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Posted: 10/02/20 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, we got it all together!

We got a new 2019 Dodge 4500 cab and chassis, a Hillsboro aluminum flatbed, Torklift Fast Guns, and a 2008 Lance 1181

We are looking at getting some tool boxes to put under the wings to add more storage

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Not going for a TC Utility body? Cost?


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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

Not going for a TC Utility body? Cost?


Weight + cost.

the flatbed was $6400 plus tax and Amazon has some 4 foot toolboxes for $229. Got to check the measurements, but it looks like four of them (2 on each side) will fit perfect under the wings.

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Now that's a real camper hauler. As far as I am concerned there is no such thing as too much truck.


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Congrats! That looks fantastic!!!
How's getting the truck backed under? From the pic's, the legs almost look like they're touching the bed! Very toit!
Given the storage room, I'm surprised more people don't go this route.


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Wonderful truck camper hauler. Thanks for posting the nice pictures.


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That is nice toy hauler
Flatbeds go about 4" higher than regural beds, but what the advantage in stuff hauling.
For steps ideas go to the thread HERE
My dogs approved final design.





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Bert the Welder wrote:

Congrats! That looks fantastic!!!
How's getting the truck backed under? From the pic's, the legs almost look like they're touching the bed! Very toit!
Given the storage room, I'm surprised more people don't go this route.


leg clearance:
Vertically - when i loaded it - I put 2 pieces of 2x8x12 under every jack to get me 3 more inches vertically

Horizontally - even with the swing out hinges on the front jacks, I saw it would not clear the bed. I had a local machine shop create 2 plates that added one more inch of width on each side which gave me 3/4" on each side as I put the truck under the camper.

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Horizontally - even with the swing out hinges on the front jacks, I saw it would not clear the bed. I had a local machine shop create 2 plates that added one more inch of width on each side which gave me 3/4" on each side as I put the truck under the camper.


Thanks! Was wondering in another post if anyone had done this. Would you have any pic's of these extension plates?
Thanks!

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Horizontally - even with the swing out hinges on the front jacks, I saw it would not clear the bed. I had a local machine shop create 2 plates that added one more inch of width on each side which gave me 3/4" on each side as I put the truck under the camper.

Is that becouse you have the strap bar on side, what makes bed wider, than 8' ?

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