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Old September 13th, 2010, 12:02 AM   #1
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How many of you guys tow your rig on a trailer behind a pick-up with a truck camper? Do you use a hitch extension? Or do you just have a smaller truck camper with no rear overhang? What advice can you give me? I have a 95 F350 crewcab dually 2wd with airbags front and rear with the 7.3 Powerstroke and an auto trans, a 20' steel deck car trailer and a 3500#ish wheeler. The trailer has brakes on both axles. I would really like to have a truck camper with a bathroom (toilet and shower) but I don't know if the shorties have them. Thanks in advance.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 06:41 AM   #2
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I have a 97 f250 crew short box, 18' foot trailer and around a 5k lb wheeler and just picked up a truck camper Saturday. It over hangs about 6 inches or so, I am hoping it clears my trailer jack.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 05:57 AM   #3
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Go to the truck camper forum on rv.net; there are a few guys there that have that setup and tow w/o problem.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 09:17 AM   #4
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Go to the truck camper forum on rv.net; there are a few guys there that have that setup and tow w/o problem.
Cool! Thanks Scooter, looks like there's a lot of good info there.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 09:19 AM   #5
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I plan on doing this as soon as I find a camper for my truck. Putting new brakes on it first though. They help a little. lol
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Old September 14th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #6
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search superhitch, never used one but thats what they are built for, not cheap though
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Old October 8th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #7
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I have have hauled my cruiser behind the truck with camper many times to Tellico, Canada, Coal Creek, Flat Nasty......

The last two truck campers I have owned were larger than the first. The last one being a Lance 1010.

I used the Torklift Super hitch with the 4' double extension. This system works great. My tow rig is a 04 Dodge Cummins quad cab, long box, 4x4 6speed.

I don't have any close up photos handy of the hitch system but here are a couple action shots.
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I have a 97 f250 crew short box, 18' foot trailer and around a 5k lb wheeler and just picked up a truck camper Saturday. It over hangs about 6 inches or so, I am hoping it clears my trailer jack.
Yep cleared just fine with my normal hitch/reciever.



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Old October 9th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #9
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I have have hauled my cruiser behind the truck with camper many times to Tellico, Canada, Coal Creek, Flat Nasty......

The last two truck campers I have owned were larger than the first. The last one being a Lance 1010.

I used the Torklift Super hitch with the 4' double extension. This system works great. My tow rig is a 04 Dodge Cummins quad cab, long box, 4x4 6speed.

I don't have any close up photos handy of the hitch system but here are a couple action shots.
And how the hell have you been Guy?????that trip is the last time I saw you....never seen that pic from the highway

to the OP.....I have been eying this camper...its a sweet set-up
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...7;3AMEWAX%3AIT
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Old October 9th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #10
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got rid of the 18' trailer and opted for a 32' GN and a better spot for the camper (never actually put the camper in the bed. bought it with the purpose of going onto the trailer)





will have finished pics of it in a week or so when we get back from Moab
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Old October 10th, 2010, 11:52 PM   #11
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Yep cleared just fine with my normal hitch/reciever.



That looks like the parking lot for Castle Rock in the UP?? Am I right?
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Old October 11th, 2010, 06:42 AM   #12
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Old October 11th, 2010, 09:12 AM   #13
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got rid of the 18' trailer and opted for a 32' GN and a better spot for the camper (never actually put the camper in the bed. bought it with the purpose of going onto the trailer)





will have finished pics of it in a week or so when we get back from Moab
That's my plan there. Do you ever take the camper off to haul two rig on shorter trips where the camper is not needed? If so how does the camper come off?
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Old October 11th, 2010, 09:16 AM   #14
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My old mans truck is outa place in this picture and thread.. its the only one WITHOUT a truck bed camper pulling a trailer.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 09:37 AM   #15
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got rid of the 18' trailer and opted for a 32' GN and a better spot for the camper (never actually put the camper in the bed. bought it with the purpose of going onto the trailer)





will have finished pics of it in a week or so when we get back from Moab


I did the same thing


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Old October 11th, 2010, 09:53 AM   #16
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[QUOTE=BAD93SBLZR;2385258]I did the same thing


OK- Now we're talking! What did you do to get the camper trailer on there? Just a relocate of the upper part or did you bolt down the frame and everything?
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Old October 11th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #17
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OK- Now we're talking! What did you do to get the camper trailer on there? Just a relocate of the upper part or did you bolt down the frame and everything?

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How does everyone get them on and off the trailer? Future plans are a 30' gooseneck, but would like to be able to add and remove a camper from the deck???
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I cut the axles off and sat it on with a forklift. I used 2 1/2 square stock for spacers btween the frame of the camper and the deck of my trailer. Then I used some 5/8 U-bolts around the frame of the camper down to the frame of my trailer to hold it on. Worked out great. On or off iin about 30 min.
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im around 16k ready to roll in that pic. get a piece of solid 2x2 square stock, and weld a trailer ball on the end of it. i used an 18 inch solid extension for a while but it wiggled alot. you really need the ball past the jacks a little. otherwise it will contact the jacks during tight off camber or bumpy turns. it wont be pretty! look into a reese tow beast or torklift super hitch. my factory superduty 12.5k hitch has held up well, but its pretty much at its limits. the extension is like a pipe on the end of a breaker bar.
check out rv.nets tc fourm(ignore the weight police). good luck
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I just want tp do that with a 16 or 20 or 24 foot enclosed trailer. Just graft it onto my deck-over. But for the kind of money it would take, I might as well just buy a 24' enclosed!
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