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StirCrazy

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Posted: 06/27/20 05:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use my unmodified 2014 F350 SRW to haul my 1991 10' slumber queen. have no complaints so far.

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2015 Ram 3500 4x4, mega cab, SRW, Hemi, factory air suspension, zero mods. Haul a 2012 Ascent S85RS by Chalet with no issues, but it will lean in the corners a bit. It has no rear sway bar because of the factory air suspension. Now that hellwig has a sway bar for it I may add one. This camper really needs to be on a dually, just under 5000k ready to camp, but I’m to cheap to spend the money!

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Interesting. I was hoping for a greater response.

As an example, in the Facebook Northernlite Forum where I was able to poll the same question (with greater granularity) the responses so far are out of 90 users (that responded) 44 are using 1T trucks without any modifications to haul their NL.

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I used my truck stock for two years with no mods other then new shocks. Since I have added a sway bar.

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mbloof, in the context of your question, isn't knowing the weight/size of the truck camper also important?

I think it goes without saying, the heavier the truck camper the more likely someone will modify their 1-ton truck to haul it.

The lighter the truck camper the less likely someone will modify their 1-ton truck to haul it.

There's a massive difference between hauling a 1,500 lb. popup truck camper and a 5,000 lb. double slide truck camper.

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Posted: 06/28/20 11:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^ No, let's not add empirical limitations to this and make it anywhere near useful information....
This poll was just out of boredom or something....idk.


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otrfun wrote:

mbloof, in the context of your question, isn't knowing the weight/size of the truck camper also important?

I think it goes without saying, the heavier the truck camper the more likely someone will modify their 1-ton truck to haul it.

The lighter the truck camper the less likely someone will modify their 1-ton truck to haul it.

There's a massive difference between hauling a 1,500 lb. popup truck camper and a 5,000 lb. double slide truck camper.


Actually the size and model of camper is meaningless.

As consumer trucks are a engineering compromise of use cases and while we would like to think that camper hauling is a 'large' use case, it is actually one of the smaller ones.

It is my theory that just about everybody makes modifications to their truck to carry a camper. (not including the required tie downs and optional extra 7-pin connector)

Given the world wide nature of this forum and the dismal responses of folks that don't modify their trucks, I'll claim that it is rare that a truck owner does NOT modify their truck for truck camper hauling duty.


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mbloof wrote:

otrfun wrote:

mbloof, in the context of your question, isn't knowing the weight/size of the truck camper also important?

I think it goes without saying, the heavier the truck camper the more likely someone will modify their 1-ton truck to haul it.

The lighter the truck camper the less likely someone will modify their 1-ton truck to haul it.

There's a massive difference between hauling a 1,500 lb. popup truck camper and a 5,000 lb. double slide truck camper.
Actually the size and model of camper is meaningless.

As consumer trucks are a engineering compromise of use cases and while we would like to think that camper hauling is a 'large' use case, it is actually one of the smaller ones.

It is my theory that just about everybody makes modifications to their truck to carry a camper. (not including the required tie downs and optional extra 7-pin connector)

Given the world wide nature of this forum and the dismal responses of folks that don't modify their trucks, I'll claim that it is rare that a truck owner does NOT modify their truck for truck camper hauling duty.


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Wow, you kinda lost me. Maybe you were trying to confirm the obvious? Regardless, hope you find the info you're looking for [emoticon]

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Posted: 06/28/20 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Top tip: post what your camper is and what non-modified truck you haul it on.

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Posted: 06/29/20 05:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Upper stableloads, Bilstein shocks, and load range "E" tires.....4,500lb TC loaded and ready to camp. 12 years and 55K+.

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