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Old January 10th, 2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Looking for a big pick up camper. Must have at least one slide (would like 2) must have AC and be for a long box truck. New model. Please don't PM me with anything that does not have those specs as I am not interested in anything else.

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You looking for one that goes in the back of your truck or a pull behind type camper? Parents have a fifth wheel camper they are wanting to sell.
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Looking for a slide in truck camper so I can still pull a heavy load on the trailer while camping.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #4
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Looking for a slide in truck camper so I can still pull a heavy load on the trailer while camping.
what about a 5th wheel camper mounted on a gooseneck ?? those are some sick set ups ! and it makes a nice even level deck to relax on when the rigs unloaded
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Not totally opposed to that but I think the cost would go past what I can spend. I would have to get the gooseneck trailer, and the camper. Then I would worry about total length when pulling a boat behind that. I think 60 feet is the max bumper to bumper.
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65' total, but check the states you may want to drive through. Many states don't allow double towing.
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Not totally opposed to that but I think the cost would go past what I can spend. I would have to get the gooseneck trailer, and the camper. Then I would worry about total length when pulling a boat behind that. I think 60 feet is the max bumper to bumper.
oh you're talking about the camper and pullin the boat.. well hell mount a winch on the trailer behind the camper and pull the boat up on the gooseneck with the camper
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oh you're talking about the camper and pullin the boat.. well hell mount a winch on the trailer behind the camper and pull the boat up on the gooseneck with the camper
hahahahaha

I thought about that. But the wife said "You moved me to the U.P. but I am not going totally red neck damn it."

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check out the lance 1161, 1181, and 1191. pretty nice. look at the eagle cap double slide and the okanagen double and triple slide. arctic fox has some nice units. you could also look at the host yukon and everest models but i dont reccomend them. if you get something with double slides loaded with gear, food, beer, and water your gonna be up near 4k lbs in your bed plus what your towing. some of the biggest, loaded models are at or near 5k lbs in the bed ready to camp. you will easily put 1k lbs of gear, food, propane, and water in it. never believe the weight sticker on the camper, they lie!

my short bed no slide bare bones camper is about 2500lbs loaded for camping.
some of the double and triple slide campers when loaded are beyond the capacity of a one ton dually. a single slide will be at or near the max ratings of any srw truck. a double slide will be way over weight on any srw truck, and probably near the max ratings of most duallys.

in short i hope you got a bad azz tow rig if your gonna put a double slide camper in it and tow something too.

i love my tc, its a great way to camp. i do tow my jeep on a light aluminium trailer with the tc in the bed, but its pretty heavy! im way over my gvw rating. im a little under my gvcw rating. this was loaded light. no water, no food, very little gear. check out rv.net's tc fourm for info overload. good luck.


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Yea, I have looked at a few but just not the season to find them right now. Thought maybe someone here was looking to get rid of one. I'll be hauling it with a one ton dodge.

Did find one double slide in the right weight area but it's in Yuma Arizona and i'm not going that far for one. LOL Single slide is a must though.

Mostly going to be hauling the 18 foot boat but once in a while will haul the Jeep.

Damn extended hitch is gonna cost a arm and a leg. With weight distribution it's gonna be near a grand just for the hitch.
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go for the super hitch. dual 2in recievers and a 48 inch extension.
im hoping your one ton is a dually. the slides really give you so much more floor space.
its the easiest way to camp. my little tc is great, but small.
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Truck isn't purchased yet. I want to avoid a dually but probably won't be able to.

The TorkLift super hitch is the only way to go.

Yea, slides are great. I just sold my big ass pop up that had a slide. The difference with a slide in a pop up is night and day.
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srw is nice when your empty. its not when your loaded heavy. i never thought i would want a crew cab or a dually. so i got an extended cab short bed srw. it was a mistake.
im looking for a crew cab short bed dually now. the sway in a srw truck with the center of gravity up so high is pretty bad. nearly unsafe. in an emergency swerving is not an option, you would be upside down. i modded the rear suspension in my f250 it helped alot. still not great, but much better. look into flat beds too. nice space under the camper sides for tool boxes, parts, and gear.
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