View Full Version : camping/light-medium wheeling setup

Punk in Drublic
10-10-2010, 11:48 PM
picked a 77 f250, s/cab camper special. pretty sure its 77, regi says 78 but its got the split style grill and round headlights. anyway its got a ratbagged camper on it, but i was thinking about going with something out of a import ot maybey midsize. little narrower and lighter. also prolly a four inch lift and 35s. any suggestions on campers, good makes, things too look out for etc.

10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
Am I the only one that doesn't understand one bit of this??

10-11-2010, 02:22 AM
Am I the only one that doesn't understand one bit of this??
agreed. share what yer smokin wit me man

10-11-2010, 08:28 AM
I had an import camper on my fullsize, had to build a 2x6 frame so it would
clear the cab. Also jack width may be a concern.They are usually harder to
find and more expensive than a fullsize camper, but hey no mirror extensions
req'd [cheers]

10-11-2010, 10:25 AM
make sure it doesn't leak

Punk in Drublic
10-12-2010, 08:14 PM
yea was gonna widen the jack mounts, and make them easily removable so i can take em off for wheelin, instead of while wheeling like the last one.

and yes i was stoned and drunk when i made the first post. not sense making best at times.

10-12-2010, 08:36 PM
yes i was stoned and drunk when i made the first post. not sense making best at times.
yah figure! its ok dude ive done the same

Explorer guy418
10-12-2010, 09:34 PM
why wheel with a camper...

10-12-2010, 09:36 PM
maybe your're thinking expedition vehicle

10-12-2010, 09:40 PM
well fisrt look out for rot
on the wet coast its everyware like rust on a toyota
rubber roof-look for cracking selant and punctures
metal roof- lifting and cracking selant and pitting in the aluminum roof skin
split selant around moldings is a bad sign of water getting in and swelling the wood
also pull random screws out on the exterior and check if they are rusted badly
and inside check every square inch of the roof and sidewalls for soft spots
and wrinkeling and when taped on it should sound hard not dampened

cycle all appliances and mainly the fridge and make dame sure it dont smell like ammonia inside and make sure it cools

no if you are going to go import style on a full size truck
i would look at a good set of brofrey jacks/ cable jacks
the are ment to be removed and not that expencive

their are so many things to check for
some and now issues just things to knock the selling price down
that how i make my money

10-12-2010, 09:42 PM
this is a cable jack

Punk in Drublic
10-17-2010, 07:53 PM
why wheel with a camper...

more explore than wheel. still gonna build somethin for serious wheeling, a 78 supercab isnt really trail freindly allready, but its surefooted as a mountain goat. i just want to be able to get into some more places than i would if i had a trailer, or big ass camper. and the camper is nice when i have the little one. basically i want to be able to take the camper almost anywhere i can take the truck. might go camperette, well see what i find. first thin is gettin the truck in the air a bit. ive been lookin at some awsome expedition setups on the net, but theyre like 40 gs, for a god damn camper. tough as hell camper, but still. i dont have 40 gs.

that cable jack lopoks like a good idear. ill have to look into that.