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    Default New member from Mattoon, IL. Interested in a M1088 to mount my truck camper.

    Hi to all!

    I am new to military trucks, but owned a F8000 CAT 3208 Tandem dump truck in the past. I'm a semi tanker driver and really enjoy trucks.

    I have a new truck camper on my crew cab 2011 F250 6.7 which puts me over the gvwr by about 2,500 lbs. I'm thinking about purchasing a 6x6 and having the camper mounted right to the frame (if possible) or installing a flatbed.

    My goal is to keep the overall height as low as possible. The F250 bed is 36" and that results in an 11' top of roof elevation (12' including AC unit).

    Any suggestions?

    David

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    Ive got a 1088 in TN that needs a home. She's got 6 new MVT tires on her.
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    Thanks for the reply!
    I'm just in the feasibility stage, but I'll keep that in mind.

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    Welcome aboard!!
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    Welcome from ND TGRCAT your plan sounds interesting on the camper on a 1088 but mounting it DIRECTLY to the frame is going to be a very potential problem for you. Because all of these trucks have a fairly high degree of offroad ability there is a fair amount of frame flex built into them to help in keeping tires ON THE GROUND for more traction which is good but eliminated anything of size being mounted directly to the frame of the truck, there are lots of pretty creative ways to isolate your camper from this flexing, I would suggest you look at these sections of information on this site it could save you a whole lot of added work!
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    Thanks for the response!

    I did further research and came to that conclusion.
    I'm now wondering if a low profile bed would work.
    My goal is to be able to off-grid but nothing extreme since the camper structure is not designed for that. 4x4 would be adequate but the 6x6s look badass!

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