I'm thinking... only thinking about it. Saw an Eagle Cap 1165 triple slide, a lot like the Host Everest. My poor, little, under weight F350 Dually would probably not like it.
Those who have "big" campers, what's best truck to haul one with, and it has to have 4x4 and Crew Cab. 4x4 is mandatory, I still like camping in semi-rural or snowed in places, hence the reason I will never get a motorhome.
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It weighs 4525 Lbs dry and Eagle Cap owners say likely pushing 6000 wet and loaded. F-450 Dually or a 4500 Series Chevy Dodge Dually should do it.
Next series up would be even better!
Generally these trucks have a wider track that the F350/3500 series for an even better stability.
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I would recommend a 4500 or 5500 Dodge with an aluminum flatbed. You can add some tool boxes above and below the bed for storage. This is the kind of rig I want to build when my current Chevy dually needs replacing.
When I had me AF1140 I used a 2006 Ford F550 with a pickup bed installed on it. Kind of like Mooney has his camper on. I had all kinds of extra capacity left over. If I was ever to go to a big camper again it would be the same setup or a Dodge 5500 with similar setup.
2011 F350 KR 4X4 CC LB SRW
2012 Northern Lite 10 2 CDSE
2008 Custom Weld 17' Boat
2010 Can-Am 650XT Outlander Max
2012 Harley Tri Glide
I have a Host Everest and haul it with 08 F-450 4X4 crewcab.It handles it great.I think having this size truck or bigger would be your best bet.You may also consider if you are going to tow a boat or trailer with atv's or other toys.We tow both and don't even know they are there.Good luck!