I have a 2003 Ford f250 crew cab 8' bed v10 SRW The GVWR is listed as 8800 lbs. I weighed the truck. It came in empty at 6600 lbs. My question is, how big of a camper can I safely handle?
Would air bags allow me to go bigger. Based on the numbers it seems I am limited to a fairly small camper.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also are bolt on DRW conversions available.
Yes there are dual rear wheel conversion kits for Fords.
There are also Rickson conversion kits that give you a greater tire/rim payload but keep your truck SRW.
And as for your payload question. . .
Dont tell anybody here I said this but... I would say you could load your truck with 3000 pounds (absolute maximum) before putting yourself in danger.
Truck camper people are notorious for brutally overloading their vehicle with seldom an issue.
I'd say your truck is big enough for a truck camper but you would have to look for a long-bed camper that is unusually light.
A 2100 pound 'dry weight' would be about the heaviest I would go with your current truck.
For example: A Capri Retreat camper for a long bed truck has a dry weight of only about 1700 pounds! Here's a link >>> https://capricamper....models/retreat/
There are other 'light' choices too but you'll have to search the web.