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Old 08-11-2019, 10:29 AM   #551 (permalink)
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Made this out of a 5 horse trailer all aluminum tows great. 14' deck.

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Old 08-13-2019, 06:33 AM   #552 (permalink)
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I use a 26í GN. My Lance has a bigger footprint than 8í6Ē, itís over 11í long. My rig has a 116Ē WB. I can still easily get in and out of the camper, with it loaded.

Have no issues towing it with my bagged, SRW F350, 7.3, ZF6.

This is almost my exact truck. Are you all stock 7.3? Running a tuner/any mods? What gears/tires? Sorry for all the questions but this would be my perfect setup if I had a choice.
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This is almost my exact truck. Are you all stock 7.3? Running a tuner/any mods? What gears/tires? Sorry for all the questions but this would be my perfect setup if I had a choice.


We really like the setup. The truck is a 99.5 with 350,000 on it. No tuner, but Iíve got it set up to build a little more boost with a Ďboost foolerí mod and it breathes through a 6637 air filter. The motor is still the original 7.3 and it has the original injectors/turbo. Itís a non-catalyst truck and has a 4Ē MBRP exhaust. The truck sits on 35x12.5x18, Toyo MTís. Itís got Hwy gears (3.73) and cruises 74.7mph, at 2000 rpms. Since Iím not hauling heavy all the time, itís great. When loaded heavy and climbing steep mountain grades, the 3.73ís and the ZF6, keep it a slow go. But, itíll haul the hill fine, with no water temp or EGT related issues. 4.10ís or 4.30ís would give me another gear to grab and get me up the hill a little quicker. An auto is quicker, everywhere, til it goes out (autos donít lose boost with every shift like with a manual). But, Iím happy with the combo. Itís dependable and I pull the passes between Ouray, Silverton, and Durango, better than most, fully loaded.

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Old 08-22-2019, 07:32 PM   #555 (permalink)
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I bought a slide-in with hopes of towing a car trailer behind it. Had the P.O. deliver it to the shop for me since I didnt have any tie-down mounts and a fixed ball in my bed.

Well I finally removed the ball and test fit the camper...

I've got a buddy with a 28' gooser that needs re-decked and lots of love, so I'll be going the the crawler hauler route here soon.

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I bought a slide-in with hopes of towing a car trailer behind it. Had the P.O. deliver it to the shop for me since I didnt have any tie-down mounts and a fixed ball in my bed.

Well I finally removed the ball and test fit the camper...

I've got a buddy with a 28' gooser that needs re-decked and lots of love, so I'll be going the the crawler hauler route here soon.

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Old 09-03-2019, 05:50 AM   #557 (permalink)
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Well thinking about going to pick this one up on Saturday. Not the prettiest but it fits within my modest budget and will be a good starter (I'm 25 years old) for both the lady and I. 20' flat + 5' dovetail, one newer axle, 14k GVWR should pull my TJ just fine behind the old 7.3. Thoughts?





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Well I had to upgrade mine. Wife got pregnant again and I realized the 8 foot camper wasnít gonna cut it for a family of 4 anymore. Sold that and moved on up to this.

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Old 09-09-2019, 07:13 AM   #559 (permalink)
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I use a 26í GN. My Lance has a bigger footprint than 8í6Ē, itís over 11í long. My rig has a 116Ē WB. I can still easily get in and out of the camper, with it loaded.

Have no issues towing it with my bagged, SRW F350, 7.3, ZF6.

Well I pulled the trigger on one this weekend. Drove 7 hours round trip for it. It needs a bit of work but it was cheap and fit the budget I've got some big plans for it already and I am excited to get out and use it. Thanks for your help.



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Well I had to upgrade mine. Wife got pregnant again and I realized the 8 foot camper wasnít gonna cut it for a family of 4 anymore. Sold that and moved on up to this.

How do you like towing with the Class C? Looks like a lot of camper behind that dual axle; I can't seem to find many people with real world experience on this. Is that a v10? specs? Nice setup either way!
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How do you like towing with the Class C? Looks like a lot of camper behind that dual axle; I can't seem to find many people with real world experience on this. Is that a v10? specs? Nice setup either way!
Not to hijack, but they work, depending on load. Mine is a smaller camper with less trailer load and less rear overhang, but I still wish I had more wheelbase. These v10s only make 305 hp, but the 6 speed in the newer ones really helps. My wants would be ranked like so—more wheelbase, selectshift, then more engine.

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How do you like towing with the Class C? Looks like a lot of camper behind that dual axle; I can't seem to find many people with real world experience on this. Is that a v10? specs? Nice setup either way!
Iíve been very happy with it so far. E450 Chassis with the V10. The coach is 32í tip to tail and the trailer is an Aluma 18í flat deck. Figure 4í for the trailer tongue and I am at an overall length of about 54í. The RV has a 7,500 lb tow rating. That aluminum trailer weighs a whole 1,300 lbs.

I find the V10 has plenty of pep to get the whole package up and moving fairly nicely. Hill climbs are slow but not painfully so. I have no trailer push or sway issues. Biggest issue is making sure any gas station I pull into has enough space for me to maneuver comfortably. Oh and it gets about 6.5 mpg as pictured fully loaded for a weekend in the desert.
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Not to hijack, but they work, depending on load. Mine is a smaller camper with less trailer load and less rear overhang, but I still wish I had more wheelbase. These v10s only make 305 hp, but the 6 speed in the newer ones really helps. My wants would be ranked like soómore wheelbase, selectshift, then more engine.

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i would move the 4wheelers 5 inches forward

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At least you wouldn’t have to worry about turning around stuff, overhung hutch like that will whip trailers right around anything.
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i would move the 4wheelers 5 inches forward
Thanks for the imbed! I find the whole thing is very sensitive to tongue weight. A little tongue weight takes enough weight off the steers to affect handling. As pictured, I had 650 lbs of tongue weight measured by a little tongue weight scale. The rv is only rated for 500 lbs of it. So all my loading looks strange like this.
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