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    RNTH build

    It's time to make some changes to my trailer/camper set up. My truck is my daily driver and it's always been somewhat of a pain to download the camper after a weekend of camping, especially when you get home mid-day Sunday and need to download it the same day to not have to haul it to work on Monday.
    Here's my current set up. The camper has worked great except for limited space inside it after I pack it with all my camping gear and stuff. OBTW, this will be a Red Neck Toy Hauler (RNTH)...case you're wondering bout that abbreviation.
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    Re: RNTH build

    So I've been taking notes from some of my friends rigs who have done some awesome builds. Basically going with a gooseneck trailer, cabover camper with room for your rig, and lots of storage space. So I've been planning this for a while and started to put it all together.
    Bought it from a guy in Tucson, a 2014 -14k, dual axle brakes, 20' deck + 5' duck tail, so overall 25'.
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    Re: RNTH build

    Next was to install a gooseneck hitch kit. I highly recommend pre-fit check the braces under the bed, drill a few 1/4" pilot holes, so you don't have to re-cut & drill out the whole damn thing twice because the instructions put it 2" too far forward for it to fit correctly.
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    Someone asked how I got the trailer home without a hitch. I used some tie straps and safety chains with some wood on the neck attach point to keep it from sparking on the asphalt...No, the guy actually offered to deliver it from Tucson free of charge since he was anxious to get it sold so he could buy a bigger trailer.
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    Re: RNTH build

    For my next act, figuring out how to back the trailer at 102" wide under the camper with jack stand legs only 92" wide.
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    Re: RNTH build

    They make jack stand extenders to accommodate dually trucks, but they are only about 2" wider per side, and only sold in a set of two, and about $100. My buddy Sy offered to loan me the set of four plates he made, this was a major convenience as opposed to building a set to use only once or twice. Thanks a million Sy. The only problem was that they were short just over an inch. So I got some predrilled angle iron from Lowe's and got them hooked up. IIRC this gave me about 8" more clearance on each side.
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    This angle iron proved to be too thin and caused me to schiat my britches a dozen times or so when the whole thing started twisting and shifting around as I tried to raise the whole thing up high enough to get the trailer under it. So I had to come up with another alternative, everyone should have a tractor, I'm serious.
    This really helped to stabilize it on one side, as I slowly raised it from the other without having to worry about the shifting and twisting that was pretty scary actually. Got it up high enough to get the trailer lined up.
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    Re: RNTH build


    Looking really good Dan. You gonna be ready for JV?

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    Re: RNTH build

    Quote Originally Posted by katvans View Post

    Looking really good Dan. You gonna be ready for JV?
    Thanks Rich, definitely will be ready, that's what I'm shooting for.
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    Getting the camper perfectly lined up on the trailer proved to be just as Sy said it was going to be, a P I A. I finally removed the camper jacks on the tractor side to give me more room to maneuver the trailer to get it all lined up, just getting it situated correctly took about 3 hours of monkeying it around. What looked simple at first gets all messed up when you want to get it right. Any way, after removing the two legs on the left, it got much easier and finally got it centered.
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    Re: RNTH build

    Great build. These style of camper/haulers are awesome. That's a damn nice gooseneck trailer too.

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    Re: RNTH build

    Nice ! Looks like a great setup.


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    Re: RNTH build

    Quote Originally Posted by BEETROOT View Post
    Great build. These style of camper/haulers are awesome. That's a damn nice gooseneck trailer too.
    The good deals on these pop up occasionally but you have to be cash ready to buy because the good deals ($3000-$4500) are snatched up pretty quick. This one was on CL for about a week, probably because it was in Tucson.
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    Re: RNTH build

    These JOBOXes are nice, they come in just about any size you could need. These are about 4" longer than I would have liked, but since Roberts PRO Tools LLC in Mesa had three of them on the shelf and I didn't want to wait, I bought a pair.
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    Re: RNTH build

    A pet peeve of mine on these trailer builds is that no one seems to ever do anything with that space. Good call on the toolboxes, look like they fit in there perfectly.

    I'm surprised no trailer manufacturer makes anything like this from the factory.

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