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zb39

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Posted: 11/20/20 01:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I have a 3500 DRW megacab on the way and was thinking of a 811 short bed camper.

Pros cons for that camper. It will be used some in the winter, etc. I'm not concerned about weight at all. Just looking for info on the camper etc. I sold my AF a few years ago. It was a 2000 1150 and I had it from 07 to 2017. Never any issues at all. I keep them inside when not in use.


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Posted: 11/20/20 01:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What year Mega? Whe you say "on the way" do you mean brand new? I am nopt up on the new models. Is it a model with 17" rims? If so, tires and wheels could be your weakest link. Even if not 17's... I would look close at not only the "letter" rating of the tires but also the weight carrying capabilities of both wheels and tires.

When I had mine, there were limited choices of tires with a load index over stock (LI>121)


Sold the TC, previous owner of 2 NorthStar pop-ups & 2 Northstar Arrows...still have the truck:

2005 Dodge 3500 SRW, Qcab long bed, NV-6500, diesel, 4WD, Helwig, 9000XL,
Nitto 285/70/17 Terra Grapplers, Honda eu3000Is, custom overload spring perch spacers.

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It is a DRW. The stock tires will be good for 10k+ of RAW and be just fine with any SB TC currently on the market.


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Posted: 11/20/20 02:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ooops, my bad... yes DRW.

thanks bedlam, missed that- you can delete my post if you want as it does not pertain to OP.

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Posted: 11/20/20 04:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great camper. DW didn’t like wet bath. I’m ok.


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I had an 811 for almost 11 years. I will probably kick myself for selling it because I had done a lot of upgrades to it.

* This post was edited 11/21/20 10:00am by deltabravo *


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I prob should have been more clear. I ordered a 2021 DRW megacab 3500. The bed on those is 6ft 4 inches
long. So the 811 is going to stick out some. I don't think it will be to far, but would love to hear from personal experience with the 811.

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zb39 wrote:

...would love to hear from personal experience with the 811.


10.7895 year owner of an AF 811. Loved it. I will probably kick myself for selling it.

Here's my 811 tour

I sold it in September, partly because I saw how hot the RV market has been and knew I could maximize my selling price, and also because I have been thinking about a 992 all year.

With an 811 on a short bed truck you will likely need a 36" SuperTruss hitch extension and for sure a Torklift Superhitch.

The rear tiedowns attach to the hitch, so be sure to get the ones that mate up with the Torklift Superhitch, not the OEM hitch.

My 811 was a long bed model. I used a 24" Supertruss.

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We have the same setup - 2016 megacab dually & a '16 811. We're probably coming up on 50k miles with the camper onboard - you'll be fine. We're out for months at a time so really love the extra space in the truck for storage. If I had to do it over again, I'd not get the factory air suspension. I think the new trucks level side to side, but ours doesn't, so we're always riding lower on the right (slide) side. We had a sway problem also, but Helwig came out with a sway bar for the air suspension trucks and that made a huge difference.

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2016 Arctic Fox 811
2016 Ram 3500, Cummins/Aisin, Mega Cab, SB, DRW

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Wow, you guys responded with a ton of info and I love the pics. I can see what it's going to look like. Thanks so much and keep them coming.

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