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Old March 25th, 2017, 11:08 PM   #61
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be real careful hauling with trailer under the rear camper legs.
when u go up hill, and turn, at the same time it can get real dicey!
going up a driveway can really cost ya!

many use a torklift superhitch with an extended receiver.
they are top notch.

i ran an 18" solid hitch extension, with a 3/8s" chain, over the frame rails, and back to the receiver.
i cinched that up with a chain binder. it worked like an a frame sort of.



this weight slip was on an aluminum trailer.
no water, no propane, no food, no bedding.
the camper, trailer, truck, and jeep were totally empty.
this is as light as it ever got with my rig.
i was up around 18k a few times.
I decided to keep the 18' hauler it came with, the registration says 1700lbs, I think it's lighter. It was nicer than my other open hauler. I ripped all the redneck off. The brakes even work. It's also much lower, I think I can clear the camper.



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I picked up an Amerigo Snap-N-Nap a couple years ago. It's pretty sweet, and I like it, although it is HUGE, and HEAVY! I usually put it on the front of my goose neck trailer, as it actually kinda fits there. I wanted either a tiny lightweight poptop, or a big ass unit with a side door. I looked at some Avions, but the prices were as high as their weight slips. The Amerigo has a unique look to it, with the sweet front window, and a one piece fiberglass roof and front wall, which helps reduce the leaks. I picked mine up for cheap and like that if I decide i don't like it at some point, or it leaks and falls apart, I'm not really out much. I really like that I can pull the buggy tires right up to the back of it, and still get in and out of it on the side of the road or truck stop etc.

Here's a couple shots of similar units snagged from the Google.



This season, it will either be in a truck like this, or a 1991 Dodge 2wd dually.
That's a cool outfit. I checked on ours after the storm was through, no sign of being wet.

In working on it putting a new door catch on, the bottom board on the door was rotten, it's a simple fix. I already have the old one out.



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Old June 14th, 2017, 09:43 PM   #62
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Friends Rig:
13 3500, Artic Fox 1140. Towed about 20k miles like this.. Went to Moab, texas without issues.



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08 2500, Built trans, bags, torque lift goodies, sway bar in the rear.

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Are you comfortable with that hitch @benny87?
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That's a long hitch extension.
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I haven't had an issue yet. It's 40in. But it's rated for 12000#s with WD..

My buddies is 38in and like I said, he's been all over the country with his setup.

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I haven't had an issue yet. It's 40in. But it's rated for 12000#s with WD..

My buddies is 38in and like I said, he's been all over the country with his setup.

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is that the torque lift hitch?

We did a test camp last weekend, my wife is hooked. This weekend we are camping and towing the jeep as a test for when we go to DOA later this summer.


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is that the torque lift hitch?

We did a test camp last weekend, my wife is hooked. This weekend we are camping and towing the jeep as a test for when we go to DOA later this summer.


Yeah it's their 30k hitch. Their extension with a curt 1400 lb WD bar hitch.

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I was a little heavy coming home, but I was bringing some items back from my parents place up north I wouldn't normally be hauling. I was within 20lbs of my estimate.



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Are you using a hitch extension to haul your Jeep with that setup?

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No, my trailer clears everything well.
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Are you comfortable with that hitch @benny87?
That looks to be a tork lift super hitch.
It's actually two separate 2" receivers one above the other.
It's rated for 12k.
It is the finest extension system u can buy.
My buddy runs a 48" under his tc.
They are real stout!
Not cheap either!
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