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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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