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#1 jrfromafar

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:39 AM

Well I've taken the plunge. Sold my beloved 14' fiberglass (Burro) trailer, bought a 2014 Ford F250 4x4 Super Cab with added leaf spring (camper package) and also bought a '72 Alaskan CO. It's not perfect, but hopefully there won't be an issue I cannot solve. Had a lot of great times in my little trailer but got frustrated with limited mobility. Installed tie downs today - tomorrow is the day I load 'er up.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:08 PM

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:56 PM

Pretty cool and welcome! :)


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:36 PM

Outstanding! Where are you going first?

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:54 PM

Sweet! Welcome to the forum.


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#6 Mike S.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:05 PM

Welcome to the Alaskan group.  Good information and answers to your questions here.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:14 PM

Thanks for the welcome! Got her loaded - wife isn't happy with me putting an old camper on a new pickup but hey - I can only do what I can do - if I wait for a new or newer one I may never go anywhere! As it is, going up to Sequoia & Kings Canyon - and the national forests right in my back yard. Then soon the Big Sur coast. Of course the ultimate for me would be a trip to Alaska but that may need to wait til next year. By then, maybe I'll find a later unit.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:55 AM

Might possibly want to attach some 2x4s to the bottom so you don't ruin the truck roof, it looks awfully close...Nice looking oldy :)


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:09 AM

You may also not want to to much downward pressure on those jack brackets that you are using for tie downs. This may cause the bottom section to seperate you will be able to see that at the bottom section of the back door were the opening will be wider at the top than the bottom.   If that is how you want to tie it down I would recommend install something between the truck rail and the bottom of the camper to help suport it.


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#10 jrfromafar

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 05:09 AM

VN: good advice. Right now there is a little over an inch clearance - do you think another 1 1/2 (2x4) would be enough?

BW: am not sure what you mean. How would you recommend doing this?

edited: oh ok, bottom of camper that is above the truck rail. I was thinking the bottom being down in the bed of the pickup. Got it -

Thanks for advice. This is a new adventure for me.

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