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Old 06-12-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Lighter Weight Camper to go on lifted, shortbox truck?

I am considering going from a Toy Hauler back to a truck camper and pulling my enclosed ATV trailer for the toys.

I have an '06 Chevy 2500HD Duramax truck with 6'' lift and 35'' tires, so would be interested in a 'lighter', smaller camper. Probably something without a slide I'm guessing. I had an Eagle Cap 990 with slide out for several years that I loved, but only felt comfortable with it on a dually. I don't want a dually again, and want something that I can handle fine on my current, lifted, 3/4 SRW truck.

So what should I be looking at???
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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Looks like a Northwood Wolf Creek 850 might be a great option! Same manufacturer as my Desert Fox (which I really like), and built right here in the NW.

Anything else out there that would be a better option?
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:31 PM   #3
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Looks like a Northwood Wolf Creek 850 might be a great option! Same manufacturer as my Desert Fox (which I really like), and built right here in the NW.

Anything else out there that would be a better option?
I think you will be alright with Wolf Creek 850. Right now the Wolf Creek
2013 dry weight is 2,000#. Watch the options added. The weight will go up fast.
I am planning to get the Silverado 3500HD Diesel Extended Cab, Long Box LT Single Rear Wheel 4WD Z71 With the Acrtic Fox 811.
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Well never mind! I was able to stop by an RV dealership this weekend while on a little road trip and check out some truck campers. Though they are very nice, unfortunately, I just wouldn't be able to fit into one now that the family has grown (2 kids now). So it looks like I'll be sticking with a Toy Hauler!
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A popup is also a good option with less air drag and much lower center of gravity. The lightest hard side campers are the ones from Wolf Creek and Northern Lite.
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If you are going to be pulling a trailer or a truck camper, I'd get rid of the lift and the over-sized tires...go back to stock. Both items lower the towing ability and make it less stable.

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If you are going to be pulling a trailer or a truck camper, I'd get rid of the lift and the over-sized tires...go back to stock. Both items lower the towing ability and make it less stable.

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Thanks Ken,
The Silverado 3500HD Diesel Extended Cab, Long Box LT Single Rear Wheel 4WD Z71 Comes with LT26570R18E Tires. Won't be going over sized on tires or lift, standard truck to ground measurement. A lot of Discussion on the Duramax forum about driving Vibration on the freeway with speeds above 65 to 70 mph. Its evidance is pointing to the type of tires being used. But i guess GM is not talking about it or providing a solution to the problem. Some people report no problems, while others have the vibration. Does not seem to effect any of the Dually trucks. Maybe thats the best option?
We'll see what happens.
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A camper has a high center of gravity and has potential handling problems on a normal truck. I would not put one on a truck that has been lifted 6" and has oversized tires. It would be an accident waiting to happen.
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