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Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« on: June 13, 2021, 01:44:52 PM »
I am looking at buying a used Artic Fox 11 1/2 ft camper with a dinette slide out from a friend . My question is I have a 1 ton 2005 1 ton dodge diesel 4 door with a 6 speed manual transmission  and a full lenght bed and is not a dually. I was told it is not recommended to carry that big of camper without duallys. Anybody out there not using  duallys. I was looking at getting some wide tires in the rear in say a 12 ply.  Whats your input. Thanks Larry
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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2021, 02:10:13 PM »
Seen many of them on similar trucks. I would only do it with airbags and 19.5
tires that can handle the weight. Or set it on there and see how it rides.

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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2021, 02:15:24 PM »
I personally wouldn't want to haul one that size without a dually. Even if you upgrade tires to handle the weight, you will still be very unstable in my opinion.

 I run a 2018 Arctic Fox 990 on a 2018 F350 dually with airbags and love it. I added the airbags because I tow a 25' enclosed trailer behind it on some trips.

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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 06:53:42 PM »
Compare the weight if the camper with your cargo capacity & thereís your answer

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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2021, 07:54:21 PM »
Seen many of them on similar trucks. I would only do it with airbags and 19.5
tires that can handle the weight. Or set it on there and see how it rides.
This...

A dually would be more stable but the axle is stout and the tires are the main weakness.. 245 19.5 are rated at 5k a tire so they can handle the weight. The rear axle is a full floater so...

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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2021, 09:17:31 PM »
I have a set of 19.5 vision heavy hauler wheels with 245 70 19.5 g rated falken tires I've ran on my 03 dodge for hauling my arctic fox camper. Getting ready to list them for sale only have 1500miles or so on them pm me if you interested. I hauled mine on a 2500 ram with rear sway bar and timbrens and have no problem.

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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2021, 08:10:37 AM »
We have a 2007 dodge 1 ton Dually manual that we haul our 11.5 Artic fox camper. We have Torklift over load pucks instead of air bags which we believe was a better stabilizing option for us. We run toyo m55 tires as well. Also, an exhaust brake cause dodges braking systems suck. I canít imagine not having the extra set of tires for stabilizing the load especially fully loaded with water and gear. Donít want to a Debbie downer but Iíd hate to see you spend money and time getting setup for this then have it not work out. Itís quite a load.
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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2021, 08:25:42 AM »
Thanks for all the input. You guys are great. I do have air bags so I am going to look into some tires. Deerlick what are you asking for yours.

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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2021, 08:40:11 AM »
Compare the weight if the camper with your cargo capacity & thereís your answer

I think there's a little more to it than that.

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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2021, 09:54:40 AM »
Thanks for all the input. You guys are great. I do have air bags so I am going to look into some tires. Deerlick what are you asking for yours.

$1500 for the full set of wheels and tires and lug nuts. tires are the falken bi850

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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2021, 11:07:26 AM »
PM sent Deerlick

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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2021, 12:04:32 PM »
We have a 2007 dodge 1 ton Dually manual that we haul our 11.5 Artic fox camper. We have Torklift over load pucks instead of air bags which we believe was a better stabilizing option for us. We run toyo m55 tires as well. Also, an exhaust brake cause dodges braking systems suck. I canít imagine not having the extra set of tires for stabilizing the load especially fully loaded with water and gear. Donít want to a Debbie downer but Iíd hate to see you spend money and time getting setup for this then have it not work out. Itís quite a load.

I wish I had an exhaust brake.. but don't agree with your assessment on the brakes. The E brake sucks but...
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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2021, 12:12:36 PM »
We have a 2007 dodge 1 ton Dually manual that we haul our 11.5 Artic fox camper. We have Torklift over load pucks instead of air bags which we believe was a better stabilizing option for us. We run toyo m55 tires as well. Also, an exhaust brake cause dodges braking systems suck. I canít imagine not having the extra set of tires for stabilizing the load especially fully loaded with water and gear. Donít want to a Debbie downer but Iíd hate to see you spend money and time getting setup for this then have it not work out. Itís quite a load.

I wish I had an exhaust brake.. but don't agree with your assessment on the brakes. The E brake sucks but...
Weíve had a 96 1 ton dually that also had a weak braking system. Weíve installed different brands of brake components over the years and nothing makes any difference, just glad we have a manual with the exhaust brake. A lot of our dodge pickup repair customers over the years also have the same opinion  :dunno: .
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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2021, 12:49:08 PM »
We have a 2007 dodge 1 ton Dually manual that we haul our 11.5 Artic fox camper. We have Torklift over load pucks instead of air bags which we believe was a better stabilizing option for us. We run toyo m55 tires as well. Also, an exhaust brake cause dodges braking systems suck. I canít imagine not having the extra set of tires for stabilizing the load especially fully loaded with water and gear. Donít want to a Debbie downer but Iíd hate to see you spend money and time getting setup for this then have it not work out. Itís quite a load.

I wish I had an exhaust brake.. but don't agree with your assessment on the brakes. The E brake sucks but...
Weíve had a 96 1 ton dually that also had a weak braking system. Weíve installed different brands of brake components over the years and nothing makes any difference, just glad we have a manual with the exhaust brake. A lot of our dodge pickup repair customers over the years also have the same opinion  :dunno: .

Ok I had a gen 2 and those brakes are bad 03 and better have great disk brakes
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Re: Looking for advice on 11 1/2 ft Artic Fox camper
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2021, 01:21:04 PM »
We have a 2007 dodge 1 ton Dually manual that we haul our 11.5 Artic fox camper. We have Torklift over load pucks instead of air bags which we believe was a better stabilizing option for us. We run toyo m55 tires as well. Also, an exhaust brake cause dodges braking systems suck. I canít imagine not having the extra set of tires for stabilizing the load especially fully loaded with water and gear. Donít want to a Debbie downer but Iíd hate to see you spend money and time getting setup for this then have it not work out. Itís quite a load.

I wish I had an exhaust brake.. but don't agree with your assessment on the brakes. The E brake sucks but...
Weíve had a 96 1 ton dually that also had a weak braking system. Weíve installed different brands of brake components over the years and nothing makes any difference, just glad we have a manual with the exhaust brake. A lot of our dodge pickup repair customers over the years also have the same opinion  :dunno: .

have you tried switching to gm 1 ton rear wheel cylinders. lots of info online with part#s, i did the swap on my 98 and really improves the braking over stock.

 


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