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Old 01-29-2015, 12:45 PM   #1
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New to truck camping

My name is Kay and my husband, Larry, and I will be starting out on our maiden voyage in April. Cross Country. We plan to make a practice trip before that. We have a 2015 Palomino 1251 which will be on a Ford F150.
I am so new at this that I don't even know what questions to ask! So I would appreciate any tips derived from your experiences!!! Thank you all!

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Old 01-29-2015, 12:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!
Not many truck camper members here even tho I had one back in the day.
No reason not to hang around here with us tho!
We're happy to have you either way.

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Old 01-29-2015, 01:00 PM   #3
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Welcome to forum. There is not too many truck campers sharing info here but were here to provide best info as possible, so ask away. Your unit (if I have the right one below) has a fairly high dry weight at 1737 lbs for a F150 to carry. Once you add all cargo load and passengers in vehicle, it might be above the GVWR. It would be good to make sure all is OK.
Can you provide info on your F150?


Ship Weight 1,737 lbs. (788 kg)
Exterior Length 13' 4" (4.1 m)
Exterior Width 86" (2.2 m)
Floor Length 8' 6" (2.6 m)
Wheel Well Width 48" (1.2 m)
Exterior Height 6' 9" (2.1 m)
Center of Gravity 37" (0.9 m)
Fresh Water Capacity 16 gal. (61 L)
Gray Water Capacity N/A (N/A)
Black Water Capacity 7 gal. (26 L)
LP Gas Capacity 20 lbs. (9 kg)
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2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:16 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard!

When you do have questions please do post and we will try to help. Keep on reading threads in various forums as there are lots and lots of good & interesting information.

Camping a night or two at a local campground can be helpful as you refresh your memory before hitting the road. Also driveway camping is another good option. It can't hurt to make sure everything is working correctly or that you are comfortable.

Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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