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Oversize TC. Now theres a neat concept, a 12-16 ' TC Add a tag axle, behind the overhang with air ride, its an engineering possibility. Wouldnt be much different than swivel wheel trailers behind 5ers do. If the tail wagging the dog effect could be overcome.

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You just described an old Born Free truck camper. [emoticon]

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Nobody is really getting it.

It’s a truck camper for a huge commercial truck I’m trying to do.

A new truck (not this thing) and a pre-built new truck camper.

Like this. But brand new.

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See why I was asking for 5th wheels with a truck camper style bed as a cab over instead of the huge room that usually lives above the pin?

It was so it could slide up over the cab and make a 20-25ft box a heck of a lot bigger since the bed wouldn’t take up all the space in it.

Does this exist off the shelf Igor is custom the only way?

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AdvancedQs wrote:

Nobody is really getting it.

It’s a truck camper for a huge commercial truck I’m trying to do.

A new truck (not this thing) and a pre-built new truck camper.

Like this. But brand new.

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See why I was asking for 5th wheels with a truck camper style bed as a cab over instead of the huge room that usually lives above the pin?

It was so it could slide up over the cab and make a 20-25ft box a heck of a lot bigger since the bed wouldn’t take up all the space in it.

Does this exist off the shelf Igor is custom the only way?


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Have you looked at any Class C converted to 4WD? Or does the camper need to be removable?


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Have you looked at any Class C converted to 4WD? Or does the camper need to be removable?



Yes, that’s the idea. The camper should be removable so I can replace either of the components when one or the other breaks or ages out.

Essentially, a bigger truck camper using a commercial truck.

A class c doesn’t look great to me and it’s not too handy that the power/drive base is permanently attached to the RV part and typically is a gasoline powered van body.

I’m trying to use a diesel truck.

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Worth a call to somebody like https://spacecraftmfg.com/

Maybe they have some plans that are easily adapted to what you need.

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Have you looked at these?
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AdvancedQs wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Have you looked at any Class C converted to 4WD? Or does the camper need to be removable?



Yes, that’s the idea. The camper should be removable so I can replace either of the components when one or the other breaks or ages out.

Essentially, a bigger truck camper using a commercial truck.

A class c doesn’t look great to me and it’s not too handy that the power/drive base is permanently attached to the RV part and typically is a gasoline powered van body.

I’m trying to use a diesel truck.


A company I worked for in the past had traveling demo units. We had a couple class A RV's that were converted, but we also did a Renegade. Freightliner front end Super C RV. However we purchased it completely empty, Then retrofitted the inside for our needs. When they were done with it, they sold it dirt cheap to an employee who turned it into an RV. My point, maybe you can find a diesel Super C you can buy as a shell then create what you want. I think a new Super C drive train and engine will outlast the RV part.

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