Originally Posted by blwnsmoke
Had to join after seeing your post. I just placed an order for a 360IBL on Friday.. Our next camping trip is Columbus Day weekend so looking forward to getting it. I'm coming from a 21 Foot trailer where the beds fold out like tents lol..
Going to be quite the step up. From the pics, it looks like you have a short bed but it might just be the angle. How does it pull and what hitch are you using?
I've been doing A LOT of reading on hitches and still very confused. I have a 2015 F350 6.7 to pull it so that won't be a problem but it is a short bed.
Thinking of super glide but very heavy.. Then was thinking the Companion OEM but that isn't a slider.. then was thinking the Companion slider but that won't use the factory prep package.. then was thinking a Reese with the sidewinder but don't want to replace the king pin lol. Oh the decisions!!!
Did you get the 4 point leveling system? I ordered that option as well as the dual pane windows.. seems every 360IBL is being ordered without those that I've seen.
Sorry for all the questions.. you are the first one I've seen to buy one that has posted on a forum so needed to pick your brain.
Congrats on the camper!!
We used to have the same kind of trailer (Hybrid) with the pop-out beds. still kinda miss it...felt more like camping...what we do now is glamour-camping or glamping!!!
I do have the short bed...its a 2012 F-250 so it squats it a bit in the back but not as bad as I was expecting. I don't have air bags or anything...may add them later on but I think I would add a sway bar before bags if I had to chose one over the other. Yours will have a stiffer rear (F-350) and a little more horsepower (2015 = 40 more) so you should be good to go. Mine pulls it fine...I know its back there from a stop but it will cruise up most interstate hills at 65-70mph with out shifting out of 6th gear. I'm getting around 11.5mpg so far. Farthest I have pulled it so far is 70 miles oneway.
The dealer said that with the front cap design I wouldn't need a slider even with the short bed. I had already found a good deal on a used superglide so that's what I went with. With the superglide I have had it at near 90 degrees to the truck but I haven't got out to really look at clearances with it in that position.
I did not get the leveling...but it was on my wish list. I figured we have been camping this long without it (started camping with my parents over 30 years ago) so it wasn't a must have. Plus they say the average Rv'er keeps their camper for about 4 years. Maybe we will get the system then? We are also impulsive buyers so when we found one on a nearby lot we jumped on it. It has power jacks in the back and two AC's. I had them add the JT strong arms and a TV in the front bedroom and we picked it up the next weekend.
One thing to check on the PDI is the living room TV mount. it has a swivel mount but it only has one pivot point which swings the TV to the left (toward the rear couch). I had them swap the mount out for a dual (triple?) pivot so it will swing toward the kitchen and then pivot toward the couch. this makes for a better viewing angle from the couch.
We really love ours...jonesing to go again. Kids sports (soccer and baseball) have put a damper on the camping.