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Old 03-29-2011, 04:59 PM
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i have a 2001 dodge ram 1500 6 cyl pickup ,i plan on putting a cabover camper on it ( is this possible -the cabover would probably weigh 1500 to 1800 lbs) if not, what about a pop up camper,and how much weight can i pull...do not know the answer, can anybody here help.........thanks
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I probably would not but a cabover-in box camper in anything less than a 3/4 ton, thats alot of weight in the back. A pop up camper would be much easier solution and possibly safer
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Hello, May I ask what brand of camper you are looking at ? I build pickup campers and pull-trailers for several different companies. Most companies will list some of their short box campers to fit a 1/2 ton pickup, but they usually still put strain on them. However, it just depends on the campers options and the wet weight of it. Pop-Up campers are a good solution for a 1/2 ton, but if you look there are a few companies that do build a light-weight 1/2 ton camper that is pretty basic as far as luxury, usually including basics as dinette that converts to bed, a couple lights, couple outlets, and possibly a couple cabinets. The ones we are building now I believe are around 800 pounds with no wet tanks. Not bad for a hard shell camper !
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