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I think that brings up an important point about how important it is to match the truck to the camper. My Laredo was not much of an adjustment from my Hallmark because I had already added Sumo Springs and up graded the shocks. Since my F350 had the camper package I had a sway bar already and although it is not as stout as the Hellwig, it seems to do the job.
We also chose the Northstar Laredo specifically because it is a small bodied hardside, which is not everyone’s cup of tea I know. However, it does not extend past my rear bumper and it not as tall and is tapered in the front to a bit less for the wind to catch.
I learned towing that handling is a crazy thing because it can vary so much between loads, suspension systems, and where you are headed. When we were in Wyoming the first year I think the wind averaged nearly 50 mph and no one thought much of it. Here in Tennessee that much would wind would result in a ‘sever weather warning’. And as one owner has said in the past, “if the weather gets too bad I pull over for a while”. Lot of wisdom in that thought too in my opinion. 🙂
Steve and Andra
2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
Fab Fours front and rear in case we run into a rhino
2019 Northstar Laredo SC