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RE: Will a truck camper fit over the 5er rails in the truck bed?

I have a 1999 Ford F350 DRW PSD and a 2004 S&S 8.5. When I bought the truck back in '07 for this TC it was set up for a 5er. I didn't need the rails, so I pulled them. I also lucked out with Air bags already installed w/onboard compressor and in-cab control. They work GREAT to eliminate the "TC Waddle" running down the road. What I don't see anyone talking about is the cab over clearance. When I first loaded the camper I had 2x4 flat for spacers. The cab over just cleared the cab roof marker lights. I very quickly learned I needed more clearance as the frame flexed enough to crunch the clearance lights at times over bumps. I now understand that with the intro of the Super Duty Ford changed what use to be kind of an industry standard cab height.....so some TC's need extra spacers in the bed. I went to 4x4's (actual 3"). There is more to that for another time. Bottom line watch the cab over clearance height. It’s not a big deal, just need the right spacing. Depending, of course on the height of your hitch rails, I am pretty sure you could notch the spacers to fit over your rails. BTW - I lucked out with a great truck & TC combo. My low milage truck just purrs and doesn't seem to make much difference with or without my Utility trailer, with the motorcycles inside, or the boat! We love convenience of traveling with the TC!
TCBob 07/20/23 11:24pm Truck Campers
RE: NorCal Mini Truck Camper Rally - April 2023

PS Just another year and a half and she wil be able to retire!!!
TCBob 04/01/23 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: NorCal Mini Truck Camper Rally - April 2023

Unfortunatly, we have also learned my wife can not take off that weekend. Staff shortages and changed position. Darn it! sounded like fun!!!
TCBob 04/01/23 09:44am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

D1trout, for your consideration - I understand the desire for a keyed both sides dead bolt for security purposes. However, from a safety point of view it is dangerous in the event of a need for emergency exit (i.e. a fire or propane leak). I hate making this kind of post, but would hate it more if I had to read about a TC owner killed in a fire, and I had not said anything. BTW love the restored Avions - which is why I was reading the thread in first place! Happy and Safe Motoring!
TCBob 02/19/23 04:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Honda generator to truck camper

I am no expert on it, but personally I do not use a surge protector between the same Honda and my TC. I usually only use the Honda to charge the TC and my AUX batteries as needed. (I don't have solar yet) I have used one of those little heaters, but rarely. Also I try to keep the Honda sheltered (at least the control panel) out of the rain, but I don't obsess about it. I am more concerned about keeping good ventilation to keep exhaust outside. And I never run it when sleeping, just never felt comfortable doing that. But being in PNW have never felt the need to run our AC overnight either. But that might change once retire and get to go desert camping!
TCBob 01/15/23 12:55pm Truck Campers
RE: NorCal Mini Truck Camper Rally - April 2023

Very interested. Both my wife and I are still working full time, will need to confirm time off. But please add us to the "very interested" list!
TCBob 12/13/22 10:23pm Truck Campers
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