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Old 10-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Question Is my Bigfoot 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, 09:50 AM   #2
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you may want to post this over on rv net- they have a truck camper section that discuss the mid point. This forum is for molded fiberglass trailers.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thanks. I will do that. Showing my ignorance... where is the rv net- ?
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here you go
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Truck Campers
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:58 AM   #5
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Thanks for your lead.

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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Yup there are some truck camper folks over there who have great knowledge about such issues.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:35 PM   #7
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What does your vehicle book say?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:36 AM   #8
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My vehicle book only gives weight limits. It does not cover the effect of a truck camper sticking out a foot past the end of the truck bed.
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My Silverado Crew Cab book states that it is not designed for a truck camper.
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Would the seller let you put it on your truck and give it a drive?
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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Darwin that is probably the best advice yet! Don't know why I didn't think of that.
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