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Old October 11th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #21
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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?

honestly, I don't ever plan on taking it off. it was designed to be a permanent fixture. it can come off though. have to install the dually jacks so it clears the wheelwells and you can drive right out.
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Old October 13th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #22
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There is an article in the Fall 2010 issue of RV Magazine that details a 4,000 mile road test of a product called the "TrailerToad." It is an axle similar to what is used between trailers when semis tow tandems. The whole article is based on a test using a Ford 550 Crew Cab, pickup type of bed, a huge truck mounted camper and a 24' enclosed trailer.

This link is the online article before the test occurred.
http://www.rvmagonline.com/tech/1007...iew/index.html

The Fall Issue's article explaining the details of the 4,000 mile test does not appear to be online. At least I haven't found it.

http://www.trailertoad.com/index.html TrailerToad's link.

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Old October 13th, 2010, 09:39 PM   #23
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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!
I had $3500 into the whole deal, including both the camper and the gooseneck. Just waited long enough for the right deal to come along. I think my next one will be 42' enclosed though.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 10:00 PM   #24
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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
thanks for the info, i'll look into that.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 10:13 PM   #25
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Or have the tongue on your trailer extended. I prefer this, It just seems safer to me.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #26
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Or have the tongue on your trailer extended. I prefer this, It just seems safer to me.
because of the axle location on my trailer this maybe would be an option but i use the trailer for work so making it longer isn't practical. in any case the truck camper/car trailer combo may be temporary because i have big dreams of having the frame of my truck stretched and a car hauler bed installed. then i could haul my jeep on my truck and pull a travel trailer
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