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Old 04-22-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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Towing with camper

I tow an 18' open car trailer, maybe 6000lbs. I was wondering if anyone else tows similar to this and if you use a weight distributing hitch. I don't have one and was wondering if would help with the proposing and if it would pick the back end of the truck up a little? Also which hitch do you recommend. It tows fine, just a little bouncy. I have a 990 Arctic Fox and 96 DRW Dodge.

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We sometimes tow our 28' TT or an equipment traler with the 8 1/2' camper. I use the WD bars. If your camper extends beyond the rear bumper (which I suspect it does) you will need an extention bar for your hitch. I have a short one (about 12") that I can use if I need to make short turns getting into or out of camp grounds. I don't use it for traveling. I know some do (even longer than that) but it's not for me.
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I have the superhitch with a 28" extension and air bags, it will porpoise a little and was wondering if a WD hitch would help with that.
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We use the superhitch and like all other truck campers we are overweight. We tow a 6x14 box trailer and i would only use the equalizer hitch made in Utah. With my combination I now get a good ride and weight is distributed evenly. The trailer and the hitch made my unit complete. My ride is better and even the gas mileage increased. My only problem now is wind turbulance between truck and camper.
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I had a 24' flatbed that I used to tow two Suzuki Samurais on. Here is how my setup looked. I also have Timbren overloads. It was very stable considering how tail heavy this was. I no longer own the Samurais or trailer.

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We use the superhitch and like all other truck campers we are overweight. We tow a 6x14 box trailer and i would only use the equalizer hitch made in Utah. With my combination I now get a good ride and weight is distributed evenly. The trailer and the hitch made my unit complete. My ride is better and even the gas mileage increased. My only problem now is wind turbulance between truck and camper.
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Not ALL truck campers are overweight. Our is not, even when we also tow the 28' TT.
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We pull a motorcycle in this trailer.

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This one tows great!
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