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Posted: 06/08/21 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Greetings all, I'd like to know if anyone has mounted their truck camper on a flatbed, and also has some arrangement for towing as well? It seems that all I'm finding are hitches for regular bed pickups.

I'll also throw out there, that I have a Ford F550 as well, and I suspect that throws another wrench into the works too.

Thanks in advance!

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I luv the camper on a trailer idea too.

I have the camper on a flatbed and just tow a little 7x14 open trailer with a SxS on it, no problem.

Hitch receiver, 2" was installed on the flat bed with a 22" extension to the trailer due to camper overhang.

I would guess any big hitch place would be able to install anything you need.....

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Would I be correct in assuming your question is directed toward a flatbed body that doesn't have a rear drop down area below the axles?

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Posted: 06/09/21 06:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Receivers are available for standard frame trucks like your F550. Etrailer is one place that sells them. You can go plug in any year Ford F550 cab and chassis and get a list of recommendations.

Even if you had a flatbed on a pickup truck frame, the receiver bolts to the FRAME of the truck, not the pickup bed.


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I see very few and Joe’s is the first fairly good looking I’ve encountered.


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mt-ed wrote:

Greetings all, I'd like to know if anyone has mounted their truck camper on a flatbed, and also has some arrangement for towing as well? It seems that all I'm finding are hitches for regular bed pickups.

I'll also throw out there, that I have a Ford F550 as well, and I suspect that throws another wrench into the works too.

Thanks in advance!


Lots of campers on flatbeds and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a F550 without a trailer hitch receiver, so sort of confused by your question.
You have a bare chassis cab currently?
You have a flatbed on the truck but no hitch receiver?
You have any idea of the length of bed, camper, rear overhang that you’re proposing or thinking about?


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I'm picking up a custom flatbed tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes. As part of the customization process, I had them delete the standard 2" receiver it comes with and fabricate the bed so that the factory 2.5" receiver remains in place. I use a 48" extension (drilled at 42") that fits into a 2.5" receiver and has a 2" receiver on the other end.

If you're towing with a lot of tongue weight, you probably need to look at the SuperHitch or similar and have the truck bed built or modified as to not interfere with it. We're just flat towing a Jeep, so the tongue weight is minimal.


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Towing with utility body on Ram 5500
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Trying this from my phone


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mike/kellie here you go.

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