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Anybody here hauling a Cab Over Camper on their F-150?

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Old 10-23-2011, 04:09 PM
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Anybody here hauling a Cab Over Camper on their F-150?

If you are, what did you do to your suppension to carry the extra payload over your limit. My limit is 1700#, & I want to carry 2700#. For the extra 1000# I'm going to be carring, I plan to install an extra Leaf. Any other ideas, other than upgrading to a F-250,350, which is not in my budget.



UPDATE: I found a cab over camper that weighs only 1900#'s fully loaded, so I would only be 200#'s over my limit. Is this still a no no?

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Old 10-23-2011, 04:30 PM
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Buy a trailer. You can't increase your payload beyond what the sticker says.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:33 AM
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You want to put a camper on your Blackwood? NO!
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:22 PM
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You want to put a camper on your Blackwood? NO!
Heavens no! I also own a '04 F-150 that I want to put the camper on.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:26 PM
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I would strongly advise against it - a 1000# overload is just too much no matter what you do. A 2700# shell is *NOT* a 1/2 ton truck device.
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as everyone else has said... NO

major safety issues even if you do upgrade the suspension... what about braking? What about ABS/Traction control? None of these items are designed to handle the gross overloading you are suggesting.
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If you are, what did you do to your suppension to carry the extra payload over your limit. My limit is 1700#, & I want to carry 2700#. For the extra 1000# I'm going to be carring, I plan to install an extra Leaf. Any other ideas, other than upgrading to a F-250,350, which is not in my budget.
Update: I found a cab over camper that weighs only 1900#'s fully loaded, so I would only be 200#'s over my limit. Is this still a no no?
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:25 PM
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Update: I found a cab over camper that weighs only 1900#'s fully loaded, so I would only be 200#'s over my limit. Is this still a no no?
Might be okay with some ride-rite airbags in the rear. I'd take what the others said seriously, I'd also look into some stiffer shocks from Rancho, stronger leaf springs, and upgrading the brakes to performance slotted rotors and beefier pads.

I've had about 2200 pounds in the back of mine for a very short period (dump run) and it was almost at the bump stops.

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Old 11-02-2011, 09:25 PM
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What's the point of going camping if you can't enjoy yourself because you're stressing about whether your truck can handle the load or not? With that much weight and the elevated ride height of most cab-over campers, the rig is going to handle like crap and you'll end up being a danger to yourself and others out on the highway. To each his own, but that doesn't sound like fun to me.
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I don't understand why you just don't buy a regular camper and tow it behind. They'll likely be near the same price, and you'll get tons more space/amenities while not having to care about the weight as long as you're below the GCWR. You also aren't taking into account any of the weight associated with other "camping" gear, which adds to your payload and you'd have to put it in the cab-over since you won't have any room in the bed to stow it. This whole idea is bad.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:21 PM
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Update: I found a cab over camper that weighs only 1900#'s fully loaded, so I would only be 200#'s over my limit. Is this still a no no?
what about your weight? And any passengers weight?

Does fully loaded include your personal gear? Or is that just what comes in the camper?

I personally wouldn't do it... safety would be a concern for me. And there is a good chance you would wear out multiple truck components if you are running over the max rating all the time.
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you could get one of those tents that go in your truck.
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