Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2015, 01:45 PM   #1
Kay
New truck camper
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 1
New to truck camping

Hi!
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!
__________________

__________________
Kay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 01:56 PM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
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.
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 02:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
fonzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 3,237
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?


MODEL SS-1251

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)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SS-1251.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	56.3 KB
ID:	68983  
__________________
Fonzie
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36) 2017 (32)
fonzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 06:16 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Terier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9,616
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...

2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West
Terier is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
camping, truck

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 AM.