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deltabravo

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Posted: 10/11/21 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had the smallest Arctic Fox truck camper, the 811.

I also have an 8.5x20 race trailer with a 10k GVWR. My first trip with the trailer, I loaded my well built Jeep TJ in it. The trailer was a little over 10k.
It was not a pleasant experiencing hauling nearly 4k lbs in the truck bed and towing that much weight.

I never hauled the Jeep in the trailer again.

If I had a need to haul that much or more trailer weight again, I wouldn't be doing it with a truck and camper. I'd get a Renegade toterhome.


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Posted: 10/11/21 07:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pete_k wrote:

Here you go and this guy is doing it Commercial. 3500 ram with the trailer extended to the factory hitch..


I would bet that trailer has nowhere near 2000lbs of tongue weight.


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I’ve pulled a 23 ft TT behind my truck. It was no issue at all. I couldn’t even feel it was there. YMMV, but not all trucks are created equal. I’ve also pulled a smaller TT on a 1000 mile trip, it was a smaller one, but again, the only way I knew it was there is that I kept looking to make sure it was still there. It was fully loaded for a week long trip.

The point is with the proper gearing and truck, pulling a trailer isn’t much of an issue for trucks that are rated for 24K loads even if some of the weight is a TC.


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Posted: 10/11/21 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

8wj2r5w wrote:

I have a Mega Cab dually Ram that I use to tow a 15K race trailer. I want to get a camper for the truck, but the highest capacity hitch/extension setup I can find is the Torklift. Their extension is only rated at 12K and worse, only 1200 lbs tongue weight. My trailer is over 2000 lbs tongue weight. Has anyone on here had anything custom built to tow heavy trailers? Thanks!


What about this...

https://www.truckcamperadventure.com/new-tag-axle-improves-truck-camper-hauling-options/

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