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Old 05-27-2016, 04:33 PM   #15
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Payload and tongue weight. You'll max those out before anything else. Pay close attention to those.
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There might be enough info here to help you with your calculations:
http://www.ford.com/services/assets/...-150&year=2010
Near the end is where all the good info is.
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:04 AM   #17
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That looks like a nice camper. You should be able to get several thousand more $$ knocked off the price too. The weight on that camper is pretty light for a 32 ft trailer. The one thing that the weight calcs don't tell you is how much you will get pushed around by the wind and from passing other trailers with that long of a trailer on an F-150. I have a 35 ft trailer and I would recommend a hitch like the Reese Strait-line to minimize the effects of the wind pushing your rig around. The Hensley and Propride hitches will do much better but they are closer to $2k, my Reese Strait-line hitch was less than $600 for all of the pieces. If you already have a different type of weight distribution hitch you can probably re-use some of the pieces you have and just buy the bars and cams from the Reese kit. The increased stability when towing a 32 ft trailer with an F-150 will be well worth the few hundred dollar investment.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:49 AM   #18
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Talking Update 6/3/16

Ok, we have taken possession of our new (to us) truck. It is a 2010 Ford F150 Platinum edition. It has a tow capacity of 8,100 lbs. Because of this (and a few other reasons) we are looking at a smaller camper.

The one we have picked out now is a 2016 KZ Sportsmen S241RKS. Here is a link to the camper:
http://www.irv2.com/forums/newreply....te=1&p=3088065.

It is exactly what we are looking for in layout and I believe size. I believe we are also going to get a new weight distribution hitch. Our old one is a Curt and our new one will be a Blue Ox (BO). The BO has some advantages over the Curt besides being newer.
  1. It has sway built into the hitch
  2. If we get another camper (or other big trailer) we can just buy new arms for the new camper if it a different weight

I have already purchased from amazon three sets of double USB outlets and Kings Campers will put them in for us. Here is a link for that: http://www.amazon.com/SUNREEK-Waterp...ilpage_o00_s00.

Like I said earlier, we have all of the other things we need for camping. Now all we need to do is take possession and move everything into it.
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:37 AM   #19
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Look at Lance 2285 or 2295 .
Both under 5000 lbs. 24 ft.
Look at floor plans & build.
MSRP nicely equipped with most options, $40k
25% off if you can get it puts it around $30k. NEW.
we are planning to get 2285 as soon as I can get down payment together.
Check out the website Lance camper.com
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:55 AM   #20
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The f150 platinum probably has the lowest payload of them all because of the added equipment to make it a "platinum", but then again, it might have a good payload for that trailer... if it's 1800 lbs or something, that's great for a TW of 502

What does the door sticker say for "passengers and cargo should never exceed xxxx" and is there a yellow sticker further reducing?

but with a hitch weight of 502, which in reality, is probably more like 602, you'll probably be alright if you load almost nothing in the truck and pack the trailer really light.

Good choice on the blue ox, you won't regret that decision, just be sure you use the jack on the trailer to pick up the end of the truck when you latch the bars.... and same when you take them off! if you take them off under load, that wrench can slap your hand into a lot of pain.
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btw, my neighbor owns the 33 foot version of that same trailer, he really likes it. Congrats!
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:50 PM   #22
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12 years for a loan that's a long time does that only sleep 2 adults
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That yellow sticker means nothing unless it weighs the same as it did when it left the factory. My 2011 F150 had a payload rating of 1796# but when I weighed it with me and a full tank of gas, 6200#, and subtracted that from the truck's GVWR of 7650 I now have a payload of 1450#. The loaded tongue weight of my trailer is 1,050 so that leaves me just enough for the wife, dog and some light items. Everything else I put in the rear of the trailer to keep from adding tongue wt. Also my max hitch wt. is only 1150# so I'm only 100# under that. We will be getting a bigger truck at some point, certainly before a cross country trip. Like others have said, payload is more important than any of those other numbers.
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:54 AM   #24
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Talking New Camper finally picked out and home!!!

We finally decided on a KZ S241RKS. I will attach a floor plan and a couple pictures of it!
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Very nice. My friend has a Sportsmen and he is happy with it.
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