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#41 OFFLINE   gsair

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

I am trying this again, as the first pics looked small. I am new at re-sizing pictures. Bare with me.

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

This is my last try. His rig just looks to good for me not to try and post the right pics.

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

Farmer, you say you have a rack for a street bike. Does this go in the back or front of truck? The pics I received were great pics, but they will not post in with details for me. That is a great looking truck, with all the problems of the weight carrying issues that I have being solved.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

Hi Greg
The motorcycle rack goes in the back, it probably weighs at least 200 lbs.
And the latest bike weighs about 430 lbs, I may have pictures somewhere.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

I saw the 2 receivers that the rack must go into. If you ever find those pics, I would like to see. Do you know what the gvw rating is for your f-550?



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:11 AM

Nice Rig Farmer, 

 

Are you bringing your t/c to the Montana rally???  I thought maybe you were coming by car can't remember.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:40 PM

The dual receivers are for the bike rack and there is also a couple rings on the top rear of the deck to hold 2" ratchet straps, kind of like a 4 point mount.

The dual side receivers also anchor a set of catagory 2 toplinks, used for turn buckles ,I'll sent pictures to you to post.

This weekend I will take pictures of the rack, if I can't find any on my hard drive.

As for Montana, we are planning to tow the Jeep

My GVW is 18,000 lb.s , I'm about 1,500 lb.s under my gross, but I'm too light on the front end because of the crew cab.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

Hey Rick,

 

Great minds think alike.  I just now looked at your picture blown up, and see we have the same step idea.  Looking forward to seeing it in person.

 

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:47 PM

Learn something new all the time. I never new that I could left click on the pics and they would blow up larger. Thanks country camper. 

  Farmer, when you say that you are light in the front end because of crew cab, I understand that with a crew cab about 100 % of the weight goes on the rear axle, is it because of the motorcycle that is carried on the rear, or is it like that without the bike? If you were to set another rig, would it be a extended cab or regular cab? I like learning so the next time I get it right. 



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:53 PM

If you could lop off more of the rear overhang and have a slightly longer wheelbase, it would help shift more weight to the front.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:20 AM

Learn something new all the time. I never new that I could left click on the pics and they would blow up larger. Thanks country camper. 
  Farmer, when you say that you are light in the front end because of crew cab, I understand that with a crew cab about 100 % of the weight goes on the rear axle, is it because of the motorcycle that is carried on the rear, or is it like that without the bike? If you were to set another rig, would it be a extended cab or regular cab? I like learning so the next time I get it right. 



I have about 4500 on front end
12,000 on rear end
This truck has a 176" wheel base, compared to the same year F-350 with a 172" wheelbase
If the wheel base was 12" longer it would help in my case.
In the same year as mine there was a choice of a 200" wheel base
As it stands the F-550 turns sharper then the F-350, because of the wider stance of the front wheels, you can easily uturn in 4 lanes.

Another advantage of a flat deck, in my case, is the camper is flat on the bottom and 12' long, the deck is 10' long, which supports the bottom of the camper an extra 2' over a standard 8' box, the overhang contains my verticle sewer drain, which clears the deck.
My deck is exactly 8' wide, which just covers he duallies, I wonder how wide a standard box dually is.
The camper is 8'-6" wide.
The other advantage or maybe it's just me, is that with so much storage, most things can be put away before we retire for the night and we could leave in under ten minutes or less.

There was another prospective camper owner, which we met in 2007 in Ogallala, NE, who was looking at something similar to mine, we spent a couple hours talking and later he ordered a Bigfoot camper and a F-550 with the 200" wheelbase, he was going to use this for his job which moves every 3 months. And trailer a motorcycle, he may have had a rack made, I forgot.

Or an extended cab would be a good compromise.
That extra cab space is kinda hard to give up, we use ours for a couple folding bikes in their own wooden box and the top is storage for the camp chairs and spare coats, giant umbrella and kites.

I have seen a couple of cab over flat decks, they look balanced, one I saw had the overall length of the unit equal to the length of the slide in camper, around 18'.
To work on the cab over engines you may have to tilt cab, I forgot to ask if there was enough camper to cab clearance.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

Your welcome gsair on making the pictures larger.  I helped and didn't even know it.  now you can go back and enlarge all those pics.

 

Rick, 

I've wondered but never asked someone with that extra wide front end package, do you happen to know how much sharper you can turn than like a F350.  I looked my 2008 model up and see its 172"  and as far as I can tell from the website I've found a lot of my info on that Ford didn't offer a longer wheelbase much after the years they did on yours.  I wonder why??  yours I guess was about a 2006 model.  I agree on being all packed the night before because of storage.  Easy to get going in the morning.  Especially if its raining.

 

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:20 PM

gsair,

 

I can't remember if I asked are you going to the Montana Rally In July?

 

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

Your welcome gsair on making the pictures larger.  I helped and didn't even know it.  now you can go back and enlarge all those pics.
 
Rick, 
I've wondered but never asked someone with that extra wide front end package, do you happen to know how much sharper you can turn than like a F350.  I looked my 2008 model up and see its 172"  and as far as I can tell from the website I've found a lot of my info on that Ford didn't offer a longer wheelbase much after the years they did on yours.  I wonder why??  yours I guess was about a 2006 model.  I agree on being all packed the night before because of storage.  Easy to get going in the morning.  Especially if its raining.
 
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It's a 2005 , turns I think 5' shorter , the front wheels stick out 9" wider and with no leaf springs the wheels can turn closer to the frame.
For some reason the chassis cab is 176" or 200" for that year.
And I usually pack the propane fire can next morning after I cools, I leave it under the camper in case it rains overnight.
I learned my lesson not retracting awnings after use at night, the wind came up, both awnings dropped, was very lucky no damage.
Cost a buddy of mine $1000 to fix his.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

Thanks for the awning tip.  5' that's a lot.


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