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Old 10-25-2019, 10:10 AM   #15
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Just goes to prove, the correct vehicle for a truck camper is a 1 ton, NOT a 3/4 ton.

As you said, the 3/4 ton does perfectly fine for what its rated for, and indeed excels at comfort while doing it do the coil rear suspension. It really is a revelation for the average 3/4 ton user who tows heavier trailers and wants the diesel while still having good ride quality. The coils ride AWESOME.

Try and overload it though.... *shrug*. Wrong tool for the job.....
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:15 AM   #16
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Bags are too expensive. I have a 2017 F250 S/B 4WD truck and just put a 2020 Palomino T/C on it 3000lbs. My payload is 3400lbs. Before I bought, I installed a Hellwig rear sway bar and a set of Timbrens instead of bags and also changed shocks to Bilsteins. Timbrens did great and sway bar also prevented the sway. This is what, IMO people should do if you want to haul a TC. I drove from Elkheart IN. to Maryland and it worked fantastic.
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:51 AM   #17
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Bags are too expensive. I have a 2017 F250 S/B 4WD truck and just put a 2020 Palomino T/C on it 3000lbs. My payload is 3400lbs. Before I bought, I installed a Hellwig rear sway bar and a set of Timbrens instead of bags and also changed shocks to Bilsteins.
Did you go big wig or the normal hellwig? My F-350 doesnt have a bar at all, trying to decide which way to go (contemplating Palomino 2902)
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:07 PM   #18
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Just goes to prove, the correct vehicle for a truck camper is a 1 ton, NOT a 3/4 ton.

As you said, the 3/4 ton does perfectly fine for what its rated for, and indeed excels at comfort while doing it do the coil rear suspension. It really is a revelation for the average 3/4 ton user who tows heavier trailers and wants the diesel while still having good ride quality. The coils ride AWESOME.

Try and overload it though.... *shrug*. Wrong tool for the job.....


i packed a camper on my Ď76 3/4t for yrs, no problems, but then p/uís were made for hauling something besides groceries. sure, they rode a little stiffer, but i didnít add anything but good shocks. its getting whatís made to do the job, never hauled anything by the label.
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i packed a camper on my ‘76 3/4t for yrs, no problems, but then p/u’s were made for hauling something besides groceries. sure, they rode a little stiffer, but i didn’t add anything but good shocks. its getting what’s made to do the job, never hauled anything by the label.
That's because your '76 didn't weight 8000lbs due to safety and structural improvements. A F-250 CC Diesel weighs 8000lbs. That's a 3/4 ton. How you can go around saying people should put a 4000lb camper on a vehicle that only has 2000lbs of cargo capacity defies understanding. This is not 1976......
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