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post #1 of 2009 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Camper towing pics

I am a camper dealer down here in Statesboro GA. Lets see some pictures of everyone towing their campers.

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post #2 of 2009 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 02:44 PM
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Barely even squats the truck, here at a pit stop en route to upstate last summer, got the trailer in June, was towing with a Furd 150 stupid duty, then got this in August.

S468 with some fuel and a Tuna or two
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heres mine

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Here is mine last fall with the old truck.

And here it is with the new truck last week after some mods to the trailer.


2012 GMC DenaliHD 3500 LML CC LWB DRW with no mods that tows a very modified 2011 Timber Ridge travel trailer.
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2011 Silverado 3500HD Duramax dually 4x4 CCLB LTZ STOCK
Reese 20K 5th wheel hitch
BakFlip hard folding tonneau
2011 Voltage 3950 Toy Hauler holding
her Harley Ultra / DFT trike
my Harley Ultra
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post #7 of 2009 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 08:07 PM
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That is crazy can you give some details on what you did. That is awesome looking!!
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That is crazy can you give some details on what you did. That is awesome looking!![/QUOTE]

Well let me start by stating why. I wanted a toy hauler, but all the standard 5th wheel units I looked at were really tall roof, as much as 13'2" needed for clearance. Also the ones I like where near or over 80k. Where I like to camp that height is a bit much. I looked at a trailer that was factory built with an open front deck and loved the idea.
So last fall I went down and got a 2011 yearend close out unit that I liked. Then this winter I made the full gooseneck trailer, cut the axles and stuff from under the camper frame and welded the otherwise untouched camper frame to the new gooseneck trailer.
I added dual fuel tanks in the gooseneck area. One is 75 gallon diesel, the other is 40 gallon gas for the bikes. This is what a cascade effect is though. Buy the camper I like, modify that the way I llke, then that makes a great excuse to get a new truck.
The mods caused a small problem with my 2500HD. The rated pin load was only 3500 lbs and that trailer empty has a pin load of 2930 lbs. Add the fuel up there and the motorcycles would put it a bit over. I wanted to keep the standard 60/40 ratio for the wheel spacing on the trailer but I also needed to have the wheels line up with the holes in the camper. So with that in mind I have about 70/30 ratio for this trailer. I figure this dually should handle this trailer though. The empty weight of the trailer (with batteries not pictured) is 11700 lbs. I estimate 3-3500 lbs for wet load so I'm sure I'll be fine now.

Oh by the way, I have about 31k into that trailer. That includes the purchase price of the camper and all that I did for building the gooseneck.

2012 GMC DenaliHD 3500 LML CC LWB DRW with no mods that tows a very modified 2011 Timber Ridge travel trailer.
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truck2.jpg Here is mine !
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post #10 of 2009 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 08:25 PM
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LJPeterson, where was your first pic taken?

This was with me borrowing my parents camper over at Fish Lake near Leavenworth.

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Originally Posted by oleblack03
Every time I hear someone say that their half-ton will tow as much as my 3/4 ton I just compare it to having sex with your can get the job done.....but the longterm effects can really F%$ something up
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