First full day (nearly full - got home at 1:30am Monday) went well, I was surprised at how well the wife approved even with the limited space in truck camper, the kids of course love it. Took it up to the farm as we have been working as time allows doing clean up and other misc jobs. Camper served as lunchroom and retreat for the kids as they get bored too easily. When leaving for the day we went off road with it to check on the guy cleaning up a waterway, off through the corn stubble and over the terraces. Handled well and rode good.
Little more details on what it is riding on, 2010 F150 SuperCab with 5.4l, 3.55 rear, 7200 GVWR package, Trailer Tow, Trailer Brake, Skid Plates, with 121k on it now, had 98k when purchased Nov 2013 (would love new but too $$ for me). I have added, Cooper AT3 range E at 45psi, Hellwig EZ-990 helper springs and K&N 63 series CAI. Was a long 580mi trip back yesterday but rode well. I cant say I didn't notice it as the tranny seemed to search around a bit going up some of the hills, I put it in trailer tow mode a few times but seemed to prefer just to let it run without. Mileage did take a hit close to 2mpg less, of course I was running around 75 most of the way. It does seem to squash the rear a bit but handles well, I could tighter up the helper springs as I think I have them set a little loose or add some air bags if it bothers me more in the future.
It came from the East side of the Mississippi river, where it has been for the last few years, but started in CA, so we drove by the Gateway Arch and started the journey back to the west. Not as far west as I feel these campers were meant to roam but closer there none the less. I stopped at Ameristar Casino in the St Louis area on I-70 and left with an extra $125 from tossing dice, I'll give that credit to the Hawk on passing back west over the Mississippi river.
Dozer just visible through the tress on rear of camper.
Having fun, still need to do a good check out and get fridge working on gas and check hot water system. Are we done with the cold weather? I may wait a few weeks before charging the water system up.
purchased used, 2007 Hawk, fridge, hot water, awning, sitting on 2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel Pro4X.
Learning the tricks and trying to keep my mod bug in check.