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RE: New Ram 5500 Build

How about mounting the spare on a rig like this? Most place it in your storage area or mounted to the front but wondering about finding a way to get it under the rear area of the truck. That's one of many questions I have about ours that I haven't answered yet. I'm leaning toward using one of the toolboxes or putting it off the front with a front receiver built rack but no firm decisioin yet.
Padres_Chris 03/30/22 02:46pm Truck Campers
RE: New Ram 5500 Build

Similar to Padres_Chris I am looking at 84" chassis cab with the 8'X11'4" aluminum bed with camper COG over the rear axle, front space and down the sides top and bottom with boxes. Full time use and need the space for all the gear for biking, backpacking, ski and surf/foil...you get the picture. Will anyone talk me down to a 60" with better turn radius and off road? Is there such a thing as too much storage on a truck camper? Design questions: What is the gap this group would recommend between the boxes and the side of the camper? The tighter the harder to load, the bigger your are losing valuable storage space. Considering a Northern Lite 10.2...any advice on fast guns/ tie downs through or with the side boxes? With an standard 8' bed, rub rails and the width of the front legs you are getting very wide...any advice on tucking in the legs? I have seen pictures of a Douglas custom and looks like they customize a space for the legs but on a stock bed would require notching I suppose?? Any advice is appreciated. According to my paper napkin sketches, my current 60" cab to axle with the big ass bike rack hanging off the back is longer than what my 84" cab to axle with the bikes in the storage bin and no bike rack.... -Chris
Padres_Chris 03/29/22 04:31pm Truck Campers
RE: New Ram 5500 Build

We've ordered a similar 5500 84" cab to axle. 3-4 month wait! We are planning a 11' flatbed also, but we'll hang the camper(arctic fox 990) off the back end of the bed like it does on the 8' bed. We plan to use the space between the camper and cab for a large storage box to carry bikes. Do you ever run into much issues with dragging those rear boxes when you drop off an incline or something?
Padres_Chris 03/27/22 05:04pm Truck Campers
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