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Old 07-12-2016, 08:50 AM   #1
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Need camper advice

I recently purchased a Ford F-150 4.6 liter V8 with a 6 & a half foot bed and I'm looking to purchase a camper. This will be the first camper that I've ever purchased and I don't know much about them. I was looking for an inexpensive camper on Craigslist I found one that is a 94 elkhorn nine and a half foot but I think it's too big for my truck. Will this camper be too big for a 6.5' bed?

My wife would like something with the shower but I don't believe any of the 8 foot campers have showers so my other option is a trailer. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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Old 07-12-2016, 09:11 AM   #2
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Hi! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

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Old 07-12-2016, 09:21 AM   #3
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FWIW stick a 10 ft 2x4 flat in the bed of your truck and look at the overhang...
look at how much will be behind the rear axle trying to lift the front

I'd pass and start looking at something you can reasonably tow. YMMV.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:25 PM   #4
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I am not familiar with campers or travel trailers unfortunately but many others are and they will chime in as well.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:45 PM   #5
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I would say a travel trailer (TT) would do you nicely. Most, even the smaller ones can be had with an in-coach bathroom that includes a shower. Of course, smaller the rig, smaller the space, including the bathroom.

Now, I am not a Ford guy, so I don't readily know the capabilities of your truck. However, maybe you do or if not, it is pretty easy to look them up on the web.

There is an absolute wealth of information available within the forums here and I'm pretty sure you can find a post detailing the same as you want to do.

Best of luck and welcome to the world of RV'ing.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

If it were me I'd rather go with a travel trailer. You can set them up and do some exploring with your truck instead of securing everything in the truck camper just to go anywhere. Shower would be a plus for me too.

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