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Old 05-09-2012, 04:00 PM
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Here you go Bill, I bet you could get the Chili in there http://denver.craigslist.org/bfd/3003806658.html
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:35 PM
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I bought some steel at lunch today. Little bike weighs 110 pounds. Big bike weighs 230 pounds. I'm guessing my new bumper/receiver will add 50-75 pounds behind the axle.

So for 2 bikes, thinking big bike up front, moving the little bike to the back. When it's just the little bike put it up front (already works fine), and when it's just the big bike then use the receiver carrier in back to offset some tongue weight with propane or something, or leave the camper at home and just sleep in the truck. Or just have it heavier up front. In my head all of these puts me within 100 pounds of a tongue weight I've already proven works without issue.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:10 PM
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There's theory and there's reality...
In theory, your plan will work. In reality....

I would be concerned about the frame strength, and flex. Really, take a look at some of the fab some folks have done with box frames and used camper boxes. I've seen some really cool ones, done on the cheap, stable as a stone. Your pix notwithstanding, though the truck camper on the dual axle actually has more tongue weight than you might think due to the overhang.

Longer length betwixt tongue and axle buys some stability. Rearward axle does too. But loading does make a difference, my generator is a sensible difference depending on where I put it. Now, ALWAYS as far forward as I can, and add air to the air bags, and stabilize the ridiculous drop ball mount, I am good to 75.

I sure found out when my RS shocks had a slight leak and had an air bubble, let me tell ya!!!!!!
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Sounds like you need a quad cab Tundra with a tow pkg. Both bikes will fit fine in the bed and the little camper will thank you for it.
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That, however sensible, is not the naksterergonomic solution.





Can't wait for the build up thread!
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wonder what unclenakdude would suggest
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:36 PM
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Sounds like you need a quad cab Tundra with a tow pkg. Both bikes will fit fine in the bed and the little camper will thank you for it.
Out of the question. I don't want another truck, not this year, unless it's a really pretty FJ40 or early Bronco I just can't resist. Not in the market for a tow vehicle... and speaking of constraints, I can't do a larger trailer either, I've got a 7' wide opening between my garage and my neighbor's fence, so anything wider than this camper or my utility trailer won't fit in the back yard, without some serious landscaping and adding a gate to the other side of the yard. which also isn't happening.
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wonder what unclenakdude would suggest
that's a great question. Can you summon him? I thought you guys were roommates or something..

Until then, let's have a closer look at the trailer in question. One correction from above, it's a "Sedona" model, not a Santa Fe. the Santa Fe is the smaller 8' box, what I had before this one.
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unless it's a really pretty FJ40 or early Bronco I just can't resist.
I thought you had Romer's 40.
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