Dennis: If I had to do it again, I would have taken space out of the front tall storage area. That way I could have moved the camper forward more.
I put the receiver hitch on two months ago and it worked out well. I’m glad I don’t need an extension to pull the boat or snowmobile trailer. If you have to put an extension on, you weaken the ability to pull a 17,000 pound boat.
I didn’t know I had a Canadian spread, which is the tandem rear axle distance. When I went to get my diesel’s emission testing done, my truck didn’t fit on the rack. That was one of the gotchas. I had to go to a different shop where it would fit. I think I’m 4-inches further apart on the back axles. That gives me increased load carrying capacity.
TCM: Now that the rig is built and paid for, has it worked out as you originally hoped?
Dennis: The semi and camper together are working out really well! We get lots of folks giving us thumbs up and taking pictures.
I could buy three Volvos for the cost of a brand new Ford F350 diesel. If something goes wrong and I have to drop $5,000 into it, it doesn’t sting so much.
Dennis Lynton’s Rig
Truck: 2006 Volvo 670, diesel
Camper: 2007 Arctic Fox 1150
Tie-Downs: Torklift Fastguns