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February 1st, 2010, 08:41 PM
What Would You Do.

Here is the situation.

I have this truck.

This camper.

This toy.

How do I get them all to the trail???

My rents gave my wife and I the camper as a wedding gift, and the wife loves the camper. So I cant trade that in for a toy hauler. the camper is 7000 lbs, the subaru is 2500lbs. I could build a piggy back bed for the diesel and put the roo on the truck and still tow the camper. Double bumper pulls is pretty much out.

What do you think?

Something like this but more of a 10' flatbed. I need about 12' to get the car anywhere.

February 1st, 2010, 08:51 PM
buy a second tow rig, and make the wifey tote the roo..

February 1st, 2010, 09:04 PM
buy a second tow rig, and make the wifey tote the roo..

or just make her drive it

Frank Z
February 1st, 2010, 09:10 PM
Take up knitting.:thumbsup:


February 2nd, 2010, 12:00 AM
Trade camper for fifth wheel.

February 2nd, 2010, 02:20 AM
Buy a nice tent?

February 2nd, 2010, 06:58 AM
Get rid of the 5th wheel and buy a nice big cab over and pull your trailer behind. Thats what I did and it makes life soo much easier.

Dave McDonald
February 2nd, 2010, 07:55 AM
Use the Subaru to tow the trailer :)

February 2nd, 2010, 08:49 AM
Well, now that the wife has enjoyed the room of the trailer I'll bet you'll have a hard time convincing her to trade it for a truck camper, which would have been my first suggestion. I run a small Lance (845) on my truck and it's perfect for the 2 of us and my trail dog.

It is legal here and in Utah to tow a fiver with a trailer behind as long as you're under a certain length, I think it's 70' here and 65' in Utah. There is a page on towing laws HERE. (http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm)

Of course trading/selling a gift from the parents opens a whole 'nother can of worms:confused:

February 2nd, 2010, 11:56 AM
This is the reason why I can't justify a tow behind camper/pop up. It just eliminates and possibility of hauling anything else. I don't want to tow two behind as I already have enough stress pulling 1 trailer. Unless I get back into ATVing and Dirtbiking where toys can ride in the bed.

February 2nd, 2010, 07:26 PM
I had a popup cabover. Looks like ill keep thinking of ideas. Or get a samurai and just put it in the bed.

February 3rd, 2010, 05:01 PM
The piggy back thing looks pretty darn scary to me, especially with 2500 lbs up there. On corners you'd be fine taking at 50, you better do them at 20.

If you can swing it (can-o-worm), sell the trailer for a nice gooseneck and put a nice cabover camper back there with slide-outs. Park the roo behind. You'll probably be forking over some cash to do that, but then you can get them all to the trail no problem and still not have to deal with pulling the camper out of your bed each time.

If you wife likes the roo, she may go for this. If not, have her drive the roo to the trail once.


J Kimmel
February 3rd, 2010, 05:55 PM
Unless I get back into Dirtbiking where toys can ride in the bed.

you should do this

oh and to the OP I would probably pull the powerstroke engine out in favor of say an R1 engine for more towing power :laughing:

mtn WJ
February 3rd, 2010, 06:48 PM
Sell the roo for a side by side and carry it on the truck bed. Or use a tow bar on the roo and tow a train.

February 3rd, 2010, 07:51 PM
Buy a flatbed goose neck, take the axles off the camper and put it on the front of the trailer, then pull the roo on behind it.

February 3rd, 2010, 11:16 PM
On one like this....

It's for sale and would work perfectly:D

February 4th, 2010, 12:59 AM
gawd I wish I had somewhere to store that...

February 4th, 2010, 11:03 AM
I think it would fit in my driveway, i'm just missing something to tow it with.

March 3rd, 2010, 12:09 PM
i would sell the truck and get a roll back wrecker with a hitch for the travel trailer

March 3rd, 2010, 12:30 PM
Im going to bob the subaru 1' and put a 10' flatbed on the diesel. There are a few threads on pirate about people carrying keeps on the bed so they can still pull the camper. It will be 2500 lb car + 7000lb camper It will have a good amount over the rear axle but still with in what its rated for.

Similar to this setup.


March 3rd, 2010, 12:42 PM
a subaru that has a 10' flatbed on it you are trying to steal Camps title arent you?

March 3rd, 2010, 12:54 PM
do this, and then tow the camper