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#1 OFFLINE   sweeney153

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:48 AM

I have found the camper i really want. It's a 1979 amerigo with the nap.

Now the problem. My truck is a 2006 Chevy 1500 4X4 regular cab 8' bed. I don't know how much it weighs. My truck has a payload capacity of 1900 pounds. I may have to beef up the suspension or get a bigger truck, but i can't do that before i have to pick it up. It's 3 1/2 hours drive from home. Can i do it or am i crazy? 

Anyone have another idea to pick it up? My son suggested a uhaul trailer.

I am looking forward to you  words of wisdom.

 



#2 OFFLINE   KnightEagle

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:44 AM

borrow a flat trailer or a 3/4 ton


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#3 OFFLINE   Bedlam

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:53 AM

If you use your truck or borrow one, you will need to think about how the camper will be tied down to it. If you use a trailer, tie downs will be easier but you will want a trailer that is narrower like the width of a SRW truck unless the camper has front swing out brackets - It may be hard to find a narrow trailer with enough payload to carry the camper.


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#4 OFFLINE   Oliver

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:06 AM

Well, where are you, and where is the camper? Don't try to carry it with your 1500.

#5 OFFLINE   sweeney153

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:15 AM

"Well, where are you, and where is the camper? Don't try to carry it with your 1500. "

I am in orange county NY and the camper is in Rhode Island about 3 1/2 hours



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:14 AM

That's a bit too far down the road for comfort, or I'd offer to help you get it home. I still wouldn't put it on a 1500. It might carry it, but all your margins of safety would be gone.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:14 AM

Maybe they deliver it for a small fee?


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:55 AM

Payload included the weight of you and your passenger, plus anything else you are carrying in the cab of the truck.  Subtract that and the weight of a camper you can carry shrinks by that much.



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:07 AM

1/2T pickups are little more than cars with boxes.  They are okay for hauling lawn/garden waste or an appliance, or towing a boat.  They are built for commuting, not for hauling heavy loads. 







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