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I'd never assume newer is better built then older. And if they are selling a product, of course they are going to say the latest is the greatest.


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ADA6969 wrote:

Its not a matter of doing the Rubicon trail with a 6k camper on a DRW TOWING A 7500 LB trailer. REALEY!!


YES, really.

You would not believe what some people do. It is not out of the realm of possibility that someone would try to take a truck with an 1150 off road on trails equivalent to the Rubicon, expect it to hold together, then show up at the manufacturer's door with a wrecked camper, expecting a free repair.


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NRALIFR wrote:

It’s been my experience that the bigger/taller/heavier the camper is, the driver will say “I give up” off road sooner than the camper will.

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This guy. I'm a wimp. But I'm sure even at my level onlookers are shaking their heads with the places I go.


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I banged up my new truck bed once driving with a camper on I-80 in the Sierras. I had the unit mounted by a local RV shop with tie downs on the frame. I was so pissed off I took them to court and won a couple of hundred dollars.

I have never done any damage on back roads. Some of the state highways in Nevada are dirt. Offroad is a total fantasy with an RV most of the time.

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Supercharged111 wrote:

NRALIFR wrote:

It’s been my experience that the bigger/taller/heavier the camper is, the driver will say “I give up” off road sooner than the camper will.

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This guy. I'm a wimp. But I'm sure even at my level onlookers are shaking their heads with the places I go.


When the road cut is narrow and deep with tight turns, the dually rear wheel will ride up over the embankment causing the truck/camper to tip precariously.
There are limits. . .

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ADA6969 wrote:

So I just got rid of my 02 990 A/F dry bath. Ordered a 2021 1150 dry bath. Called Arctic Fox to ask if the new camper will hold up to off road as well as the old A/F. We are talking 2wd roads small rocks, graded etc. His quote. I don't recommend you off road with any of our campers. Any input?
Thanks, Andy


You can off road with a BundutecUSA built truck camper. They will built you one that can handle off road situations. Mellow Mike just recently bought one and so did I.

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I think the term off-road has a different meaning to a lot of people.

To me a dirt road is not off-roading.

Getting into tight twisty campsites doesn't bother me nearly as much as a really bad washboard road and they seem to be really bad this year.


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specta wrote:

I think the term off-road has a different meaning to a lot of people.

To me a dirt road is not off-roading.

Getting into tight twisty campsites doesn't bother me nearly as much as a really bad washboard road and they seem to be really bad this year.


I suppose if it is marked on a map, it is a road. [emoticon]


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ppine wrote:

Offroad is a total fantasy with an RV most of the time.


Then why is one of the top 5 "advantages" of a TC, is that it can "off-road?"

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mkirsch wrote:

Then why is one of the top 5 "advantages" of a TC, is that it can "off-road?"


Not for me. I made a thread, btw. [emoticon]


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