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Spott

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Posted: 01/29/06 03:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have to add two inches in the bed of my truck so the camper clears the cab of the truck and I like the guides I have seen here at RV.net.

So I made these out of 4 X 6 timber, I still need to round over the sharp edges and add UHMW plastic to the angeled slope to reduce friction. I also put 2" pink foam board in front of the front guide and in between the guides and a piece behind the rear guide, the camper is mainly supported by the foam not the guides.

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The ends are cut with tenons sticking out that slide into the ribs in the factory bed so they don't move at all. The straps in the photo are just the way I store them, they are not holding the guides at all.

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Edit 3/24/06 to add photo with foam board.

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I have since used silicone caulk and glued the foam to the bottom of the camper so now theres one less step in getting ready to load or unload.

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* This post was last edited 12/30/06 04:08pm by Spott *   View edit history


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I like it. Currently I use 2 pieces of plywood between the truck and camper.I might have to bring out my saws this summer.

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Posted: 01/29/06 04:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice guides. I added this thread to the Projects & Ideas Thread.


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Posted: 01/29/06 06:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice guides, 'Spott'! Thanks for sharing the pictures.


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Wow, that looks like a lot of work. Before I got my new TC (Lance), I just used 3.5 2X6X8. One down either side, one down middle & one across the front.
It cost a little more then yours but took 15 to cut to proper length & install.


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[quote=spott]I have to add two inches in the bed of my truck so the camper clears the cab of the truck and I like the guides I have seen here at RV.net. So I made these out of 4 X 6 timber, I still need to round over the sharp edges and add UHMW plastic to the angeled slope to reduce friction. I also put 2" pink foam board in front of the front guide and in between the guides and a piece behind the rear guide, the camper is mainly supported by the foam not the guides. The ends are cut with tenons sticking out that slide into the ribs in the factory bed so they don't move at all. The straps in the photo are just the way I store them, they are not holding the guides at all. quote] This is a great ideal for those of us who want to leave our 5th wheel rails in the bed when hauling a truck camper. Bob

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Posted: 01/30/06 08:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

nodine wrote:



This is a great ideal for those of us who want to leave our 5th wheel rails in the bed when hauling a truck camper.

Bob


This is exactly what I did, use the pink foam to clear the 5th wheel rails. 3 pieces, front, middle and rear. Works great so far.


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Posted: 01/30/06 03:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fuzzybk wrote:

Wow, that looks like a lot of work.

Au contraire! It's very elegant (okay, it maybe helps if you have a bandsaw). I was thinking along the lines of what you did, 'fuzzybk', but now I'm going to give 'spott's idea serious consideration before I do my own.

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Posted: 02/07/06 03:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's the UHMW plastic added to the guides.

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Posted: 03/23/06 11:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice.

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