Crawler Hauler

Bart

Registered User
Location
Arm Utah
As some of you know I towed doubles for a couple of years because I hate spending money on hotel rooms. That worked okay, but there was always an extra element of concern and attention required to deal with the combination, and it was a pain to hook up and load.
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I sold the 5th wheel last spring and started to weigh options of what I could do. A motor home would be easiest solution, but my wife doesn't like to camp in a MH, and that added an extra vehicle to license, insure and maintain. A larger truck with a flat bed was considered, but I drive my truck around occasionally, so that didn't work. The final option was a gooseneck with a camper and enough deck to load the Jeep behind. I went back and forth on this until Marc Bryson posted his trailer for sale and I couldn't resist going down the rabbit hole.

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I started looking for campers and almost bought one from Carl (ILean), and then almost pulled the trigger on a newer Arctic Fox with a slide out. I decided I wanted one with a generator, AC, microwave and bathroom with a shower for those longer stays, i.e. Sand Hollow, KOH. I found this 2002 Fleetwood Elkhorn and bought it on Wednesday.

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Bart

Registered User
Location
Arm Utah
Hahahahaha, that's too funny. I actually picked the trailer up from Marc and dropped it at my son-in-laws house, because they have more room than I do. The camper gets delivered to my house tomorrow, because I don't have a full sized truck to haul it. Once it's here I'll bring the gooseneck home and start the process. I do have plans for the cradle that will be made from 2x2 .120 wall steel.
 

kmboren

Well-Known Member
Location
Southern Utah
This was my exact plan and almost bought Marc's trailer. That was at the same time that we decided to go the buggy route so I made the difficult decision to not spend the money. Glad to see your doing exactly what I was planning on doing. I have that same camper in a lance set up. Solar, generator, separate shower ect. Love it.
 
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