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Pop-up Camper - anyone?

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I am planning on buying a 2015 ED with the crew cab, 6'4" bed and the 4 corner suspension. I want to put a pop-up camper in the back at times (not all the time). The weight of the campers I am considering are in the 850-900lbs dry weight.

Anyone else putting a camper or any other significant load in their ED? What sort of weights? How does the load affect milage? Does the air suspension help with leveling and handling?

The experience of any others about this would be helpful.
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I bought the Big Horn with the 6'4 box and without the airbag suspension, so cannot comment on the ride when loaded. However when I opened my glove box, there is a document that specifically suggests NOT to put a camper on the back box, shows some diagrams of the truck etc, however it just does not recommend using a camper in the back. Does not say why.
I also wanted to mention, even with the standard suspension, towing say... 3500 - 4000 lbs, does not impact the truck. I couldent feel the bumps, tug, or bucking feeling in the truck like I did with my pathfinder. I felt very comfortable driving my 500 km round trip with it. In the box I have only had about 300lb, (a big fellow and the bed we moved up the street). So again, cant say much on payload in the box.
I cannot seem to post the photo of the document that was in my glove box, but it goes on to say that if one does put a slid in camper on, it should not exceed cargo weight, that includes camper, gear, supplies and people. But again, it say not recommended for use with slide in trailer.
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