Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by BigClay, Nov 15, 2017.
Thanks for the offer, but not looking for a project really.
This is what I want!!!
Gooseneck with slide-in would be perfect for our needs.
Those are great set ups. You should talk with Chris @Lankford and Robbie Mozeley about them.
I thought about going the gooseneck route, but I want to be able to take the kids other places in the camper without having to always drag the trailer.
No, I wouldn't trust that little single tube to tow a trailer. Given my wife's health issues we require a bathroom and to make her more comfortable we wanted a "Dry Bath" in our camper. I don't currently have any pics of mine but it's a 60" trussed extension which utilizes a over under hitch. At 60" mine is rated for 1k tongue and 10k trailer with load distribution hitch. A shorter extension gains higher tongue and trailer weights. Given my truck is OLD, I converted it to a DRW and updated the springs to 3600Lbs per side and already had airbags. With Jeep and trailer being approx 5500 to 6000lbs it pulls straight and true without any surprises. I did a lot of research prior to investing in this setup and it really was designed for the truck camper application. @shawn followed us all the way back from URE and can attest to it's stability. I like my setup as it allows me to do exactly what I want but I paid alot of $$$ to get here. I spent over a year looking into this after the wreck I had flat towing with my last camper. Not wanting to revisit that situation again, I think I have got the safest solution I can get with my requirements. I suggest taking time and really researching into how you want to tow your rig.
So put the camper on the trailer when you're going wheeling with the Jeep, put it on the truck when you're going camping solo.
@Rox&Mud 's setup is nice. But backing into the driveway, dropping the trailer, and being "unpacked" is also nice.
I agree it's nice, I drop the trailer and park the truck/camper and I'm "unpacked" or should I say "packed" for the next trip.
I like rox and mud's setup. I looked into those hitches for mine but couldn't find any at the time, mainly because my truck is an odd ball for the year. They may be out there for it now but have gotten used to my current hitch setup.
Do you have any pics of your setup? It sounds interesting/neat
So I have been exploring different approaches, and one is selling my current camper (it is for sale on here); however, I really like this camper and it suits my needs and then some.
I am keeping the camper for sale, but my price is firm, so if it doesn't sell, then I am going to use it. I went with the hitch and extension like @Rox&Mud posted above (Black Friday / Cyber Monday saved me a couple hundred!). I already have a weight distributing hitch that I had from back in the day when I towed with a Tahoe. I also just put airbags on the truck. With these mods, I think I am setup as best as possible. I would love a dually and I know it would be ideal, but I think this setup will work for me and my truck. Ya'll can wave and laugh at me when you pass me on the highway, because I know I will not be setting any land speed records, but I think it will get me to the trail safely.
At least until I have a place to safely keep a gooseneck....then I'll buy it from you and you can use the black stabbin cabin for your Jeep related travels that don't require a pooper for momma-bear
I intended to take some pics before I unloaded this last trip but alas I did not, sorry. I will get some on the next trip
Let me know if you have any questions and I hope everything works well for you.
What's on top of the truck rear fenders? Some kind of built in toolbox? Or just straps for something? Maybe just a figment of my imagination.
Looks like his camper tie down points.
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Over-the-rail slide-in mounting brackets
Don't think I haven't racked my brain about HOW to make something like this with ALL that wasted space
I was hoping it was some type of aftermarket Rambox-esquesystem like ^ that I could retrofit to my truck. Oh well. It was worth it just for the Ducundra pic. Or is it a Tundrati?
Guess I’m going to have to figure something out for my hitch now. I’m gonna be pissed if I have to get a new hitch and the overpriced rear frame brackets I just bought don’t work with the new one
You didn't put it all the way in!
(Thats what she said)
It’s going to work perfectly as an aux tank will fit in front of the camper. I can’t travel without an aux tank.
Why is the aux tank a must have? 15mpg, 30 gallon tank equals 450 miles (400 to be safe) at 80mph (which is a pretty ambitious average speed) is 5 hours. Do you use a she-pee?
Did you buy the child size version? You need to take that one back and tell them you needed the man size camper.
Full size short bed. AC/Heat/shitter/shower/aux tank, I’m happy.
My 06 doesn't even get close to that mpg when towing. I need an aux tank but haven't bought one yet.