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noteven

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Posted: 06/21/20 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The biggest issue I found which made me decide to mount a pickup style wing type camper on a flat bed vs a utility body was dealing with the tie downs.

I chose an Aluma flat bed (about 350 lbs) and tie down to the rub rails with short fast guns.

I have boxes that sit on the bed under the wings to provide storage in the space that is lost on pickup boxes.

The only thing better would be a full flatbed style detachable camper body with straight walls vs the zig zag wings.

These setups are not as handsome as a sleek fleetside pickup or a nice custom utility style bed full of doors for people you don't know to approve of, but I pretty much don't give a *RA about that.

They are very useful and leave more travel $ in the kitty.



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Posted: 06/21/20 07:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think if you look really closely that 1160 won't fit on the Knapheide bed. I never found any full size camper that would fit on any standard utility body without modification. I would guess, if nothing else, the little angled wing walls on the camper would interfere with the outsides of the utility body. Even if they don't and the body slides between the camper wall and the wing wall you won't be able to get the rear utility body door open.
Then, what do you do about tie downs?

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I did one on a Ram 5500, Used a CM 9.5 steel flatbed, worked great.


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Posted: 06/23/20 09:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

zb39 wrote:

I did one on a Ram 5500, Used a CM 9.5 steel flatbed, worked great.


I think I saw a steel CM bed set up for camper haulin that had a set of sweet angled guides to center the camper side to side on the bed. Looked like they were a CM accessory?

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I put tool boxes under my wings so it held the camper along with a thick rubber matt under it and the fast guns to the rub rails.

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