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#1 bajabill

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 10:14 PM

I currently have my Granby on a 1988 F250.  I'm planning on upgrading to a newer truck (2010-2014). 

Can a F150 handle this camper, or should I be looking at a F250?

If I get a F150, will a six- cylinder be enough, or should I go for an eight? 

Are there any problem fitting a Granby made in 2002 on a newer truck?

Thanks for your help!


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#2 K6ON

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 10:28 PM

Did you mean a FWC Grandby ??


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 11:03 PM

If you're talking about a Grandby I would go with the F250 unless you have an F150 with both the 8' bed and a payload package. I just spent a bunch of extra money attempting to strengthen my F150's suspension. Most 1/2 tons aren't really suitable for carrying a 8' Grandby. My two centavos
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Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:57 AM

Oh, ya, a Grandby :)  Thanks for the comments so far, they help! 

I'm wondering how much work is it to beef up the F150?  Cost?  I'd rather go with the F150 because it gets better gas mileage and there are more available for sale. 


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 11:59 PM

See another on going  forum here right now that talks about that same problem (try google or sometimes the search engine on this site works to get a good view of the problem/answers). Me it took specialized 3/4 ton suspension made by a local blacksmith, who specializes in turning 1/2 ton rear suspensions into 3/4 ton rear suspensions, to turn my 99F150, 61/2 f00t bed/05 Grandby into a nice and workable machine :P !

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:31 AM

I am reading this post also as I am the "other" post :)


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:28 AM

My FWC dealer actually advised against a 3/4 ton truck because of poorer gas mileage. I put my new Grandby on a Ford F150 ext cab 8 foot box 5.4 liter V8 tow package. Truck came with E series tires. I put two load bearing shocks on the back (the kind with the springs). No noticeable sag with fully loaded camper - no need for air bags. Looks & rides great. 5.4 liter motor has plenty of power. Tow package is definitely advised.


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:46 AM

What year is your Ford F150?


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:26 AM

 My F150 is 2006.


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:53 PM

I believe the camper will not fit the newer truck bed without being modified. Check out FWC website for fitment chart. I carried a 1983 keystone in my 1984 F150 with some mods to the truck.  Air bags and shocks mostly but the truck did fine.


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