the weight to the range of 3500-4000#. With that weight I am surprised the springs have only dropped a half inch or so. It is best to have the camper sitting flat in the bed or the truck. That helps to minimize strain and any potential damage to the floor of the camper or bed of the truck. A board under the back of the camper would also leave the truck pointing somewhat upwards and the headlights would not be aligned and would likely blind oncoming traffic. There are a great many potential solutions, including Timbrens, Supersprings, and airbags. You should also weigh your rig to be sure it is within the load capacity of the truck and especially fails within the load capacity for the rear tires. Again, suspension mods mentioned can help but you may also need to upgrade your tires to higher load capacity. I have already upgraded my 2016 F250 with super prings and I have air bags installed and I added a swaybar to the rear since Ford no longer installs swaybars on their trucks. I'm running size 18 on my truck but was recommended to go the next level running 19 inch rims and 19 inch tires but ford says my 18 inch rims and tires are within the weight load for the truck and camper and it would be an over kill if I added 19 inch tires and rims. My super Springs weight max is 3,100 to help out with the load in the truck bed and my air bag are at 80 pounds each both the front and rear tire wells are level from the top to the street level so my truck is level and not rear end heavy or as most would say your ass is dragging. Ford measured my truck bed and it is level does not tapper to the tail gate and I don't have a bend in the truck bed floor all I have in the back is the stall pad for the camper to rest on. I hate beating a dead horse on this issue but it's just not sitting right and I know its going to bug me what I see other camper like mine on the same trucks that don't have this issue.
Rhodesia 05/01/22 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: Camper looks like its not level

well I'm not level inside I have a bubble it looks like the camper can be lifted in the back on the camper by putting a 1/2 inch board underneath it just to level out the nose on the overhead part to make it even and not look like the nose part is pointing to the sky, you also can not even see the marker lights on top of the nose cap when looking from the front so in another words your marker lights are facing the sky. Again the ford dealership says my truck bed rail sides are not tapered to where the tail gate is higher than front of the truck bed even the bubble level says its even, But the Lance dealer still insist that this is correct and it will look like your camper is leaning at the back end. My center of gravity is correct and I have a 1/2 stall pad for a camper mat for the truck bed
Rhodesia 04/30/22 12:03pm Truck Campers
Camper looks like its not level

I bought a 2022 Lance camper model 825 for my 2016 F250 Ford truck and the camper sits on the back of the truck bed and it looks like it leans back. The Lance dealer that loaded it for me says its normal because all ford truck truck bed sides are not tapered in another words the truck bed side taper upwards to the tail gate . I find that hard to believe because I took the truck to the Ford dealership and the truck bed is level inside and the sides don't taper upwards to the back of the tailgate to get the look like your camper is leaning in the rear. this camper fits 3/4 ton trucks or bigger I have the right truck bed for this model camper I wanted to do is place a 1/2 inch board underneath the rear of the camper in order to level it in another words if you measure the front part of the camper to the rails I'm 4 and 1/2 inches and if you measure the back of the camper to the rails I'm 4 inches so I thought by raising the back of the camper another 1/2 it would level the camper any ideals? because the Lance dealership recommended that I don't do that. how do you post a picture so anyone would know what I'm talking about?
Rhodesia 04/30/22 08:47am Truck Campers
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