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Simple Camper Loading Trick

Welcome to the first entry in August’s Mini Mod-Ster Contest.  One Mini Mod will be published in every Email Alert in August.  At the end of the month we’ll hold a reader vote to determine August’s winner.  For information about the Mod-Ster Contest, including how to enter, click here.

Steve Paushter, Charlottesville, Virginia
Simple Camper Loading Trick
2016 Ram 3500
2016 Northstar Arrow 8.5 U

When we first got our camper, we found that loading the camper onto our truck was an intimidating task.  We have a short bed truck and cannot see the end of the bed from the driver’s seat when loading.  This makes lining the camper up with the wheel wells challenging.

Simple Camper Loading Marker

I bought a trailer alignment kit from Harbor Freight for under 10-dollars.  This consists of a foam ball mounted on an adjustable wand with a magnetic base.  It is usually used to help line a trailer up with a hitch.  I only use one of the two balls the kit comes with.

Simple Camper Loading Truck Bed Mark

I marked the end of the truck bed on the driver’s side with a paint line.  This line is drawn about an inch or so inside the wheel well, minus the radius of the foam ball.

Simple Camper Loading Harbor Freight

When loading the camper, I put the front seat back, look over my right shoulder, and line the ball up with the inside edge of the camper leaving about a half-inch to one-inch of space.  I then back up keeping the ball lined up with the camper.  It works like a charm every time.

Simple Camper Loading Trick

We take our camper off the truck almost everywhere we stay.  I have used this mod every time I load the camper for the past 2.5-years and it makes the job much easier.

It took me 5-minutes to complete this modification and cost me under 10-dollars.  In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.

Disclaimer: The modifications above are submitted by Truck Camper Magazine readers. It is your responsibility to make sure that any do-it-yourself modification project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation.

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