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I have this camper that is 8 foot. I'm thinking with the tailgate down I could use it with my Ranger.
Some may say it looks way wrong, but I'd only use it when going camping.
Whatcha all think?

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I have this camper that is 8 foot. I'm thinking with the tailgate down I could use it with my Ranger.
Some may say it looks way wrong, but I'd only use it when going camping.
Whatcha all think?

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What does it weigh and are your tires and suspension appropriate for it? Thinking most run of the mill 8 foot campers are way too heavy for a Ranger.
 

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I have this camper that is 8 foot. I'm thinking with the tailgate down I could use it with my Ranger.
Some may say it looks way wrong, but I'd only use it when going camping.
Whatcha all think?

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Looks like the aluminum siding models we built in high school. If you’re not fussed, sure, why not? But, it’s going to be a crap ton of working swapping that gas door to the passenger side. ;)
 

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I have this camper that is 8 foot. I'm thinking with the tailgate down I could use it with my Ranger.
Some may say it looks way wrong, but I'd only use it when going camping.
Whatcha all think?

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Every company that makes these things outright lies about their weight. And the Ranger is unable to safely carry any slide in, let alone one that's right feet long.

The math is simple. Ranger payloads range from ~1560 - 2100 lbs. Two adult humans (300 lbs), full tank of gas (114), and 150 lbs of assorted luggage or whatever equals 560 lbs. 1560 minus 560 equals 1000. There is no slide in out there that weighs under 1600 wet. Most are much more. And that equation does not account for dogs, beer, little bastards and all their associated crap, etc etc.

If you want a slide in, buy a super duty, they're actually designed for that job.

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I should mention that it is just a camper top.
I would have to add the 2x2 plywood sides to close it off. But it's just a camper top.
I'll get some more pics, but it by no means weighs more than 500 to 600 lbs. I can lift the back myself.
 

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I should mention that it is just a camper top.
I would have to add the 2x2 plywood sides to close it off. But it's just a camper top.
I'll get some more pics, but it by no means weighs more than 500 to 600 lbs. I can lift the back myself.
That does not sound terribly strong.
 

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The sides that I'll make, or the camper top itself?
None of the above. Don't mean to be a dick, just vehicles in motion are exposed to...forces. Those forces will increase the further away you are from an axle. The tailgate isn't exactly designed to support dynamic loads, and neither is plywood, or most camper shells.
 

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Every company that makes these things outright lies about their weight. And the Ranger is unable to safely carry any slide in, let alone one that's right feet long.

The math is simple. Ranger payloads range from ~1560 - 2100 lbs. Two adult humans (300 lbs), full tank of gas (114), and 150 lbs of assorted luggage or whatever equals 560 lbs. 1560 minus 560 equals 1000. There is no slide in out there that weighs under 1600 wet. Most are much more. And that equation does not account for dogs, beer, little bastards and all their associated crap, etc etc.

If you want a slide in, buy a super duty, they're actually designed for that job.

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And then you can get in arguments on the truck camper forums where the SRW F350 guys INSIST that you do not need a dually F350 for the loads! SRW guys seem to have access to some sort of new math or something. Forget proving that they are wrong. Gets crazy... and heated.
 

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Every company that makes these things outright lies about their weight. And the Ranger is unable to safely carry any slide in, let alone one that's right feet long.

The math is simple. Ranger payloads range from ~1560 - 2100 lbs. Two adult humans (300 lbs), full tank of gas (114), and 150 lbs of assorted luggage or whatever equals 560 lbs. 1560 minus 560 equals 1000. There is no slide in out there that weighs under 1600 wet. Most are much more. And that equation does not account for dogs, beer, little bastards and all their associated crap, etc etc.

If you want a slide in, buy a super duty, they're actually designed for that job.

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BTW, guy in the pic ran that truck overloaded for a couple of years. Now trying to bitch that FCA won't warranty the repair. Camper he's hauling will barely be ok on a gas powered dually. Diesel, forget it. Basically you need an F550 or equivalent for those big bastards. He did not do his homework.
 
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How do you like the CX Evolve so far? This is the one I am thinking of but heard there are issues with some of them. Doesn't seem like too many people have them yet. How's the fit of the curved glass against the tailgate? Is it a pretty good seal?
 

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Picked this up last week from a member in NC. Ranch Sierra Top in Ford Magnetic Gray.

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Looks great to me. Does it match your bumper and wheel trim? (I’m colour blind and can’t really tell)

If so, that’s a great option and a good look! 👍
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