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Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:39:02 AM »
Bad idea or not? Looking at a palomino ss-1500. Its made for an 8' bed, 1900 lbs. I have a 2017 chevy 2500hd short bed. Ill be pulling a boat too. Campers are hard to come by and came across one.

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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 07:48:28 AM »
Bad idea, the support under the camper isn't made to hang out like that

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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 07:54:35 AM »
I had a Lance  815 on an '04 F-150 6.5' bed and it fit fine, weighed in at 2100lbs I think it was.  Towed a 17' Arima also and all was good.

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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 08:08:38 AM »
I think this is your best source for an answer


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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 08:17:21 AM »
Just what could possibly go wrong?   :peep:

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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 08:30:53 AM »
The center of gravity may be too far back, and behind the rear axle.
This may not be a big deal until you add the tongue weight of the Boat to the equation.


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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 09:35:06 AM »
Maybe he can do wheelies :)

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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 10:54:50 AM »
You might also check with your insurance company about what happens to the coverage. Doesn't sound like a great idea at first glance.   :dunno:
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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 11:27:23 AM »
4 feet past the rear axle would be illegal I think, not sure if it would hang out that far.

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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 12:29:19 PM »
Waiting on video's,.....or an accident report.   :o
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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2021, 07:49:19 PM »
The center of gravity on thst camper is 45” from the front. If that’s behind your axle, it can cause safety problems, especially when you hook your boat up. Also keep in mind you’ll need at least a 3’ hitch extension.

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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2021, 10:13:57 PM »
6.5ft or like a 5.84621?

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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2021, 11:43:01 AM »
Sold my long bed camper to a short bed truck owner and it was fine. They make campers
That work on both long and short beds so don’t see the issue.

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Re: Long bed camper on short bed truck?
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2021, 12:26:58 PM »
Well the salesmen told me it should be just fine :dunno:

Jk, thanks for the input. BTW if anyone comes across a lightweight pop up camper for a short bed let me know :tup:

 


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