- August 21, 2020 at 10:22 #44252KeithParticipant
02 F350 LB. camper is on all year, parked outside with cover (not waterproof). Want to protect the bed. spray in liner or? Dont want to take the camper off some day and see the bed looking like Swiss cheese.
- August 21, 2020 at 11:43 #44260Mello MikeKeymaster
Yes, have your bed sprayed with some kind of protective liner. But you’ll still need some kind of rubber liner or horse-stall mat to minimize/prevent your camper from sliding around.
- August 21, 2020 at 17:52 #44263KeithParticipant
Thanks for the reply. Pretty much what the guy at the place that sells shells and liners said. He said to save my money since the bed is ribbed it will dry out but put a rubber mat which i did already. He said if i really sweat the bed rusting to have it sprayed. thanks again. Truck is 2002 with 26K miles and before the camper was garaged all the time. Looks like a new truck and want to keep it that way till california bans diesels.
- September 16, 2020 at 17:26 #44794Jefe4x4Moderator
Keith, if you do a lot off camber campering, I’d recommend getting four camper guides to keep the box centered. This takes a lot of pressure off the tie downs. I have used Lance’s version for 19 years and two campers to good avail, but there are newer better ones. With a Ford F series truck, the cab is too tall for most campers to clear. But you already know this. My bro has an F-250 and used a 3 or 4 inch by 4×8 foot closed cell foam pad for under cement sidewalks as a riser. It works fine, adds insulation to the floor and doesn’t weigh much.
For folks without a Ford i recommend a spray on bed liner and a thin (like 3/8 inch) sticky rubber bed mat. Thick bed mats tend to make the camper box sway, pitch, and yaw.
2020 Ford F-350 XLT FX4 4WD SRW SB SC 7.3L Godzilla Gas TorqShift 10R140 397 amps dual Alt dual batts Frnt Dana 60; Rr Dana M275 E-locker 4.30's 4580/4320/4066# payload 7243# curb wt. 11,300# GVWR 5-er prepped. 2020 Northstar Laredo SC, 12v compressor fridge, cassette, 320w Solar sub zero insulation.
- October 27, 2020 at 21:16 #45786HalParticipant
Jefe4x4, can you tell me more about the foam pad your brother is using as a riser in his F250? Does it stand up to the weight of the camper? Wouldn’t it crush at the edges when traveling around corners or swaying over bumps?
- October 28, 2020 at 19:14 #45790HalParticipant
Also, can you tell me where your brother obtained the foam board he uses? I noticed in another post you made that he is using foam board with a 100 psi rating.
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