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d_smith84
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USA
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  6:42:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit d_smith84's Homepage Send d_smith84 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know if any slide in campers, any brand, will block the truck hitch so you could not tow anything while the camper is on the truck?
I would think not but I can't find any thing that says one way or another. Thanks Dan

3 tons
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USA
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Posted - 06/29/2017 :  11:58:13 AM  Show Profile Send 3 tons a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It won't if you use an extended length hitch available at etrailer, Curt, or Torqlift.... I'm using about a 40ish inch extention to tow my trailer... Consider though that your factory OEM hitch rating will be reduced by sbout 20-25% per foot of extension length due to the lever effect... The solution in my case was to upgade to a Curt commercial direct bolt-on hitch (from etrailer) rated at 2,700#, vs the OEM hitch's 1,800#...
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d_smith84
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Posted - 06/29/2017 :  10:25:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit d_smith84's Homepage Send d_smith84 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks.
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lost-eagle
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Posted - 07/01/2017 :  07:18:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit lost-eagle's Homepage Send lost-eagle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think most if not ALL campers allow for the use of a hitch extension.
On a typical camper, the middle step flips up for storage and has brackets to re-position the step to one side - this allows one to use a hitch extension and still use the step.
Even Torklift's "Fox Landing Bumper" appears to have a provision that allows for a hitch.
As shown below:
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