Buying a 26' non toy hauler. Pulling it with an F150. Has anyone put a Reaper in the back of their truck? Any unorthodox ways to transport one? I don't have one yet. Looking for a 2013-14 model Reaper.
I don't know that I would attempt to haul a Reeper in the back of a half ton let alone pulling a 26' camper with it. The Reeper almost weights a ton by itself, not to mention your tires are probably not E rated and would greatly increase the chance of failure at extended HWY speeds.
You don't say whether the 26' camper is a 5th wheel. If so you many be able to haul the repeer behind it on a separate trailer. Keeping in mind overall length would be somewhere in the 40' range. I agree with TJ that a F150 would not be suitable for hauling 26' of trailer with 1500 lbs in the box.
If you haven't purchased the trailer yet you may want to explore 5th wheels that the F150 can haul. I do see 5th wheels around MI hauling a razor behind on a separate trailer.
Post by shortchange on Oct 3, 2018 14:15:34 GMT -5
This is how we hauled ours for a couple of years. I couldn't find a favorable lease for a 3/4 ton truck so I found this 2001 that was in pretty good condition for Michigan and had an almost new 8ft box. I sold the box to help offset the cost of the flatbed. It worked very well. I also added air bags as my Reeper weighted in at 1700#s and I had 950# tongue weight. I was nudging the maximum for this truck per the owners manual, several runs to the scales during the setup and a lot of measuring. I also had to go to 20# L.P. tanks to ensure clearance sa the ramps I used for parking the Reeper on were 9 feet long. Fun project. Nana bought a 5th Wheel last fall so I have the "R" endorsement to double tow but haven't set up to do it yet. Overall length max is 75 feet in Michigan and I'll be around 65 feet. Check your manual or charts on line for your truck specs. Your have to consider trailer weight, tongue weight, stuff in the truck weight including pets and people. Watch the tire aspects too. I believe you'll need a bigger truck, difficult to say with some of the specs being published these days. Be safe and have fun. Good luck.
Post by shortchange on Oct 4, 2018 19:22:15 GMT -5
Yes it will, I bought an Anderson Super Hitch that's a type of gooseneck adapter. Doesn't void the warranty on the trailer. Really nice setup. Thinking of doing a swivel wheel setup wit a 2 point hitch to haul the Reeper. The design is still stewing in my head but the concept will work. I'll probably nudge a little over on total rig weight but a lot less weight on the truck, it will be close. Haven't done the math and scale runs yet. And yes, a lot of folks liked the other setup.