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LHZAWD

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2014 Ford F-150 373 rear 5 liter -2 additional rear leafs with timbrens not in use anymore
Palomino 2150lb wet , inside reconfigured with cassette toilet and lower couch fouton . Don’t usually pop top up when I’m on my own .
Main purpose is for mountain bike / fat bike trips throughout North America
Been out a few 100 nights .
 

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Seabass

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2014 Ford F-150 373 rear 5 liter -2 additional rear leafs with timbrens not in use anymore
Palomino 2150lb wet , inside reconfigured with cassette toilet and lower couch fouton . Don’t usually pop top up when I’m on my own .
Main purpose is for mountain bike / fat bike trips throughout North America
Been out a few 100 nights .
Care to elaborate on the Timberin’s?
 

Seabass

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F550 gas. Ricksons with M608 tires. The camper is suited for super cold climate.
HAF, What engine is in your F-550? Is it a 6.2 or the new 7.3? I’m curious as I have an F-350 with a 6.2 and am constantly surprised with the amount of available power and drivability of it. I honestly didn’t realize Ford would even offer a gas in a truck that large. I’m done with the modern diesels. Way too expensive all the way around and new gas engines make a lot more power than they used to. Add longevity (as in a few hundred thousand miles of expected engine life) and diesels are loosing some footing with guys like me. Fuel economy is the biggest problem with gas. However, modern diesels that haven’t been “altered” don’t get the great mileage they once did. Add the extra cost of their fuel....another nail in the coffin.
 

HAF

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The truck is a 2019 F550 with the V10 gas. Came out of a Ram 5500 with Cummins. The Ram got 10 to 11 mpg. The Ford is getting a bit over 9 mpg. It has 4.88 rear with taller tires which the truck seems to like. Has lots of power. I like the simplicity of the gas over diesel. I went gas because of low engine speed on trails- diesel emissions systems don’t like that. Have not had it through mountains yet. I suppose the mileage will drop significantly along with power. My missions are ten percent mountain Highway and the rest off road and slow. The gas fits this mission well. I will go to the 7.3 gas next truck.
 

LHZAWD

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Care to elaborate on the Timberin’s?
Timbren work great with the extra weight on the smooth highway as an additional suspension item , but as its the main rear axel resting on the Timbren and then the frame of the truck .... once off road the ride is very jarring especially going through pot holes ,rough gravel roads etc.
I've now added 2 full length leaf springs to the originals which raises the rear of the truck so at no point do the Timbrens come in contact anymore .
Leaf spring addition work well handling the extra weight of the camper and absorb well once on rougher back roads .
 
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