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Old 03-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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go megacab...you wont regret it, stick with flip up console in the front. get a truck cap for the mutts and trade for a bumper pull or just throw the dogs in the 5th wheel
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:07 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Get one of these....you are welcome lol.

http://www.cowtownsleepers.com/

In all honesty, I have looked into these a lot. I wanted it to add more cab capacity to an extended cab dodge, plus sleep in it. It is way cheaper than changing out your truck or adding an additional vehicle. And you could probably take it in and out fairly easy if needed.
I have checked these out too. Even stopped by their factory when I was in TX on business one time. Their work looks really good and they seem to be pretty honest people too.

I never did buy one, but I thought about it a lot!
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Not gonna lie, that seems like the only "feasible" option that the OP has. Any other option involves adding a vehicle, or getting a different trailer. Both of those the OP doesn't want to do.

Of course I would love to see someone spend coin on stretching a truck to a 6 door, but buying a fiberglass cowtown sleeper for 2k or so is looking like a good option. What I liked about them was that you could have a couch/seat option in them, and a mattress that could fold down in there as well. Kids/dogs could ride in it with full access to the cab, and people could sleep in it as well. You might have to make adjustments to the sleeper length or hitch placement, but that is all stuff that could be fine-tuned.

The only reason I didn't buy one was that the truck I had at the time was worth not much more than the sleeper itself haha.

Good luck to the OP on whatever he decides.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #29 (permalink)
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buy a totoer home for when you need to pull the 5er and drive something else the rest of the time
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Sell the truck, sell the camper.

Buy a 3/4 SUV, and buy a motorhome. Now you have room for your normal driving around, and even more room for the times you go camping.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:33 AM   #31 (permalink)
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What about something like this.

http://www.racingjunk.com/Toterhomes/24 ... iesel.html



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Old 03-21-2012, 07:21 AM   #32 (permalink)
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The only thing I have to say at this point is...

The truck I owned before a Superduty was a 1/2 ton. There is a big difference between the cab size on a Superduty and a 1/2 ton. Been there, done that.
You ignored my Suburban and Expedition suggestions, both of which have 3rd rows of seating.

And tell your MIL to go on a diet.

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Not gonna lie, that seems like the only "feasible" option that the OP has. ...buying a fiberglass cowtown sleeper for 2k or so is looking like a good option. What I liked about them was that you could have a couch/seat option in them, and a mattress that could fold down in there as well. Kids/dogs could ride in it with full access to the cab, and people could sleep in it as well.
I'd recommend some kind of roll cage inside the sleeper if my kids were going to ride back there on a highway trip.

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What about something like this.



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No. That's a Dodge.
He only likes their engines.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:00 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I wasn't purposely ignoring you, MT.

The SUV solution would require us selling our 5er and I love that thing. Its not going to happen.

Plus, you can't get a motorhome with a floor plan like our 5er, plus motorhomes are way more expensive, they depreciate faster, etc.

If I had to make a decision on this immediately, I'd graft an extended cab onto the back of the crew cab and swap the long box for a short box on the truck I have now. The wheel base would stay roughly the same, if not exactly the same.

I'm going to let this stew for a while.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Sorry, I'm back to thinking pay cash for a 1/2T Suburban for hauling people and going skiing, mtn biking, etc. Drive it as a primary rig for these purposes instead of remodeling your existing rig. Take it as a 2nd rig with your SD/5th on camping trips.

I know you use your SD for work hauling. A remodel isn't necessary for this stuff when I assume it's just you or you and a passenger at most.

How many miles are you running down the road pulling your 5th wheel RV and hauling the entire family with you? This is probably the biggest question that will affect peoples' responses.
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http://www.truckpaper.com/listingsde...?OHID=3333251&


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he'll never buy an MDT. That is a documented fact.

one of the old centurion van/5th wheel haulers with your fancy new cummins stuffed in it might be the ticket:
http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/board/...ion-(Camarillo)

http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/board/...*-(murrysville)

threda with brochure/interior pictures:
http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/board/...T-general-info

they had the one ton running gear. Good luck finding oe that's not rotten where the fiberglass meets the steel.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #38 (permalink)
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he'll never buy an MDT. That is a documented fact.
That was a hell of a thread.
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Have back woods build you a wooden centurion. Pimptastic.
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As long as it's on a 1-Ton frame!!
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As long as it's on a 1-Ton frame!!
With a swapped in Cummins

And air ride

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Why don't you just replace your centre console with the bench seat?
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Why don't you just replace your centre console with the bench seat?
Stop with your simple solutions! The more complicated/expensive the better
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Try to find one these.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
Looks like a 4x4 too. Redneckish. I love it!
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Why don't you just replace your centre console with the bench seat?
Kids are too young to sit in a front seat. My wife general needs to sit with the kids while we are travelling. That means the me and my MIL are the only ones that sit in the front.
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Buy a 3500 Van, the fifth wheel adapter and be done with it. You can have 3 rows of seats in the van and have room for bikes in the back and or a dog or two.
Send it to Quigley if you need 4x4
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Buy a 3500 Van, the fifth wheel adapter and be done with it. You can have 3 rows of seats in the van and have room for bikes in the back and or a dog or two.
Send it to Quigley if you need 4x4
It can't be a van
It can't be a SUV
It can't be a MDT

It MUST be an overly expensive solution to a simple problem! Duh.
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