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> Lance 855S, What kind of truck is best?

tutu114
post Feb 16 2016, 10:46 PM
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Truck and Camper Setup: Looking at a 2016 Lance 855S It fits a shortbed truck. It has 1 slideout. I am looking to buy a Ford F250 Crew Cab, preferably used.



I have purchased a Lance 855 S TC. I would like input on what is the best Truck to haul it.
Wet weight is 3178. It has 1 slide out. I am looking at a Ford F250 V 10 6.8 liter. Crew Cab 2003, keep getting fluctuating answers about the best truck.
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post Feb 17 2016, 06:59 AM
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You are always gonna get different advice about which truck, camper, bread, beer or whatever, I personally am a Ford man, And I also like duallys. Therefore I have an F350 Ford dually. I like them for the stability. Even if I had a Chevy it would be a dually, so look around and just pick what truck suits you best. Start with brand and go from there. JMO


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post Feb 21 2016, 08:59 AM
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Truck and Camper Setup: 2008 F-350 Supercab 4x4 with Firestone airbags, Bilstein shocks, a 2005 Palomino Bronco 1500 Softside camper, and Torklift tiedowns. So far, we've added an additional 4' long by 14" high cabinet for additional storage on top of the table seat area, a 40 gallon water tank in place of the OEM 16 gallon tank, moved the dual Volvo batteries outside, and replaced the nonworking stereo with a new Elite system.



[quote=tutu114,Feb 16 2016, 11:46 PM]
[font=Geneva]I have purchased a Lance 855 S TC. I would like input on what is the best Truck to haul it.
Wet weight is 3178. It has 1 slide out. I am looking at a Ford F250 V 10 6.8 liter. Crew Cab 2003, keep getting fluctuating answers about the best truck.


Check the truck's GVWR, add your passenger and gear weights to the camper weight to confirm that the truck can handle all. I went for an F-350 but an F-250 with air bags might cover it.
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post Mar 9 2016, 09:03 PM
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QUOTE(Spanky @ Feb 17 2016, 06:59 AM)
You are always gonna get different advice about which truck, camper, bread, beer or whatever, I personally am a Ford man, And I also like duallys. Therefore I have an F350 Ford dually. I like them for the stability. Even if I had a Chevy it would be a dually, so look around and just pick what truck suits you best. Start with brand and go from there. JMO
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We have a 2016 Ram 3500 Mega Cab we installed air bags in the rear and couldnt be happier sometimes we forget its in the back!
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post Jun 3 2016, 07:37 PM
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Truck and Camper Setup: The plan will utilize a 3500 GMC with a 11 or 12' TC with a full compliment of Torklift hitch components and tie downs. Stable loads if needed will be installed.



I think that model is designed for short bed trucks, HD one's. The key is understanding what GVWR and GVCWR is. I would be very careful with a 250, you would be better served with a 350 and make sure the tires are fresh and are E rated. The gas motor will allow far more payload than a diesel but you will suffer a little at the gas station. I have owned several Fords, maybe that's why I just bought a new GMC.
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