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burningman

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Posted: 02/01/20 04:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[quote=adamis]I undertook this project for my cargo trailer. I asked a welding shop to make the tongue extendable so that I could eliminate the hitch extension. The result is a tongue that can be extended ~3ft to reach my hitch under the camper. All I have to do is pull a pin on the trailer, slide the tongue out the 3ft and then put the pin back in.

Granted... This idea works only on campers like my Bigfoot where the bottom of the camper is flush with the bed of the truck. Other extended campers tend to have lower overhangs which would prevent this from working. I have been very happy with this setup and I have hundreds if not thousands of miles with it so far. If you have a trailer that you are going to be towing on a regular basis with the truck and camper combination, this is certainly worth considering if your setup allows for it.

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That is fantastic. That’s how dump truck trailers work, except they do it just to increase their bridge when loaded.


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Grit dog wrote:

^Truck is short and loaded with a camper. Looks like the right hitch offset from the pic.


I didn't notice anyone saying it was wrong

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