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Old 07-09-2018, 06:26 PM   #1
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We were camped in a county campground about 30 miles outside of Ontario Colorado, when this rig showed up........


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Old 07-10-2018, 02:38 PM   #2
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The unloading, setup, and reloading would wear me out!
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The unloading, setup, and reloading would wear me out!
Easy...

You just back into the ramp in high speed,
then hit the brakes real hard...

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I saw something similar in Mammoth Lakes CA. The guy had a side by side 4 wheeler on a ramp that went over the cab. Pretty cool and well executed arrangement.

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I've seen a boat on trailer attached behind a 5th-Wheel camper trailer pulled by a pickup truck. Apparently that is legal in some states.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:54 PM   #6
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Actually, this kinda makes sense.

Once you get to the campground, you just leave the camping trailer there, then pin the trailer and boat to the pick-up and go to a remote lake, then come back to the campground for dinner.

But it's still a pretty crazy set-up...
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I didn't get a picture but I saw a guy in a state campground a few years ago towing a 5th wheel with a trailer behind which carried a Bass boat with motor, 2 bicycles, 2 ATV vehicles and 2 kayaks and he actually managed to back it into a site. In speaking with him, he was a retired long haul 18 wheeler driver.
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B trains aren't legal everywhere, but pray many of those drivers don't need to back up into a spot.
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Can't make this up either - it showed up on my Instagram feed the other day. Similar configuration but with less intent behind it (rear-end collision). Via FOX News somewhere in Utah.

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The boat trailer behind a pickup with a 5er are pretty common in Minnesota, and have always seemed to be a bit much for my liking. That said, I haven't heard of any accidents with them or complaints. I think they are limited to 5ers and aren't legal with a bumper full, as I have never seen that setup on the road.


In the case of the original pic, my first concern was the wind resistance force due to the bottom of the boat position. It looks like it would be quite a sail and trying to lift the front of the truck, which is not something you want when you have a trailer on.


The on/off was pretty scary. They have a set of purchases drive on ramps, that hook on the tailgate, and then a bunch of loose small ramps to connect the upper mounted frame to the ramp and then another set from the drive on ramp to the ground because the angle is too much with drive ons and the rear of the trailer hits the ground. When they were putting it back on, the winch or something, got stuck with the wheels halfway up the last, steep, add on, narrow ramps. The wife and teenage girl were behind the trailer "holding" it in case it released. Of course it was above shoulder height and would have run over them if it had.



The only thing that holds it to the truck were two ratchet straps around the trailer axle, and another around the tongue of the trailer just behind the cab. No strap or hold down from the front of the boat or trailer to the front bumper, so all the area of the boat and trailer from the back of the cab forward has no retention, putting quite a lever action on the single strap behind the cab.
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It would be fun to watch the process.
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:38 PM   #13
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We Class-B folks think a wee bit differently with regards to towing everything we own. Personally, I respect anyone who can back up with all of that stuff in tow!
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That boat is ready to catch the air and fly off!
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A rack with eide boat loader would be much better.
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