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See how Ford tests trucks for slide-in campers

See how Ford tests trucks for slide-in campers

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford knows its owners all have different uses for their F-Series Super Duty, which is why the company goes to extraordinary lengths to satisfy as many customer needs as possible, Ford noted today.

For the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, testing involves using a custom-built slide-in camper simulator to test the truck’s roll stability when its center of gravity is raised. The test simulates carrying a camper weighing more than 7,500 pounds, loaded with fresh water, cooking gear, fuel and batteries.

To watch Ford engineers put a Super Duty through its paces at Arizona Proving Grounds, click here. They are subjecting the truck to low- and high-speed lane changes as well as slalom runs to help ensure every Super Duty customer is a happy camper, the release noted.

SOURCE: Ford Motor Company press release

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Greg Gerber is the editor and founder of RV Daily Report. A native of Madison, Wis., he moved to Phoenix in 2009 to escape the endless winters and wicked humidity of the six-week "summer" season. He's a DODO -- Dad of Daughter's Only -- who would crawl across the desert on his hands and knees for an In-N-Out Double Double. He has visited every state except Hawaii and is anxiously waiting for some RV company to host a conference in the Aloha State.

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