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BradW

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Posted: 12/31/04 06:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator


Here is a combination camper centering guide / bedspacer built by Lance-A-Lot. Nice job and very creative to combine the two, has me re-thinking my spacer

Generally, you can sometimes need a bed/camper spacer on older campers (occassionally new campers) when they are carried on Ford SuperDuty trucks with the taller cab roofs.

Anyone else have any pictures or ideas on camper/truck bed spacers they would like to add to this thread? I'm going to add this thread to the TC FAQ section 24.


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That is a really nice unit buit by Lance-A-Lot, I like the way it centers the camper as well as lifts it for clearance. I winter camp so I used two sheets of Owens Corning R-Tuff insulation, they are 1/2 inch thick and after 18 months have not compressed, on top of that is a 3/4 inch sheet of exterior grade plywood and then a heavy duty rubber mat. This gives me a little more than 2" in clearance over the cab.

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I like it!


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What about some floor support ?


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Here is the top view of the spacer. The cut-out part (flatted) is screwed to the part standing up, for more stability.



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I made an 8' x 4' 2"x4" frame and screwed/glued an 1/2" sheet of plywood to it. I also but 1/8" aluminum angle all around the edge. I then screwed the whole thing to the bottom of our camper.

But after looking at Lance-A-Lots design, I think I like his better. It's cheaper/simpler/lighter/better. It also combines the spacer with a centering guide.

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I made some by nailing (2) - 8ft 2x4's together and laying them length wise in the truck. There's 2 sets of these, each one spaced about 6"-8" in from each wheel well. I also made (4) stands that will cradle the 2x4's when not on the truck. They fit in between the camper and the side of the truck when the camper is loaded in the truck. That way when I do extended hunting trips I can take the camper off and drive where I have to drive.

I like this because there's no need to bring extra horses or anything. And there's no added weight like a frame on the bottom of the camper thats always there. If anyone wanted some pics to better help describe what I have I could probably get you some.

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What I like about Lance-a-Lot's design is it will work great for folks like me that plan to keep their 5th wheel hitch rails in the bed of the truck.

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I did the same basic thing as Brad except I put a few cross members between the 2x4 perimeter frame, then cut the foam blocks to fit the gaps, then covered it with a 3/8" sheet of plywood. Screwed the whole thing to the bottom of the camper.


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