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Unread 06-25-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default Mounting an FEC on a camper

My neighbor Jeff has mounted his Backwoods Fatboy on a hitch and carries it to comps on the back of his camper. Have any of you done the same thing with an FEC? If so, would you be willing to share how you did it? I am a little leery after what happened to Big Mike (although it didn't hurt his scores in State Center!).
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I did that with my first rv. It went in the hitch and carried my FE, generator and gas cans... strapped down everything. It worked.
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Did you make it yourself, or did you use some sort of commercial hitch?
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Had a welder make it for me.
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There are a variety of carriers made to insert into a trailer hitch. I have seen some that have a ramp, which would make loading the FEC much easier. Here is one...

http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Hit...with_ramp.html
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Thanks guys. I humbled that a world champion and a 180 winner would bother with little old me
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Ron, just looked at your link and that looks perfect!
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Thanks guys. I humbled that a world champion and a 180 winner would bother with little old me
I always have time for someone who gives me little pink piggy shortbread cookies in Waterloo! (hint hint hint)
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Done and done

My dream is an Extreme BBQ trailer, but I'm tryingto figure out how to do this with kids. Maybe both ???? :)
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I have no interest in doing this--so a pure curiosity question.

I can understand the receiver carrying the vertical weight--they are rated for a 1000# (or so) tongue weight normally.

But, how is the "side to side" loads dealt with? As in rocking back and forth from side to side.
Seems to me that a lot of "twisting" stress would be on the reciever if it is not stabilized on each side of the hitch.

Like I said--just curious.

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I have no interest in doing this--so a pure curiosity question.

I can understand the receiver carrying the vertical weight--they are rated for a 1000# (or so) tongue weight normally.

But, how is the "side to side" loads dealt with? As in rocking back and forth from side to side.
Seems to me that a lot of "twisting" stress would be on the reciever if it is not stabilized on each side of the hitch.

Like I said--just curious.

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Excellent question. i guess some sort of tiedowns could be used to stabilize the load.

Nate, James offers the option of living quarters in his trailers. Also, you could look at a Toy Hauler. There is a beauty available in Des Moines
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It's a matter of $$$$. I can pick up a used trailer for around $2000. I also need to be able to tow it with my Yukon, so a 5th wheel is out. I spoke with James and one of his trailers would be my first choice, but that would mean that I wouldn't be able to keep the kids with me on site.

On another note, it would be nice to have something to take on fishing trips

I think I have until next season to get this all figured out. I don't know if you have noticed, but I'm no good at making decisions

This year I have gone from an FEC to a Jambo, back to my FEC on a race car trailer, and who knows what else I'll use by the end of the year. I even used my Horizon a couple of times in KC. It sure would be nice to settle on something
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It's a matter of $$$$. I can pick up a used trailer for around $2000. I also need to be able to tow it with my Yukon, so a 5th wheel is out. I spoke with James and one of his trailers would be my first choice, but that would mean that I wouldn't be able to keep the kids with me on site.

On another note, it would be nice to have something to take on fishing trips

I think I have until next season to get this all figured out. I don't know if you have noticed, but I'm no good at making decisions

This year I have gone from an FEC to a Jambo, back to my FEC on a race car trailer, and who knows what else I'll use by the end of the year. I even used my Horizon a couple of times in KC. It sure would be nice to settle on something
It is always fun reading your posts.

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It is always fun reading your posts.

BTW - Build a drum and don't worry about them other cookers.
Geez... Build a UDS comes up everywhere!
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It is always fun reading your posts.

BTW - Build a drum and don't worry about them other cookers.
As far as cookers go, I don't need to ever look any further than my FEC.

At least I have that much figured out

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