slide on camper

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 19:24
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G,day, I just bought a old millard slideon camper,needs a bit of work ,any advice would be appreciated including best rig to haul her.regards mark m8
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Reply By: Ross M - Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 20:04

Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 20:04
G'day Mark m8
With your slide on I would recommend you rearrange whatever you can to concentrate weight as forwrd as possible.
Depending on what you carry it on the potential for tail heavyiness is real.

You didn't mention the size and where the balance point of the slide on is in relation to its length so we can't match it to any specific vehicle.

Probably more info will help with responses.

Ross M
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Follow Up By: mark m8 - Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 20:17

Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 20:17
G,day Ross,the camper looks to suit a tub ute is has 4 tie down points
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Follow Up By: Member - bill f (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 23:16

Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 23:16
From my distant memories these are from the days when there were really only Holden & Falcon utes available so look at something similar to these. Have seen a few while travelling. Maybe Holden one tonner or later or early Falcon. Either way would probably pay to beef up the suspension. Bill
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 07:23

Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 07:23
We had a slide-on on a Ford F350 4WD for 12 years.
Weight is the killer.
It will weigh more than you think.
Choose the vehicle on that basis.

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Follow Up By: racinrob - Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 07:38

Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 07:38
Mark, like Peter I had a Compass slide-on for 12 years, the dry weight was 750kg so loaded would have been over the tonne. I carried it on a tray back LandCruiser and found I had to fit bellows type air bags to support the weight and stop its "tail down attitude".
The air bags made an incredible difference to the handling and ride, as Peter says, "Weight is the killer".

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 10:18

Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 10:18
There is a few lightweight fibreglass slide ons on the market at the moment for less than $10,000 that would probably pay for themselves over time with reduced fuel costs and probably a smaller vehicle to carry it. In days gone by fuel was resonably cheap so the on costs were not an issue. Today things are a little different with high fuel costs and other high associated travelling costs. Michael
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Reply By: mark m8 - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 07:41

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 07:41
Thanks fellas,I was thinking along the lines of a commodore ute thinking a tray back 4x4 being a bit high with top heavy issues.Will definly look into suspension options.
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