slide in pickup camper

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  1. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    That last sentence is the crux of the whole deal; what to do with the boat?
    Seems really the only good solution is to tent camp if toting a boat.
     
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  2. Old Carver

    Old Carver Senior Refuge Member

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    Our set up was the travel trailer pulled behind the truck. I have a ladder rack so the jon boat goes on that (keel up, bow forward) . all my hunting stuff in the bed of the truck. I could set up the trailer, disconnect, pull the boat down and put it in the bed of the truck(bow out). I could get the boat loaded and rigged the night before. In the morning I back near the water and slide the boat out. I hunted lakes like that in SD and MT for years. Simple and mobile.
    Some of those campers are huge. How do you guys load/off load those? Do they stay on for the season? Curious cause my one mishap made me gun shy of them.
     
  3. Sault Ste. Marie

    Sault Ste. Marie Elite Refuge Member

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    'Give me 40 acres to turn this rig around':eek:. It must have a beefy frame to keep from buckling in the middle.
     
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    Sault Ste. Marie Elite Refuge Member

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  5. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    Pickups toting travel trailers aren't exactly know for being fuel misers either though.
     
  6. Sault Ste. Marie

    Sault Ste. Marie Elite Refuge Member

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    True, dat.:z
     
  7. Vammy

    Vammy Senior Refuge Member

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    Just got back from the Tulsa Boat/Sport/Travel show; one of the trailer dealers had a sign on a trailer that said "best warranty in the business, covers everything except your crazy idea to tow trailer and a boat"

    :l:l
     
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  8. Matt Barnard

    Matt Barnard Elite Refuge Member

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    Out here it is very common to see trucks pulling campers and boats of all sizes behind campers.
     
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    riverrat47 Elite Refuge Member

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    I've backed up a few gravity wagons. It's an art that isn't easily learned.
     
  10. Vammy

    Vammy Senior Refuge Member

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    No doubt, a lot of people do it. I've seen a couple of wrecks where people are towing a bumper pull trailer and a boat. One in particular always sticks in my mind...the guy obviously wanted to pull into the Cabela's store in Kearney, NE, and couldn't get slowed down. Boat trailer started swinging, got the camper swinging, which rolled over on its side still connected to the truck. Truck was azz-end up in the air (it stayed upright though) The boat was also still connected, wheels off the ground dragging the motor skeg into the pavement. He did manage to keep this mess in the east bound lane of the highway.

    More than one definition of "don't do ball on ball", and this is one of them.:l
     

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