Pickup Camper w/ Shortbed Truck

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by PMiller, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. PMiller

    PMiller New Member

    My wife's parents gave us their old slide-in pickup truck camper. The problem is that it's for a long bed truck and we have a shortbed truck. Is there any way it will work on our shortbed truck?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gary B

    Gary B Senior Member

    Pickup Camper w/ Shortbed Truck

    Hi, unless it's a light weight popup camper I would guess NO, you'll be very tail heavy and unloading your front axle, makeing handling difficult. You could mount the camper on a trailer and tow it with you truck( just a thought), Happy trails GB
     
  3. PMiller

    PMiller New Member

    Pickup Camper w/ Shortbed Truck

    GB, Thanks for responding. You mention mounting our truck camper to a trailer. What kind of trailer would you mount it to? Any further advise you might have would be great.

    Thanks,
    PMiller
     
  4. Gary B

    Gary B Senior Member

    Pickup Camper w/ Shortbed Truck

    Hi PMiller,
    I've seen them mounted on tanden axle flatbed trailers the kind you could haul a car on, and have seen them mounted in a trailer made from a pickup using the box, frame & axle etc. Guess I would go for the flatbed type of trailer, happy trails GB
     

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