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Old 12-18-2018, 10:50 AM   #1
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Will A 6'9"Bed Work For The Palomino SS1251

Palomino brochure says the SS1251 will only fit a 6'6" bed. The brochure goes on to show a Ford F-250 as a vehicle of choice. The problem is that the F-250's now have a 6'9" bed. There is no more 6'6" bed. At least for the 2018 / 2019 model years.

I called the salesperson at the Palomino dealership and was told that I could add some type of "Rubbermaid" rubber strip to the end of the camper where the door is and then use a small step ladder to get in. This would be because the end of the camper would be sitting three inches into the end of the truck bed and would not be flush with the end of the truck. They wouldn't be able to add any type of steps like a GlowStep but the rubber piece would act like a small stoop. What?? Then I was passed to one of their technicians who said the "best" way is to build a "bumper" out of 2X4's that goes between the front of the camper and the truck cabin. This would allow the camper to be pushed out three more inches from the truck bed wall so that the camper door would now be flush with the end of the truck bed (hope that makes sense).

I have a call in to the Palomino factory for their take. Can anyone give me their two cents on this problem?

Thanks again.
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:20 AM   #2
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If you want the camper to be flush with the tailgate, a spacer of some sort (2x4's as you mentioned) is a viable option. My uncle did that when he traded trucks.

You will just need to be sure if the camper has extensions/compartments on the sides that fit over the wheel wells when you set the camper in, that you get the camper centered in the right spot when building the spacer for the front.

3" really isn't much to move it back.
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:33 PM   #3
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The 1251 used to be for short bed and long bed trucks. If it had the short bed kit, there was storage behind the bottom 2 wings. The long bed did not have the storage
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Hello! I was wondering if you ever found an answer to your question? I also want to buy a SS-1251 and I also have the 6.75' bed on my 2018 F250. Will I have to modify the camper or build a spacer for the camper?
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Hello! I was wondering if you ever found an answer to your question? I also want to buy a SS-1251 and I also have the 6.75' bed on my 2018 F250. Will I have to modify the camper or build a spacer for the camper?
The OP hasn't posted for almost a year and a half. You might try sending a PM to him, to see if he's still active.
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Hello! I was wondering if you ever found an answer to your question? I also want to buy a SS-1251 and I also have the 6.75' bed on my 2018 F250. Will I have to modify the camper or build a spacer for the camper?
Looking at the Palomino web site https://palominorv.com/truck-campers...per#floorplans it shows that the SS-1251 has a floor length of 8'6", that would hang over the back of your bed (possibly beyond the tailgate) even with the 6.75' bed on your Ford. The SS-1251 does have a wrap around the end of the camper so it would look like a finished fit to your truck. https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/202...251-5009695242
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If you look at truck type, you will see short bed.
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