Thread: I have questions ?!

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    Default I have questions ?!

    Hello everyone, I'm new to truck campers !
    I've been spending the last few days reading everything I can find and visiting a few local dealers to see what's available.
    I have a 2015 F250 4x4 crew cab shortbox with a 6" lift riding on 37" Cooper discoverer STT Pros' and I'm looking for a pop up truck camper.
    Hallmark and FWC are looking pretty nice but lengths are confusing me a bit. Who's willing to help steer me down the right path ?

    Let me try this another way;
    my bed length is 6'10" and I know there are a few that are built for a shortbox. How much overhang is acceptable for a slide in and how does an overhang effect the vehicle ?
    Last edited by TheTravelingShepherd; 08-13-2017 at 03:30 PM.

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    If your short box is 6 or 6.5', the Four Wheel Camper Hawk model is the appropriate one to use with your tail gate removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elcoyote View Post
    If your short box is 6 or 6.5', the Four Wheel Camper Hawk model is the appropriate one to use with your tail gate removed.

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    it is 6'10". I've noticed people using campers that overhang the bed and resting on the tailgate, is that a bad thing to do ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTravelingShepherd View Post
    it is 6'10". I've noticed people using campers that overhang the bed and resting on the tailgate, is that a bad thing to do ?
    You still want the Hawk camper. Best fit for your truck. There is a fit guide on FWC website here: http://www.fourwh.com/new-camper-fit-guides/ford-popup/

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    '17 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7, AT Built with Habitat, 12K+ miles and counting...
    '08 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7, AT Built with Four Wheel Camper Flatbed, 160K+ miles and counting...
    '12 JK Rubicon 3.6 w/ Habitat, self contained, 120K+ miles, retired.
    '92 Jeep MJ 4.6, 371K+ miles of dust & joy, retired.
    "No matter where you go, there you are"

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    While you could hang a Grandby off the end, it is not ideal and would have negative results for handling for your lifted truck IMO.

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    Mario Donovan, Trailer & Vehicle Builder and Traveler.
    '17 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7, AT Built with Habitat, 12K+ miles and counting...
    '08 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7, AT Built with Four Wheel Camper Flatbed, 160K+ miles and counting...
    '12 JK Rubicon 3.6 w/ Habitat, self contained, 120K+ miles, retired.
    '92 Jeep MJ 4.6, 371K+ miles of dust & joy, retired.
    "No matter where you go, there you are"

    www.adventuretrailers.com
    ATOverland

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    Quote Originally Posted by elcoyote View Post
    While you could hang a Grandby off the end, it is not ideal and would have negative results for handling for your lifted truck IMO.

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    thanks, that's what I was concerned about.

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