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Hey all,

I just signed on as a member after reading a lot and finding this as the most helpful and active truck camper related forum available. Thanks to the good discussions here, I basically have everything figured out for my purchase of a hard side slide-in within the next month. I actually traded my 2016 Ram 2500 in June for a low mileage Ram 3500 DRW Mega Cab in prep for a TC.

I'll either place a custom order in December for Spring delivery unless something else pops up.

Best wishes. Just wanted to say "hello".

M.L.


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Some RV companies will rent a camper. Have you considered doing so?


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Posted: 11/01/20 07:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Welcome! Have fun looking for your TC.


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Many thanks jimh425. Nice rig!

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Welcome! I see you got the correct truck to start with. That should be good for most of the TC's out there.


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mountainkowboy wrote:

Welcome! I see you got the correct truck to start with. That should be good for most of the SHORTER TC's out there.


Corrected it for ya, since he has a short bed truck.

OP, you can just pick the biggest short bed camper that fits your liking. Been hauling one of the heaviest "little" campers on my 2500 for years without issue. That big dually will handle them with ease.


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Interesting choice. Good luck on your search.

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Welcome...and yeah...ouch. Should have stopped here b4 you got that truck. That (very) short bed is going to place your COG well behind axle. Not a good way to start TC’ing. Hate to rain on your parade, but a TT may be a better option for that truck.
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Posted: 11/06/20 09:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Host makes a multi-slide model for your SB DRW. Lance, Eagle Cap, Arctic Fox have single-slide short bed models.


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Bedlam wrote:

Host makes a multi-slide model for your SB DRW. Lance, Eagle Cap, Arctic Fox have single-slide short bed models.

That mega cab has a VERY short bed. I wouldn’t be putting anything too heavy behind the rear axle.
He’ll be doing the Carolina squat!

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