- May 10, 2021 at 16:11 #51039
- May 11, 2021 at 03:25 #51042lindsayandchristinecarrParticipant
Thats pretty much how we do it also. The wife will stand at the rear and make sure everythings is lining up but the masking tape seems to be the charm for getting her on. The back-up camera isn’t much good for this but having a 2 door make it a breeze looking out the back window.
- May 11, 2021 at 17:57 #51045ardvarkParticipant
We have ours marked also, but don’t use it much any more. We found it works much better if my wife drives and I direct, then if we need to make small shifts, we do that with the jacks once the camper is over the bed. Like anything else, the more we do it the faster we get. 🙂
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
- May 15, 2021 at 16:08 #511032Z BundokParticipant
We have center marks on the truck and camper. Easier to watch every detail with our standard cab. Wife on blind side back where shower bumps out of 4′ box line. Also have reflectors on inside of “flanks” that rough align with truck bed rails. Also use jacks / lower sequence to final center (tape measure points in back). Pieces of ⅜” conveyor belt dropped vertically next to wheel well as shim. All probably much more than needed and its only time expensed for getting it just right.
- November 15, 2021 at 10:51 #54208MikeParticipant
Here it is 6 months later and I don’t use the line anymore either. I have exactly 1&1/2 inch clearance between the wheel wells and just use that. Slow and a couple of stops to check I’m still straight. I am anal though, if I am off by a half inch I lift and re-position with the wedges I made.
- November 28, 2021 at 10:46 #54325Mello MikeKeymaster
We used to use a piece of painters tape to keep us centered but not anymore. The wife backs it in while I direct, I used the gap between the wheel wells and the camper to center our camper.
- February 5, 2022 at 15:58 #55377Andy HaywardParticipant
Dido Mike: “I used the gap between the wheel wells and the camper to center our camper.”
I have regularly loaded my campers by myself and this is the basis for all loading regardless of the size, small & light 8′ up to my last which was a 12′ beast with dual slides.
Each camper/truck combo had their own additional tricks but Mike’s method applied to all.
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