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Old 06-14-2005, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got Giant Camper?

Dually is coming, I just brought it home today.

On my 3/4 Ton Dodge, It looks like a Sumo Wrestler on a Shetland Pony.

2002 Arctic Fox 990, Full Wall Slide, 2x30lbs propane, 2xGroup 31 Batteries, 3.6KW Remote Start Propane Generator, 30 amp service, Dry Bath, External Shower. 20k BTU Furnace, 11k BTU Air Conditioning (!), Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Stove, Oven...

Man, this is roughing it.







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Old 06-14-2005, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, that is a sweet set up!! Can you still hook onto a bumper pull trailer, with Jeep and take off. I am really interested in getting a camper like that, but just wanna make sure I can still pull the Jeep. Scotty
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Sure don't look like the ones I rode in in the 70s

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External shower? Is that your hummer?
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, that is a sweet set up!! Can you still hook onto a bumper pull trailer, with Jeep and take off. I am really interested in getting a camper like that, but just wanna make sure I can still pull the Jeep. Scotty

You get one of these.



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Thanks for the quick reply. How does that hook up compensate for tongue weight? It looks like a good set up, just wondering how it supports the actual trailer. Scotty
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Thanks for the quick reply. How does that hook up compensate for tongue weight? It looks like a good set up, just wondering how it supports the actual trailer. Scotty

I have one with the 21" extension and it's rated at 750 lbs tongue weight
and 7,500 lbs trailer weight. I tow a 6,000+ lb trailer/Jeep combo and it's
rock solid without a weight distribution hitch.
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External shower? Is that your hummer?
Yes is has an external Shower. Cool. (internal one too, plus toilet if that is what you were asking.... )

Yes, my Hummer.

Girlfriend likes it too...


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With a girlfriend like that the truck should be rockin.
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That's what the jacks are for, night and day difference!

That's a nice setup. I have a Lance, with no slide and it's plenty big for two of us and my dog. I've never been in one with a slide, but I imagine it's night a day the difference. Plus you sit facing each other, not alongside each other. I have a 4' extension on mine which attached to the frame in two points. I made my rear texas style bumper removeable with two hitch pins and the extension slides in (2) 2.5" receiver tubes each welded to a 18" long piece of 3/8" plate that spreads the weight on the frame. They are welded top and bottom with angle on the bottom, the plate is notched to go around the shackle mount and spread the weight even more. It also lets me slide the camper into the bed almost touching the wall. My weak link is now the actual hitch itself. I've bent my current one so much that it needs replacement. It's a 2" drop one that I run upside down to give me a little lift for my 2wd dually. The trailer/buggy (about 6k) has deflected the 3/4" thick piece where the ball hole is down about 1/2" from the stress. None of the welds are broken or even showing stress, but the actual 3/4" metal is bending slowly. The offroad driving to campsites is what is doing it I think. I'm going to get another one and plate it to keep it from happening again. Just a heads up, the extensions put a HUGE amount of strain on the hitches.
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Just a heads up, the extensions put a HUGE amount of strain on the hitches.


The Super Hitch replaces the stock hitch. It is attached with 4 or 5 bolts to the frame, and uses straps on the sides for some models.



Just a heads up, your hitch's capacity is lowered by 1/3 for every 6" of extention you use. Because of the torsion tube design of the Super Hitch, you don't get that.
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For the record, your chick is smokin hot.
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes is has an external Shower.
Girlfriend likes it too...

We need pics of girlfriend and said shower.
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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yeah, i dont belive there is a shower at all unlees WET pics of any kind are posted, lol, SWEET set up. jiMMy
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:35 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Nice camper & that's one smokin' mattress cover


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Nice camper, forget the 1 ton dually, i'd be looking at f550's.
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That is smoking hot......the camper looks good too. Have you had the camper on the scales yet? I would be interested to hear what it weights once you get it loaded up.

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That is smoking hot......the camper looks good too. Have you had the camper on the scales yet? I would be interested to hear what it weights once you get it loaded up.

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get a flatbed gooseneck and mount that sucker on the front and leave room for the rig on the back. i hated loading and unloading my old slide in. plus i did not like how the truck handled (f350 crew cab, 4x4, longbed)
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Have you had the camper on the scales yet? I would be interested to hear what it weights once you get it loaded up.

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Nope... it says 3650 on the tag with standard equipment, indcluding a full tank (46 gal) and propane.


So based on standard camper weighing in the industry, if I put a q-tip and a pair of underwear in it, it should weigh about 4500 lbs...

I'll weigh it this weekend.
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her face looks like a man, mmmmmmm sexy
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