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ScottG

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Posted: 04/07/21 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like they're replaceable and not too bad a job at that: 2008 F250 Bed braces

Best of luck to you.

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Posted: 04/07/21 05:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you are in the middle of nowhere you should be able to find a small fallen tree , maybe 6” diameter . Take the weight of the camper off the bed with the jacks . Measure the height and cut a section of log and jam it in between the frame and bed . Lower the camper and between the weight and the tie downs it should stay there if you take it easy .


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Posted: 04/07/21 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BTW , that doesn’t look like an original bed support . So much rust and the bottom of the bed looks new . Somethings amiss

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Unless you're driving on a road of precision ground, seamless marble, I'd be very weary of driving that anywhere. You do have a responsibility to fellow drivers.

Why not off load where you are staying? Or are you urban camping?


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I think you found the problem too...

Second the comment, jack the camper up, jam a couple boards or something in there and let er rip.

* This post was edited 04/08/21 10:58pm by Grit dog *


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Posted: 04/08/21 06:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ticki2 wrote:

If you are in the middle of nowhere you should be able to find a small fallen tree , maybe 6” diameter . Take the weight of the camper off the bed with the jacks . Measure the height and cut a section of log and jam it in between the frame and bed . Lower the camper and between the weight and the tie downs it should stay there if you take it easy .


This. Any solid object the right size would work. A piece of fire wood split to the correct size etc.


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Posted: 04/08/21 07:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there anyplace closer where you can drop the camper?

That is not a good situation for a longer drive.


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I had the same issue with my 2002 F350, I ended up buying a used truck bed from a 2006 year with same color and the bed came from Texas with 0 rust on it. Yea I paid $1200 (DRW) for it, but I am now set for a long time.

Doing those frame mounts is not an easy job, I started doing it and gave up as you have to have the right tools to do it so it will last.


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I had that issue when I put a plow on a 06 2500HD. a set of Timbren's did the trick. raised it up 2 inches. you can also adjust the torque keys if they have room for it. I also put 8000lb timbrens on the back of big red and it handles like a dream! Timbrens are the great accept when you take the load off, then it's like driving through a cornfield.

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Posted: 04/12/21 12:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From the picture, it looks like the bottom of the cabover is sitting on the roof of the truck cab. If so, the roof of the truck cab could be damaged if you drive anywhere with the camper in the truck bed.

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