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RE: Alaskan's new Camper

Expo West later this month. https://www.expowest.com Hmmm,.... this doesn't look like a place where truck campers would be on display, plus it happened months ago. From the article the OP linked to: To talk with Bryan and see the brand-new Alaskan Sportsman, visit the Alaskan Camper booth (P26) at the 2021 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, 24-27 September 2021.
im5150too 09/14/21 01:58am Truck Campers
RE: TRAVEL LITE 800 SBX ON HALF TON

Actually, there's quite a few 2021 F150 models that have 2200-2300 lb+ payloads, even much higher with a few packages. Like I said, I'm in the same boat with a similar weight camper. I'm evaluating whether an F150 with one of the higher payload ratings, plus a couple suspension tweaks, might be enough for my needs.
im5150too 09/13/21 06:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck and accessories for New Popup Camper

Near as I can tell, the VAST majority of folks buying the lightweight and popup campers sold specifically for 1/2 ton trucks, are likely overloading them according to the specs. My dealer continues to say I would be fine with the F150 V8 with it's 2240 lb payload, and he sells many to Tundra and other truck owners with lesser payloads, which is most of them. I tend to err way on the side of caution, but it is curious that the manufacturers and dealers aren't being sued out of existence, if it was a huge problem. I'll buy an 3/4 ton if I have to, but I'm going to at least study beefing up an F150 instead, since I'm not that far out of the ballpark, if any.
im5150too 09/13/21 02:20pm Truck Campers
RE: TRAVEL LITE 800 SBX ON HALF TON

I'm in a similar boat as you, trying to pick a truck to go with a camper I bought. I came to the conclusion after seeking advice, that an F150, even one of the higher load capacities, wasn't enough for the camper I bought, which has a dry weight of 1795 lbs. It appears your camper weighs a couple hundred more lbs than that dry.
im5150too 09/12/21 11:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck and accessories for New Popup Camper

According to Ford, the F250's I'm looking at have a payload between 3450 and 3550, which should give me that margin I was looking for.
im5150too 09/12/21 03:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck and accessories for New Popup Camper

Yeah, I'm already shopping for an F250, unfortunately, they have a longer wheelbase and are even harder to come by these days. Thanks for the replies!
im5150too 09/12/21 02:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck and accessories for New Popup Camper

The DRY weight of the camper is 1795lbs. That doesn't include battery (40lbs), full water tank (125lbs), or any optional equipment it may have. That is not a margin for payload. In addition, you have to include the weight of the tiedowns, etc. into that payload. You'll be overweight before you get out the door. You need to use the GVWR of the camper to pick a truck - and make sure you leave enough payload for tiedowns and anything else you add to the truck. Thanks, the dealer made it sound like I was more than fine, but I need to do some more looking. It's frustrating that the camper manufacturers claim they make units for any 1/2 ton trucks, and they're overweight. Some of them weigh quite a bit more than this one.
im5150too 09/12/21 01:32pm Truck Campers
Truck and accessories for New Popup Camper

Well, after far too long without a rig, I'm finally getting a new one. I've had class A's and C's, but always wanted something I could really get into the back country with. With most of the dealers quoting a year or more delivery, I stumbled into a small dealer that just got notice of a Palomino popup camper build ready in 6 weeks, so I bought it. It's not what I really wanted, and I know it's not the quality I'm used to, but it'll get me out there and satisfy my curiosity on the concept anyway. It's a 1608, which is made for 1/2 ton, 6.5' bed with the tailgate down. It has a toilet and shower, albeit a minuscule one with 15 gal tank, but my intent is to use it for 1-2 nights at a time, and stay in hotels and B&B's the rest of the time, while traveling the country. I chose the popup for off road use, and the ability to pull into my garage, parking garages, etc. So cart before the horse, I'm now looking at a new truck for it. The camper weighs just under 1800 lbs, and an F150 Supercab 4X4 with a V8, has at least some margin for the payload, (2240 lbs), since I'm a light packer, and I'm wanting the shorter wheelbase vs the Supercrew. Not knowing much about tiedowns and such, I've been given the advice to get Torklift tiedowns, and Timbrens or airbags. Unfortunately, beggars also can't be choosers when it comes to the truck, but I'm hoping to find one that only has the options I can use, and not stuff like the 360 cameras, Pro Power, since I doubt it's accessible with the camper on, etc. Not sure which of their tire options I should be looking at, though I may do a swapout for something even better when I buy it, if that seems to be a good idea. Any other ideas about options I need or ones I'll regret? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
im5150too 09/12/21 12:14pm Truck Campers
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