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    • #51039
      Mike
      Participant

      I’ll take all the help I can get. You can see the bumpers I put in place. Gets it further forward. I also have a centered two inch line down the middle of the bed mat.

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    • #51042

      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.

    • #51045
      ardvark
      Participant

      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

    • #51103
      2Z Bundok
      Participant

      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.

    • #54208
      Mike
      Participant

      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.

    • #54325
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      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.

    • #55377
      Andy Hayward
      Participant

      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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