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RE: F550 Upfitting cost estimates?

Hey HandyRandy, I set up a Ford F550 Super Duty in 2018. Purchased a Kelderman full air ride system and installed it myself, The air ride system was $10,000.00USD. Rides great empty, came with an extra heavy sway bar so there is no issues with camper sway. Also got the bags for the front. All self-leveling so there are no issues with ride height. All the equipment necessary to install the ride system was included, Air compressor, leveling arms, hoses and fittings, even installed a dump valve so the truck can be lowered and raised when loading and unloading the camper (very handy) In 2008 I had Alum Line custom build a service body to fit the camper, at that time I had it mounted on a 2008 super duty. $13,000.00USD. out of Helena Montana. Nice thing about custom building a deck or service body, they are transferable between all cab and chassis models and years as the frames are the same.
markowwes 04/05/23 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: Camping off the truck

Quite often we leave our camper sitting at a site for long periods, I have made some pads made of 12” X 12” X ¾” plywood to put under and on top of a scissor jack. The system works perfect, good support under the floor and the jacks only have to stabilize the camper not support it. Happy Camping
markowwes 01/10/23 09:06am Truck Campers
RE: Aluminum vs Steel flatbed

Have had an aluminum service body on my F550 for 15 years now without any corrosion or paint problems. If the material, being steel or aluminum is prepared properly, you won’t have a problem either, my deck was washed down with acetone and powder coated properly, any steel deck should be sand blasted to shiny metal and primed and powder coated too. Don’t cheap out on the finish either way and you won’t have problems, steel over aluminum will make it considerably heavier even though you have a 550 it will still make a difference in the final GVW so look at all your options (trailer tongue weight, generator, extra equipment, camping gear, fuel) they all add up and the next thing you know is the 550 isn’t enough.
markowwes 01/09/23 10:16am Truck Campers
RE: Back up camera recommendations?

I use the Garmin BC-30, works great with the Garmin GPS
markowwes 11/29/22 04:18pm Truck Campers
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