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Old 09-01-2011, 06:52 PM   #15
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I've had a couple (stickys) over the years and the only real issue I've ever had is that when it stored off the truck and needs to be move. It was always some sort of ordeal like the truck being out of commission. And no matter where it's stored it'll eventually be in the way.
If I'm camping in one at a site for more than a day or two I like to set it up off the truck on the jacks. That way the trucks available. We did use to use a truck camper to go to Daytona for bike week and take the bikes in a trailer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:00 AM   #16
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Is my Bigfoot truck camper too big?

Hello:

I have an opportunity to get a good deal on a 1986 Bigfoot truck camper.

My 2011 F250 Crewcab pickup bed is 82 inches long. The bed-portion of the Bigfoot is 100 inches long. Thus I would have 18 inches of the camper sitting on my tailgate.

Would this be a problem? I have heard there is a balance point of a camper that is supposed to be over the rear axle. But it seems this could vary based on how full the water reservoir was and where other items were loaded. Just how critical is the balance point?

Thanks a lot for your help.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:19 AM   #17
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The biggest regret of my camper life is selling my early 80s Bigfoot camper.
I had it on a Chevy 1/2 ton with Air lifts.
For the size it was very light and well built.
Your F 250 will handle it with ease.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:21 AM   #18
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Thanks John. I really like the one I am considering. I am just concerned about it being too long for my short bed.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #19
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If it was designed for a short box truck, you wouldn't need the tailgate though I've carried a camper using the tailgate underneath. Unfortunately tailgates are heavy. I've also used two wood planks as long as the under side of the camper. They were lighter than my tailgate.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #20
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Another problem you might have is the bedside height vs the camper depth. You might need to make a platform for the camper to sit on. I love truck campers and plan on buying one if I ever find a great deal on one.
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Thanks John. I really like the one I am considering. I am just concerned about it being too long for my short bed.
Jim, I had the self contained model and I think it was 9"6" and covered my tailgate.
The F-250 is more than adequate.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:26 PM   #22
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Thanks John. I'm beginning to think I am ok. The Bigfoot camper was made for a long bed and I have a shortbed but the difference in the weight hanging out the back in certainly no more than what would be on my hitch if I was pulling a trailer.
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Todate the only thing I need to do is put Air bags on the F250 to make it ride better.
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Another problem you might have is the bedside height vs the camper depth. You might need to make a platform for the camper to sit on. I love truck campers and plan on buying one if I ever find a great deal on one.

That is what I have to do too. Must rase the camper 1.5" so the rear cab doors open.
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Jim, I had the self contained model and I think it was 9"6" and covered my tailgate.
The F-250 is more than adequate.
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Thanks John. I'm beginning to think I am ok. The Bigfoot camper was made for a long bed and I have a shortbed but the difference in the weight hanging out the back in certainly no more than what would be on my hitch if I was pulling a trailer.

I leave the tail gate on and this 11.6' campers fits to the end of the tailgate. but I am going to install aribags.
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