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jimh425

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Posted: 05/16/21 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Host is probably wider. I think 8’. I think 2 inches would be helpful, but maybe my brackets are a bit wider as well.


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Posted: 05/17/21 12:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Avid Fox wrote:

"Don't you run out of room btwn the DR tires when aired all the way down?"

You would if you didn't space them correctly. 285s need wider rims than stock also, which use 245s. Yeah, there would be some expenses... prob about $5000.

Maybe super singles are not such a bad investment after all.


In theory, btwn sand and snow super singles seem to be a good fit for me.

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I will leave this here: https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camp........nstalling-super-singles-on-a-ford-f-450/


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My 2017 F350 has exactly 8' between fender flares.
Don't think it can be wider for legal reasons.
That gives me not much than 1-2" clearance between camper jacks.
I had to watch it on slopes as driving over jack foot would take the 1" clearance very fast.





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For a single slide a drw 350 is fine. 450 will get you a lot of gear you most likely won’t need.

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cptqueeg wrote:



In theory, btwn sand and snow super singles seem to be a good fit for me.


In reality, you’re building a high $ overland rig in your head which is awesome.


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Thank you, 2 good articles.

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Posted: 05/18/21 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Singles look like too much work for me.

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Avid Fox wrote:

Singles look like too much work for me.


That’s an understatement [emoticon]

I didn’t see a word mentioned about how it was at highway speed either.

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I have a 2016 F350 DRW 4x4 Gas for my Eagle Cap 1165 Triple Slide. The truck is rated to carry 7700 lbs from the factory. I have a 4.30 rear end for pulling power in the hills. I put Torklift Stable Loads on the leaf springs and have Air Lift 7500s to help support the load. I have absolutely no problems. I also tow a 18’ pontoon about half the time. You must pick the right truck setup and you can likely carry any truck camper on the market.
BTW - that 2016 F450 had less payload than the F350.
Skimp now and pay later.
Have a great time and be safe.


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