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RE: Towing truck camper (expecting first experience today)

I am stuck in a Walmart parking lot with my truck that won't start. So unless it turns out to only be the battery (which I doubt from the way it suddenly went totally dead) I am going to have my first towing experience today. The manual for my RAM 3500 4x4 says that for 4WD models flatbed is the best towing method. However, with the camper on the truck I question if the height of the truck camper and flatbed combined would exceed height limits. So this is my question. Is flatbed tow of a truck camper possible? The manual says the other acceptable method is flat tow on 4 wheels. The manual says the wheel lift is not acceptable. I am concerned if I am going to have to argue with the tow truck about this. A while back I asked a friend of a friend who owns a tow business about this and he said "Ah, I would probably just lift it". Well the manual says lifting the front or back will cause "severe transmission and/or transfer case damage". I have Good Sam towing. Does anyone have experience with this? Do they know enough to send someone with the proper equipment? Finding someone to fix the truck is the next question. I believe that Good Sam only says whey will tow to the nearest repair facility. Well, what if that facility can't work on it for 2 weeks? Or even if only more than 1 day is a problem because I am traveling alone with my dog. Unless they let us sleep on their lot it will be a mess what to do. Dog friendly hotel? So I have been googling and calling local mechanics trying to find someone who will work on it today, or at least let us sleep on their lot if it can't be fixed same day. Since I have been calling on Sunday I have no responses yet. Any suggestions how to approach this are welcome and appreciated. But my main question is about the towing and what to expect from Good Sam. My cousin did this exact same thing couple years ago and he got his lifted truck and camper on a flat bed tow truck.
kirkl 09/12/22 09:08am Truck Campers
RE: TC and MPG

My Cummins ram got about the same towing a 33ft trailer or hauling a 8ft camper.
kirkl 06/12/22 05:04pm Truck Campers
RE: 3.42 gears for TC

Im pulling a 9500 pound camp trailer with my ram that has 3.42 rear end. No issues. And a 2000lb camper.
kirkl 05/26/22 10:32am Truck Campers
RE: Picked up 2014 Adventurer 80RB

Called happijack and got the model number of my remote and it was the same as Amazon one so new remote is on the way.
kirkl 05/13/22 11:45am Truck Campers
RE: Picked up 2014 Adventurer 80RB

Thanks burbman, looks like I need to verify the model number on current one first.
kirkl 05/12/22 12:31pm Truck Campers
Picked up 2014 Adventurer 80RB

Been looking for a decent 8ft camper for hunting and stuff and found a 2014 Adventurer 80rb in great shape that fits perfect in my ram 2500 longbed. Just need to get it all situated now. Can you buy new remotes for happijack electric jacks? It is wireless. Thanks
kirkl 05/12/22 10:40am Truck Campers
Nevermind, it sold

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kirkl 03/31/22 11:09am Travel Trailers
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