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Posted: 07/24/11 06:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All,

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with putting a TC on a Cab & Chasis setup vice a traditional pickup bed? I've looked at some of the new cab & chasis F-550's with a flat beb on them and was wondering if I could get a TC on one and then have external storage compartments added along the sides of the bed where the TC is cut out for the traditional wheel wells. Any thoughts or pics would be great.

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With a bit of work anything can be done. I have seen pics of what you described.

Have you looked at any of the TC's that were built specifically for use on a flatbed? They might be less work and provide a different option.


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That's what I was going to say. Northstar makes 3 versions of the POD.


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Posted: 07/24/11 08:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SoCalDesertRider wrote:

Unfortunately, the link to truck campers on flat bed trucks I could not find. The link in TCU is broken. One of the links to another truck camper on gooseneck trailer discussion is also broken. Maybe one of the moderators can find out what happened to those links.

Okay, I found the link to 'truck camper on a flatbed truck'. I had to search Downrivers' user name for posts, since he usually keeps up with adding new links and info the flatbed truck camper topic.

HERE is the link, all 33 pages of it!


Thanks for finding the thread. I just added it to TCU.


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Posted: 07/24/11 07:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is a topic of discussion here on the truck camper forum titled something like 'truck camper on a flatbed'. It has been in-progress for quite some time (years) and has several page (like 20 or more) of discussion, pics, web links, etc, about putting a truck camper on a flat bed truck. There is yet another topic similar to that one about putting a truck camper on a gooseneck flat bed trailer. Lots of info in that topic too.

Both topics are excellent reads for anyone considering putting a truck camper on any kind of flatbed vehicle, be it a flatbed truck or a flatbed trailer. Both those topics should be 'stickys' in this forum, if they are not already.

Here is the link to the Truck Camper University

HERE is a link to one discussion about truck campers on gooseneck trailers.

HERE is another link to a discussion about truck campers on gooseneck trailers.

Unfortunately, the link to truck campers on flat bed trucks I could not find. The link in TCU is broken. One of the links to another truck camper on gooseneck trailer discussion is also broken. Maybe one of the moderators can find out what happened to those links.

Okay, I found the link to 'truck camper on a flatbed truck'. I had to search Downrivers' user name for posts, since he usually keeps up with adding new links and info the flatbed truck camper topic.

HERE is the link, all 33 pages of it! Very fun reading for sure! [emoticon]

Here are a couple teaser pics from that topic-

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Posted: 07/24/11 07:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is that a Knapheide body?

What are the inside bed dimensions of your service body?

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Posted: 07/24/11 03:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BradW wrote:

SoCalDesertRider wrote:

Unfortunately, the link to truck campers on flat bed trucks I could not find. The link in TCU is broken. One of the links to another truck camper on gooseneck trailer discussion is also broken. Maybe one of the moderators can find out what happened to those links.

Okay, I found the link to 'truck camper on a flatbed truck'. I had to search Downrivers' user name for posts, since he usually keeps up with adding new links and info the flatbed truck camper topic.

HERE is the link, all 33 pages of it!


Thanks for finding the thread. I just added it to TCU.
Thanks Brad!

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Posted: 07/24/11 05:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Lance 1191 on my 2008 F550. Service Body right off the shelf. You don't need to pay for a custom bed when a standard bed can be used.

I would never have a truck with a PU Bed, as a Flat Bed fills so many useful needs. Good luck.

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SCDR and BradW, nice job finding all that. Compact and imformative.

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