Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Cab over camper stability !
In 1988 I bought a new f-250, 460 ci, 4x4, SRW to carry a 3,000lb short cab over camper and pull a four horse trailer (3,500 lb plus 4,000 lb of dog food). With camper, bumper, winch, skid plates, extra gas tank, lots of extra springs, etc, I some how had 5,000+lb load on that heavy duty 3/4 ton truck and was pulling another 7,500 lbs.
The single rear wheels were so unstable I had to us extreme concentration on curves, exit ramps, wind, etc. So I put a dually kit on it.
What a difference! I think it should be against the law to put cab over campers on single rear wheel trucks. Been using that '88 f-250 dually conversion for 25 years mostly hauling horses to wilderness trail heads, but lots of 4x4 off road with just the camper with a gross vehicle weight of 10,500lb, and cross country travel. Truck is in mint condition and just turned 100,000 mi. but is was grossly over loaded.
So I just ordered a 2013 F-350, 4x4, DRW, 6.7l, Lariat, loaded. I'm 72 but feel like a kid waiting for my new toy!