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Old 02-03-2011, 03:39 PM
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(Super) Camper Special Confusion...

Can someone please help un-confuse me (on this topic anyway). It comes in the form of the Super Camper Special and Camper Specials. I was under the belief that from 73-76 the truck, a 2wd F350 to be exact, with a 140" wb was the super camper special. Then in 77 and through 79 they dropped the 'super' for whatever reason...and the 'camper specials' were still 350 2wd 140" wb trucks. Is this correct or incorrect? Reason I ask, is I've seen 250 4wd labeled as camper specials. I thought the trailer special package would be applicable in that case. Can someone please straighten me out. Thanks.
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This was discussed in another thread but I can't find it.

Sorry if I confused you.
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I thought the "Super" Part wasn't till '76...

I guess we're all confused
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I was under the impression that the camper specials were 250's and the super camper specials were 350's?
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This was discussed in another thread but I can't find it.

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Don't remember that...and yes, you did confuse me...and your truck is what confused me. Keep in mind, I'm easily confused.

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I was under the impression that the camper specials were 250's and the super camper specials were 350's?
Hell if I know. but I was almost certain SCS's were the 140" wb 2wd 350's with the spare tire door in the bed from 73-76. Then I thought the truck remained the same, but they dropped the 'super' from 77-79...and was simply a 'camper special'. Then I see Mark's truck and it's a 78 250 4wd standard wb for a super cab...but it's a camper special??????????
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No more confusion, because...

1973/79 F350 Regular Cabs on the 140" wheelbase (all 2WD):

1973/76 Super Camper Special / 1973/79 Trailer Special / 1977/79 Camper Special - Ford dropped "Super" from the name after 1976.

There were F150 & F250 Camper Specials, but these were not on the 140" wheelbase.

1977 was the first year for 4WD Camper Specials.

No F350 was available with 4WD until 1979, and 4WD was not offered with the 140" wheelbase.
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Thanks Bill. So then does that mean with the exception of the extended wheelbase, bedside tire storage and the 350 badging that the 'camper specials' had the same general principals? IE upgraded electrical system, stouter suspension, etc?
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Thanks Bill. So then does that mean with the exception of the extended wheelbase, bedside tire storage and the 350 badging that the 'camper specials' had the same general principals? IE upgraded electrical system, stouter suspension, etc?
Yes, that's correct. Camper Specials (C/S) also came with a pigtailed wire harness/plug (it was placed inside the glovebox at final assembly).

This plugged in to the C/S only taillamp harness, which had an extra feed wire for this purpose and was used for the camper's clearance lights.

The C/S taillamp harness is the ONLY way to verify if a truck is a C/S...or not, since there are no codes on the Warranty Plate or within the VIN that decode to a C/S.

No extra feed wire...it's not a C/S.
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Alright thanks...it had been confusing me and hanging me up for a while, much appreciated.
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So, then what is the trailer special?
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