Originally Posted by usmarine1
Also does anyone have an 8ft truck camper they put in a 6.5 ft bed? How well does it work for backing up a boat? As far as how hard can you crank it? I have a swing away tongue but I'm not sure if it's long enough to compensate for tight turns without hitting the camper.
I have a 7.3 F250 crew and I haul a 8' full size pickup camper in the 6.5' bed. I bought an extended hitch receiver to compensate the tailgate being down. They are rated to 5,000 pounds I believe. No issues hauling my camper and boats and turning.
I would recommend the 6.2 Ford and 6.2 Chevy over the 6.0 Chevy motor myself. I know the 6.2 Chevy engine is a beast, and has good fuel mileage.